Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My Son Reviews Tony Hawk "Ride."

(Last month Activision treated myself and my boys to a Tony Hawk Weekend. We got to spend the day with Tony Hawk on Friday, spend the night in the beautiful La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad on Friday and Saturday evening. Then, on Sunday we were able to attend Tony Hawk's charity event, Stand up for Skateparks. It was an incredible weekend that was not only exciting and fun, but extremely eye opening and informative. What Tony Hawk is doing for the children is to be applauded. I will write my own take on things, but my son asked if he could post his first. We were not paid for this review, but we were given the game for free as well as a gift card to buy snacks for preview party.)

Last month I was lucky to meet Tony Hawk. We got to watch him skate with some friends of his and we had dinner with him on the half pipe. I have to say, he was an all around cool guy. He was humorous. It was so cool when he demonstrated his new game for us!

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Tony Hawk playing his video game. Again... awesome!

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This weekend we got an advanced copy of the game. We had a party for friends to try it.

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Now I would like to give you my review of the game.

Tony Hawk has done it again! His new game Tony Hawk Ride is the game that brings you closest to skateboarding. Young or old, balanced or not, all you need is the ability to stand and move a little. This game is so realistic you'll think you're actually skating. There was only one con with the game- You have to unlock the levels on each ride mode which can be hard and a little frustrating. But this game is 100 percent fun! Play and you will want to play it over and over. This is a must have game and sure to be loved.

56 comments:

  1. Thank you for writing this. I'm proud of you and feel lucky to have been part of this experience with you!

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  2. Thanks so much for the great review! I was thinking about getting my 14 year old this for Christmas.. you've sold me! I think he's going to love it!

    Oh and the Tony Hawk event sounds like a lot of fun. My son would be crazy jealous of you! :)

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  3. Great review. What do you mean by having to "unlock the level on each ride mode?" Does this mean you have to achieve a certain level before you can move on to the more difficult stuff?

    How did your mother do on the virtual skateboard? What level is she?

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  4. Sounds like you had a great time at the event and playing the game at home. Thanks for telling us about it, Ethan!

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  5. Great review! Now *I* want to try it. What game system were you using?

    It sounds like you had a great time at the charity event, and the preview party looks like a lot of fun.

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  6. Wow, this looks like fun! Great review!

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  7. great review! I wish I had a system to play it on because it looks like fun and I definitely want to get it.

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  8. This is a great review. Thanks. This was one of the things I've been considering getting for my stepson. I think, based on your review, he'd really enjoy it.

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  9. Great review! I think Tony Hawk is awesome too. That's so cool that you got to meeet hime and try his game out early. Is it a Wii game because if it is I think it might end up under our Christmas tree. Thanks again for the review.

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  10. Definitely buying one for my husband! Great review. :)

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  11. Thanks for the review! My kids are getting this for Christmas, and now I can't wait to give it a try, too. Maybe they'll let me play it while they are at the real skatepark ;p

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  12. You've sold me on it, too! I will buy it for my son for Christmas, then play it while he is in school. Win Win!

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  13. Great review! I just bought my step-son a different "skate" game for his birthday, but I am thinking now I should take it back and wait for Tony Hawk game to come out, I have a feeling he will LOVE it as well!

    What platform (game system) is the new game going to be on? Thanks again for this review, its been really helpful.

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  14. I think I might get this for my son for Christmas - thanks for the review!

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  15. Although I have never played any game beyond the original super mario brothers (you are probably way too young and cool to even know what I'm talking about!)this sounds like fun and you wrote a very compelling review. It looks like everyone had a blast!

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  16. What a great review! And you must have SO many jealous friends because you actually got to MEET Tony Hawke! I'm definitely impressed!

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  17. Awesome review - I am so JEALOUS Of you though! Meeting him had to be ridiculous!

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  18. This is a great review and you are a great writer! Looks like you all had a lot of fun, and this could definitely be a fun present for one of my brothers. Thanks!

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  19. I'm very impressed with your review! It's a pleasure to read a well written review. Looking forward to more of your posts.

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  20. Great Review...

    I think my nephews would have fainted if they got to meet Tony Hawk..

    No Really... fainted face first.

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  21. Great Review! I think I am sold on getting one now! Thanks

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  22. Excellent review! This one is going on our Christmas list. Thank you!!!

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  23. This review is exactly what I was looking for. You answered a lot of my questions already! I think you sold me! Great job :)

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  24. Dude! That must have been so much fun, and what a well-written review! Seriously, I'm going to have to check this out for my son. Thanks for writing, and I'm so glad you had fun!

