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Since EA Skate came out back in 2007, it has been impossible to discuss the game without mentioning how unrealistic the Tony Hawk games are in comparison. But is it really a bad thing that the Tony Hawk games are unrealistic? Some people enjoy the arcade style that the Tony Hawk games have to offer while others just hate it.
In this commentary I'll be talking about realistic and unrealistic skateboarding games. Don't forget to leave a comment about what you prefer.
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It depends. Let's face it. All video games are unrealistic. The point is to make the games harder, challenging, and enjoyable, and it would be inevitable to do all that in a realistic game. However, when it comes to storyline, I prefer realism.
When he goes into the skate park at 6:53 that shows what's wrong with THPS. think the very first Tony Hawks Pro Skater was the best. It had the perfect balance not too realistic but not too unrealistic. To do a 900 was pretty hard. But in the newer games you could do about 10x 900s using the revert button in a combo.
there is a beauty behind both types of games but, you can't shit on something that you don't understand. "trick lining" is a very difficult skill to adapt to. Also there is multiple difficulty's for multiple play styles. I love my fair share of thug but, you can sleep on the diversity of skate 3.
in my opinion :) i tjought the same as u. TH cant be beatn ;) but :D that changed cuz skate was made with love and itz a pretty realaxed and lay downz game :) but still playing th but was the favorite till skate came out 😘 good video 😌👉
And if u want 😀 we can play some THUG PROZ just send me a YT message 😚
How is HD worse than Ride?! Sure it isn't good persay, but after getting the hang of what breaks the gameplay, I found it enjoyable. And I think it can be played a more realistic than THUG for example. As for Shaun White's Skateboarding, it's a poor man's Skate. Not bad, but not the best you could be playing.
To be honest I like both realistic and unrealistic skateboarding games (: unrealistic skateboarding games are so much fun to play. Out of the Tony Hawk series I really enjoyed American Wasteland and Underground 1&2 and I also liked pro skater 3. In the skate series I really liked all of them. Except for the one on the wii since I haven't played it. Also have you ever tried Thrasher: Skate and Destroy on the ps1?
Realistic skateboarding in video games can be appreciated by knowing how difficult it is to make it realistic (ex. hardcore mode in Skate 3, that shit makes it difficult to make a bank-to-grind). However, the bail glitches in ea skate make it have replay value because they're so fucking hilarious :D so overall I like how relatable realistic skateboarding is but the skill and just pure amazement behind thps is unmatchable (plus the nostalgia behind THPS2 is just UGHHH lol)
Which is better: Project 8 for PS3 or for PS2? I remember getting the game for PS2 and hating it because I thought it was lacking content. Maybe it was because I was playing a downgraded version since I was playing it on the PS2?
I've gone from Tony Hawk's Skateboarding (UK ver) to Skate 3 and I prefer realistic games, though I still love unrealistic games. Though I think with the new generation and the engines out there, there's less scope for unrealistic skate games now. It's hard to build on (IMO) THUG 2. For me the physics in THPS 4 were the best they've ever been, and maybe that's set to stay that way. But the newer engines / systems suit realism and the skate way of playing much more and make it much more attractive. Also, really liked your point about Skate 3 being unrealistic. Skate 2 100% best skate game IMO. Great video :)
Are you using a controller to play the game? If so maybe you can help me :) I just bought American wasteland for PC but it says it doesn't detect my Xbox one control and I really don't like using the keyboard for this game. Can you please help me
Wait. why is skate 3 unrealistic????. in skate 1 the character is gliding towards the rail and in skate 3 hardcore mode u have to hit it right on. and the skate tricks and grabs in skate 3 is not unrealistic to my knowlege all the moves have been done by a skateboarder.
The challenge of trying to perform a ridiculous combo vs trying to look good. I love the arcade, score driven style of the Tony Hawk games, but I don't mind skate. Tony Hawk and its unrealism takes the cake for me
I prefer realism in a skateboarding game. In my opinion Skate3 wasn't as unrealistic as you think. I'd say most if not all of the tricks it had have been done. Skate3 is my preference over EA Skate because you can Run, edit footy and do more tricks. Maybe one day there will be a Skate game with the same atmosphere as THUG 1 & 2 mixed with American Wasteland. Just Imagine Skate3 with Jim Phillips Art plastered everywhere. That's what I'm waiting for! Just keep it realistic!
