‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5’ is broken and you shouldn’t play it
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is a broken and poorly assembled game. It’s not worth your time or money, and for fans of the series it’s little better than a quarter-baked doppelganger of older, much better games.
You really don’t need to read any further, not unless you want to stop and stare at the trainwreck.
It started with a noble idea, at least: bring the series back to the basic design that made it such a hit back in the ’90s. Strip away the video editors, the mission-driven storytelling, the clunky virtual board controllers and focus instead on simple, challenge-based gameplay. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 was always meant to have more in common with the series first game than its last. Read more…