Much like the ‘only 90s kids will get this’ memes, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater has been a staple of most 20-something’s lives – and now with the release of Activision’s Tony Hawk’s pro skater 5, our latent hatred of Eric Sparrow may once again come to the fore (seriously, screw that guy).
The reviews from the States are starting to sneak in, and like many predicted, it’s a broken horror show of a title. Naturally, twitter has been all over it as people clamour to say the worst things they can think of about poor Tony’s hideous game-baby.
My favourite part is where Tony Hawk’s soul appears to actually leave his body.
— Keith Stuart (@keefstuart) September 30, 2015
Is Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 just a reskinned Goat Simulator? — Sharon Coone (@Sharoogala) September 30, 2015
I don’t think you could play Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 for more than 5 minutes without immediately knowing in your heart that it is awful.
— Nick Robinson (@Babylonian) September 30, 2015
If you’re still not put off, and are itching to get back into the series when it comes out in the UK on Friday, you may run into a surprise – the day one patch is bigger than the standard game. By itself, the game comes in at a sprightly 4.6 gb, however, the day one patch is a rather hefty 7.7gb. The reason behind this patch is not yet known, but the decision to overhaul the graphics engine to reflect a more ‘cel shaded’ style may be a factor.
Eurogamer even compiled this ridiculous video of a variety of calamities, shot over a 60 minute period. There shouldn’t even be this amount of glitches in the entire game…
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is out 2 October for PS4 and Xbox One while the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 versions will follow on 13 November. Judging by the overwhelming reaction though, you’d probably be better off buying a real skateboard, attempting to skate, failing and breaking your leg in three places. You’d probably have more fun too.
Mark is the Gaming Editor for UNILAD. Having grown up a gaming addict, he’s been deeply entrenched in culture and spends time away from work playing as much as possible. Mark studied music at University and found a love for journalism through going to local gigs and writing about them for local and national publications.