X360, PS3 Monday, July 24, 2006 | 7:13 PM

Tony Hawk's Project 8 images

Tony Hawk's Project 8 images

Activision just released these images of Tony Hawk's Project 8, in a mix of weird resolutions. The animations looks awesome, and the game doesn't look too bad on images either.


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Commented on 2006-07-24 19:22:27
Images are nice but in the end it still comes down to the same game as Tony Hawk 1, putting fancy graphics on the same gameplay that existed YEARS ago does not make for a next gen game.

Activision call me when you actually put some effort into expanding the game past canned animations and janky physics.
Commented on 2006-07-24 19:22:41
Yeah the recent gameplay footage has really put me off this now. It plays just like all the recent TH games and the animations are nowhere near the leaked target footage.
Commented on 2006-07-24 19:24:37
Looks nice but i wont be buying it! Same old Tony Hawks :(
Commented on 2006-07-24 19:27:46
hmmm well people said that this game was suppose to be alot more realistic i hope so :D cause for me th 3 and 2 hehe i got like high score to alot :P in most of the maps/ levels parks
Commented on 2006-07-24 19:34:36
I think image 5 tells you it isn't going to be realistic but thats how I like my Tony Hawk games.
Commented on 2006-07-24 19:37:40
gona b best th yet
Commented on 2006-07-24 19:38:20
We need another pro skater to team up with a better dev to put TH out of its misery.
Commented on 2006-07-24 19:51:54
You guys are critical, the game looks a million times better then THAW. Who cares if the game is unrealistic, I'd much rather play a game that lets me do 360 kick flips over buildings then a game that lets you do a measly ollie over a small obstacle. Only things that I ask is that they get rid of all lame Bam margera storyline crap, stupid missions that make you hold onto cars or throwing tomatoes at Phil, and I'm hoping those slow motion matrix moments are done manually by pressing a button otherwise that would get annoying
Commented on 2006-07-24 20:01:20
i wonder if this game will actually have to do with skateboarding, something the tony hawk series hasn't seen in a while.
Commented on 2006-07-24 20:47:10 In reply to Brandino
Posted by Brandino
You guys are critical, the game looks a million times better then THAW. Who cares if the game is unrealistic,
People who actually:
1) enjoy playing games that push the genre forward instead of watching reruns
2) people who actually skateboard or have skateboarded in the past

The game is going no where, not only have they done nothing (or very little) with regards to the next gen power but they've done nothing to push the game design forward at all. They've slapped a new coat of paint, a "NEXT GEN" sticker on the box and blam all the gaming sheep will buy their product.

When are we going to see a skating game that actually starts to use physics properly, where you have to think about keeping your balance. A game where the board isn't magically attached to your feet with invisible strings. A game that blends animation well and uses proper collision detection so your skater reacts appropriately to falling/spinning/turning or losing their balance.

Neversoft is just cashing in on it's fans. It's time for a change.
Commented on 2006-07-24 21:16:56 In reply to pr0cs
Posted by pr0cs
People who actually:
1) enjoy playing games that push the genre forward instead of watching reruns
2) people who actually skateboard or have skateboarded in the past

The game is going no where, not only have they done nothing (or very little) with regards to the next gen power but they've done nothing to push the game design forward at all. They've slapped a new coat of paint, a "NEXT GEN" sticker on the box and blam all the gaming sheep will buy their product.

When are we going to see a skating game that actually starts to use physics properly, where you have to think about keeping your balance. A game where the board isn't magically attached to your feet with invisible strings. A game that blends animation well and uses proper collision detection so your skater reacts appropriately to falling/spinning/turning or losing their balance.

Neversoft is just cashing in on it's fans. It's time for a change.
well the only way a change can be made is buy not putting hand in pocket..no?
(and we all know that people WILL by this rehash , just look at all the fifas and maddens that EA pump out,every one complains yet they still buy.)

but one thing is for sure ?((as an ex skater) i will reserve my judgement till i have a play test, and if its anything like TH1 or TH2 on the dreamcast then it WILL rock. any thing other than that ...meh!

and your right a change IS needed, compatition is a good thing , there is no contest for neversoft and TH ..so they are in no rush to make the changes that are needed.
Commented on 2006-07-24 21:21:50 In reply to pr0cs
Posted by pr0cs
People who actually:
1) enjoy playing games that push the genre forward instead of watching reruns
2) people who actually skateboard or have skateboarded in the past

The game is going no where, not only have they done nothing (or very little) with regards to the next gen power but they've done nothing to push the game design forward at all. They've slapped a new coat of paint, a "NEXT GEN" sticker on the box and blam all the gaming sheep will buy their product.

