Robomondo Talks About Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD’s Criticism And Possible Sequel
Gamasutra had the opportunity to interview Robomondo CEO Josh Tsui. He talked about the mix reviews Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD had been receiving and the possibility of a sequel.
Just Push Start reviewed Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD and gave it a 7/10. Although some parts of the game are still fun, it failed to capture the fun and excitement the original games had. The altered physics was just one of the things we did not like about the game…
Here’s what Josh Tsui had to say:
“The tricky thing about this game specifically is that it plays to childhood or teen memories,” he notes, “and those memories can be very subjective obviously. We kept the mechanics the same even though they were 13-years-old because that was our number one priority.
“Had we changed it up and modernized it, we would have gotten the same criticism from the other side,” he adds. “We knew going in that there were going to be some comments about the gameplay, but it’s not Pro Skater 5, it’s what Pro Skater 1 & 2 were.”
Regarding the possibility of a sequel, he said that “the prospect of a fuller game is definitely on the table — it’s just a matter of when and how.” We’re not sure if this meant more HD remakes of an entirely new Tony Hawk video game. Nevertheless, let’s hope Robomondo listens to the criticism so the next game will be fun again.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD is out now for the Xbox 360 with a PS3 and PC release due for later this year.