Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5
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Content Rating: Teen
Drop in & out of parks & rip with your friends! Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 offers a fresh take on combo-driven skateboarding, the most advanced online multiplayer experience, and a state-of-the-art skatepark builder. Ride, build, and repeat!
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On top of all that, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is a technical mess. The game's framerate is all over the place. It's entirely too easy to fall through parts of the world or get jammed up inside of walls. User-created parks seem to suffer from these issues more frequently than the pre-made parks, at least, though user-made parks also tend to have objects that flicker and shimmer in the distance, like they're not all there.
When all is said and done, this game doesn’t deserve to be called Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 and most certainly shouldn’t make its way onto your download queue. I feel like Activision withheld it from early reviews because the company knew it's a butt of a game. I know it’s tempting to give this one a go, especially after the years of awesomeness the Pro Skater franchise has provided in the past, but it doesn’t match up to today’s standards. Avoid this one like the Black Plague.
Apart from tightening up its gameplay, Tony Hawk 5 begs for a direction. It's clear that making a game that simply tries to capture the good times in a new setting isn't enough, even if it did nail the gameplay. The gaming landscape has changed a lot since the series heyday, but this title is stuck in a no-man's-land between not being good enough to replicate the past nor ambitious enough to move the franchise forward.