Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5’s rare moments of nostalgic joy are drowned out by its abundance of faults.
3.5/10 Too much skating
This game is getting slated lool and deservedly so....
At Brofist Try 79.99$ in Canada. I could not believe what i was seeing lol
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...
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.
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
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".
Bring on Skate though. Why haven't we heard anything about the next iteration?
Is anyone even surprised by this score? I'm not.
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.
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.)
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.
Thrasher: Skate and Destroy rockstar should bring that back
Here's hoping this is a lesson learned for Activision and company. Maybe it's time to retire the franchise.
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"
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)
I agree with you, buddy.
Graphics and physics aren't everything. I could care less if my falls don't collide correctly so long as the game controls well. I have a feeling it may be surprisingly good if your a fan of the older series and can stand some minor graphical glitches. IDK maybe the gameplay is just too old school for todays market, or maybe I'm just getting old lol.
I play a lot on single player(hardly any glitches without the network lag) and its super fun. To each their own I guess, but I'm not disappointed. I got WAY more content with this version than THPS1 when that came out, and I only had to pay 10$ more, 15 years in the future. Don't like the standard parks? Make your own. The tool is pretty great and you can make some pretty wild creations. The controls...are perfect. I didn't even have to look at the menu to know how to play. I just played exactly like I did when the first one came out. I agree with you. The game is simply too old school for these kids. :-p
I really doubt that. People don't mind old school games just so long as they're actually good. Just look at 2K sports & EA sports, many of their franchises have preceded Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games & are still going strong today because they're well developed (well most of them). Tony Hawk doesn't need to go the simulator route, some of the Jack Ass era games done pretty well, but when they call it Pro Skater you'd kind of expect it to take a well polished & realistic approach, I can't even tell what direction they were trying with this heaping pile, familiar mechanics mean nothing if the overall game is pathetic, maybe if it were sold as a $5 arcade game people would have accepted it for what it is. I'd personally rather spend the money that this game is asking on an original PlayStation & the first several Tony Hawk games. (not that I need a PS1 when I still have a PS2)
Stop trying to revive old series'. Just remaster the ones we already love, add achievements/trophies and sell them for like 20 bucks.
I'd rather they focus on reviving them but only if they're going to treat it like the blockbuster game they're pricing it as. Remasters are fine, I wouldn't mind replaying the original Pro Skaters in HD but the thing is, I've already played them, I'd prefer a new experience with the same vibe but newer & better.
I've heard that this game should just go to the bargain bin. From the sounds of things this is more like one of those games you'd see in the bargain bin with the clearance sign on it
Honestly, you couldn't come up with a better username?
Lol. The subheading is "Pop shove-it in the garbage."
The person who might feel the worst is Tony Hawk. I read he fought for the game to be made. I guess now he knows if it's forced and made with Activision, it's guaranteed to fail. And I saw people saying "Don't judge the game just yet.". I mean how much fail did we have to see to know it was gonna suck? The animations, graphics, arcade style, etc just made it look like an old THPS game for PS2. At this point we only have Skate which has done really well. Let's hope they make the animations smoother for Skate 4! Can't wait! I love the controls for that game!
All this messing around, and all they had to do was re-release the original three games as remasters, and fans would have been over the moon...
I lost count how many times I slammed onto a rail instead of grinding since they're the same button. I lost track of how many times i grinded backwards. Or died mid-trick. Or ran into an obstacle thanks to the 1/2 second delay between pressing the Jump button and then actually jumping. I flew 20 feet above the pool just by spawning in the pool. The list goes on and on and on.
The series could have been properly revived if it had been handled by a different developer.
Fair play IGN.
Skating, Just like peter pan. For boys who don't want to grow up,lol
how long do they have until the license expires so they can toss out more trash?
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