Why do people still retain hope that the moribund Tony Hawk's series is going to rediscover the form that made it one of the most loved video game franchises around the turn of the millennium? The recently-released Tony Hawk's 5 is hands-down the worst game in the series (if not the year), and should establish beyond any doubt that people need to look elsewhere for their digital skateboarding kicks. And there's no better place to look than the PlayStation Store, where you'll find OlliOlli2, the 2D side-scrolling skateboarding game that manages to capture the challenge and satisfaction of pulling off sick skateboarding tricks far better than any 3D offering. OlliOlli2 is not an easy game. It's a steep learning curve, and you need to focus from the build-up to the jump right through to the landing to land that perfect trick, but that makes it all the more satisfying when you do finally find your groove. The game's been receiving plenty of love from its developers too, and back in May got a patch that added local multiplayer support for up to four people. How often do AAA publishers threw in whole new game modes for free, eh?
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I'm a writer-editor hybrid whose writings on video games, technology and movies can be found across the internet. I've even ventured into the realm of current affairs on occasion but, unable to face reality, have retreated into expatiating on things on screens instead.