Summary: Great graphics. Love the ability to make your own trick. I don't like that you can not change the sex of the skaterwhen creating your character, as you could in previous games. Seems kind of silly to take that out. Good game though.
Summary: I was a die-hard Tony Hawk fan back in the day. I still have the first five games, from THPS to THUG. However, after THUG, it seemed that the games were kind of losing touch with their core, so I backed off. After winning a $20 gift certificate to Amazon, I figured that I would attempt to reconcile with the Tony Hawk series. After playing the game for a few days, my feelings were quite mixed. Don't get me wrong. Proving Ground IS fun.
Summary: Creative skill sets and storymode. New moves to master and you can create your own parks down the line. High replay value if you dig this kind of skateboarding game. There is a tutorial if you need assistance too. I have played some of the older titles and actually like them better than this one. I am assuming that this latest creation of Tony's is too skater for the average joe sports fan.
I'd Stick With Skate, But This Game is Still Alright
28 October 2007
Summary: Graphics- While the character models look good, there are too many times they look rather ridiculous. Control- Staunch and a bit difficult to newcomers. However, there is a traditional sense to the game that will keep returning fans happy with familiarity. Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting- Solid soundtrack helps the game along, it is great to see the various rock rifts throughout the game. Play Value- A return to basics is great for those that do not like change.
Summary: Since Tony Hawk's Underground 2, the series has just never been the same. Although I think Proving Ground is a slight improvement on Project 8 and American Wasteland, it is still miles behind the THUG series. It has to be said that the graphics on this are pretty good, and the gameplay isn't bad at all, but the story and new tricks is what's letting this down. The "Nail a Trick and Grab" in my opinion is pretty hoepless and skating just doesn't seem to be fun anymore.
Conclusion: Its not bad but no were as near as good as a skate its for more realistic. i like getting off the board and greater variety of tricks but its just not as good as thug and thug 2 they do have better choice of skaters aswell but buy skate before this as its great. I think this needs to go back to realism as its like and arcade version of skateboarding graphics good, need tweaks.
Summary: Ok so i was excited at playing THPG after loving all the other games released and being an avid fan. I started playing THPG after i had played & completed skate which i loved. When i started playing THPG i was dissapointed in the framerate and the story line and the challenges, but i carried on playing becuase i thought it could only get better.