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Tony Hawks Pro Skater (DC)
Date: 22/07/00, updated on 20/06/03 (1 review reads)
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I had played the PS version of this game and really liked it. When I read that a Dreamcast version was in the works I traded in my PS copy and pre-paid my DC copy. Man, I'm glad I did, the "souped up" graphics alone are worth the cost of admission. The game is exactly the same as the PS version, but when it's on the DC it is just a better game.
On the gameplay side, if you played the PS version then you will be right at home. The control is solid and almost natural feeling. If this is the first time on Tony Hawk then you will find that it is easy to pick up and difficult to master. This game is so addictive, you'll find yourself trying to get this trick or combo or get up to this level. Then you realize 3 hours have passed and you have to get your butt up for work in the morning. This is a "zen" experience in a video game, trust me.
This is the only difference between the PS, N64, and DC. The graphics make a world of difference. When you start a level, it's all there. Nothing "pops-up" or nasty "fogging" in the distance. I mean wow, the whole freakin' level is there, as far as you can see. Kudos Treyarch on the port.
Can't hardly wait to see what Tony Hawk 2 will look like.
The sound is there. The grunts and ginds. When you break glass, it sounds like you broke some glass. The music is also just right. Plenty of alternative music pumps out of the speakers as your tearing off tricks and collecting tapes. Personally I don't play a game for the music, but at least this one has really good music in it.