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Trying your hand at skateboarding without falling on your bum or grazing your knees is now possible, all thanks to a videogame. Based on pro-skateboarder Tony Hawk it has been developed to allow you to perform virtual ollies, grinds and flip tricks using a wireless skateboard peripheral. Tony Hawk Ride Ride comes before a …


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  1. Andy ORourke

    Slow News day?

    Bit late with this review arent you? I mean the games been out for nearly 6 months now (in the UK)

    I found it (the board) quite sturdy and robust (easily handles my 17 Stone, 6' 3" ex rugby players frame) the game itself was quite good but trying some of the tricks can be very difficult.

    Also, if you are playing this in a room with carpets, might be worthwhile investing in a Skate boarding mat, many hours playing on this and your Partner / Mum will be going mad at the bald patch appearing on the carpet!

    Let face it, it's the only way a 40 something guy like me can ever come close to skate boarding, I wouldnt fancy grabbing a board and hitting the local Skate Park, the big kids would pick on me :-)

  2. LuMan

    Looks OK, but..

    I'm really not sure about these extra-involvement peripherals. One thing I like about an all night PS3 session (oo-er) is the fact that I can enjoy a pizza, bowl of tortella chips and half a crate of beer while not moving much from my sofa. The Wii's controllers are fun for a bit, but the urge to just sit on my fat, hairy ass and thumb-twiddle is too over-powering.

    A good compromise is the two-joystick control mechanism of Ride. This rewards more intricate stick movements with flowing tricks and a better sense of achievement... and I don't have to move much.

    Having said that, I like the idea, it'll be fun for a bit, and I'll probably get one when the price drops to a more acceptable level.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Black Helicopters

    Yes but...

    ... can it hover????

  4. Anonymous Coward

    Looks awesome in the shop

    The review doesnt make me want to run and buy one though... maybe V2 will be better.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    He was much funnier when he just did comedy...

    I wish he'd give up on the skateboarding and do some more stuff like 'Round Ireland with a fridge'...

    (What do you mean he's a different bloke?)

  6. Alex Walsh

    I had to...

    ... check on metacritic to make sure this was the same game that was released waaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in November and has a metacritic score of 46% (which compared to the readers score of 29%) is generous.

    What next? Manic Miner?!

  7. Myopic Aardvark

    Quite a high score

    For such a negative review?

    1. bigphil9009


      The review states many things that are bad about this; the annoying tilt to select, the overly sensitive start button, the neck pain when in Vert mode, the slippery board, reverting back to controller mode without warning and it still gets 80%??? Also, what is with the blatant promotional shots of the guys in their living room, and the horrible CG image of the boxed product? A terrible, terrible review. Poor show.

  8. Alastair Dodd 1
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    late and overstates how BAD this game is

    the garphics are terrible, the response from the board is erractic to say the least. This is a tragedy in game making more frustration than fun and still not worth the bargain basement prices you can get it for? 80% you are having a laugh - 40% is more like it.

    AVOID like a shitty stick. Seriously just don't buy this tosh.

    Why did you do this review reg? Someone throw you a freebie or did the reviewer owe some marketing muppet a favour?

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