Parents' Guide to

Shaun White Skateboarding

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Decent skateboarding game has a positive message.

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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+
To me this Shaun White game is something I have never seen before in a good and bad way. The good thing about this game is that it is fun and easy to play and almost anyone can pick it up and start playing, without going through any kind of hard learning curb. The bad thing about this game is to me this game seems like a skateboarder tripping on acid and if anyone has seen the trailer or has played the game they'd know what I'm talking about.

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Shaun White Skateboarding puts an interesting spin on skateboarding games. "Shaping" lets you, say, hop on a rail and then shape it up in the air to reach the rooftops or take it down to link to something else. Players can create a path through the air, then onto a lamppost, then link it to a rooftop, and so on. Earned points are spent on getting from one spot to another. You start off in a dry, stale, black-and-white world. As you begin to skate a shock wave of influence goes out. Landing tricks causes people around you change, trees to shoot out of the ground, buildings to crumble into big quarter pipes, and so on. This proves fun for about an hour or two, but loses its charm thanks to some mundane tasks and repetitive puzzles. Multiplayer adds a bit more fun, but this game is a better rental than a purchase.

Online interaction: The Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC versions of the game support online two-player modes, including up to 8 people in one game world. The console versions of the game allow for open voice communication via an optional headset. Players could be exposed to foul language, inappropriate conversations, and strangers soliciting personal information.

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