Session: Skate Sim is a difficult game to get used to, especially since the controls are very sensitive. Whether you want to learn how to manual, grind, or perform basic tricks, there’s little guidance after the first tutorial. Luckily, we’ve put together some Session: Skate Sim beginner tips to get you up and running in no time.
Session: Skate Sim Tips for Beginners: Fix your starting point
Repeating the same trick over and over until you get it right can take a long time, especially if you’re having trouble getting it right. Being able to go back to where you started so you can try again is crucial to removing the frustrations of failure. Make your way to a spot in front of the area where you want to perform your trick, i.e. ten meters in front of the stairs, and press the D-Pad. Now, whenever you fall over, you can press the D-Pad to go straight back to where you marked it.
The trick display is your friend
It’s difficult to know what moves you’re making unless you’re a skateboarder yourself. Distinguishing between a backside 180 and a pop shovit is much easier with the trick display on. Just go into your options, then display, then turn on the trick display. Now every time you make a move, it will appear at the bottom right of the screen.
Check the trick list
Most missions require you to attempt to perform a variety of tricks, and if you haven’t already done them there’s no obvious way to know how to do it unless you check the trick list in the menu. Once you’ve found the Skate Guide, a variety of lists from standard tricks to more complex ones will be presented along with all the different grinds, meaning you’ll have an idea of how to perform them.
Session: Skate Sim Beginner Tips: Reprogram Your Brain
It quickly turns out that this isn’t another Tony Hawk rip-off. The controls vary widely, but understanding the basics with a simple hack will help you get comfortable with the simulated controls. Think of it as left control, left boy and right control, right body. The left stick controls your left foot on the board and the left trigger rotates you to the left. The right stick controls your right foot and the right trigger turns you to the right. Once that’s programmed into your head, learning how to ollie, turn the board, and perform tricks becomes a lot easier.
Take advantage of the environment
Using every ledge, stairwell, and lip in the different locations is a great way to learn your craft. Instead of traveling to the mission waypoint, go off on your own and experiment in all areas of the environment. You may struggle for the perfect spot to perform a trick and take the pressure off to only practice it where the mission tells you to.
Get around fast
A faster way to get around in New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco is to use the bus stops to get from A to B. However, if you’re not sure where the next one is, pull up the menu and head back to your apartment. From there you can go back to skating and directly choose a location in the different cities. It’s much quicker than looking for a bus stop.