Tony Hawk Not Shying Away From Future Ride Efforts
We didn't like Tony Hawk: Ride and in fact, most critics didn't. Most gamers clearly aren't all that interested, either, as sales have been far lower than anticipated.
But that doesn't mean the idea will die. According to what Hawk told Kotaku, he's still hopeful for more Ride installments and the implementation of the board peripheral in other sports titles. Prior to this, we had heard that Robomodo planned to take that nifty accessory (which unfortunately isn't anywhere near responsive enough) and use it in other projects, and it appears the legendary skater is on board with this plan. Said Hawk:
"I feel like the device is a flagship for other games. I think we can do another skate game, I think we can do other board-type games, surfing, snowboarding."
It was "the master plan" to have the board be used in future games, which is good news provided Robomodo can make some major upgrades and alterations. Hawk also believes it could prove to be a gateway device for getting more people interested in skating, perhaps in the same way those plastic instruments for Guitar Hero and Rock Band have prompted many to try the real thing.
"I think it could maybe be a bridge for people who were intimidated to try skating in the first place. They could get on this and realize maybe they do have a sense of balance they didn't know and that that will inspire them to try the real thing. I could only hope."
It's not that we have a problem with that but we get the feeling that if you buy a game like Ride, you're already interested in the sport. At the same time, any new inspiration to keep people active should be welcomed, and we're hoping the developers can work on giving us something a bit more playable the second time around.
Related Game(s): Tony Hawk: Ride
12/14/2009 9:31:41 PM Ben Dutka