Tony Hawk games have always provided us with a top notch skateboarding experience that eliminates the pain of constantly falling off your board and slamming into the ground, and Ride tries to add another level of realism with the inclusion of the skateboard controller.
HMV are parting with copies of the game along with the board controller on the Xbox, Wii, and PS3, for the incredibly low price of £29.99, which'll save you exactly £23 on the PS3, and almost £30 on the 360 and the Wii.
- Click here to buy Tony Hawk: Ride with Wireless Skateboard Controller for £29.99 from HMV [Xbox 360 Games]
- Click here to buy Tony Hawk: Ride with Wireless Skateboard Controller for £29.99 from HMV [PS3 Games]
- Click here to buy Tony Hawk: Ride with Wireless Skateboard Controller for £29.99 from HMV [Wii Games]
Anyone who's played a Tony Hawk game knows how much fun they are, as you select your skater and then rocket them around street courses or vert ramps, pulling off one ridiculous set of tricks after another that would probably lead to the average person being crippled in the real world.
In this instalment you can use a regular controller if you wish, but the star of the show should have been the wireless skateboard controller, which detects a range of movements and makes your skater respond accordingly. You'll notice that I said 'should have been the star of the show' and that's because unfortunately it's far more of a hassle than an innovative piece of kit. On the lowest difficulty setting, you could probably swing the board around your head like an axe-wielding maniac, and still pick up a respectable score. The higher difficulty settings are where deep seated frustration kicks in, as it is incredibly difficult to steer around the environment or pull off even the most basic of tricks.
There's one redeeming feature to the price dropping down, and that's the fact that you won't be losing too much money when you try to destroy the skateboard controller for holding you back, although that might be a challenge in itself as the board is a surprisingly sturdy piece of kit.
Thanks to SCornelius7mufc @ HUKD