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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD
18 October 2013
Excerpt: I can’t even begin to calculate the numbers of hours I spent on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, it was a game my friends and I would spend endless hours with. A simple premise, great controls, and ample depth, THPS was the kind of game you could have fun with even if you just failed non stop. Now we can relive those moments with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD, a revamped take on one of the best skateboard games ever.
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. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD, developed by Robomodo, is doing what it can to turn the franchise around.
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. Opinion: It is also good to see that a game that I could label as having been “my game” more than a few years ago get the best HD re-tread I’ve seen to date.
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 greater games of generations past. However, at the same time it might also mean that the game hasn’t aged well and will end up with poor results.
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. I had a lot of fun with the game, but it could have been a whole heap better with some more logical choices of levels and gameplay.
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Excerpt: For better or worse, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD makes for an awfully appropriate encapsulation of the series as a whole. Activision's seminal skateboarding franchise came charging out of the gate, inspiring a generation of virtual skaters before a yearly onslaught of sequels ultimately drained the series of all its momentum.
Pros: Plays like classic Tony Hawk, Nicely detailed HD visuals, Plenty of unlockables
Cons: Meager and questionable choice of levels, Awkward bail animations and numerous visual quirks, Missing several game modes from THPS2
Fun remake, but unrealistically portrays injuries.
Common Sense Media
26 August 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD is a high-definition remake of one of the most popular skateboarding games ever made. A downloadable game found in the XBLA or PSN, it celebrates the sport of skateboarding. Kids assume the identities of characters who are based on respected, real-world athletes -- including Tony Hawk. These pros demonstrate what skilled skaters can do. Be aware, though, that the game's depiction of wipe-outs is unrealistic.