Reviews and Problems with Tony Hawk's Proving Ground
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Tony Hawk's Proving Ground Review
8 April 2009
Summary: Tony Hawk's Proving Ground is a disappointing entry in the series, especially when compared to such an innovative title as EA's skate. If you've played any game in the series before, there's no reason to pick it up again.
Pros: Nailing and linking custom tricks can be an inventive and fun experience
Cons: The feeling of "been there, done that" is hard to shake, Underwhelming graphics, physics, and animation disappoint, The video editor could have been so much more
Excerpt: Fans of the series should have no problem finding enjoyment in the game as Tony Hawk's Proving Ground is alright, but it doesn't exactly do much new or exciting. Instead, it changes the formula around a bit and is essentially the same tricks, combos and more you're used to.
Conclusion: Overall, Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground is an
impressive effort in keeping those involved in
the skating world enticed. The game is
intuitive, realistic, and precise, and that’s
what makes it captivating and unique from other
competitors of the same genre.
Excerpt: Skateboarding is the ultimate test of coordination and bravery. On one hand, skateboarders must keep their balance at all times or else they fall. On the other hand, skateboarders must also constantly push themselves to come up with new, more spectacular stunts that will impress their legions of...
Excerpt: If one run of games is a victim of its own success, it is the Tony Hawk series. When the original was released it repositioned the boundaries of what could be expected from the extreme sports genre.
Excerpt: Competition is always the best motivator. I wasn't expecting big things from Tony Hawk's Proving Ground , this year's installment of the Tony Hawk franchise, though I was expecting a modest step-up when compared to last year's Project 8 given the release of skate .
Excerpt: Tony Hawk games have a long history of providing hours of entertaining sandbox play and Proving Ground is no exception. This latest iteration does a lot to up the ante for sandbox-based gameplay, moving away from the very linear story mode of Tony Hawkâ€™s Underground and into a more free-form set...
Excerpt: Tony Hawk has been skating solo across the screens of gamers for so many years now that when EA's Skate landed in our consoles earlier this year, it completely blindsided us. Skate, with its accent on real-world physics and novel control scheme, blew many of us away.
Excerpt: As of 2007, Activision finally has some competition in the realm of skateboarding games from EA's skate. It's just as well then, that Activision has overhauled the basic formula of the franchise and created what it promises is the deepest game in the series yet with Proving Ground.