I guess having one G4 editor preview Activision’s upcoming skateboard-peripheral-only Tony Hawk: RIDE would have been sufficient, but where’s the fun in that? With this in mind, our own Billy Berghammer, Sterling McGarvey, Andrew Pfister and Patrick Klepek secured some feet-on time at PAX 2009 with arguably one of the year’s riskier titles (due its peripheral-only controls and $100 price tag). And while none of the guys are completely sold on the title at this point, there appears to be enough in this much needed reboot to keep (most of) them intrigued to see the final product. Well, maybe not Patrick:
"Tony Hawk: RIDE feels like Top Skater for consoles. Whenever I played Top Skater in the arcade, I immediately wondered what it would be like to have Top Skater in my home. Now that I realize what that means, I'm not so sure I want Top Skater around. Look, would I love to play Tony Hawk: RIDE with a drink by my side at a friend's house? Sure. It's easy, it's fun, you don't have to put in that much effort, but as someone who couldn't handle a skateboard without a drink at their side, I don't understand the appeal."
To find out more about what our well-balanced editors thought of the game, be sure to check out the full preview.