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. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD, developed by Robomodo, is doing what it can to turn the franchise around.
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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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. Manuals are almost impossible to hit from pipes, or there are spots where the game just cuts a combo as I’m trying to transition to a manual or a grind.
Conclusion: Despite the fact that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD does seem to have a number of holes that could have been filled with content from the original games, the controls, tricks, and levels have been given a lot of attention, and play out like the original two titles they’re meant to represent. Even if you find yourself a little mad or disappointed in what the game doesn’t have, I think it’s still well worth your time to take a look at what it does have.
Conclusion: Since its release, Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD has seen over 120,000 downloads. Whether you’re a gamer who remembers playing the originals on your Playstation / Nintendo 64 or just a skateboarding fan, the issues are easy to overcome. Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD is worth the space on your Xbox’s hard drive, and we know you’ll love it as much as you used to .
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD – Review (Xbox 360 / XBLA)
9 August 2012
Conclusion: It’s a good trip down memory lane but it’s hard to say whether it holds it’s own. That’s really up to the individual who’s playing it. To me, I think it hangs with the original series, but it’s definitely not at the top of them all. But if you can’t get your hands on the original two, or even the 2X version that was on Xbox, this is the best route to take.
Excerpt: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was a staple during the late 1990s on the Nintendo 64 and PlayStation, where almost anyone that picked up a controller right before the turn of the century most definitely spent some time shredding up the Warehouse and School, grinding and kickflipping their way to those sick scores and hidden tapes. When the HDified version was announced back at Spike’s VGAs, widespread rejoice rang through the internet.
Excerpt: There are some critics out there (maybe most of them) who are much better at Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater than I am. You can read their reviews and get the sense that they are people who put together million-point combos in their sleep. They are people who at one point memorized every gap and maybe they can tell you at length why the manual changed the way we play.
Excerpt: When I was a kid I owned quite a few skateboards and, whilst I wasn’t the most dextrous of skaters, it was good fun and exhilarating. In fact I became quite the downhill daredevil, although doing tricks always eluded me.