The frame rate stutters on the PS3 version of EA's Skate 2 concerned site Gameplayer enough to run the Xbox 360 version alongside it.
The Aussie site insists while "not a game breaker" it did cause them to miss tricks thanks to "frame-rate screwing up our timing". Disheartening indeed for Skate PS3 fans.
It'll leave huge egg of the face of EA who pins hope to multiplatform success.
"There are some serious frame-rate concerns with the PS3 version of the game," writes Gameplayer's Chris Stead.
"We tested both the Xbox 360 and PS3 review code, even taking our rider in each version to the same spot in the world and switching the input on the TV back-and-forth to ensure it wasn’t some weird pre- and post-coffee phenomenon. But by comparison, the PS3 version runs like a dog."
"It is not a game breaker, but we did find ourselves missing landings and grinds simply on a part of the frame-rate screwing up our timing and no matter which way you look at it, that ain’t cool," he adds.
Will developer Black Box pull off a fix in time or stack in front of their mates? Skate 2 is being released on Xbox 360 and PS3 this January 23rd.