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Tony Hawk Killer
on October 3, 2007
I've been a big fan of the Tony hawk games until the last one. I just got tired of the same game with a few boring additions added every year. So I decided to check this game out.
I have to say I'm impressed. The "flick it" system is a refreshing change to the way skating games are played. No more button mashing. I didn't think I would really care how the tricks were executed, but I was wrong. It takes a few minutes to get used to, but it's great when you get it down. Having to memorize 500 commands to do a trick is no longer necessary.
The graphics are excellent. There's no loading time no matter where you travel, unless you "jump" to certain points. It's pretty fun seeing how many different ways you can bail, too.
The create-a-skater is very limited. There isn't much you can do to change how your guy looks. You can tweak the face and hair all you want, but it ultimately ends ups looking like the same average homeboy regardless.
Story mode is a little thin. The challenges aren't that hard, and you have access to every move from the get-go.
If you're looking for an in-depth skating game with a deep story mode, then don't get this game. If you want something closer to what real staking is like, this game is for you.