- Publisher: Activision
- Developer: Robomodo
- Platform: Playstation Network, Xbox Live, Windows
- Released: July 18th (360), Q3 (PSN, PC)
- Rated: T for Teen
“Adds a whole new meaning behind the phrase BS boardslides.”
Uhhh…… You’re a skateboarder that can upgrade skills with the spending of money and has the ability to warp through time and locations. There is no story.
Probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to write, but here it goes. THPS HD is in the running for the most broken game I’ve ever had to play. It was painful, strenuous and completely aggravating.
If I were to put aside the consistent glitches shooting my skater high into the air when I crash, or bailing into the ground and floating below the level, or floating through obstacles like they were water, I may be able to properly have fun. Sort of.
The essentials of the game are still the same, zany over-the-top skating with mad tricks and crazy goals. I believe the original version of this game was the birth of rage-quitting for me and it proves to hold that same level of frustration. But you still can’t put it down. It’s fun 75% of the time and completely unplayable the rest of the time.
While the game is physically broken and unpolished, the visuals are definitely on the positive side of the experience. All of the original placement of items and obstacles are there, but the re-rendered graphics and appearances are awesome. The game looks great and in many points feels like the idealistic version of this generation. There are a ton of new textures and accents built into each level which make the entire list of levels very beautiful.
The issue with the appearance is in the glitches, because most of them are visual cracks and sprite failures.
While I headed into this review with extremely high hopes, I was extremely let down. A lot of my childhood was spent with my brother and father playing these games on the Playstation trying to one-up each other and complete every challenge the game offered. Instead, you’re greeted with half-assed attempts to recreate greatness and it ultimately spoils the taste you once had in your mouth surrounding the originals.
I really didn’t want it to come to this, but if you’re a fan of the first two THPS games than avoid this rehash. It gives new meaning behind the phrase BS Boardslide.
- The Idea
- Greater graphics
- A good mix of New & Old skaters
- THAT SOUNDTRACK
- Revisiting old levels
- Graphical glitches are abundant
- New music added to soundtrack
- Changing the hidden tapes to DVDs
- Not sure their choice of levels was perfect
- GLITCHES GLITCHES GLITCHES!!!