I’ve been eyeing this up for ages but it never really went cheap enough. Sure, I’m a fan of the series (although THPS3 is the best one), but I couldn’t bring myself to pay more than £20 for it. Then PS+ gave it away as a free rental, finally, so here we are.
It’s a remake of the first two THPS games, mostly as I remember them, only in much higher resolution and with some of the music missing because Licencing. It doesn’t feel quite the same in terms of speed and physics, and it lets you do things like revert and tweak lip/grind tricks which didn’t come into the series until later games, but it’s close enough. I had always played Pro Skater 2 much more than 1, so found running through that much quicker than the first game – plus I’d already got all the upgrades from the first game by then.
As (mostly) always, it’s great. It’s better than the previous “best of” remake from 2012 which had terrible reviews but I really liked. THPS3+4 now please and thanks.