Today, we’re taking a look at American Wasteland
– the favorite of a lot of people here in the comments. Is it really that good? Let’s take a look. Welcome to Rad Rat Video. Here on the channel, we learn something new
about skateboarding 3 times a week. I talk about all kinds of skateboard topics,
like trick histories, answering your questions on AskRadRat, and game reviews of classic
and obscure skateboarding games. Today, it’s American Wasteland. We finally made it. A lot of people have been asking me to do
this, and I finally made it here. Also, a ton of people have requested Project
8. Keep in mind – I’m doing the whole series
in order here. So there’s no need to request your favorite
one – I’ll get to it. The only ones out of order are Downhill Jam
and Tony Hawk HD, which I did before re-starting the series. OK, so let’s get into American Wasteland. This is the seventh game in the series. And the 5th on the PS2 and the Xbox. At this point, the series is starting to outgrow
its engine. They packed in a ton of new stuff here – some
that doesn’t last very long in the series. And they did their absolute best to make the
game feel open world. To accomplish all of this stuff, they had
to downgrade the resolution of the Xbox version from 720 to 480p. But of course, I can’t really recommend
the Xbox version anymore this late in the series because the controls are just too complicated. Let’s talk about the new additions. Here are the new tricks added into this game. The first few hours of the game are tutorials… There’s so much stuff that it takes forever
to get up to speed. First is the parkour stuff. You’ve got double jumps, wall runs and backflips. You have to learn all this stuff from a french
pastry chef – you know, because parkour is french. Next is the bank drops. They really expanded on the acid drop and
spine drop system in the game, and they put in a lot of these banks, as store signs and
sandwich boards and stuff. You can spine transfer over it, and also revert,
which looks different from the regular revert. You’ve also got additional plants. There are sticker slaps, but now there are
wallplants on regular walls AND on vert, and you can boneless out of a wallride. Also on vert, you can do a ‘to tail’,
which looks like this. There are a couple more. Like stalls on random stuff. You can hold the right trigger when you do
a grind, and you’ll stall. Aside from a couple of times in the story
you have to do it, you will never do this on purpose. But you’ll do it a lot on accident though. You can use the trigger to spin, and then,
if you don’t let go on time, you’ll stall out on the rail. I don’t really understand this addition
to the game. It’s not like you can just choose for a
grind to not work and do a stall instead. And if you could, I don’t know why you’d
want to. Another thing you can do is bert slides. Again, you’ll do this in story mode, and
maybe a couple of times on accident, but it has very little actual use in the game. The trick is a bert, or bertlemann slide,
which is a real trick from back in the day. I can see why they wanted to add this in,
but it’s just kind of there. And on the Xbox, it uses up the trigger, which
makes nollies really annoying, since they get mapped to the white button. One of the biggest changes though is the new
animation system. There are some pros and cons to it, but in
general, I think it’s a step up. The 360 hardflip is FINALLY fixed. Yeah, it’s still super vertical, which nobody
really does, but it’s at least not wrong anymore. 360 inward heels have become vertical, which
is a little weird. There are two really messed up changes though. First is the nollie flips. If you do a double or triple, your arm goes
crazy and it looks like you have to REALLY THROW it to get it to come around. The other problem is with all the double and
triple flip animations in every stance. Sometimes they just don’t flip. Most of the time they look right, but every
now and then, they don’t flip enough, and they just go really slow. This is something that bothered me when the
game came out, and it’s still really annoying. I just don’t get why they did this. The animation in this game isn’t based on
physics or anything. It was all done by hand. So somebody actually made a really slow kickflip
animation for some reason. They also added in “boned ollies”. It helps you get a little more height, kind
of like a boneless, but you hold it like a grab. It’s not worth as many points as an actual
grab. And you’ll only do this in challenges a
couple times. They added in spin directions in this new
system, and it has half cabs wrong. Of course. Every game has either nollie or fakie wrong
because they’re opposites. I have a video about that you can check out
on screen right now. It doesn’t really make sense, but that’s
