The reviews for millionaire skate-boarding guru Tony Hawk’s latest game, including Elder-Geek’s own, were far from positive. The tycoon recently came forth to combat the critics of Tony Hawk Ride in an interview with Canadian newspaper The Sudbury Star, stating that reviewers had already made up their mind about the product before testing it out.
“They were ready to discredit it before they even tried it, and if it didn’t play exactly how they imagined it… then they passed it off,” said Hawk.”I don’t agree with people who say the board’s not responsive. I think that they’re just not giving it a fair shake. And I think a lot of them came into it with an attitude that it’s going to suck.”
“I know that (Ride) is super fun, and I think there’s a misconception that I just stick my name on a game,” he added. “I brought this idea to Activision, and I saw it through, I’ve been playing it every step of the way and I am very proud of it.”
Given the near universal opinions of most reviewers, do you think Tony Hawk’s criticism of the reviewers is valid or invalid? Give us your own ideas on the interview, and Tony Hawk Ride in general, in the comments section below!