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Tony Hawks Pro Skater (DC)
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Tony Hawks Pro Skater (DC)
Date: 05/12/00, updated on 05/12/00 (183 review reads)
Tony Hawk's graphics are fantastic and jaw dropping to say the least. The game's engine is rock solid running at a fairly consistent 60 frames per second. Unfortunately there are some drops in frame rate but they are minor and do not effect the overall gameplay. Things like fog or draw-in are also minor and the gamer will really have to be looking for it to notice it. The character models look very much like their real life counterparts. Everything from hair to clothing is nicely textured and shaded. Beards are present as well as long hair and distinctly different skin colour. The level of detail is amazing. Another example of detail is the lighting effects. From city lights to the sun at sunset, the graphics engine really delivers a level of realism seldom seen in video games. This is game is awesome in the looks department.
Tony Hawk's sound track should be sold as a game music CD. I would say almost every music track in this game is excellent, suiting the visuals
perfectly. The artists range from metal to hip-hop and never manage to become boring. If they do you can select a track you'd like to hear in the menu interface...cool!
The sound effects are also done well. Bailing off your board never sounded so good. The sound of face plants alone will make the gamer cringe, and probably laugh out loud as well. The skateboards sound very real with the clicking and clacking of wood. I found the wheels made different noises on different surfaces. The rail and truck grinds reminded me of days of old and I felt that I was on my board again, scarfing down some hand railing. The environments have their own personal sounds as well. For example if you are skating in the rough part of town it is normal for you to hear screams or even gunshots. Runecraft really paid a lot of attention to the little things and this in turn should capture any gamer!
Overall this is a real classic, better than the first!
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