how it is, and I’ve yet to see a game that actually does it right. They’ve also added in bikes. There have been a lot of vehicles over the
course of this series, including really weird stuff like mechanical bulls. But this time, the bike stuff is actually
pretty well thought out. And that’s because it’s based off of Matt
Hoffman. So the controls actually match that series
instead of playing like Tony Hawk – you do barspins and tailwhips with the right stick,
and you hold the left trigger to do flips and stuff. It feels good, but I didn’t really get into
these challenges that much. They’re all really simple and not that interesting. But it is cool that you get the option to
ride around on a bike whenever you want. But it’s kind of annoying. Sometimes you have to be on a bike to start
a bike challenge. So you look for the icon in your radar and
you go jump on it. But look at this one. It’s a bike challenge, but you actually
have to be on a skateboard… then you get on a bike when it starts. And they just made the timer a little bit
longer to make up for the animation of you getting on the bike. It just feels sloppy the way they set this
up. The last new thing I want to cover is the
“open world” design. If you couldn’t hear the air quotes around
“open world”, there were 3 or 4. What they did was make the different levels
connect in different ways. You have to ride through hallways and ditches
and stuff to reach the next area. As you skate through, the game not-so-subtly
loads the next level. From a gameplay perspective, this makes sense. You can unlock an event in another area, but
still stay where you are and skate for a while. In THUG 1 and 2, it would just take you to
the next level in a cutscene. So it’s definitely a good idea, but I think
they were just way too proud of it. There are a lot of times when you have to
hurry and go back to Hollywood or East LA or whatever. You’re running from the cops or trying to
beat someone to the spot or whatever. It works, and it’s an impressive feat on
the PS2 especially, but it’s not FUN. These corridors are pretty plain. So I think that’s pretty much it for the
new features in this game. There are a lot. At this point, there are so many things you
can do that you can end up doing something unexpected. Either you accidentally double tap something
or hit A on accident and next thing you know, you’re flying in the wrong direction. So it can be kind of annoying juggling all
these new features, but you get used to it. The game has 2 main modes, just like the last
one – story mode and classic mode. Let’s take a quick look at classic mode. This is the way I started the game. In my THUG 2 review, I mentioned that this
was more of an afterthought, but after finishing the story mode, I realize that there’s quite
a bit of fresh content here. It is quite a bit shorter though – at 6 levels
instead of 9. The ones that are returning are Downtown from
Pro Skater 1 – which it renames Minneapolis. There’s another ‘downtown’ level in
the story mode here, so it makes sense why they had to do that. You also get the Mall from Pro Skater 1, and
Chicago too. Chicago is kind of interesting. Remember – this was a time when you couldn’t
even do manuals yet. And here I am collecting stuff by getting
off my board and climbing the wall. That made the level feel much fresher. Especially considering that this was originally
a contest level. But there’s nothing that feels too recycled
here. Aside from those, you’ve got 3 new levels
– assuming you’ve only been playing the console versions, like me so far. Starting with: Santa Cruz. This level has a lot in common with Santa
Monica in the story mode. I think they probably re-used some of the
assets from the pier area and some other stuff. It still feels pretty unique though. But it doesn’t play that well as a classic
level. It’s the same problem as the THUG 2 classic
mode – these levels are just too big. There is a ton of space to cover to try to
find the SKATE letters and all of the other goals. There are so many nooks and crannies here
that stuff can be hiding anywhere. And here’s the thing – this isn’t a classic
level. This is actually taken from Tony Hawk’s
Underground 2 Remix on the PSP. And it’s not the only one. Kyoto was in THUG 2 remix first as well. This level is, again, a bit too big to be
a classic level. It took me forever to find all of the arcade
machines I was supposed to smash. Lastly is The Ruins. This level seems to have a lot in common with
the East LA level in the main story, but it’s actually taken from Tony Hawk’s Project
8 on the PSP. I mean, it is the ruins of LA, so I guess
it makes sense that it would feel the same. But this time, I think the American Wasteland
level came first, and this was taken from it. Also – there’s a collector’s edition on
