As you may know if you picked up Illusion Labs' touchscreen skateboarding game Touchgrind Skate 2 [$4.99] since it launched this past November, the game originally shipped with three playable skateparks and the promise of one more "coming soon." That fourth new park, called The Docks, has just been added to the game in an update over the weekend. The Docks is a concrete wonderland with lots of transition, plenty of handrails, and even some cement pipes to skate through. It's also quite different from the bright, sunny daytime settings of the previous parks and has a darker feel and some pretty cool lighting effects.

My initial impression of The Docks is that it doesn't quite have the "flow" that the other parks have in Touchgrind Skate 2, but that could just be me needing to get more used to the layout. I definitely like the darker mood, though. The new park also comes with a whole new set of challenges to complete and a few new items to unlock for customizing your board.

All in all I've spent countless hours with Touchgrind Skate 2 the past several months, and I'm looking forward to spending a lot of time in the new Docks level. Also, don't forget that new parks are heading to the App Store's other major skating title, True Skate [$0.99], so we'll be on the lookout for that. Hopefully, both studios will continue to one-up each other with adding new content and features into their respective games, and us digital skating enthusiasts can reap all the benefits.

  • jammyman

    Can I please join toucharcde I love it!

  • Geertyy

    I love the atmosphere of the new skate park, but I agree on the initial lack of flow. Anyway, 40 new challenges await, so I'll be kept busy for another while :)

  • rich_952000

    Still one of the best iOS titles available and certainly the best skateboarder out there.

  • Apokalypso

    I haven't played this or True Skate, but I'm thinking of trying one out. What are the pros and cons of each?

    • Deebro

      True Skate is definitely the more realistic game; its physics are better and far more intuitive. As a skateboarder myself I can say that the physical, real-life movements are imitated very well in True Skate. However, it does require a great deal of mastery; Touchgrind 2 is far easier to perform long combos on, but loses the sense of realism. It should be noted that True Skate only has 2 skateparks (with 4 coming soon), while Touchgrind already has 4; also, Touchgrind has crisper graphics in my opinion.

    • postmodernpilot

      True Skate, in my opinion, is the better game. It feels like you truly have an impact on what the board does. There is a pending update that fixes bugs and adds 1 of the 4 upcoming levels pending any day now. The other levels are coming very soon.

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