Reviews and Problems with Tony Hawk's American Wasteland
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Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland
8 May 2009
Excerpt: While this is the best version of Tony Hawk's American Wasteland, as a 360 game it pales to the extent that I can’t believe Microsoft allowed it on the console. The game’s Achilles’ heel is its wooden character design and models: they look even worse in HD (on a console you buy to get away from ugly seams, distorted visages and poly-clones), although the T.
Conclusion: Achievements are easy, 1/3 roughly are in story mode, 1/3 in classic mode, the ones in classic take a little while to do, and 1/3 are on xbox live, which are not possible anymore due to the fact they shutdown the servers (i think or i have a really bad xbox live connection). Rent this game sometime for some fun.
Excerpt: In life, there are some things that are simply inevitable: death, taxes, Christmas, etc. Since 1999, there's been a new addition to that list—every fall will see the release of a new game in the Tony Hawk series. This year is no exception as the guys at Neversoft grind (pun fully intended) out yet another sequel in the form of Tony Hawk's American Wasteland .
Conclusion: Overall, Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland is still
a pretty good game. It offers you all the great
things that made the series so popular but it’s
dwindling down on that unique spark. Needless to
say, American Wasteland has its addicting
moments once when you get into the groove of
racking up massive combos, especially when
you're competing online. What’s more is that the
tricks are somewhat easier to perform, which
makes you feel that you can almost do anything!
Excerpt: For the first time ever, Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland gives players the freedom to experience continuous skating and BMX biking action without leaving the game or waiting for load times as they explore and choose missions in a massive, living Los Angeles skate world.
Excerpt: Developer – Neversoft Publisher - Activision Features Players 1-2 (co-op) Players 2-8 (online) Voice HDTV 480p/720p/1080i In game Dolby Digital In my youth I had the great opportunity to skateboard with Tony hawk several times. He was a cool guy with loads of talent and nads of steel. Of course now many years later he still does the odd skateboarding function, but since he’s retired his name is what is used the most.
Excerpt: The Tony Hawk series is certainly a prolific franchise, with a new iteration of the skateboarding game seemingly released once a year. To its credit, it often comes up with new twists in gameplay for what is basically the same skateboard trick game. In the case of the latest Tony Hawk game, American Wasteland, you’re cast in the role of a skateboarder from somewhere in the Midwest who heads out to Los Angeles seeking fame and glory ala Tony Hawk himself.
Excerpt: Tony Hawk, one of the early mainstream franchises that graced the mobile scene, is at it again with Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland. The term American Wasteland appears to refer to Los Angeles as this is where the game takes place with players assuming the persona of an up and coming skater who has recently arrived in California. You can compete between three levels: Hollywood, Santa Monica and Skate Ranch. The controls themselves are not hard to grasp.
Excerpt: The controls themselves are not hard to grasp. You start off with only one button to start an ollie and the direction buttons to control your on screen movement. Like most skating games since the invention of SSX and JSRF, your main goal is to start off with a trick and then continue to string them together before you fall off a railing or abort your mid-air sequence with a landing on a grassy knoll.