the PS2, which has a couple extra levels – namely Marseille from Pro Skater 2, and Atlanta,
which was from THUG 2 Remix. I’ll have to play these at some point, but
I’m sure there aren’t any major surprises. But in any case, you know how this mode works
– get SKATE letters, high scores, and collect stuff. At this point in the series, this is really
starting to wear on me. But I’m not necessarily sick of it. I think I could go back and play Pro Skater
2 or 3 and have a great time. But there’s just something about the way
this feels that just doesn’t work right anymore. I think it’s just the fact that there’s
so much going on here that’s ignored. ESPECIALLY this version, because you never
see the story mode challenges that take place here. Like that crater. Why is it there? It’s just random meaningless decoration
at this point. This is unexplained in this game, but apparently
in THUG 2 Remix, there is a giant fight between Godzilla and Ultraman and that’s what caused
this. I really have to check that game out. I played it back in the day but I don’t
remember any of this stuff. So that’s why this mode fails. Not because it’s bad or broken, but just
because it doesn’t have that handmade feel that the original games had. It’s worth checking out at least, but it’s
not the biggest draw of the game. Let’s take a look at the story mode. I’m not going to go into extreme detail
here, because there’s a lot to cover. But I’ll talk about the main points at least. When you start the game, you pick from one
of 5 skaters that just moved to LA. It’s weird that you can’t just make them
from scratch like in every other game. There’s enough customization that it’s
not a huge deal, but I didn’t really see anyone I liked and I ended up being this army-looking
guy. You meet Mindy, who wants to start a skating
magazine called “American Wasteland.” She helps you get into the skate ranch, which
you have to do by gaining everyone’s approval. This is probably the biggest theme of the
game – getting approval from people and proving you’re legit. You do it here, with a skate gang later, with
a graffiti gang, and with other pro skaters at the end. And of course, you gain approval by doing
tricks. At first, it’s just training stuff. You learn how to do wall flips and Natas spins
and all that kind of stuff that I talked about earlier. Once you can do everything the guys can do,
you’re in. The Skate Ranch is the main goal in the game. You help finish a vert ramp they’re working
on, and next thing you know, you’re going all over the game world, finding stuff to
break, steal and take back to the ranch. Once it gets sent there, you can go back to
the Ranch and break stuff in. You’ll see how that piece was installed
at the park, and you have to get a high score on it. It’s always really easy, but the point of
these challenges are just to make sure you see it all and get a chance to skate it. This part is pretty cool. But since there’s only one Mindy, you have
to do them all in order. Break one in, and the next one appears. Repeat a few dozen times until she stops popping
back up in the radar. Apparently, the guy who runs the Ranch, Iggy,
is a wanted felon, and you accidentally out him, which gets him arrested. So you have to get him out. While working on that, you have to join the
Skate Club. These guys are anti-corporate greed and materialism. So to impress them, you have to take off your
shirt and shoes and do… freestyle tricks in a parking garage. I bet you didn’t see that coming. This event is pretty cool. The camera moves around and gives you some
interesting angles. Since all you really need to worry about is
the balance meter, it doesn’t really cause any problems, and it looks cool. Once you beat them all, you have to beat the
best freestyler around. Any guesses who it might be? Who’s the best freestyle skater that’s
ever been in a Tony Hawk game? That’s right – Daewon Song! Wait, what? Yeah, it’s kind of weird, but they use Mullen
later to show you how to invent tricks, which makes a lot of sense too. You later meet Tony Alva, and find out about
a legendary skatepark buried under the skate ranch. You start the process of digging it up by
doing a lot of favors for guys on an oil rig. Yeah, this is the same oil rig that was exclusive
to Tony Hawk 3 on the Xbox. It’s got some changes to it, and a lot of
challenges. One thing I like about the way the challenges
work now is these popups. So when you have to grind something or do
a certain gap, it’s always very clear exactly what you’re supposed to do. You don’t have to worry about accidentally
skipping a cutscene and not knowing what’s going on. After that, you have to get to East LA to
help Boone, who got in trouble with his old gang. To help him, you have to actually join that