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  25. Dude! You got to meet Tony Hawk? Awesome! Wonderful review, too!

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  26. You are lucky that your Mom does a blog so you got to meet Tony Hawk! I'll bet not that many kids have blogs...who knows what goodies could come your way if you did one regularly yourself...also you would probably have a lot of kids reading your blogs because you would be saying things that other kids think about too, but don't realize others are thinking about similar things.

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  27. What an awesome weekend that must have been! Your review was very informative and balanced--you should do more of these! (Of course, I bet you'd be HAPPY to do more reviews if you got to meet famous athletes every time, ha ha.)

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  28. As an old skater chic you have met my hero. What a wonderful weekend you got to have and I will be checking this game out for me and my son.

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  29. WOW what a well written post. It makes me want to go out and get the game and I'm not even a skater fan. haha

    Congrats on meeting Tony and getting to preview the game and have a party. Sounds like you had an all around great time.

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  30. I will definitely be getting this game for my stepson, thanks to your review! Well done!

    Shannon

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  31. Awesome review! My son was asking for it and I was worried he would get bored with it, but thanks to you, I will be ordering it for him!

    Good Job!

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  32. Great write-up; looks very cool! Its nice to have a good review from someone who's actually into the game! Thanks!

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  33. That is so awesome that you got to meet and spend time with Tony Hawk! Thanks for the great review of his new game. My grandsons are going to love it!

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  34. bloody hell that looks good.
    and thats just the wii version...

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  35. Wow awesome review! I think I'm definetly going to get this for my son for Christmas! Thanks!

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  36. Awesometastic review! It's only too bad that I don't have the ability to stand and move a little.

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  37. Excellent review, glad you had a good time!

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  38. That looks totally rad. My favorite oldest nephew (now 35!) was a great skateboarder in his youth, I'm sure he'd love this game. Your writing is great, too.

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  39. What a WONDERFUL review and an awesome looking game.

    I might have to go out and buy the game before Thanksgiving with my family so we can play together too!

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  40. Really good job! That was a great review. It's a lot better written then some reviews I have read on other websites.

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  41. Awesome review! My daughter is six and would LOVE to have a skateboard. Maybe we should start with Tony Hawk Ride!

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  42. I rode the Tony Hawk roller coaster ride at Six Flags in Vallejo, CA...it rocks!!! Great review, awesome dude.

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  43. Great review! I have a couple cousins who would love this. And how awesome you got to meet Tony Hawk!

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  44. Question: Where is this game available and how much does it cost? What platforms (is that teh right term?) is it available on? Is it out yet?

    I really like what you posted and am intersted in purchasing one for Christmas for my kids, but don't know that much about games. Thanks for the great review :)

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  45. You have done such a fantastic job at allowing all of us to FEEL what it would be like to play that new skateboarding game.. which is a sign of a very TALENTED young writer. I am sure though.. that I would indeed fall FLAT ON MY FACE. That would be p-r-e-t-t-y funny to watch huh? Maybe since you have convinced me of the great FUN of this new game I will buy it for my 12 year old and take a picture so you can laugh at me too. Very well well done! Keep posting!

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  46. Wow, you met "the" Tony Hawk. Great review!

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  47. Great job kid! How cool that you got to meet Tony Hawk. You're one lucky dude!

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  48. Great job! Too cool that you got to meet Tony Hawk, and wow that he even commented on twitter that your review was awesome!

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  49. Haha - I remember the first Tony Hawk games, I loved them because I could just button-mash until I did some cool tricks :) That looks fun! Wish I had a little guy to buy one for so that I could steal it -- err, watch him have fun with it...

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  50. Excellent job!! You just sold me on this year's WIII present! I am gonna try to look for it now. Can I get it? I will let you know!

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  51. Thanks for the review. My boys were really chuffed that you got to meet Tony.

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  52. I'm so jealous! I'd absolutely LOVE to meet Tony Hawk.

    I ordered my copy of TH: Ride a few months ago and now I'm just waiting for it to be delivered :) Can't wait to try it! I have tons of other games waiting for my attention right now (ahh the perils of being a gamer in the holiday season) but this one will definitely get some play time!

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  53. thanks for the great review! Looks like a really cool game!

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  54. Thanks so much for this review, it was great!! I've been thinking of getting this for my son for Christmas so it is perfect timing.

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  55. Sounds like a great game and pretty awesome to hang out with Tony Hawk, huh!?

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  56. That was a very well written review! I would seriously consider buying this game now.

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