This game is about to get released soon and I'm very excited about it. I actually think this is the game I'm looking forward to the most just ahead GTA V and the Pokémon Black/White sequel.
Tony Hawk, GTA and Pokémon are my favourite video game franchises of all time and I remember playing Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1, 2 and 3 in the early 2000s. Those games actually made me start skateboarding in real life and that's something I'm very proud of. I didn't buy the other Tony Hawk-games until 2007-2008 when I begun to play Tony Hawk's Pro skater 4. This might be the best game in the series. Then I played Tony Hawk's Underground 2 which was an awesome game with plenty stuff to do. I think that's the game I've played the most on GameCube and there have been many Free Skate sessions. It's a little bit different game in some ways though. I can agree that the game reminds me of Jackass especially since both Wee Man, Bam Margera and Steve-o are in the game. Overall I think many agree that this is a great game but some people say that after this game or maybe American Wasteland, the series began to fall apart. I bought American Wasteland and Tony Hawk's Underground in 2007 and some months later I bought the two PS3 titles. Those two titles weren't as good as the PS1 and PS2 titles but they were still great games.
Tony Hawk Ride was mediocre and Tony Hawk Shred was a bad game because it was almost the same game as Ride. All the great skaters were gone too. No Ryan Sheckler, Rodney Mullen, Daewon Song, Mike Vallely and so on. The only good add-on in Shred was Geoff Rowley. You can't win any movies in the game which was one of my favourite features in the older Tony Hawk games. No Park editor or any cool stuff were found in Tony Hawk Shred. Also, the board you play the game with doesn't work very well at times.
The early Tony Hawk games are almost perfect. I'm really looking forward to playing the old school levels with all the cool features. Hopefully there'll be a great soundtrack, movies, Park Editor, cool missions and many good skaters. So far the only classic Tony Hawk skaters we know are in the game are: Eric Koston, Andrew Reynolds, Rodney Mullen and of course Tony Hawk himself. I'd like to see some other skaters too like Bob Burnquist, Geoff Rowley, Jamie Thomas, Bucky Lasek and so on. I mean, they aren't that old and they're still popular skaters. By the way Bucky was my favourite skater back in the day.
What do you think about the game? Which was your favourite skater in the old Tony Hawk games? Any special songs or features you want to see in the game? I don't know if the soundtrack has been revealed yet but apparently there'll be 50% new songs and 50% old Tony Hawk songs which I think is great. Overall I would welcome some new things in the game as long as it's good.
Edited by Redketman, 24 April 2012 - 06:38 AM.