gang. To prove you’re legit, you have to do skate
missions, BMX missions, and, of course, tagging. Again, tagging is really important in this
game, and I just don’t like it. I know it was cool at the time that you could
tag something and the game would remember, but that isn’t exactly impressive these
days. To prove yourself to the gang, you have to
help this guy finish tags all over the game world. When you get enough, he teaches you the trademark
style of that area. You need to make a tag with every style included
in it. Up until this point, I had just been ignoring
this guy. Now, I didn’t have a choice, and that kind
of sucked. This is one of the ways the game forces pacing. You can’t just do the story stuff and beat
the game right away. Another example is getting to the oil rig
from earlier. You need gas money for the boat. Don’t have enough money? Better go do some more challenges. Can’t afford the tattoo to join the gang? Better go to some more challenges. Luckily, this really rich bum loves to give
you money to do mini challenges like doing tricks he calls out or finding gaps. It was a good idea to pace the game out like
this and make sure people see everything there is to see. It was just annoying when it was the tag and
BMX stuff that I wasn’t really into. Anyway, you get Boone out, Iggy gets bail,
and punches you in the face for digging up that skatepark. Apparently, he knew it was there, but he didn’t
own the land yet. He was saving up to buy it, but now that everyone
knows, the price is going to go through the roof. Luckily, there’s a plan. You get a bunch of skaters together and film
a video to sell. The proceeds will go to buy the land, and
finish the skatepark. How do you convince pro skaters to help you
out? I think you already know. You have to prove yourself. Most of the time, at least. Ryan Sheckler wants you to help him steal
a Jeep. What a tool. The one with Tony Hawk is kind of funny. You insult him for blowing thousands of dollars
shopping on Rodeo drive, and he has to show you that he can still skate, so he shows off
some tricks he invented, including the hurricane, which he apparently invented too. I didn’t know that one. Oh, and get this – Tony does 900s on the regular. I didn’t know that either. Anyway, the video these guys help film is
such a huge success that you buy the ranch with pre-order money alone. The game ends with a dramatic chase scene
with the police that goes through ALL OF THE LOADING ZONES. Yeah, these aren’t fun normally, and trying
to get through everything on a timer in the dark doesn’t make it any better. But it was dramatic at least. Get that done, and you finally get the girl. And you pay to get her magazine project off
the ground. So that’s the story mode. With all of the new innovations in the gameplay,
there aren’t a ton of new challenge types to talk about, but there really don’t need
to be. This game has a lot going on as-is, and is
probably the longest of the games that I’ve played so far. As you can probably tell from the run time
of this video. So – is this game any good? Yeah, I think it is. I like the feel of the game, and I think the
story is very interesting and cool by Tony Hawk standards. Things get a bit repetitive, but it throws
new ideas at you fairly often too. You’ll have a good time if you pick this
up. But what version should you get? I’d probably go PS2 for this one, but there’s
actually a surprise contender this time, the Xbox 360. Yeah, there’s a 360 version of this game,
making it the first “next gen” Tony Hawk game from that period. I don’t have a 360, and I haven’t gotten
the chance to play it – so let me know in the comments what this version of the game
is like. Apparently it uses all the same models and
assets from the PS2 version, it just has higher resolution textures, better lighting, and
higher resolution output. So that’s probably the version to go with
if your 360 still works. Otherwise, you’re not missing out on anything. Let me know what your experiences are with
this game – is it your favorite? I’ve seen some comments saying this one
is the best. I can’t really agree with that because I
think it’s just bloated with features at this point, but it’s definitely not bad. Next up in my Tony Hawk game review series
is Project 8. This might take me a while because there are
two different versions – the PS3 and the Xbox, which are quite different. I haven’t had to deal with that since Pro
Skater 4. There’s actually a PSP version too, but
we’ll get to that some other time. To make sure you don’t miss that review,
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100 thoughts on “Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland – Best Yet, or Beginning of Downward Spiral? | Skater Reviews

