Reviews and Problems with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD
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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD – Review (xbla)
7 September 2013
Excerpt: It’s fair to say that Tony Hawk’s skating games have gone from the dizzy heights of classic videogames to the almighty low ebb of producing something so complicated and off the mark with Shred that it lost its accessibility and the franchise was somewhat doomed.
Excerpt: XBOX’s Summer of Arcade 2012 edition starts off with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD which is a somewhat updated mash-up of some of the locations from the early days of the franchise but with a shiny new coat of paint such as an updated roster and soundtrack.
Excerpt: The common practice of remastering old games from generations past and bringing it to the current generation is something of both a blessing and a curse. On one hand the game is a big nostalgia to those that have played it and it gives an opportunity for younger players to check out some of the...
Summary: I still really like " Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD ". It’s only got 4 levels I care about, which makes it pretty light on content for the price, and the trick system feels weird with manuals but not reverts or decent lip tricks.
Excerpt: The Birdman flies again in this high-def remake of Neversoft's Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, which made its debut on the original PlayStation in 1999. This isn’t a straight port, though, with the development team at Robomodo incorporating levels from the sequel, replacing some of the pro skaters with...
Excerpt: Guide Title Published by Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD - Bringing Home The Bacon - How To Nosebluntslide - Unlock Officer Dick & Projectives - HQ Achieveables tms_crazy_taxi Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD - 8 Achievements - All Levels - Manual Master & Gap Skiing Achievements tms_crazy_taxi Tony Hawk Pro Skater...
Conclusion: There are also just some control issues I don’t remember. While a lot of the weird physics quirks are still there (hit a rail at a perpendicular angle? Hit Y and you grind like it ain’t no thing!), there are some new quirks introduced here and there as well.
Summary: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD may accomplish all of its goals, but there is still a lot to be desired. The graphics are outdated, the gameplay is missing a key component, there aren't enough levels and the create-a-character mode has been removed entirely.