The customization options that have graced some past Tony Hawk episodes are seriously scaled back, too. As a starting point, there are characters like "Hipster Jerk," wearing a full beard, aviator shades, pink shorts and no shirt. Or what about the one that looks a lot like film critic Elvis Mitchell? That's kinda neat. Characters and customization have only occasionally been the series' strong suit -- but when the rest of the presentation is as thin as it is in Ride, look for consolation everywhere. Even with Hipster Jerk.