So here's the thing: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater was all over the shop. It went to some weird places. After Tony Hawk Ride there was a sense that the series needed to go back to its roots, and that's essentially what Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is.
It's almost as though we'd collectively forgotten what a Tony Hawk game looked and played like.
Now that I'm watching the latest footage of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, I'm starkly aware of how old fashioned it looks. It was make to look old fashioned by the Skate series and I'm not sure going back to that old formula, in 2015, is going to cut it.
The above trailer: I'm super torn about it. On the one hand it elicits a genuine nostalgia for the old Tony Hawk games, which I was obsessed with. On the other, it looks old. It looks janky. The physics don't ring true. It looks like a game that will frustrate the hell out of me.
I hope to be proven wrong.