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.
Fun remake, but unrealistically portrays injuries.
Common Sense Media
11 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.
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: However, the revised game brings some new problems of its own. The main thing I’ve noticed is that the physics system seems to have been tweaked. I’m not sure how much of it is my memory playing tricks on me and how much of it is genuinely different, but either way I can’t say that I like it. Bails were never especially realistic, but here they’re annoying to an extent that would be almost comical if it weren’t so exasperating.
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.