11-25-2009 01:10 AM
Persoanly this seems to be a much fairer review
heres the basics
Review Scoring Details for Tony Hawk RIDE
The board brings the franchise to life in remarkable ways. There is a decent variety of game modes and the ‘80s look is a nice touch.
A few minor glitches, but the game is very easy on the eyes and there are some fun effects players can trigger in various locations. The Miis used in the Wii version are not a great fit, but this is a game that is about the action animation, and that translates to all platforms.
Wide range of musical tracks gives the game a good audio backdrop.
The casual mode is very forgiving but there is a small learning curve when it comes to finding your balance and working the board for the big tricks. Landing is very important.
The board is what defines this game, makes it stand out from other titles and is a tremendous leap forward for the genre.
The online elements were not available for play, but the party mode and scoring competitions provided a lot of fun.
A few small glitches, but Tony Hawk RIDE is innovative and great fun. This is a title the whole family can get behind and it should provide hours of entertainment, laughter and a nice little leg workout. If not for the board, this title would be an average Tony Hawk game, but the board makes it a benchmark title. Yes, it is spendy, but this is more than a disk in plastic wrap, this is a next-gen controller that takes the franchise down roads it has never travelled before.
and the full review
11-30-2009 08:49 AM
Well, that's the biggest score I've seen for it so far. The other scores have been much too low. I listed my reasons why in another thread.
Heck, I'm Hawkfan and even I can't rate it that high. As I said, the game is a tech demo for the board and if it were deeper than that, I could give it a score (see my personal review) higher than just a 8.0. But yeah, IMO a fair score is 7.5-8.0. It's good for people that like the series and the arcade gameplay, but Skate fans need not apply.