I really enjoyed this Game, I've been a fan of the series since THPS2 came out on the PSX. I was really disappointed with both of the THUG games (particularly THUG2, I felt that was the low point in the series). THAW really brought me back into it though.
THPS4 was probably my favorite of the series and this game reminded me a lot of THPS2 and THPS4 wrapped into one.
I'm not really big on the customization things like hair and logos etc I only did those when I had to for the story so I can't really comment except that there are a LOT of options, Though I was
able to make a custom character that looked EXACTLY like me for the classic skate mode. It's funny just about everyone of my friend who's seen me play has said "man who's that skater you're using they look exactly like you!".
Online is fun, it's pretty much the old multiplayer mode... through Xbox Live, so nothing really new but it is the first time a Tony Hawk game has been on Xbox Live (took 'em long enough).
The Classic mode is good if you like the classic style of "collect skate" "collect combo" "find the secret tape" etc. My complaints are that the classic mode was too short and that it was made up entirely of levels from other games (I suppose that does make it truly "Classic"). I was also a bit POed that the PS2 version received a few extra levels of classic mode.
The graphics aren't nearly as bad as people make them out to be. The textures are fantastic, and there are no jaggies in sight making the visuals very crisp and clear, especially in HD. The shadows from the characters are also fantastic. There are some motion blur effects as well as reflection effects (in wet ground/water) that definitely arn't implemented in the last gen versions and it's impossible to notice these things just looking at screen-shots because seeing it in motion is what makes them good. I have a friend with the Xbox 1 version and we did a side by side comparison on my Projector... the difference is night and day between the two. you tend to notice a lot more things when it's plastered against your wall in motion as opposed to a crappy 3" screenshot online.
Really the only downside to the graphics is the low poly count (don't think they upped it from the last gen versions). The 360 version is easily the BEST LOOKING game in the series to date, sure it doesn't stack up against some other 360 games but the Tony Hawk series has never been known to have the best graphics. It's the game play that matters and if there's one aspect where this game shines it's gameplay. You also have to take into account that the levels are ENORMOUS and aside from the initial load before the game starts there is no loading throughout the entire game.
If I were to score this game I'd give it a 7 out of 10... it's certainly not the best game on the console but it is one of the better Tony Hawk games, it plays very well, it's fun, it will last you a while. If you like the series you probably wont be disappointed but I don't think it will be recruiting any new fans.
It held my attention to play through and 100% the game gaps and all...
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