Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5
fter ill-fated experiments Ride and Shred, the Tony Hawk series is returning to its roots. Pro Skater 5 is intended to look and feel like the fondly remembered early games, only with a few contemporary twists. The Xbox One version will support up to 20 players online and shareable skate parks of your own making. These are good ideas; we’re rather less convinced by the inclusion of power-ups and the ability to shoot projectiles.
Perhaps stung by (understandable) criticisms of its graphics, Activision decided to reveal a new art style less than two months ahead of launch – which hardly inspires confidence. Wikipedia currently has a ‘series decline’ section covering Robomodo’s three entries to date; will this be four flops in a row?