A generic brand Tony Hawk's Pro Skater that falls short in all aspects and carries a side effect of disappointment.

User Rating: 6.5 | Grind Session PS
Grind Session is a game that appears to be Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, but with less quality. Similar to Walgreen's brand generic painkiller to Tylenol. The skaters are apparent pros but nobody has ever heard of them. The music is in the appropriate genre yet none of the bands are widely recognized. The graphics, controls, sound and overall interface of the game falls just short of being as good as Tony Hawk. There are no specials in this game and you are limited to the tricks of the skater you choose. Task variety in tournament mode is almost non-existent. There are things called technical routs where you follow a set path in the level and try to rack up as many points as you can others include running into stuff and breaking it. This is about as enthralling as it sounds. The custom skater creation is very poor. You can choose from a total of four different looks (two girls, two guys) then choose 10 tricks as your style. Seriously though as much as I am complaining about this game it is more of the same kind of stuff we have grown accustomed to while playing timed, score based extreme sports games. You gain respect by completing high scores and breaking stuff then unlock new boards and levels. This game just feels average and nothing about it will wow you. If you don't mind more of the same this game might be up your alley but be warned of the technical short comings and mediocre controls.