The Tony Hawk series was one of my favorites until Skate came out and utterly destroyed Tony and his goofy brand of videogame skateboarding. Up until Skate, I would turn down all of my possible skill meters just so I could kick flip onto a rail then ride away smooth. All I wanted in life was Tony Hawk games, but not the Tony Hawk games I was given. I once made over $100 in a night playing HORSE one-handed against some random dudes in an actual barn, surrounded by horses. I didn’t even know how meta that was until now.
THPS 3 was my favorite, as it introduced the revert mechanic that could go straight into a manual, keeping strings alive, but as this video shows, anything after THPS 2 is utterly pointless. This guy destroyed the game in under 3 minutes with his god-like gaming powers.
I wouldn’t believe this even could happen if we didn’t have the video directly below these words. Watch, and think of simpler times. Last-last-gen times.