Alright, show of hands, how many of you played Tony Hawk: Ride? Two of you? Wow, more than I expected! Now, did either of you actually enjoy playing it? Yeah, that’s what I thought. Ride had a lot of great ideas – and a lot of potential – but came up short of just about every goal it set out to achieve. However, it seems that a new title in the series may be on the way, if a recent Tweet by franchise namesake Tony Hawk is any indication.
The statement from Hawk reads: “Just met with @robomodo about our next project and it’s already much better than I expected. Details soon. Chicago is not warm.”
While that last sentence speaks for itself (having lived in Chicago, let me tell you, it’s quite chilly), the rest are far more interesting. Robomodo, for those of you that don’t know, are the team behind Tony Hawk: Ride, which leads me to conclude that this next title will utilize the board peripheral as well.
That makes sense. You don’t spend a lot of time and effort making way for something new, just to toss it out the window (unless you call yourself NBC, and you’re dealing with a man named Conan O’Brien).
As you may have guessed from my opening statement, a sequel to Ride wouldn’t exactly be met with much enthusiasm. Heck, Gamer Limit’s own Sean Carey thinks it would be a terrific gift to give someone you…dislike strongly, as seen in GL’s 2009 Holiday Gift Guide. That said, I’m all for giving the series one more chance to find its legs with the new tech.
How about you guys? Would you be willing to give ol’ Tony and his plastic skateboard one more shot? Let us know in the comments.