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  • Summary: Players can experience skateboarding like never before in Tony Hawk: RIDE. For the first time, players have the ability to physically play the game using an innovative motion sensing skateboard controller, allowing for unprecedented freedom and movement. Tony Hawk: RIDE focuses on innovationPlayers can experience skateboarding like never before in Tony Hawk: RIDE. For the first time, players have the ability to physically play the game using an innovative motion sensing skateboard controller, allowing for unprecedented freedom and movement. Tony Hawk: RIDE focuses on innovation and fun, bringing the #1 best-selling action-sports franchise to the forefront with cutting-edge technology for the hardcore fans and accessibility for the mass audience. Tony Hawk: RIDE features a wireless skateboard controller designed in conjunction with the game to offer a dynamic gaming experience built from the ground up. Using a combination of accelerometers and motion sensors, the intuitive controller allows players to physically control the action by performing various movements and gestures on the board that directly translate into amazing tricks in the game. Without complex button combinations or analog sticks, gamers of all skill levels can literally step on the board and play! [Activision] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 43
  2. Negative: 23 out of 43
  1. The board brings the franchise to life in remarkable ways. There is a decent variety of game modes and the ‘80s look is a nice touch.
  2. Scanning the web, there is no question that a number of Pro Skater veterans are miffed by Ride’s complete overhaul of their series – but then again, those same folks would be similarly unhappy with another rehash of the nine previous releases. It’s nice to see the series take a new direction – but it definitely could stand a bit more tweaking.
  3. Tony Hawk RIDE reminds me a lot of the Sega Activator; a great idea that will play a huge role in gaming hardware innovation but unfortunately way ahead of its time. In the know gamers, to you I say: spend your money on something else because you will end up regretting your purchase, and it’s too bad.
  4. From the cumbersome load times to the malfunctioning board it's just clunky. If you set it to casual and bring it out at a party it will draw some interest, but it won't take long before everyone realizes it's work to play, and ultimately, not very fun. At a steep $120, it's a bit of a wipeout.
  5. Controls that are either to broken or too difficult to use. [Issue#54, p.84]
  6. 40
    Fuzzy skateboard controls are more frustrating than fun.
  7. The execution is such a miserable failure that it manages to splash even more mud on Tony Hawk's legacy. I'm left with a firm belief that whichever side of the Tony Hawk/Activision partnership has the out clause in the contract should just exercise it and part ways for good. Enough is enough.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 19
  2. Negative: 16 out of 19
  1. ot
    Dec 6, 2009
    10
    wow wow wow credit to tony for looking at skate and seeing that it is innovative and tried to improve on it my bringing in a skateboard wow wow wow credit to tony for looking at skate and seeing that it is innovative and tried to improve on it my bringing in a skateboard prehiral any body giving stupid reviews obviously have never played and just looking at critical reviews Expand
  2. WarrenB
    Jan 1, 2010
    6
    I'v got to say, the board worked quite well for me, but as I played it more it seemed to get more and more unresponsive. I have it on I'v got to say, the board worked quite well for me, but as I played it more it seemed to get more and more unresponsive. I have it on the wii, and the graphics are balls, loading screens take the piss and the game is generally quite hard to get used to (This is coming from a skateboarder). The menu's are also inconsistent, which really ticks me off, mid game you can use the board to scroll menus, but no, as soon as you go the main screen, you have to pick up the remote again, which is okay if you know that. I stood there for 5 minutes trying to get the menu scrolling with the board, this may just be a side effect of my own stupidity however. I think if I had the game on Xbox, I would have gave it a better rating, the graphics look simply amazing, but as this was a christmas present I didn't get to choose the console. Wazza Expand
  3. Dec 27, 2010
    3
    I went into the game with a positive mindset, unfortunately the controls weren't as polished as I thought, and the graphics were hideous. ItI went into the game with a positive mindset, unfortunately the controls weren't as polished as I thought, and the graphics were hideous. It felt like the developers knew they weren't going anywhere and stopped mid project, boxed the game, and shipped it hoping to receive at least some cash to make up for lost funds. There are better skating games out there that don't involve silly peripherals. Expand
  4. anonymous
    Dec 4, 2009
    1
    I give it only one point for just look some what pathetic i have my own skateboard deck which looks the same. I hate this game Its ONLY 3 I give it only one point for just look some what pathetic i have my own skateboard deck which looks the same. I hate this game Its ONLY 3 hours long ITS AWfUL!!!!! why do i need to buy this game for 120 dollars when i could get any game for half that an get at least 10 hours of a campaign and Many hours on the multiplayer. Expand
  5. Vorrifmn
    Nov 27, 2009
    0
    It doesn't work- they gave all these reviewers only 3 hours of actual testing, which wasn't even enough to get used to the It doesn't work- they gave all these reviewers only 3 hours of actual testing, which wasn't even enough to get used to the controls- from calibrating, to getting used to them. GameTrailers had to go out of their way and actually buy their own game, play it for 20-something hours and got the real feel for the game. GameZone, GamingTrend, Planet Xbox 360,& XboxAddict were all payed for their scores- they are liars- they only spent a couple of hours with the game (which didn't matter) cause Actavison's PR just payed them for the review. Do not buy this Trash- It Doesn't Work! Expand
  6. VigneshS
    Dec 21, 2009
    0
    This game sucks. There no point to it and it lags so much. My bro wasted $80 on it. I told him to get something else but nooooooo. This game This game sucks. There no point to it and it lags so much. My bro wasted $80 on it. I told him to get something else but nooooooo. This game is probably the worst game I own Expand
  7. Murn
    Jan 12, 2010
    0
    A fantastic idea on paper, executed horribly wrong. It's hard to find good moments in this game, mainly because there is none. An A fantastic idea on paper, executed horribly wrong. It's hard to find good moments in this game, mainly because there is none. An understandable move by ActiVision to compete with EA's Skate series, which turned out horribly wrong. It's a shame too, it had such potential. Expand

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