When are we going to see a skating game that actually starts to use physics properly, where you have to think about keeping your balance. A game where the board isn't magically attached to your feet with invisible strings. A game that blends animation well and uses proper collision detection so your skater reacts appropriately to falling/spinning/turning or losing their balance.

Neversoft is just cashing in on it's fans. It's time for a change.
I think your being a bit too quick to judge there, pr0cs...

They did not just slap on the new graphics, they worked hard (and still are) for that... things like that are not just upgradable in a couple of weeks...

Plus im a fan of the first three or four games of the serie, i dont skate, and i dont like reruns, but i sure as hell reconise a golden formula if i see or play one.. and the gameplay of the tony hawk series is classic!
I dont think they should improve that at all.. the way how you can combo is amazingly fun, and can be challenging if your really going for the high score, but oh so rewarding... sure, it's arcade like, simple, yet effective.. just like pong, super mario, or sonic, some games dont need any change in the cameplay at all... they just need new graphics, new modes and options, and that's it...

People always have something to complain about, if they change the gameplay, people will be angry with the developers for screwing up the once amazing gameplay...

So far, we know nothing about where the game is going.. you cant judge that at all from two movies and a couple of screens.. it could be a MMO, there could be innovative modes in there we dont know about yet, different game modes, the gameplay could be different as well, we dont even know yet!

As far as i can see, they dumped the bam margera gimmick style, and are shooting for a more realistic look to it all.. more mature this time, but hopefully still fun like the first couple of games!
Commented on 2006-07-24 21:23:18
Yep, the only way to change it is to vote with your dollar. I'm sure a lot of people will buy it anyway so I have a feeling all my venom is wasted. THis is a forum so I'm gonna bitch, whine and moan about the game anyway. :)

TH:AW was a steaming dog turd. Possibly the worst launch 360 game I played besides PDZ and NHL2K6. I think TH:AW is the reason why I'm so disappointed that Project 8 is turning out to be from the same turd pile.
Commented on 2006-07-24 22:38:52
if you want realism that bad you can get yourself a skateboard for like 70 bux, its not that hard, and it gives you a nice good lesson about how gravity, inertia, and all of those other great physics work. its not real, thats why its fun. i'm really sure you wouldnt want to waste 12 hours on your 360 getting down a danm ollie so you could get over a crack in the sidewalk, and then 2 weeks straight till you could ollie onto a sidewalk, and another month until you could consistantly kickflip. i did it, its not much fun. tony hawk is fun though.
Commented on 2006-07-24 22:57:11
http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/sports/tonyhawksprojec...

hows this for new, those slo-mo moments are player controlled, you push down both analog sticks to initiate. when in slo-mo you control your skater's feet individually with the analog sticks, each stick moves a foot and it allows you to teach him how to do a trick
(remember when pro's showed you a new trick in thug and stuff, now you actually have to learn it)

seems pretty cool eh?
Commented on 2006-07-24 23:15:21
That sounds like a great new feature!
Commented on 2006-07-24 23:19:15 In reply to raytard
that is very cool, raytard
Commented on 2006-07-25 00:00:59 In reply to raytard
Posted by raytard
http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/sports/tonyhawksproject8/news.html?page=1&sid=6154488

hows this for new, those slo-mo moments are player controlled, you push down both analog sticks to initiate. when in slo-mo you control your skater's feet individually with the analog sticks, each stick moves a foot and it allows you to teach him how to do a trick
(remember when pro's showed you a new trick in thug and stuff, now you actually have to learn it)

seems pretty cool eh?
that's frickin sweet!
Commented on 2006-07-25 03:17:48
I'd rather see the game return to its roots than see that slow motion gameplay option
Good music and realistic
Theres a reason why I dont play SSX Tricky
Have you played the Tony Hawk games online? The game is so unrealistic that gamers can play entire rounds just grinding non-stop, it's sickening

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