Reviews and Problems with Wakeboarding Unleashed Featuring Shaun Murray
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Wakeboarding Unleashed Review
11 March 2010
Conclusion: Wakeboarding Unleashed might initially look like a THPS clone on the surface, but fans of the series will definitely find some fresh, innovative gameplay to go with the tried and true style they are accustomed to. The control scheme does emulate Tony Hawk in every regard, but the addition of Rope Mechanics to allow boarders to pull off insane tricks and reach impossible areas adds to every facet of the gameplay.
Conclusion: Because of this restriction, Wakeboarding Unleashed reminds me more of Transworld Surf than the Tony Hawk games. Each new revision of Tony Hawk is about more and more freedom. Here, as in Transworld Surf, the particulars of the sport itself limit that freedom. In Transworld Surf, players had to surf the waves as they came.
Excerpt: One of the guys I go to school with does a lot of Wakeboarding. He constantly talks about it all day. I didn’t have any idea what he was going on about, and I just credited his nonsense boarder-speak to the fact that he does drugs and the psychoactive ingredients probably messed with his mind. I was browsing IGN however, and I saw an ad for Wakeboarding Unleashed , and it looked pretty cool though.
Conclusion: Wakeboarding Unleashed featuring Shaun Murray may be a departure of naming connventions for the popular action sports O2 brand, but who cares when both single and multiplayer action is this good, and with enough longevity to keep you happy for months. Wakeboarding Unleashed elevates Activision's action sports franchise to another level. Highly recommended.