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Old 05-05-15, 01:27 PM
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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 (PS4/XBO/PS3/360 - 2015)

Rumored for awhile, but official now.

http://www.gameinformer.com/themes/b...ook&GroupKeys=

Putting to rest months of cryptic tweets from Tony Hawk, Activision and developer Robomodo have officially announced Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 a return to the classic gameplay of the series' heyday.

The game is slated to come out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later in the year, with PS3 and Xbox 360 versions following shortly thereafter.

As the name indicates, Pro Skater 5 is a call back to the old-school lineage of the first four titles back when the franchise was in its prime. The game weds the series' finely tuned gameplay with new additions such as power-ups and the ability to shoot projectiles for specific missions.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 features a new set of levels packed with objectives and missions you can complete solo or with friends via online co-op and competitive play. Whether you just want to have a session with friends or strangers or want to level up your character online and then take them offline, the game's online flow is seamless. Your created skate parks can also be shared with world.

THPS 5, of course, brings back Tony Hawk, and he's joined by some of the series' familiar faces as well as a new generation of skaters influenced by the original titles. Skaters include, Nyjah Huston, Aaron Homoki, Ishod Wair, Riley Hawk, Lizzie Armanto, Chris Cole, David Gonzalez, Leticia Bufoni, and Andrew Reynolds.




I remember loving #2, will be interesting if this finds an audience again. The screenshots don't look particularly impressive to me, but gameplay and control is more important here.
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Re: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 (PS4/XBO/PS3/360 - 2015)

Shooting projectiles while I skate is exactly what happens in real life. Bring on Skate 4, please.
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Goddamn this song. It was on the demo disc I got from PS Magazine. I played the fuck out of that demo. HOURS perfecting my skills on that warehouse level.
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OlliOlli2 is only skating game i need
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Re: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 (PS4/XBO/PS3/360 - 2015)

I loved the first three games (I don't think I ever played the fourth one) but the later ones were never as fun. If this is truly a return to form and is more in line with the earlier entries I might consider picking it up.
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Re: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 (PS4/XBO/PS3/360 - 2015)

Release date is Sept 29.

Also some info on the gameplay - http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/06/...paign=Blogroll

There are three main changes to the way the game works. First up, the team have added the ability to push when you're playing - gone are the days of desperately jumping up and down to try and muster some speed. Holding down R2 causes you to push off, though you won't be able to achieve max speed this way. As you'd expect, this has also necessitated the creation of a brake ability, which can be found on L2.

The second major change is to the way grinding works. A popular playstyle used to see gamers hold down triangle as they jumped in order to snap to the nearest rail and start grinding but, thanks to the addition of a new "Slam" move, this isn't an option any longer. Holding triangle will now see you plummet towards the ground. It's a useful ability, designed to enable you to stop yourself overshooting jumps, though as an added benefit it means you need to be much more skillful with your grind timing.

The final modification is the ability to use your filled Special bar when you wish. Whereas previously it used to trigger as soon as your bar was full, the studio realised this could sometimes frustratingly result in a wasted boost. Now, once the bar is full, it'll remain so until you elect to trigger the benefits by pressing L1.
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Re: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 (PS4/XBO/PS3/360 - 2015)

So are we finally going to be able to scan our skateboards into the Kinect and then play them in-game?

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Re: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 (PS4/XBO/PS3/360 - 2015)

Looks like a fucking mobile game:


So terrible. It doesn't even have shadows.
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Re: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 (PS4/XBO/PS3/360 - 2015)

Yeah, that looks shitty even for last gen
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Re: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 (PS4/XBO/PS3/360 - 2015)

It wouldn't be so bad if the gameplay looked good, but geez, even that looks terrible. The way he magnetically grabs onto rails, and weird rail powerups and crap? Ugh. Is it too hard to just remake THPS2 but with new maps and good graphics?

I love how they mention you have to be "much more skillful at grinding" in that article above, but clearly that video shows otherwise.
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Re: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 (PS4/XBO/PS3/360 - 2015)

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Looks like a fucking mobile game:


So terrible. It doesn't even have shadows.
Looks like Sunset Overdrive without the catchy colors, shooting mechanics or fun.
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Re: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 (PS4/XBO/PS3/360 - 2015)

I was thinking the opposite, it looks like 2001 era Tony Hawk which is Sunset Overdrive without the gaudiness, weak combat or cringe inducing humor. (I don't know why I like dissing that game so much, it came free with my console ffs, unfulfilled potential I guess.)

...unfortunately it's 2015, and this does look like a mobile port. But at least it might be a little bit of fun, for nostalgia purposes. I'll pay $19.99 for it.
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Besides, Sunset Overdrive was great.
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Re: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 (PS4/XBO/PS3/360 - 2015)

The only reason I still own the original Xbox is to play Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3.


This new version looks like crap.
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Re: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 (PS4/XBO/PS3/360 - 2015)

Even Pro Skater 2 had shadows on the PS1!



edit: I went back and watched the video again, and shadows do appear... occasionally, probably a bug... but still it looks like shit.
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Re: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 (PS4/XBO/PS3/360 - 2015)

Those graphics make me laugh. Listen to how excited they are in comparison to our lack of excitement.
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Re: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 (PS4/XBO/PS3/360 - 2015)

Oof, yeah this one looks rough.
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Re: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 (PS4/XBO/PS3/360 - 2015)

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Those graphics make me laugh. Listen to how excited they are in comparison to our lack of excitement.
I'm excited so
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Re: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 (PS4/XBO/PS3/360 - 2015)

Good news! They're using cel shading now, so it's all fixed.






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Looks better there than it did in that first iteration.
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Dat hair!

Glad to see they got shadows working!
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Re: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 (PS4/XBO/PS3/360 - 2015)

Here's some gameplay with the new art style

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6KyBkv2a4DU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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At least the hoodies and strings flap around.

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