Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2 Remaster

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#1 RatchetClank92
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I was pretty pumped to see that there is a remaster of the classic Pro Skater games coming out in September. I loved all the soundtracks, and avidly played them all up until Pro Skater 5 (Which was not worth a second of playing). Anyone else psyched for it? I plan on buying it and having some friends over to sesh some multiplayer like the good ol days.

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#2  Edited By RSM-HQ
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Made a thread related to this a few months back, not a Tony Hawk follower really, but noticed a band posted involvement with a new TH game. Remakes are always a nice nod but confused with this one. Sure with Activision streak of remakes on paper this made perfect sense to revive a previously successful franchise. But is this more of a Duke Nukem role of better forgotten?

I'm not sure how well this'll do even if polished unlike previous revitalisations from the TH name, you know outside nostalgia.

The target audience for these games comes from those into skateboarding (which has declined heavily since the early 2000's) and American commercialise culture. The later I can see it being very popular in north America. But does it end at that.

Guess what I'm trying to say is does anyone younger than thirty that's not American give a care for this franchise. And can it cater to gamers twenty or younger just by being 'faithful'_

*More narrowly put, case the above was too vague. Are Tony Hawk 1 and 2 actually good games; and can they hold today's Gamers standards for- mechanics, depth, and fun factor without the above nostalgia or US commercial pandering?

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#3 Archangel3371
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I’m not into skateboarding or those games so never got into Tony Hawk so I’ll pass on these myself.

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#4 jeezers
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Yeah im stoked, was playing THPS4 last week on the 360 great game, first played 1 on n64, i hope they port it to the switch, tony hawk on the go would be cool

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#5 neildneil
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@RSM-HQ: as a European in my 20s i can confirm there are plenty outside of the 30+ american demographic who are excited about this. My friends and I played this game to death as kids and none of us had so much as touched a skateboard up until that point. Even today it's one of the few game series you can talk about with a non-gamer and they'll know what you're talking about and will likely have fond memories. I guess was I'm saying is that interest in skateboarding, or even gaming, wasn't the entry point for many players into this series originally, and doesn't have to be the case for the remakes either

I think you're right though in that this remake isn't likely to bring in a massive new audience to the series and probably won't be the same smash hit that the Crash Trilogy has been. Most of the interest will come from fans of the originals (like myself), but I wouldn't underestimate how strong and widespread this interest is. Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD was critically considered to be a substandard game in the series but still managed 120,000 sales in its first week. The interest is still there and if this game actually turns out good then it's likely will at least match that performance

Moreover, they are very good games, especially games from Tony Hawk's 3 onwards which are still incredibly playable to this day, despite not having aged that well graphically. The originals (that are in this remake) are somewhat primitive by comparison but it looks like they are basing the foundations of the gameplay on the engine used for the later games which is a good sign. If they do manage to nail the feel of the originals then I'm confident it'll be a success and hopefully inspire a THPS 3+4 remake later down the line

I, for one, am extremely excited about this and probably the most hyped I've been about a game in about a decade

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#6  Edited By RSM-HQ
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@neildneil: It's reassuring to read the early entries are enjoyable games, it's one of those series I've wondered if worth visiting, because much like the new trailer, it does look fun.

Anyone I know has never played them, and we've openly never understood the appeal of this series or Skate.

Going to keep an eye on this remake and see how it's received outside the base-demographic. A demo is coming this summer so probably the best time to give it a chance and see how none fans of the older games take to it.