Activision is bringing Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam to the PlayStation 2 this spring, which begs the question: will the previously Wii- and DS-only game totally stink without its motion- and touch-sensitive aspects?
Activision of course says no. In fact, the company says it will be "packed with the non-stop action offered in previous versions, while featuring four new single player events, three new multiplayer modes and three new playable characters who will contend in the ultimate skateboard racing experience."
OK, but that "racing experience" on the Nintendo systems involved innovative controls. With a regular gamepad, will the game, even with those bells and whistles, be any fun or offer anything truly new?