Excerpt: Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2, the sequel to Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, has been finally released for PC! The sequel features customized 3D Skate Park (you can create your own parks in realtime 3D using a variety of ramps, funboxes, rails and other objects with a toolbox of nearly a hundred different parts), Create-A-Skater (you have the choice to skate as Tony Hawk or one of the many pro riders such a Steve Caballero, Eric Koston, Rodney Mullen, Bob Burnquist, Chad Muska, and...
Excerpt: The Tony Hawk franchise has seen success on just about every platform it's touched: PC, GameBoy Advance, Dreamcast, PS1, PS2, N64, Xbox, and GameCube. Not all of these ports have been universally great, but the sales show that people love the THPS gameplay. Usually published by Activision, they have instead offloaded the work onto Aspyr to publish the PC & Mac ports of the game.
Excerpt: When a series of games has been around long enough to reach its fourth iteration, you do get the feeling that the developers have struck a gold vein and that they know how to keep it alive. In each sequel the graphics have been improved, sound has been tweaked, plenty of licensed music has been added, and the gameplay has been revamped. The game itself is bigger, faster, and possibly even more addictive than ever.
Summary: Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 is an incredible game…for the PlayStation. The PC version is only a port of the PlayStation game, and nothing more. The addition of features to take advantage of the PC is limited at best, and the game really could have been special with the addition of PC-like graphics, enhanced (existent?) multiplayer, and the ability to create larger and more complex parks.
Excerpt: With the advent of "extreme" sports becoming more and more popular, we are finally starting to see console and computer games that reflect the intensity and skill of these unique sports. By far the most noticeable title so far has been Tony Hawk, which came out originally on the Playstation and later on the Nintendo 64 and Dreamcast. Its predecessor, Tony Hawk 2, has made it around to every gaming platform this time.
Summary: As most major publishers' development efforts shift to any number of next-generation platforms, Tony Hawk 2 will likely stand as one of the last truly fantastic games to be released on the PlayStation.
Conclusion: Het beste deel uit de Tony Hawk-skateserie maakt zijn overstap naar de iPhone. In de uit het origineel bekende levels moeten opdrachten worden uitgevoerd om geld te verdienen. Denk aan het uitvoeren van bepaalde trucs op specifieke plekken, het behalen van een topscore of het verzamelen van een aantal voorwerpen. Dit allemaal terwijl je met behulp van twee virtuele D-pads al snel de meest waanzinnige stunts uitvoert op een skateboard.
Pros: Goed ontworpen levels, Ziet er sterk uit, Alles uit het origineel zit er nog in...