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Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 Is Now Cell Shaded, First Screenshots Released

Yes, you read that right with just two months before being released, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 has had a major makeover in graphics. Gone are the extremely outdated, borderline PS2 graphics and in its place is a cell shaded style.

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Sir_Simba834d ago

Broken mess incoming. Prepare yourselves.
Activision and WB are trying to ruin such an awesome gaming year.

Erik7357834d ago (Edited 834d ago )

This is a total cash-in on the franchise.

INTOmyMOUTH834d ago

Isn't any sequel etc a cash in?

bouzebbal834d ago

is this an HD version of the PS1?

XBLSkull834d ago

Lol, Borderlands strategy: Game looks like crap? Cell shade it, call it an "art style"

OhMyGandhi834d ago

how Robomodo gets work I will never understand.

ShinMaster833d ago (Edited 833d ago )

It's called THPS5. FIVE!
It's a sequel to THPS1,2,3 and 4.
It's not a remake or 'HD version". Otherwise it would look like this http://i.imgur.com/gnRtEAd.... but in HD.

The new art direction makes it look better than it did previously. It was a better decision than trying to make it realistic. It would have looked more dated than what it already was, visually.

You people are ridiculous. Fans kept asking for the series to go back to its roots and when it does, it's a "cash-in".

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GHOSTxx420834d ago

Agreed plus it looked better before this crap

reallyNow834d ago

I'm not sure if I love it or absolutely hate it. It looks sort of like the background is a green screen. At the same time, almost anything looks better than it did before.

Septic834d ago

Yup. Looks dreadful imo. Horrid way to bring the series back this gen.

_-EDMIX-_834d ago

Well it is cross gen, they might make a next gen version and the Tony Hawk series has never really been about how it looked, as SKATE very much showed that.

I mean...where is that series anyway?

Zeref834d ago

It does look much better though. But i feel like Skate revolutionized the Skating genre and TonyHawk is still trying just because they used to be popular. They were only popular because they were the only skate game with a big name behind it(or should i say in front of it)and people didn't know better until skate showed up.

DragoonsScaleLegends834d ago

You are delusional. I still consider the Underground series as the best Skateboard games and they are much better than the joystick simulator. Pro Skater and Skate can't touch the Underground series.

bangoskank834d ago

Skate or Die should be remade.

Kombatologist834d ago (Edited 834d ago )

I'm not going to argue which skateboarding game is the best, as I liked the ones I played for different reasons.

I loved THPS1/2/3 for their creativity, score systems, and secrets. I lost interest after those games.

I loved Skate for its physics and technicality. I mean, try successfully landing a back flip. It's not easy. Now try two. It took me forever just to land this.

https://youtu.be/IDkmzjfcP1...

(I know people have done even crazier tricks in those games, but I was proud of mine.)

Another game I enjoyed as a kid was Super Skateboardin' for the Atari 7800. It wasn't so much about the skating than it was about not running into a dead end before completing the objective. And the objective was simple: navigate through a factory building and turn off everything electrical in under 15 minutes without wiping out.

https://youtu.be/FR_-k0nfC5...

Blaze929834d ago

So...is this a full $60 game lol? Or downloadable $15 title?

yewles1834d ago

$60 on 8th gen, $40 on 7th gen (because no online).

Blaze929834d ago

@yewles1 yeeeeaaaa - can't support that. I don't think anyone else should either. This game looks like a joke.

XanderZane834d ago

It really looks like they are using last gens game engine, which is sad. Even with Cell shading, it doesn't look a whole lot better. I really hope they will be selling this for $29.99, because it won't be worth more then that. They really should delay this game and redo the graphic engine.

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pwnsause_returns834d ago

They should just delay the damn game.....Jesus...... Those models look terrible for today's standards...cell shaded games of today look better than what they are trying to cover here...

GenuineGamer834d ago (Edited 834d ago )

A poor attempt to cover up old graphics by making it cell shaded. Looks so much worse now they should have left it how it was ( i thought it looked fine ) or delayed it and properly improved the graphics.

But seriously how budget do you have to be to have graphics that poor with the kind of power devs have on tap this gen. If not budget then lack of talent perhaps..

IamTylerDurden1834d ago

I think the cell shading looks better than it did. It helps a little, and it most certainly did not look "fine" b4.

Erik7357834d ago

The cell shading was an attempt to hide the Sh.ity graphics......it didn't work