TONY HAWK’S PRO SKATER HAS A RIVAL
Tt hasn’t just declined in gaming, skateboarding has receded back to the fringe of cultural relevance too. Now it’s what lads in Thrasher hoodies watch on their phones while they wait for their food to arrive in Nando’s. But there’s hope: a Canadian indie studio breathes life back into the virtual deck.
Taking its inspiration directly from the ‘90s heyday and the VHS cassettes whose circulation turned it into such a cultural phenomenon, Session is bringing fakie salad grinds and the like back into the gaming lexicon.
it’s not going big and brash like the Tony Hawk games from that era, though: The skating itself is more considered and realistic. For those whose thumbs simply won’t do as they’re told, there is a simplified mode, but don’t expect to be pulling off handstand manuals around a bullring or crashing into Officer Dick even then. This is serious skating rather than slapstick, and we’re ready to turn our snapbacks to the appropriate angle for it.