Tony Hawk Is Laying Down The Law
Surprisingly enough, Tony Hawk: RIDE, the latest in the obsolete skateboarding series, hasn’t been going down to well with most of the gaming press. Right now, the game across all platforms comes out at an average of 52 on Metacritic, which as we pros on the Internet all know, is the ratings equivalent of cock size. Now Mr.Hawk isn’t too happy about this, telling The Sudbury Star that he doesn’t think game reviewers have given the game a fair chance. He made the point that “They were ready to discredit it before they even tried it, and if it didn’t play exactly how they imagined it… then they passed it off,”. Well I can’t exactly imagine how game reviewers must have imagined the game to be like, what with if it being controlled by a piece of plastic more gimmicky than any Guitar Hero guitar or Rock Band drum kit, so I guess they had all the more reason to pass it off. Not only that, but the game is $130, and since you can’t play it without the “skateboard”, then not everyone is going to be so happy to drop that much money on what is essentially an experiment.
Of course, I don’t exactly know what people were going to expect about Tony’s reaction to the reviews. Even if the game had fared well, it’s not as if he’s going to speak negatively about the game. Otherwise, how is he going to carry on rolling around in the money that he gets for letting Actiblizzard use his name? Still, it just goes to show how irrelevant the Tony Hawk series has become. Who knows, maybe Tony Hawk Hero would fare better.
Source:The Sudbury Star