From PlayStation Universe: "The original designer of the Tony Hawk's games talks about the history of the franchise and the future of the Pro Skate series."
THPS5 sucked and so did every TH game since THUG. Make better games
I loved American Wasteland
i adored THPS1,2,3,4 & Project 8.....that said i always prefered Thrasher:Skate&Destroy.
I still play American Wasteland, just got 16 million on a improv run in Kyoto.
5 sucked because the level designers thought people just wanted small skate parks with nothing hidden instead of the grand expensive levels like the prison in thps4 or school In thps2. The biggest let down of 5 outside of the bugs was entirely level design it was like they made everything in the old create a park mode. Next to that the missions were terrible nothing new outside of the first level rinse and repeat missions throughout. Activision was like we're out of time quickly throw together a game make it cell shades so we can literally get it out the door in a month
American Wasteland was awesome.
THUG1 was great and my overall favorite, THUG2 had great gameplay but had a shitty story and atmosphere. All downhill from THUG2.
I don't think ANYONE played THPS for the story lol
I didn't play the games *for* the story but it having a good story doesn't hurt the game at all. THUG1 had a good one and then THUG2 shat all over it (quite literally in some cases.) Oh well.
I always felt like they started going downhill after THPS4. Netplay was so fun back in the day.
I was all aboard the hype train for THPS5 but then I played that steaming turd, maybe next time don't rush out a crappy unfinished game.
Yeah it really sucks but I mean, I get it. "Everybody else rushes products and makes money, we might as well do the same!" WOMP WOMP
Who cares? Your games haven't exactly been that great after the PS1/2 days.
Skate took over
But EA though.
@Krysis: EA or not, its still a better game lol.
@TheSplooge Two totally different games, one was a combo based game with over the top moves, the other was more grounded in reality.
Well if we get trash after trash for years, what do you expect?
When you release a basic skating game then continue to make the same game every year, same engine, same missions, almost same levels. Who isn't going to be bored of the franchise. The game is an arcade skater and it's just boring to play. Believe my last Tony Hawk's game I tried was project 8 and it was terrible. After EA released Skate. There was no going back to a lack luster game from Activision. I'd be up for skate 4, or another title that uses a similar control scheme (unsure on sessions).
Hey at least project 8 showed the world Clubfoot by Kasiaban
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I miss THPS2. They should re-release that game.
Best soundtrack of any game using real-world music. Soundbombing 2 = hip hop.
Just a straight up 1 to 3 pack like crash did with the nsane trilogy. Funny enough I brought thps2 for iOS and absolutely loved it on the 3gs went to dig out my old iPhone to play it again and they pulled it from the store
I still have my original ps1 copy and a BC ps3 60 gb. I know all ps3s will play it but its good to have all gens of the ps fam in my game room. Love that game!!
No reverts though so no thank you!
The suits only have the sales figures and trends for the 5 or so games they already funded and released. I don't see why they think they know a damn thing about demand for skateboarding games. I think we have all had just about enough of listening to experts.
Suits are right. We just want Skate 4. At the very least we want EA to sell the Skate property to a competent publisher.
Definitely, the controls were so brilliant with the Skate games
It sounds like a weird situation. Can you have rights to a control scheme? If not then why hasn’t anyone else tried to copycat? If some indie dev got successful using the controls EA’s lawyers would probably rain shit on them. Can they legally though? As long as you don’t call it skate, call it thrasher or whatever. I can’t think of any other game types having that baseless rule. Copycats aplenty. So what’s really the excuse for those not under the suits? I dunno. the demand is there, no question. And EA would try to crush them for an IP that they are sitting on and consider worthless aside from the total asset worth. Sell that shit lol.. And then kick yourself in the nuts when it hits crazy numbers.
Probably. Even more, they don't want terrible skating games.
We want GOOD skateboarding games. THPSHD was poor attempt, but THPS5 was just an insult.
They were my favourites back in the day I stopped playing after skate came in the scene but that was really the beginning of the end for the franchise. . I still don't understand why they thought that 5s level design or missions were even slightly entertaining I've made better parks in create a park back in the day
Suits in both EA and Activision know nothing. We get a bug ridden launch in THPS5 or we see no Skate 4 from EA. True incompetence.
Activision just pushed out the woeful last TH game as the licence was running out- minimum effort in hope of one last payday and will not be back. The chances of EA giving us Skate 4 are alas also minimal. Unless they feel they can milk us for cosmetics through lootboxes how does a new Skate fit into games as service? I can't see big fans of skateboard games buying into pay to win online as most of my time in S3 was in SP or building stuff with mates. Unless EA find an awful way of ripping us off our best hope is either a new IP elsewhere, Sony or Nintendo making something or a good dev buying the TH or Skate rights. Unlikely, so hoping for a Rocket League style passion project from a big indie might be possible? It's sad as I have seen Kickstarters for Skate4 demos to pitch to EA and feel money can be made here, just not EA money.
What a wast of a franchise .... this gen sucks big time interms of the variety we have , its quite booring actualy , what happened to kelly slater .
Yeah not crap ones, no thanks
I want another Grind Session...
Not gonna lie they played out now just like WWE games to me. They were fun when I was younger.
try Fire Pro World
Make these types of games fun for the players again.
The suits are prob the same type of people who were all like "WHOA LOOT BOXES?! AMIRITE?!" Heck those people.
I’d say people don’t want BAD skateboarding games. Like it just blows my mind that the “suits” allow a crappy game to be made for a popular franchise, people don’t buy said crappy game because it’s a dumpster fire, and then they come up with the decision to not ever touch the franchise because people didn’t buy their steaming pile of garbage.
Uh, no... I think the people just decided they don’t want bad skateboarding games...
Just please for the love of God keep the genre alive. All board sports though surf/snow/skate I miss those games so much.
We don't want shitty skateboarding games like the last few entries have been. THPS 1-4 were great.
Suits. Stupid Suits.
Save for 1&2 and even those, none of THPS were actual skating games they were more like mini rollercoaster games. Good in their own right but pretty shitty skate games.
That and when they actually decided to make a mainline Tony Hawk game they gave it to a rookie developer who clearly had no love or passion for the series.
Give us another American Wasteland please!!
* We want more Skate. As in Skate 4, or something more realistic. Nobody wants old 90's vert. Nobody wants another Tony Hawk game that is arcade like and unrealistic. It's pretty simple.
Damn it, Activision! Tony Hawk's Pro Skater is one of my favorite series of all time. All of the ones developed by NeverSoft were great, but after that you turned them into whoring out Guitar Hero games, then you forced them to work on Call of Duty, and finally you shut down your greatest development team! All the while, you have the buffoons at Robomodo making garbage games, killing your franchise. This series is better off dead now since you sure as hell don't care about it anymore. The last good skateboarding game came out in 2007, we're long over due for a spiritual successor. If only I had the money, I'd fund it myself!
TH PS 1,2,3,4 were amazing, especially 4 when they took out timed gameplay, project 8 was awesome. The newer ones have been rubbish
well, they are right. casuals dont care for skateboard games. the casuals wallets is what they are after. clearly they do not have real gamers in mind at these boards. that‘s why you get such seemingly out of touch phrases. but they‘re not out of touch. they are in for the money. the problem is: most gamers (especially the younger ones) think games get made so that they got something nice to play. this couldn‘t be farer away from reality.
Just give us Skate 4 EA.
So how about a game based around scooters?
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