Having skated for many years (until I grew old and bits started falling
off!) I always look at these type of games with mixed feelings. Nothing
substitutes actually getting out there and any game that claims to be true to a
sport or genre has go t a difficult task.
Tony hawk has always been the game I played on the PS and PS2 and I was
surprised to see EA bring this out as I thought that the skateboard genre was
pretty much covered. First impressions be everything, If you don't like the look
or feel of these you can off them pretty quick.
You spend alot of time in this game just skating around, the environment is
completely open and free to roam, in true ‘GTA style’. Which is really what
street skating is all about, rolling around looking to session rails, kerbs,
banks, jumps, drops, transtions and any other city features that look like
Other skaters will help you out and show you how to advance certain moves.
The analogue controllers are your main tool, which does take a bit of getting
used to. Ultimately you find yourself wanting to hit rails and slides all over
the place. Upgrades on gear are availible through shops and you get cool
accessories like GPS phones and backpacks to help you get around and meet up
with photographers, potential sponsors and other skaters.
Great graphics . Gameplay – Takes getting used to. Audio – Good
soundtrack and realistic skate sounds......... Menu and features – Pretty
straight forward, quite a cool ‘alternative’ intro and menu feel!
All in a great Skate game with massive potential – difficult to master but
hige environment and very true to the sport as about as realistic as it gets!!
Worth a purchase for those who like skate games!!!!