Even though the game is a remaster of only the first two entries, Pro Skater 1 + 2 features tricks introduced in later games up to Tony Hawk's Underground such as reverts, spine transfers, wall plants, as well as the abilities to perform enhanced tricks such as double flips and to switch between certain trick types such as grinds, lips and manuals in one sequence. It is possible to set the controls back to only featuring maneuvers possible in the original games. The player can create their own skater and skate park with the Create-A-Skater and Create-A-Park modes. The game includes both local split screen and online multiplayer. The game offers a progression system which allows players to complete specific challenges to reach a higher level and unlock new items in the game's store.
Since its announcement trailer on May 12, 2020, the game was extensively marketed by Activision. To achieve this, Activision opened several social media accounts for the game on Instagram and YouTube, among others, where additional trailers and endorsement videos by the featured skaters were published until and after the game's release. Reminiscent of the first entry in the series, a new \"Warehouse Demo\" was released on August 14 for all people who had pre-ordered the game.
In his review for Destructoid, Chris Carter lauded Vicarious Visions for their attention to detail and named the game the most accomplished HD release of the series yet, calling it \"genius\" to introduce all the mechanics from later games all at once and incorporate them into the level, thus far surpassing Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD, also citing the vastly improved graphics and visual updates to the levels when compared to the latter. Writing for Game Informer, Brian Shea had the same feelings towards the game, claiming that, \"by masterfully blending old with new, [the game] lands on a sweet spot\", listing its truthfulness to the originals while at the same time adding new content, such as new skaters, songs, and improved controls, as the game's biggest strength. In a detailed comparison of the old games to the remaster, GameSpot also noted the new challenge system, immense amount of unlockable cosmetics, and the omission of unnecessary maneuvers introduced in later games as factors that added immense replay value. Furthermore, the game's soundtrack received universal acclaim for its nostalgic value while at the same time incorporating well-chosen new additions. The diverse roster was also lauded, in which Sports Illustrated called the game \"a beacon of diversity and representation\".
Conquer each skate park in Tours, the reimagined career mode, or shred in other single player modes like Single Session and Free Skate. Test your skills against other skaters in multiplayer, featuring a new competitive online system with curated playlists and ranked leaderboards.
Dropping in on September 4, 2020, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2 is set to bring back original levels, pro skaters, tricks, modes, and songs from the iconic soundtrack, as well as amp up the experience with new ways to play including online Multiplayer.
Some skater challenges don't allow for game mods to be used, according to Power Pyx, and they also affect the \"Can't Judge Me\" trophy/achievement, which can't be gained with them on. These are not able to be used in multiplayer modes either.
There are a few different angles you can use as a player, and you can access them in the Game Options menu. The near camera gives you a disorienting close-up angle of the action that looks upward towards the skater from the ground. Low is at a similar distance from the normal camera to the skater, but at a lower angle. Far gives you more of an overhead look, which could help you find specific items in the world. I would recommend sticking to the normal angle, but these extra camera options may come in handy.
That leads us to some structural changes that make the collection more cohesive. Stat points for each character are now collectibles scattered across the game, and instead of picking up cash icons, money is earned simply through completing objectives and beating challenges. You'll also earn XP and level up, which in turn unlocks more and more cosmetic items with which to customise your own skater. It does seem a bit limiting that these items can't be used with pro skaters, but it does at least encourage you to experiment with making a custom character. All these different metrics might sound confusing, but everything feeds into rewarding the player in some way, and it makes the game feel more modern.
Speaking of modern, online play is pretty seamlessly integrated. You can easily start a session with friends or join a public lobby, and engage in all the multiplayer modes you remember, like Graffiti and Trick Attack. Local multiplayer is an option, too, where two skaters can enjoy some split-screen action.
As well as creating your own skater, Create A Park returns, and it's more robust than ever. You can place all manner of ramps, rails, and other objects, then share your masterpiece with the community. However, there's more to it than just dropping in half pipes and funboxes; you can use smart pieces to create truly custom parks. Placing one of these down, you can then modify them in various ways, leading to totally unique obstacles. It's kind of fiddly to use, but with some practice, you could easily make some fun maps using these tools.
@zimbogamer Each pro has specific decks to unlock that only they and any custom skaters can use. Then the custom skater has an absolute sh*tload of decks to unlock that only they can use. Also you unlock different wheels, grip tape, clothes, logos (for your profile and clothing) and even new parts for the Create-a-Park mode. You can also change your trucks but can't unlock new ones as far as I can see.
@Kidfunkadelic83 I've been watching a skater play it on YouTube and he's played all the games regularly since they came out. He's a lot better than me but he did say that the characters are heavier, yet they move faster, and that the balance metres seem to degrade faster. And this is a guy that's played some of the games that were hacked so you have 0 in all stats - so he's used to it being a challenge but it still stood out to him.
Upon release, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 received glowing reviews for its ability to revisit the acclaimed early iterations of the series from the early 2000s with updated, more modern performance. All of the parks from the original two games are present in the remake as well as the majority of skaters that were famous in that era, but there are a wealth of new features present as well. Players get to check out several additional skaters, relearn the updated and improved trick system, and even complete brand new progression challenges. All of these features are present in the Nintendo Switch version as well.
One thing to keep in mind if playing Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 on the Switch is that the Joy Con controllers aren't well suited to the precision that this game requires. Landing a trick from in the air requires that the skater is facing the right direction or they will wipe out and lose all the points that were racked up for that trick. The Joy Con's controls tend to stick and don't always respond very well to precise actions. This can be fixed by either learning to use the controller's D-pad or docking the system and investing in the Switch Pro controller to have more control over characters in the game. While this is more of a fault of the hardware rather than the game, it is going to make scoring that 10 milllion point combo pretty difficult with this version.
Built as a single game with persistent progress, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 consists of remastered versions of the original Tony Hawk's Pro Skater first released on PlayStation in 1999, and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 released in 2000. In addition to enhancing the visuals, the collection expands on the titles by featuring new skaters, challenges, music tracks, tricks introduced in later games of the franchise, and an online multiplayer mode. Three songs of the original soundtracks are excluded from the remake due to licensing issues.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 is a skateboarding game developed by Vicarious Visions and published by Activision for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. It contains every pro skater and level from the original Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, as well as 8 new pros, 2 hidden characters, and 1 character only available via the deluxe edition. Though the geometry of the levels remains the same, the aesthetics and graphics have received a massive overhaul. Along with these upgrades, the Neversoft trick system from later games has been retained, allowing players to use the revert (introduced in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3), hip transfers (from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4), and wallplants (originally called \"sticker slaps\" in Tony Hawk's Underground).
THPS1+2 pushes off on the right foot immediately, with a fantastic intro fusing footage of the iconic stars of the original games with clips of the new skateboarding superstars joining the roster. It shouldn\\u2019t be understated how effectively this otherwise fairly simple sizzle reel instantly injects these new skaters into the fabric of Pro Skater, meaning they don\\u2019t just feel tacked on.
There aren\\u2019t really any duds amongst the maps but I was particularly impressed by the Mall\\u2019s mild reinvention as an abandoned and decaying ghost town that looks like a flood has swept through it, and Venice\\u2019s vibrant colour explosion, with almost every surface sporting generations of layered graffiti. Hangar is also a highlight; it\\u2019s never been the most interesting level but here it\\u2019s been turned into a virtual shrine to original Tony Hawk developer Neversoft, which is a nice touch.Both individual games are represented as a separate string o