Mr. 900's return to console gaming isn't as smooth as we were hoping, given the glitches plaguing Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5's launch. Mind you, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 has a 7.7GB day one patch, despite the game itself being only 4.6GB in size.
Early impressions from those playing Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 this week haven't been too good. Players have been encountering all kinds of major bugs and glitches, mainly involving some terrible clipping issues. This mainly happens when the player falls off of his/her board and lands onto the ground or into an obstacle. A fun part of the earlier Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games was wiping out and seeing how hard you could wreck your skater on each attempt. You'd see your skater fall onto the ground in a heap of brokenness. Here, you're lucky if your skater falls onto the ground without teleporting through it.
Eurogamer's provided video showcases many of these glitches. Watch as Tony goes through walls, obstacles and floors as he bounces off of things in many unintended ways. Nothing beats kicking off of the ground and bouncing 30 feet into the air just to fall through the pavement into nothingness.
Perhaps this is just a sign that Activision shouldn't let Robomodo handle its Tony Hawk games anymore. After Robomodo's horrific Tony Hawk: Ride and Shred games (and the mediocre HD remake of the first THPS game) I was skeptical as to what they could do with a revival of the Pro Skater series. Well, the video above makes it feel like we're still skating in the same direction to yet another wipe out.
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