Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5
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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5's rare moments of nostalgic joy are drowned out by its abundance of faults.
Glitch-ridden and seemingly unfinished, this is a tragic swansong for Tony Hawk's video game career.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 exists to exploit any nostalgia you might have for the earlier games, offering an insulting dearth of worthwhile content in exchange for your money.
The game clearly isn't finished and even it was the lack of ambition, and budget, is painfully obvious at every turn. A sad, pathetic end to a classic games franchise.
Even if the gameplay was everything it could be, this title still has its challenges
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is riddled with glitches and offers almost nothing new to longtime fans of the series.
Don't play this game.
You can definitely see the potential here, but despite having good enough controls and plenty of missions to get your teeth into, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 lacks polish and finesse - and ultimately becomes repetitive.
The series might have once had potential to be revived, but Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 makes sure that all signs of life have been squeezed out of it.
I didn't outright hate Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, as it distills a lot of the franchise's good points into an arcadey modern format. There are flashes of brilliance, but much of that is piggybacking off of the foundation its predecessors have already created. Considering that Activision signed a deal with Tony Hawk for more games a while back that's set to expire soon, I sincerely hope change is on the horizon if more titles are in the cards.