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While Rockstar didn't want to call this a simulation the fact is, Thrasher is sim. And it's hard like a sim. You will get blisters, you will throw down the controller in frustration, and you will curse the game and its creators far more often than is morally right. But if you pull off the wall ride or a quadruple link, you'll be happy and relieved. And then you'll play some more.
Voilà un très bon jeu de Skate. Au lieu de se placer en concurrence direct avec Tony Hawk, Skate And Destroy offre une version plus orientée simulation et réalisme. Résultat, un jeu complet et bien réalisé.
It is a tough decision between Tony Hawk Pro Skater and Thrasher: Skate and Destroy. It mostly comes down to what type of game you want. Gamers who want some quick action that doesn't require as much thinking will want Tony Hawk, but those looking for a more fulfilling and deeper skateboarding experience will want to look toward Thrasher.
Thrasher: Skate and Destroy is no Tony Hawk. But it doesn't really try to be Tony Hawk, either. You may not be able to pick it up and start doing switch 540s right off the bat, but once you've taken the time to learn the controls and pick up the game's subtle timing, you'll be rewarded with an incredibly fun skateboarding game.
If you're really into skating and want a more realistic (and difficult) take on the sport, then definitely give Thrasher: Skate and Destroy a try. There are a lot of different skateboarding videogame choices out there, so get the one that appeals to your level of interest.
Overall this is a solid and challenging game (though sometimes unnecessarily challenging). From the packaging, and the sponsorship of Thrasher magazine, I was expecting a bit more of a kick-ass, realistic, skateboarding game though. The graphics, although good, could have been much better when compared to other games in this genre. Little touches like how the character can change his shirt and shoe color and sponsor (if you earn one) are nice, but as he always seems to look basically the same it struck me as pointless. I also think the tricks would be better if you had the L2 and R2 buttons in the arsenal. Although it kept my interest for a time, I couldn't help feel disappointed in some of its basic shortcomings. I guess you should rent this before buying.
Super Play (Sweden)
Gillar man som jag skateboarding så tycker jag definitivt att man ska kolla upp Thrasher: Skate & Destroy. Personligen håller jag fortfarande Tony Hawk's Skateboarding som favorit eftersom jag föredrar att köra med äkta vara. Tony Hawk's Skateboarding är idag det mest realistiska spelet, men i och med den välutvecklade och svåra spelkontrollen till Thrasher: Skate & Destroy ligger det inte långt efter. Testa, kör och njut.
Es gelingt Thrasher leider trotz hohem Simulationscharakter und
einer zugkräftigen Lizenz nicht zu überzeugen. Die Locations
bieten schlicht zu wenig Abwechslung. Anfänger werden zudem den hohen Schwierigkeitsgrad wie auch die gewöhnungsbedürftige Joypad-Belegung bemängeln. Einzig der Spitzen-Soundtrack vermag vollends zu gefallen.