Excerpt: Sometimes you sit for hours and words won’t come out. You’ll type up drivel over and over again, the same crap reworded six or seven different ways, all of it saying the same thing but sucking more and more and more than it did the last time. Right now, this is one of those times. I don’t know what to say. I’m trying to write a review for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 for the Dreamcast.
Excerpt: For the record, this game is NOT just a PS2 or Dreamcast port, like some others games coming to the Xbox. It takes advantage on the Xboxs powers, networking and graphics. Hear me out, I own Tony Hawk 2 for the Dreamcast, so for someone to just add X on the end the title, it better be good. Let me share with you what theyve added, 5 new levels, plus all the levels from Tony 1 & 2!
Excerpt: Activision and Neversoft were thinking of the power of the Xbox, when recreating the game for Xbox fans. However, they haven't really expanded on the THPS formula. In otherwords, the THPS world has not been improved in any way.
Conclusion: THPS2x is worth playing if you are a fan of the Hawk series--and if you have not played a Tony Hawk game, THPS2x is the ideal game to get, since it has all the levels from the first two games. Still, if you have played THPS and THPS2 to death, THPS2x has very little new to offer besides a better audio-visual presentation and five poorly designed extra levels.
Excerpt: While the GBA only sports four buttons in total, this clearly does not hinder the gameplay at all. You use the L and R triggers to execute flip and grab moves, while the B and A buttons are assigned for jumping and grinding respectively. Of course, you can always change this if you're uncomfortable with it, but I found that the layout was really intuitive and easy to use.