Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD

I have been a fan of the Tony Hawk series since the first game came out on the Playstation. I have always felt that from the first game up until THUG 2 that the series did a very good job of tweaking the formula each year to make it better and better. I felt that the series kind of lost its way with American Skateland though. Subsequently, I lost interest with each release there after. With that being said though I was very interested in this remake of the original game so I decided to give Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater a chance.

When you first boot up this game you are instantly flooded with nostalgia. It looks amazing, it really does. But after a while, a short while I might add, the nostalgia starts to wear off. You see, this game I felt plays exactly like the first two Tony Hawk games. The level choice is actually quite a strange one. In terms of levels from Tony Hawk 1 it was like they were just picked at random, but Tony Hawk 2 they really went for the greatest hits.

The level choice or even the game play modes are not my issue with the game. For me the biggest problem is the lack of the revert that was introduced in Tony Hawk 3. Now I know that the point of these games was to remake the original games, but the revert was a huge feature, and playing a new Tony Hawk game without just feels odd.

In all this is not a bad game, but there is just something a little off about it. It is a blast of nostalgia, but once that goes away you are left with a game that feels like something is missing. I would only recommend this if you are a die hard Tony Hawk fan.

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