When I saw the trailer for this game it made me confused. It's taking the route that Skate.
took when it was first revealed. They're marketing it to actual skateboarders. People that understand what it's about, people that know about skateboarding. As far as I can tell there have been no games that have been what skateboarding is actually about. Bloggers and reviewers praised Skate.
for how realistic it was. How much it is actually like skateboarding IRL.
To tell you the truth it is nothing like it. In skate, it takes you two seconds to learn how to do a trick. Kickflip 180's in the game are simple. In real life it took me weeks to learn, and get the hang of that trick. It still gives me trouble.
Now I know that it's just a game, it shouldn't be like the real thing. If it were, it would take your entire life to master. People thought that the game was like skating because it looked like skating. An animation of a man masturbating looks like a man masturbating, it doesn't mean it's an actual person masturbating, or how it looks to be a person masturbating. Just like masturbating, everyone does it differently, everyone has there own style. In Skate.
you cannot add your own flare to your style. If you youtube Corey Duffel, and Paul Rodriguez, you will be able to see the different styles. They both skate the relatively same obstacles, but they do there own tricks off of them.
Paul is definately more laid back than Corey.
Now to Tony Hawk's Ride
. Its really too early to tell, but I bet it will be more gimmicky then a fat slut eating a dildo shaped carrot. Look at the thing. The teaser is awesome, it really gets across what skateboarding is about. Creativity, art, style, fun, excersize, friendship. When you are a skater and you go to an unknown or new city, you dont have anything to be afraid of. You have someting in common with it. Skateboarding, no matter where you go, you will always make friends.
My guess is that the peripheral will be shit. It looks solid, but it has nothing to do with an actual skateboard. Its fucking PLASTIC. What can you do with it, lean back, forward, and side to side. You probably have to hold a fucking controller in your hand to do the tricks. No offence guys, but I would bet one dollar
that none of you skate. Not one of you would be able to balance on the tail for more than 3 seconds without falling on your fat tooshies. The thing is pointless. There really is no reason, or room for it to exist.
Maybe i'm just being too literal, but this thing looks horrible. I really don't see how it will add to the skateboarding community. There is, and never will be a game that will capture skateboarding the way it should be. Pushing down the city street, weaking through cars, the wind on your hair(oh fuck I just said the wind in your hair...Fuck my life), video games just can't emulate that. There is no way to capture the strong feeling of accomplishment and freedom you get from landing a trick, or simply just cruising down the street next to your best friend and kickfliping over a man hole.
I don't think that any of you have heard this side of the arguement (issue?) so I hope this shed some light on skateboarding games from the perspective of an actual skater. I feel very strongly about these game, don't get me wrong, I love em' to death. I played TH Underground until my balls dropped. Anyone want a challenge. I really can't wait to play TH Ride just to see for myself. read