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Tony Hawk Ride (game and board) £29.99 @ HMV [multiple formats]

Brendan Griffiths
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Tony Hawk Ride (game and board) £29.99 @ HMV [multiple formats]

It’s rare that we’ll post a deal article here and barely be able to drum up a degree of enthusiasm for the product. The game with the skateboard motion controlled peripheral scored between 44 and 47 across the three platforms on Metacritic, with the package getting a unanimous battering from every angle in the press. But even so, £29.99 is better than the initial £90 and the next best price from other retailers is around the £50 mark.

Easy settings require minimum movement as a level plays out on rails. Obviously this gets boring pretty quick. Taking on the tougher settings opens up more control options. It’s a shame that the same movements will often result in drastically different moves, making for an unpredictable mess.

Tony Hawk himself got quite upset with all the bad reviews as he Tweeted:

“Most snarky critics had their minds set before ever seeing/playing the game. I'm proud of what we created; it's innovative, responsive & fun.”

Shame critics and readers alike have panned it alike with similar scores then isn’t it Mr. Hawk?

The way you have to hover your hands over sensors for grabs is just awful. Fair enough you couldn’t properly grab it without crushing your fingers between the board and the floor, but you should at least be able to put your hands on the sensor, then you’d at least be able to balance a bit better. You can lean forwards and backwards and to the sides to move and perform tricks, but it’s so unresponsive and awkward to perform on. And not fun Tony.

Compared to the initial £90 price, this is a massive reduction and it is pretty tempting where it not for the fact that everyone you know that’s played it has said it’s complete gash. On the plus side, you might be able to turn a profit on it if you sell it on. Remember, you’ll get more if you don’t open it.

Thanks to Lisa Ackers for the find

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