Summary: Parents need to know that as with the other Tony Hawk titles, this game has a strong emphasis on rebelling against authority. Some crashes/falls include blood, and players can spray-paint buildings and other areas. The game glorifies taking unnecessary risks by rewarding players with extra points for breaking bones or ending up so hurt that they are hospitalized.
Excerpt: How long can such a series last? Well as the Tony Hawk’s series enters its eighth incarnation, the answer is simple, and that’s a very long time. Neversoft and Activision will keep pumping additions to the series out until sales rapidly decline, although to expect another eight releases from the series isn‘t particularly appealing, somehow this sequel still manages to bring some freshness to the enduring franchise.
Conclusion: Overall impressions of THPS Project 8 are that if you own a PS2, don't own this game, because it will only let you down. Shaba had a lot to compete with when going up against Neversoft's previously created franchise. The soul of THPS games are noticeably absent in the PS2 version. Sure one can still use classic characters like Rodney Mullen, Mike Vallely, Bob Burnquist, Daewon Song, Stevie Williams, Tony Hawk, and a few others, but the "stuff' that every good game must...
Conclusion: Tony Hawk's Project 8 did a solid job
synthesizing the sound effects for taking off of
the ramp and accurately depicting the grinds.
The voice-over work is okay for the most part,
but the music rocks to give you that boost of
adrenaline momentum. Overall, Tony Hawk’s
Project 8 delivers a solid skateboarding
experience despite its rocky multiplayer
Conclusion: Great game to say the least. Outstanding presentation, easy to learn controls, some beautiful visuals and not to mention a well made list of achievements, this game will keep you staring at your TV for hours on end. Very impressed with the NeverSoft staff and can't wait for Proving Grounds!
Excerpt: Name: Tony Hawk’s Project 8 Genre: Skating System: PS3, Xbox 360, PSP, PS2, XBOX (Reviewed on Xbox 360) It may not seem like it but Tony Hawk has been doing kick-flips over our consoles for nearly 10 years now. Because if its complete monopoly over the genre no one attempted to stand toe to toe with the absurdly popular franchise.
Conclusion: Overall, Project 8 is an incredibly diverse, challenging and accomplished skating romp that should appeal to fans and newcomers alike; lets face it, it enticed me, a relative newcomer to the series. There’s a couple of niggles related to the frame rate and visuals, although on the whole, it’s nothing to warrant losing any sleep over. Buckle up champ, its time to make a name for yourself. Skate on.