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.
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.
Summary: American Wasteland doesn't quite live up to the promises made by its creator, something that ultimately ends up hurting this seventh Tony Hawk installment. After all these years of teaching couch potatoes how to skate, the good folks at Neversoft have finally released a game that you might as well skate past. This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
Conclusion: Skateboarding is one of the last surviving cultures which has transcended through the decades since the 60's. Long gone are the days of multi coloured t-shirts and extremely tight shorts. Instead today we see teens in their masses sporting designer hoodies featuring obnoxious slogans, and denim jeans which are two sizes too big. The Tony Hawk series of computer games seems to have followed a similar path.
Conclusion: Malgré une présentation qui ne fait pas vraiment honneur à la console de Microsoft, Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland reste une valeur sûre pour les fans de skate, notamment grâce à son excellent maniabilité et à ses deux modes de jeu très complémentaires, auxquels vient s’ajouter un mode Live plutôt réussi.
Pros: Une durée de vie conséquente, Une animation parfaitement fluide, Une excellente jouabilité
Cons: Une modélisation des décors et personnages qui laisse à désirer, Des objectifs qui manquent de variété, Des niveaux Classiques déjà vus