At first glance all I could think about was the PS2 version of this game and feel the dread that I would have to play Tony Hawk on the PlayStation. But once I got past the graphics and low frame rate I actually started to have fun.
Levels are admirably large, but the draw-in distance is pretty dreadful, and sometimes the camera cant keep up. The new revert move enables massive vert-to-street-to-vert combos, but the controls dont seem super-precise.
Fundamentally its the same game as "Tony Hawks 2," only it chugs along like a broken steam train! It stutters, splutters and jerks around like a breakdancer with broken legs and it feels like the batteries are running low on your PlayStation.
It's not the variety the PS2 version is -- and the graphics are a bit dated, even for the PS1. However, the variety in skateboarding combos, missions, and level design are far from missing.…Full Review »