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Tony Hawk's Underground Review
11 March 2010
Conclusion: The biggest gripe that I’ve heard over the past year or so is that the Tony Hawk series is getting old, and after THPS4 I was actually starting to think that myself. Well, after playing THUG extensively I can safely say that Neversoft has proven all the nay sayers wrong.
Summary: In the end, that's the game's saving grace, and what makes it such a wonderful step up from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4. Even if you don't like all the changes, most of them won't affect you to any extreme.
Excerpt: Tony Hawk’s nickname is The Birdman, but it might as well be Superman for his consistent level of dominance throughout the years. Synonymous with the sport of professional skateboarding, Tony’s invented many of the tricks commonly used including the stale fish, nose grind and varial 540.
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.
Conclusion: Jumping off the board also keeps a trick combo going while you quickly search for new obstacles to grind or skate. While skating, and stringing a bunch of combo tricks such as grinds, if you suddenly find yourself coming up short on grindable objects, you can hit the button on your controller, jump...
Excerpt: Once the "look we made this game!" movies finished playing I selected Story Mode and hoped for the best. The game starts you off creating... yourself, basically. There’s a veritable mountain of options available for creating a skater.
Excerpt: This supremacy has also extended to video games, with his blockbuster Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series. Initially forecasted to be a modest seller, the series became a runaway hit, redefining the concept of extreme sports on gaming consoles.