If you wanna play a skateboarding game, go out and skate. If you wanna play Guitar Hero, go play a real guitar. If you wanna play WWE 17, go become a pro wrestler. If you wanna play The Sims, have a real baby and build a house by hand instead. If you wanna play Call of Duty World at War, go back in time and join the Russian army instead. If you wanna play Dragonball Z, go become an actual fucking super saiyan instead.
Do you see what you're doing? Do you see the problem here?
+XGAMERSREVIEW I suck at skateboarding, I can't even ride and feel safe doing it (let alone do tricks) but *skate* gets me a lot more than *THPS* (and I LOVE THPS4). Blackbox managed to make me feel a skater, to make me feel I was doing what the screen was showing.
I had to do a decent ollie to get over the bar, I had to land in the correct angle to keep balance, I had to pump at the right moments to speed myself up... Also, the fact that it had a real competition that is as known as the X-Games was a huge boost. I wasn't doing tricks in some made-up competition, I was in the biggest REAL competition in the World
One final thing Blackbox added? Style. There is a photo mode in Blackbox's skateboarding games because style and size matter, because you can do one simple combo 5 times and get 5 different photo sequences
I like to do both realistic and un realistic skate games, that's why I like skate 3 because I know the difficulty settings don't do to much but if you play on hardcore its way more realistic to do trick, and when I'm learning a new flat ground trick or a trick down some stairs in real life I do play on hardcore because personally it helps me learn the trick, but I will always love tony Hawks games as they were the first skating games I ever played but skate 3 is what I play most of the time due to graphics and the layout plus park editing feature compared to the other ea skate games.
Thug Pro is fan made. The people working on the project created the menus and have made a lot of alterations that make the game really it's own title. They've imported levels from so many different THPS games, and even the Disney Skate game. Neversoft didn't work on Thug Pro, no studio did, and no money was paid to the developers. The developers aren't paid at all for their services, and upkeep Openspy too, which is a clone of Gamespy since the service went down. The reason they made it, because they're fans. Fans made it, it's fan made. It doesn't cost money. It is dependent on a thug 2 installation. DAY Z had the same start from ARMA II. Thug Pro is it's own game.+Night SaverMC
I like Tony Hawk games better because I can 360 no scope pro the powerlines and grind and go fast and combo like its nothing all you have to do is keep the bar in the middle. Anyone can do it, it is easy to pick up and best evenly balanced for all players young or adults.
i prefer Ea Skate, but i wish that they would have found a way to realistically incorporate flatland tricks, that and old school S-turns. When i play ea skate i can get so much joy out of just riding pools and banks.
oh come on man , ea skate maybe would be better and more realistic , but tony hawk games are not even a single bit unrealistic , they are realistic , i know ea skate is awesome but don't underestimate and misunderstand tony hawk games , they are more awesome and more fun and have all skateboarding tricks , come on man they are video games , so , chill and enjoy them
I always thought EA's Skate series was more of a ragdoll game that so happens to have skateboarding here and there. And well, unrealistic skateboarding is just fun. I know that realism is important sometimes, but it's videogames we're talking about... Can't we just go back to those days?
Have you tried Tony Hawk's Underground Pro? It's a fan made game that includes all levels from THPS4, THUG1 and THUG2 with online play. More information here:
Tony Hawk's Underground Pro: Updates w/ THPS4 Levels & Info
Well it's up to a publisher/devteam if a new Tony Hawk game will ever be made, but looking at todays publishers, they think "nah theres no money". Doesn't matter what tony himself maybe wants.
I always lowered the stats on my CAS's to zero and tried to play as realistic as possible. Then Skate came out and I bought the game right away. (bought the xbox a week later :D) I still only have 4 games for it. Skate 1-3 and THPG which I played through once and then never touched it again.
I don't know what do you mean with skate 3 got more unrealistic except for that the whole city it plays in sucks and the superultramegapark is the worst park in the whole franchise not to mention the "story". But the phyics almost feel the same on normal and even better on hardcore. The park editor was the biggest thing on the pro-list for the game but I can't stand playing it with a 20/25 fps limit on created parks. And the most animations are really bad and kinda stiff. Anyways, a few weeks ago I stumbled across thugpro which is really great and will become even better if quazz lives up to his words on future updates, so I'm looking forward to this.
