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Tony Hawk Ride £34.85 @ ShopTo [Wii Games]

Matt Gardner
Games deals, Sports Games, Tony Hawk Ride, Wii games

Tony Hawk Ride £34.85 @ ShopTo [Wii Games]

A stellar example of a good idea gone a bit wrong, Ride took the popular skateboarding franchise and added a fat plastic peripheral into the mix. This glorified ironing board allowed you to hop onto it in your living room, with the idea being that it could successfully enhance the skateboarding experience and have you perform tricks by shifting your balance to certain areas of the board.

You can pick this up pretty cheaply these days, considering that on release it was retailing for around £80, and ShopTo are selling the Wii version for just £34.85, which is actually around £15 cheaper than any other in stock price at the time of writing.

Some of you are going to ignore this advice, and I suppose everyone's entitled to their own opinion, but in all seriousness you should just turn and walk away now. This is a big fat dud of a game that suffers greatly from being all ideas and no execution. You can see what the developers were going for but unfortunately the big selling point of this package - namely the board itself - isn't up to scratch at all. I've said it before and I'll say it again, it's a good thing that it's quite a durable piece of kit because you'll end up throwing it out of windows, jumping up and  down on it, and maybe even trying to burn the thing out of sheer frustration.

Such poor mechanics mean that anything over 'Casual' difficulty is enough to give you an aneurysm. The presentation sucks too, along with the streamlined (read gutted) gameplay. There's potential here to be sure, but it has all of the hallmarks of an Activision rush job and fails to muster even ten minutes of fun before the rage kicks in.

Still....hilariously good price!

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