I've been playing Skate. All the menu defaults are backwards. But other than that, it's perfect.
My skater ended up looking like Neil Gaiman. See, when he faces that next empty page, he just hops on his wheels and grinds fifty feet of curb, like this. He's pretty good!
Skate is simply another example of a game where the very lowest level - moving around the world with the controls - is a really fun experience. If you make the basic controls juicy and deep, you end up with a fun game REGARDLESS of everything else. It's the most efficient way to make a game fun.