Exactly, skate 3 is worse mainly because there is different area's and not just one huge map that flows. As well skate 3 is just sooooo un realistic, the maps aren't even fun besides the big ramp places. The game is definitley less geared towards the street aspect, which is what made skate amazing. The park editor is fun, but isn't worth buying 3 over 2. Oh and you can't start more than one game.. you have to delete your file which screw up your online play..
Skate > Skate 2 > Skate 3