Reviews and Problems with Tony Hawk's Underground
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PS2 Review - 'Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam'
12 May 2009
Summary: Downhill Jam delivers a skateboard experience focused on head-to-head racing, allowing players to feel the breakneck speed of downhill competition as they tear up the world's steepest terrains while performing tricks and outmaneuvering opponents.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: If you're a newcomer to the series, run, don't walk, to pick this one up. There's a ton of gameplay on offer, and while it feels different to past instalments, you have the benefit of ignorance. For the rest of us, THUG injects little life into Tony's atrophying corpse.
Excerpt: The Tony Hawk series is one of the longest running non-sports series of games on the market, yet unlike old-timers like Tomb Raider, Hawk's games always seem to earn high scores. However, people have begun to grumble that the tried and true formula is starting to grow stale, and the yearly updates...
Summary: In order to survive in a harsh and unforgiving environment one must learn to adapt. Forget about watching the discovery channel, one must only follow the adventures of developer Neversoft in order to learn the ways of progression and adaptation.
Excerpt: In what has to be one of the most monumental achievements of any development team, Neversoft takes each installment of the Tony Hawk series and pushes it. There's no resting on your past success here, and we don't see enough of that.
Excerpt: When one thinks of extreme sports games and skateboarding, Tony Hawk always seems to come to mind. “THUG” is the third installment of “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater” on this generation of consoles. The developers did away with the tired numeric naming system in favor of a nice name with a cool acronym.
Excerpt: Four years. In a little over four years Neversoft has built the THPS franchise up into an entire skating world, particularly with the release of the latest game in the series. With each successive game, more and more features have been heaped upon the previous bunch of code, each change adding...