A new Tony Hawk game would require a whole lot of manpower just to make it not suck, because everyone prefers stupid shaders, rigid body/ragdoll physics, 1080p+ and high poly models over gameplay and it would not sell without this fancy stuff and as I said before, there's no money there to farm. 10 years ago we had thrasher skate&destroy (the best skategame of alltime imo), grind session (also very good), the THPS series and even more. Today we have Skate and it's dead... wow (dev-wise). So to finally make a point, (doesn't matter how much I dislike whats going on in the US skatescene lately (SLS, Nike SB (painting old skatespots and sell them like they build it for us...))) Skateboarding in general is more popular than ever. There's more money in skateboarding than ever before. Some dude made the Skate 3 sales go up again. More skateparks are being build all over the world. So a new good skateboarding game is just a matter of time... But still not yet... And the best skate game will always be the game-of-skate with some friends :) Sorry for this huge wall of text :p
Edit: Oh, and I prefer realistic gameplay but also enjoi the TH series, so yeah. :D
Shaun White Skateboarding Isn't That Great I Didn't Like It I Got So Lost In The Story Almost Towards The End Because They Didn't Explain Everything Good And I Was Like What Do I Have To Do But There Is No Freeskate Only Story/Campaign Multiplayer But No One Really Plays Online The Tricking System Isn't The Best But Yeah If You Really Want To Play You Can Find It Around 4-10 Dollars Or So
Not everybody in Rise is a trickliner. We do have a realistic team too, (which I and about 10 other people are apart of). If you want to, you can check out our realistic team and maybe we can change your mind. :P
I've logged months more time in Tony Hawk unrealistic games. I logged about a week's time in Skate, but it just seemed to dry to play. I appeal to unrealistic games like this more easily, because there is not the greatest action in skate. I like realistic games though, such as Battlefield because of how broad it is. I always wanted Skate 2, but only got 1.
I remember playing with you a bit on THUG2 back in the day. Name was usually pHorniCaiTe or Slayer with every letter as a hex symbol, and yours had a bunch of the "foreign" keyboard letters with the accents I believe..
Personally, I prefer skate now. The glitches in the original skate are just so much more fun and allow for some really insane tricks, and some cool spots that are nearly impossible to get to, especially without walking. Doing a double grab as you land let's you land anything, there's a glitch with setting a reset that let's you get to just about anywhere, the park editor in the later games is way more fleshed out than THPS's was without modding, hippy flips(which weren't even supposed to be in Skate 1) are just so fun, and it's overall just a lot more creative and satisfying to play. Skate 2 and 3 are a little less fun in this regard, but I prefer the original Skate to all of the THPS games, even though I have WAY more time in THPS.
+Andrew Villegas It had, but I was forced to audioswap it due to copyrights. But I uploaded the video on vimeo with commentary. Here it is, vimeo link in description:
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 100% speed run Commentary by icebears4ever
For the time of the pro skaters the series was seen as realistic yet the future tony hawk games continued to add more and more bullshit, Skate in my opinion has a realistic control scheme the physics not so much and the gameplay defiantly not, the skate games similar to the tony hawk franchise they added more and more bullshit that ruined the original idea.
Smallish ish levels that worked nicely! Chockfull of challenges. They should have really concentrated on unlockables too! Secret Skaters....Unlockable Videos...Secret Tapes and Items that were tough to find. A GOOD 2 player mode...More is less with THPS...The groundwork/physics were/are perfect! If it aint broke, don't try n fix it!!!
Don't stop making your THPS Vlogs for us Icebears. I think they are great. I honestly think the franchise got too big. The Team got insanely over staffed, the good/great simple things were forgotten and replaced with fancy bits that didn't need to be tampered with. Instead of making 12-15 HUGE LEVELS that linked to each other....they should have done 18-20 School 2 / Mall / Hanger "SIZED" levels!
I prefere unrealism because you can combo more and tony hawk games are more fun to play when it has no open world because you can skate in different places . And skate gets boring after 10 min. I have Shaun white skateboarding and it's bad because it's sort of a puzzel game and a skateboarding game also the controles are pretty bad . Great video icebears
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