Earlier than we start placing arms round one another as a bunch of PlayStation skateboarding followers, screaming traditional pop-punk songs and praising this week’s new Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater 1+2, let’s bear in mind the final time a nostalgic cash-in pretended to be a Superman.
Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater HD launched in 2012 as a final gasp of the Xbox 360 and PS3 era, nevertheless it was removed from the return to skateboarding glory that followers had hoped for—particularly because the collection had been written off after watered-down sequels and peripheral add-ons. As a “compilation” of the primary two mega-popular Tony Hawk video games, THPSHD solely included seven skateparks from each video games mixed. Its “HD” standing might have technically been true, however glitchy physics, questionable color-mapping, and a damaged “large drop” system made it removed from definitive.
Eight years later, the collection’ handlers at Activision are again with one other crack on the first two Tony Hawk video games, as soon as once more on the cusp of a brand new console era. In excellent news, this time, Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater 1+2 is… good. Like, it is actually good.
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