THPS vs SKATE

Posted by Jeremy on 9 November 2007 | 0 Comments

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For many years Tony Hawks Pro Skater has, in my opinion, been the best skateboarding game around. It has steadily improved in it's graphics and gameplay to some extent. You can do a heck of a lot more in the latest versions than you could back in the days of the Playstation 1. However, one thing that has pretty much stuck throughout the series (9 in total now), is the same old way you do tricks. The number of tricks you can do has increased, but playing it is just too fake. It's just too easy to do a million tricks in one 'combo'.

Electronic Arts, the creators of SKATE, probably saw this as their way to win over skater fans. They created a pretty awesome game, cool graphics and fun to play. Sure it's the first of it's type from EA, so there is plenty of room for improvement, but the way you do tricks is so much better. It really resembles doing tricks in real life. There's no 'combos', rather you score points for the 'line' you pull off, which is pretty much what pro skaters do in real life. Heaps better than stringing a billion point combo out, connected by manuals and grinds. If you've got a new gaming console, I really recommend skate.


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