Reviews and Problems with Tony Hawk's American Wasteland
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Game Over Online
16 July 2006
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.
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: 11 /20 Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland est sans conteste le meilleur jeu de skate sur consoles. Enrichi par un mode Xbox Live très complet, des phases en BMX agréables et quelques nouveaux tricks, ce septième opus propose surtout un mode carrière bien plus consistant et offrant plus de libertés (à l’instar de GTA). Seulement voilà, cette version 360 s’en sort assez mal étant donné qu’elle reste entièrement similaire à la version des consoles actuelles.
Pros: Gameplay en béton, Archi-complet, Enfin le Live, Phases en BMX sympas, Bande-son de qualité
Cons: A peine plus beau que sur Xbox…, Et 10€ plus cher !