Last 12 months, Activision remastered the first two video games in the iconic Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater franchise with unimaginable success. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 is the excellent mix of nostalgia and trendy gaming, giving the basic skateboarding sequence a well-executed overhaul for a new period. Of course, with the launch of the next-gen consoles, it was solely a matter of time earlier than the new remaster was given yet one more improve, perfecting it for methods like PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Having had the alternative to play the PS5 model of Tony Hawk a little early, I can say that it is a secure and strong improve to the already spectacular recreation, however it does not precisely break any new floor.
In phrases of precise content material, the model of the recreation on PS5 and Xbox Series X is strictly the similar as what was launched on the current-gen methods this previous August. That’s completely anticipated as that is what Activision introduced. This re-creation is just enhanced for next-gen consoles.
The precise presentation of Tony Hawk on the PS5 is stellar. As you’ll assume, given the energy of the next-gen consoles, the recreation appears to be like unimaginable in its upgraded format. The colours are a bit sharper, the movement a bit smoother, and the particulars in each parks and skaters stand out greater than ever earlier than. Granted, the bounce from PS4 to PS5 is nothing in comparison with the leap produced from the authentic to the remaster. It’s not like the change is drastic, however it’s nonetheless an enchancment on an already nice image, which is at all times a good factor.
As nice as the recreation appears to be like, and as clean because it performs, there may be one disappointing facet to the next-gen model, particularly in terms of the PS5. Aside from the total energy of the next-gen methods, the greatest change in the PS5 from its predecessor is the new DualSense controller. The know-how in these controllers places gamers deeper into video games than ever earlier than, letting you’re feeling what your character in-game feels, and creating a extra distinctive expertise with its adaptive triggers. The upgraded Tony Hawk does not actually make the most of any of these controller options, although they appear tailor-made to a skateboarding recreation.
When you play Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on the PS5, you’re feeling the kickback of your weapon in your arms, creating a extra immersive expertise. In (*2*) All-Stars, you’re feeling the crunch of your automotive and the vibration of a flat tire. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater had the alternative to do one thing equally as attention-grabbing with its next-gen improve, however the controller enhancements are hardly noticeable.
Despite these disappointments, the lack of new controller options is not precisely a flaw of THPS. It would have been an superior addition to the recreation, and it is a little irritating contemplating Activision talked about controller enhancements, however it does not actively take away from the recreation.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 was nice when launched on PS4 and Xbox One, and it stays nice with its next-gen improve. The incontrovertible fact that the improve to next-gen is free is simply the cherry on high.