posted by alan1685 (WHITE PLAINS, MD) Oct 28, 2007
Member since Oct 2007
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I returned this game the next day. It gets frustrating using the wii remote. It won't respond most of the time. This game probably would be great with other systems, but I do not recommend buying or renting for the wii system.
THPG is everything you've come to love in the Tony Hawk series combined into one title, with a few notable flaws which do add a little frustration to the game play.
Graphics: Visually the game is unimpressive. It reminds me of the earlier versions of THPS with the exception of the cut scenes which look good. there are a number of jagged edges and notably recycled textures. No graphical elements of this game are exceptional in any way and knowing how the game looks on other systems makes one really wish that the wii visuals were better.
Sound: The Music tracks are great as one would expect for THPS games. The voices of characters are good in the cut scenes HOWEVER the generic characters around the map sound cheesy and annoying. But its funny as having an old lady punch you and then say "Keep it up your doing great"
Controls: The controls are not bad. They are fun once you get to learn them however they do make the game far more difficult than it is on any other system (which is for the most part good... but can make certain missions frustrating). And no jumping is not flicking the wiimote It is the A button. The more frustrating controls involve the agro kick/agro push and Checking (hitting) players on your board which is a thrusting motion of both the wiimote and nunchuck. another complaint is that the flip moves (kickflip, shove its, etc) are done with the C button, it is something I am not able to get used to and it is difficult to link grinds and flip tricks. "Nailing the trick" is a lot of fun and is done well but you have to account for the control delay and "nail it" a little earlier.
Gameplay: Aside from the minor control problems the gameplay is great. It is exactly what THPS has been from the 1st series and offers all of the outlandish tricks that you'd expect. It even has a mode where you do the old THPS mode with "sick score" "collect skate" and "find the video" in each map.
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