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Tony Hawk?s Pro Skater is the best of the series and holds it own against the bag full of new extreme sports titles. The Hawk may have competition, but it still flies higher than anyone else.
THPS 3 keeps the basics from the series intact. You pick a skater and take to 8 massive levels (with several more to unlock) in an effort to accomplish a number of goals and nabbing extra stat points. More goals lead to more levels and the stat points can be divvied out in nine statistical categories.
If you've seen the PS2 version, you can easily imagine the GameCube port. Everything is just as gorgeous, with detailed levels and 14 realistically animated skaters, all of whom can be customized and dressed as you see fit. However, there's a price to pay for the high-resolution textures---you'll spot some dropped frames in places. It's not enough to ruin the fun, but it does distract from time to time. The controls are responsive, but the controller's a tad tricky at times. Let the Ramones and Xzibit soothe your ragged nerves. Even without the PS2's online play, GameCube owners won't be disappointed with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 by any means. It delivers all the clever, addictive gameplay that a THPS game should, and in higher resolution than ever before.
One of the best GameCube games out there right now. The GC version has shorter loading times when compared to the Playstation 2 version. But the graphics may be better. I have only played one level on the PS2 version. Anyway, lots of new features make this game well worth it. But I hear that the X-Box version will have some cool enhancements, lots of secrets, and more levels. So I might have to pick that one up as well.
Game Freaks 365
This game innovates this series by adding new freestyle tricks to make you look better than Rodney Mullen ever could. The 90 goals in THPS3 and many secret characters give you over 30 hours of solid gameplay to unlock everything in the game. It is very much worth the time to stop and play this game.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 is following in the footsteps of the hottest franchise in recent history. Do not let this turn you off to an all-new thrashing experience. Long rumored as a launch title, THPS3 was missing from release lists until almost the last moment before Nintendo’s dramatic entrance in the next generation arena. While not the first skateboarding title to hit gaming, THPS is easily the most successful and influential one and has spawned a completely new Extreme Sports sub-genre and hordes of knockoffs.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 is a big step up from THPS2, and with GameCube’s currently limited library, it’s a game everyone should give a try. With an excellent one-player mode, addictive multiplayer mode, diverse soundtrack, and unlockable videos, courses, and even a secret skater (wouldn’t you love to know), Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 has been labeled "The Perfect Game" by several press outlets. While it may be a bit weaker than the PS2 edition, it’s a title that deserves your attention, and your time. Open up to Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3; it’s one of the best titles on Nintendo GameCube.
The long awaited GameCube Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 has taken the tried-and-true skating formula that stayed the popularity of the franchise and evolved it further. It is, indeed, a sequel that is more balanced, more beautiful and all-around more complete than any of its predecessors, and it's one hell of a great ride. But it's also technically a PlayStation 2 game running on Nintendo's next-generation console.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 para GameCube es un grandísimo juego de skate. A quién le gusten los deportes extremos se sentirá como en casa recorriendo cualquiera de los niveles presentes en la última creación de Neversoft, y a quién no le gusten... pues, mira, que le conceda una oportunidad a este título porque quizá cambie de opinión. Virtudes no le faltan y capacidad de entretener y divertir tiene para dar y vender. Qué lástima lo de las ralentizaciones, porque si los programadores las hubieran eliminado ahora estaríamos hablando de un juego que se acercaría peligrosamente a la perfección más absoluta. De cualquier forma, la última producción de Activision es, sin duda, uno de los mejores juegos del catálogo de la 128 bits de Nintendo. Que no está nada mal.
Overall, the game is faster and the levels seem to be even more packed with things to interact with than ever before. I'm having a lot of fun with it, and if you're a fan of the series, this is a fine sequel indeed. However, if you've played a THPS game before, you should ask yourself whether or not you want some more THPS action before you pick this one up. If you’ve never played a THPS game, this is a fine way to be introduced to the series.
Auch auf dem GameCube gibt Tony Hawk eine gute Figur ab und wird dem Standard gerecht, den die Serie bis heute setzen konnte: Steuerung, Leveldesign und Soundtrack sind vorbildlich und zeigen mehr als deutlich, wieso Neversofts Mühen die Referenz in Sachen Extrem-Sport-Spiele darstellt. Leider hat man sich nicht die Zeit genommen, die Grafik GameCube-gerecht aufzubereiten. Denn ich bin der festen Überzeugung, dass der Grafikchip des GameCube in der Lage ist, auch ohne Popups und Slowdowns zurechtzukommen. Vor allem, da die Texturqualität wie schon auf der PS2 gewaltig schwankt. Doch Cube-Spieler, die noch nicht das Vergnügen hatten, mit Tony Hawk auf einem anderen System zu skaten, können gefahrlos zugreifen: Sowohl solo als auch mit mehreren Freunden stehen zahlreiche Spielspaß-Stunden auf dem Programm.
