Please Enjoy Watching Me Absolutely Suck At Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater

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Image: THPS 1 + 2

I never grew up with consoles, so hopefully you can all forgive me when I say: I’m really, really bad at Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

It’s an awful thing to admit, although not completely without merit. Games like Counter-Strike and StarCraft were my bread and butter, not doing kickflips and grabs.

But from 2.30pm AEST / 4.30pm NZST / 12.30pm AWST, you can enjoy watching Leah absolutely kick my ass up and down the skate park as we do some ollies together. W’e’ll be livestreaming Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, and this will be part of what forms our official review next week. We’re coming at it from completely different perspectives, so it’ll be good to see how Tony Hawk holds up both from the nostalgic point of view and one that’s completely fresh.

For the record, I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve played so far. And it is, hands down, one of the best remakes of the generation.

Personally, I’m now doing the frustrating thing of relearning the controls on keyboard — there’s something about it that I’ve found is more comfortable, at least when I rebound the WASD to the arrow keys. It’s weird, I know, but ask me on the stream. I’ll explain.

If you want to jump into our Aussie Discord server as well, you can do that via the widget below. We’ve got a lovely little community going, and you can ping myself or Leah any questions, or hang out with the other TAYbies. Definitely come in and hang out!

Comments

  • Playing the new Tony Hawk Remake, it makes me realise a few things…
    1. By god it can’t be 20+ years since these came out… can it?
    2. This still remains possibly the best sport based game ever.
    3. I still. STILL suck at this game. But it’s still awesome and I’ll still tell everyone I’m great at it… 😛

    • Ha. Was just telling a friend how great I am at the game, and he said yeah, but everyone who’s played it says that. But seriously. I’m awesome.

      • I used to be pretty good with thps2 on ps1 but I seem to have lost it now Im in my 40s. All that muscle memory, gone :O

        Used to be able to get combos in the hundreds of thousands… now just the hundreds lol

        • ive watched a bit about this game and love that it exists, mostly in the hope a THPS3+4 remake will be in the works. i dont think ive ever played the first one, ive def played the 2nd, but my younger years were spent playing 3 and 4. still got the ps2 games in original cases sitting on my bookshelf. wonder if the discs still work. i dont have anything left that uses RCA cables to hook the ps2 up to.

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