gamers (27%) found this review helpful
ya fo sho i agree with kingdork I played skate and then this and its definently not revolutionary like they said,yes its fun to play as ryan and bam and some of the other pros but button smashing is lame. buy skate rent this
gamers (20%) found this review helpful
This game is jam packed with features and fun!
The reviews I have read have not done this game justice and all seem to be based on peoples expectations of a new THPS and comparing SKATE which there is no comparison when it comes to fast, fun and exciting game play.
Tony Hawk Proving Grounds has tons of items to unlock. Characters have a skater stat progression similar to Oblivion. The more you play/do the tricks is how you gain stats. The game also has a ton of different tricks to pull off and get ranked for which gives the game a ton of playability. You also now get to put new stats into abilities that help you improve your tricks. That is such a cool feature because it keeps the game play fast and progressive and just out right fun!!
You also have a level builder that is similar to HALO 3 (minus the flying around). You get to earn new things to layout as well as money you earn can be used to purchase items to layout and you can EVEN layout TV's and stereos that you can turn on and play. What's really amazing about these is that the stereo can be heard and customized and the TV can be watched (real life video clips are played on the TV - its pretty awesome).
There are a ton of new abilities to learn that help the skater do some sweet tricks.
The only thing I found frustrating with Tony Hawk Proving Ground was some of the story line videos make you restart the whole sequence if you "accidentally pull off an Amateur rating" rather than letting you start over before saying grats cya.
Over all the new graphics, sound, video and game play are amazing and really really fun!!