The third installment of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater will likely be one of the few games that you absolutely must own if your a fan of the series. It mixes the innovation of the first two games into what appears to be more of an action paced ride. People new to the system or those who passed up THPS2 will likely find landing tricks a tad bit more challenging. But all in all this game is just as good as the Playstation 2 version if not better
Players who held off on getting the PlayStation 2 version of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 in hopes of receiving a better version for the GameCube need not wait any longer. The GameCube version of the insanely popular skateboarding game is here, and it retains almost everything that made the PS2 version so incredible. If you don't own a PS2, getting this version of the game is a no-brainer--it's easily one of the GameCube's strongest launch games. But if you own both a GameCube and a PlayStation 2, the choice isn't so clear. The GameCube version may be less jaggy than the original PS2 release, but its lack of online multiplayer and somewhat sketchy frame rate keep it from living up to its full potential.
Even without the online multiplayer offered in the Playstation 2 version Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is a near-perfect game. It gives you exactly what you wanted from the next title in the series, fantastic new levels mixed with the same addicting gameplay from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2. Released the same week as the Nintendo Gamecube, this is the one launch title you won't play through in five hours and then feel like you just saw $50.00 go up in smoke. With new levels to play and quirky characters to unlock you can get several weeks of gameplay from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is high-octane fun with a pulse-pounding soundtrack, over-the-top stunts and a boatload of special features. You knew you were going to buy it - now you know why.
For all of you proud GameCube owners out there who are looking for something really special to feed your new console, buying Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is pretty much a no-brainer. With a slick combination of pleasing graphics, awesome music, huge environments to explore, and a killer combo control system, the game's replay value flies over the ramp and off the charts. Sure, there's still room for improvement, especially with the aforementioned frame rate issues. Nonetheless, you skateboarding diehards are gonna love it. And even if you're not into skateboarding games, after playin' with this sucker for a while, trust me, you will be!
Was soll man zu diesem Kracher noch sagen? Auch die PAL-Version fesselt einen nach kurzer Zeit an den Controller. Mit den zusätzlichen Combo-Möglichkeiten, den riesigen Levels, witzigen neuen Aufgaben, noch mehr Mehrspielermodi und einer bis auf einige Ruckeleinlagen fehlerfreie technische Präsentation ist Tony auch auf dem GameCube ein Muss.
You've got unlockable videos, unlockable characters, unlockable tricks; there are lots of reasons to keep playing this game for a long time. It was very well done and if you are into skateboarding then you need to get this game. Even I am not really into that sport and I still like it. Sure, it might seem more impressive in real life but it is still a great experience and one that is, in my opinion, worth the price of admission.
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There are the Demoness, where you skate as a scantily clad demoness with a move called AC Air, the opposite of Christ Air, where you are making yourself in the shape of an upside down cross. Another move called Going Home, where you melt into the ground and become the likeness of a pentagram. Another character is known as Private Carrera, and she is rather...sexual. One of her moves is Ohhh Yeahhh!, where she has some moves that are provocative in nature. There is also the Neversoft Eyeball, where there is a skater that looks like Frankstein's Monster with a giant eyeball for a head. And then there is Ollie the Magic Bum, where you are a homeless man that is drunk.
Visuellement, cette version est particulièrement soignée, mais sa jouabilité n'égale pas celle de la PlayStation 2. Les figures sortent mollement et le fun s'en trouve considérablement réduit. La précision n'est pas de mise, ce qui risque de fâcher les spécialistes du genre.
Encore un sans-faute pour Tony Hawk, même si l'on déplore le manque d'originalité de cette nouvelle mouture. Pas de nouveautés à signaler pour cette nouvelle version donc, si ce n'est qu'il faudra cette fois vous habituer au pad de la petite console avant de sortir les tricks les plus impressionnants. A conseiller uniquement si vous ne connaissez pas encore la série ou si vous êtes un inconditionnel du genre.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 est un des meilleurs jeux du lancement de la Nintendo GameCube, avec Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader. Un jeu à acheter ou, au moins, à essayer une fois dans sa vie ! Attendons maintenant à Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 qui a été annoncé sur GameCube et Playstation 2 (évidemment…). Et cette fois, peut-être un mode Online ? Cela reste à voir !