Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Review - IGN

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5’s rare moments of nostalgic joy are drowned out by its abundance of faults.

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Thunder_G0d_Bane2079d ago

This game is getting slated lool and deservedly so....

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memots2079d ago

At Brofist

Try 79.99$ in Canada. I could not believe what i was seeing lol

SonyWarrior2079d ago (Edited 2079d ago )

This game disappointed me so much i had it preordered got it brought it home all excited put it in had to wait 1 hour to download 8gb patch... then started it up i was like wtf is this a joke. its all buggy and just thrown to gether. It feels so empty even tho you have laggy online players always around you. There is no dialog and the missions are basicly a after thought by the devs. Just a rushed to gether pos game. That being said i played it for about 30 mins then returned it and got my money back. btw this game is so dumbed down and noobified that it will auto gap your grinds for you, you can never fall from the balance meters it just kicks out of it one button press special tricks...

OhMyGandhi2079d ago

I really don't get what happened. The ideas, at least on paper seem to be really cool. The idea that your head gets bigger, and that landing tricks is the only way to keep your head from exploding seems to be a fun, quirky game type, something you'd see on the older games.

What's tragic is how many people are laughing at this game.
This game turning out to be absolutely mediocre is the last thing I want to see from a franchise I grew up on. Don't get me wrong, I love SKATE like the rest of them, but THPS was THE GAME to play with friends.

Also, I am super pissed that there was no local multiplayer in this one, what a stupid decision.

yes, people can blame incredible time constraints, or that Activision's license for the Tony Hawk name was to expire by the end of this year, but this game looked god-awful from the very first screenshot.

People have even posed this question: why would activision allow for a perpetual redoing of Destiny, allow for Guitar Hero to get the treatment it deserves, but neglect Tony Hawk? a franchise that would be the absolute easiest of the bunch to get right. It makes no sense.

deadpoolio3162079d ago

There is nothing to really understand...Its been pretty widely discussed that this game was thrown together quickly so that Activision could hang on to the license

warczar2079d ago

I'm calling for all Sony and Microsoft fanboys to put aside there differences and go after the real buttfu**ers of the videogame industry, Activision, the biggest ripoff artists on the planet. There are oil executives out there who are like "damn, Activision really likes to screw people over".

thorstein2079d ago

Bring on Skate though. Why haven't we heard anything about the next iteration?

XanderZane2078d ago

Is anyone even surprised by this score? I'm not.

slinky1234562079d ago

Ouch.. And here I was hoping the series could have redemption simply by going back to it's roots of just a normal skating game... looks like they failed to even just replicate it.

sAVAge_bEaST2079d ago

Looks like no heart / soul. Never soft was the studio that made it what it was. (Plus Tony Hawk, had a lot more input, back then.. It was still a Fresh Idea.)

lsujester2079d ago

EA needs to bring back Skate already. I much preferred that series over Tony Hawk.

And while I'm on the subject, Take-Two needs to get it together and give us another Top Spin one way or another. Heck, I'd take another table tennis game, that one Rockstar did was pretty good.

SonyWarrior2079d ago

Thrasher: Skate and Destroy rockstar should bring that back

TeamLeaptrade2079d ago

Here's hoping this is a lesson learned for Activision and company. Maybe it's time to retire the franchise.

ClayRules20122079d ago (Edited 2079d ago )

Tony Hawk, please don't let a company like Activision hurt your name.

I think many people could see this game was going to be bad just by looking at the video footage. Yes, visually its not pleasant on the eyes "in my opinion" but the gameplay is where it needed to be great. Sadly, its a failure.
The gameplay/animations look like they were brought over from the PS2 days "in my opinion"

sAVAge_bEaST2079d ago

I saw this coming from THPS:HD, that was bad, and built from a good foundation, still wonky as sh**.

I knew this was going to be Terrible. No foundation-

(lanes, pipe location, jump location, rails, etc. etc. -Those locations, are what made the O.G. THPS, Great)

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