When I was just a wee lad with my PS1, Pizza Hut was giving away free demo discs if you bought a certain kind of pizza or something like that. One of the demos was Tony Hawk's Pro Skater.
I was in love.
Playing it for hours on end, I constantly tried to beat my score. I finally got over a million points :D
Afterwards, when it came out, I finally got a Tony Hawk game, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2. It was all I played for a year.
Recently however, I've tried playing the newer Tony Hawk games. I've tried the ones on WII and 360 and even PS2 and none of them seem to bring back the memories of the first two. It seems like the more they add, the more it takes away from the original. Sure some of the additions help, like getting off your board and ways to keep your combo going, but honestly, when did Tony Hawk become more about platforming or using slow-mo to nail more tricks? I'll admit, some of the jumps you can reach by getting off your board are sweet. But please don't try to turn a skateboarding game into a building-climbing game. Tony Hawk is still fun, but to me its at it's lowest point ever right now.