As with past games in the series, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
offers the same great gameplay and controller setup as its predecessors. Unfortunately, as great as it is to stick with a winning combination, a little fresh blood sometimes turns a great game into a perfect one. In TH3
, you will have a few more goals to achieve for skating greatness, but if you've played any of the Tony Hawk
games, you've played them all.
The only truly new feature of TH3 is its ability to link two Xbox machines together. What this means is that now skaters will have the ability to play up to four players in one environment (2 Xbox consoles; both split screen). But thanks to the Xbox using a standard Ethernet connection, you can also take to the streets online with any broadband connection to the Internet. (Unfortunately, I do not have broadband access, so I was unable to test this feature.)
Another new feature is the new 'revert' move that allows you to combine tricks in a similar manner that 'manuals' did in the last Pro Skater. This 'revert' will now allow you to perform flatland tricks for some killer combinations, if you're good enough. And if you think that the eight levels (plus one exclusive Xbox level) included on the game aren't tough enough, you can bust out your own with the park editor feature (which also includes a handful of pre-made parks).