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Tony Hawk defends RIDE and attacks the reviewers

Submitted by on Tuesday, 8 December 2009No Comment

Tony Hawk's RideArguably one of the biggest “flops” this year in terms of games is Tony Hawk: Ride.

The Tony Hawk franchise was in desperate need of a revision after the public had started to lose interest in the series.

So Activision’s answer was to reinvent the genre and take it to a new level with a brand new wireless skateboard.

Unfortunately it has been slated by reviewers who even had to buy the game themselves to review it – normally donated for free from generous publishers.

Currently the title holds an average score of 46/100 on Metacritic which is nothing to brag about.

According to IGN, you can get amazing scores in the game by just holding it in your hand and swinging it around like a mad man!

Well Tony Hawk has now gone on the defensive for his game on his Twitter and attacks reviewers for being “snarky”:

Most snarky critics had their minds set before ever seeing/playing the game. I’m proud of what we created; it’s innovative, responsive & fun

He sounds a bit bitter to us, especially since the game’s sales have failed to make any impact at retail so far.

It can currently be found at various retailers for around $119 in the US, £90 in the UK, and €170 in Europe, which certainly is on the expensive side.

So what are your thoughts? Have you got the game? Are the reviewers right to write it off? What do you think of the professional skateboarder’s comments? Share your views as always in the comments.