  • April 21, 2018 at 9:56 pm
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    this was my favorite growing up

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  • April 28, 2018 at 4:27 pm
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    also the return of MCSQUEEB!

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  • May 8, 2018 at 12:04 am
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    my only complaint about the 360 version is that you have to press LB and RB at the same time to get on and off your board, as opposed to pressing White button on xbox original. it made the game feel much worse.

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  • May 18, 2018 at 3:11 am
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    Did anyone catch that fight club reference

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  • May 24, 2018 at 2:11 pm
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    THAW WAS THE BEST GAME EVER

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  • May 24, 2018 at 2:34 pm
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    I actually use stalls and bert slides sometimes usually for fun tho…

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  • June 15, 2018 at 9:28 pm
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    I like this game

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  • June 21, 2018 at 9:07 pm
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    The Xbox 360 version is amazing. Looks great.

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  • June 24, 2018 at 6:57 am
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    The hurricane grind wasn’t invented by Tony Hawk. It was made by Tom Groholski(New Jersey vert skater) I can’t think of the year off the top of my head.

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  • June 28, 2018 at 7:44 am
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    Also as opposed to THUG and THUG2 you can’t play as a female skater through the story :/

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  • June 29, 2018 at 6:23 am
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    Look like the fuck boy version of Toby McGwire

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  • July 2, 2018 at 5:27 pm
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    my fav between thug

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  • July 4, 2018 at 1:36 am
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    american wasteland was legit the best fucking game in creation

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  • July 6, 2018 at 9:00 am
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    This should have been the last one i actually thought it would be

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  • July 6, 2018 at 9:04 am
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    I had the playstation version and it worked fine and i did stalls

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  • July 10, 2018 at 5:04 pm
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    I personally like the gamecube version of this game

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  • July 11, 2018 at 6:41 pm
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    Do you even skateboard? I'd hope so with a channel dedicated to clickbait for kids :/

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  • July 11, 2018 at 11:37 pm
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    The worst game of the series, the worst graphic design, polygons everywhere, stupid story. And it' so boring. THP8 and THPG are so much better.

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  • July 13, 2018 at 12:40 am
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    I remember playing the game off my Gamecube. Never played any of the Underground Games however. But I liked American Wasteland. I had Holiday by Green Day on repeat. Watching this video, I start to have mixed feelings if I should play the game again. My favorite TH game is Pro Skater 3.

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  • July 16, 2018 at 6:50 am
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    I dont think you will see this buy RadRat Those animations of the board spinning or rotating slow doesnt mean they intentionaly made it that way. They could have missed or deleted some frames of the rotation and since the ending is a back to normal the animation just slowly plays that animation cause the frams are missing

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  • July 16, 2018 at 3:30 pm
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    Just like irl for my crips initiation i had to grind certain rails and beat the gang leader in a game of skate. 😉

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  • July 18, 2018 at 7:26 pm
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    Do you just hate this game? Or hate the XBox

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  • July 27, 2018 at 12:47 am
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    Weird question but gta 4 or american wasteland?

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  • July 27, 2018 at 12:48 am
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    Weird question gta 4 or american wasteland?

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  • July 27, 2018 at 5:02 pm
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    The nostalgia is real. Used to play this all day during the summer while it was hot out then go out and skate with the homies when it cooled down

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  • August 1, 2018 at 8:53 am
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    Tony Hawk needs to remaster this game.

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  • August 2, 2018 at 9:25 am
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    360 Version had 720p, it was the exact same game but with online (other versions of the game had online but it got discontinued sometime in 2010.) btw i have that same exact version on original Xbox.

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  • August 11, 2018 at 4:20 am
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    The downward spiral began with thug. Graphics and gameplay got much more unrealistic and they added too much useless crap. 2-4 were great games then they got worse for each. thug 2 was awful.

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  • August 18, 2018 at 8:52 pm
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    I always found stalls really useful for changing direction when you are grinding. Makes it easier to control where your combo goes next.

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  • August 19, 2018 at 5:33 pm
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    THAW was definitely the beginning of the ending for the series. It’s right where I dropped off of the series after loving it for years.

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  • August 22, 2018 at 7:43 am
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    CALAFORNIA OBER ALLISE

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  • August 23, 2018 at 1:06 am
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    Ah, Thug 2 remix. A glitchy fucking mess.

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  • August 23, 2018 at 3:09 pm
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    I racked up so many hours to this game…if I only I would’ve spent that time actually skating..

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  • August 24, 2018 at 6:13 am
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    Do you actually skateboard?

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  • August 27, 2018 at 9:08 am
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    It really pissed me off that it FORCED you to skate Regular when you skate Goofy in real life.

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  • August 29, 2018 at 2:27 am
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    PC version was great.

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  • August 29, 2018 at 2:18 pm
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    Going back it does feel like American Wasteland is really bloated and has too much going on.
    I recently got out my old PS2 games and I got bored of THAW quickly, but Underground 2 is still super fun.

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  • August 30, 2018 at 3:22 pm
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    Its funny that you say "if your 360 still works" haha yeah mine crapped out about 2 years ago after a hard 9 year run. They weren't made as well as the first Xbox, PS2 and earlier consoles. PS2? still going strong after 16 years.

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  • September 3, 2018 at 12:40 am
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    Billie joe armstrong is on it 10/10.

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  • September 15, 2018 at 2:02 am
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    tony hawk 4 and THUG were the dank spots.

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  • September 27, 2018 at 4:39 am
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    The character customization mode of this game is quite precarious compared to the previous games, apart from the inclusion of bikes, tags, and the wonderful town of Dogtown was really cool …

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  • October 7, 2018 at 1:25 pm
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    The best game in my collection.

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  • October 9, 2018 at 2:41 pm
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    man thaw is my fav tony hawk game ever, ive beaten it so many times.

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  • October 14, 2018 at 7:49 pm
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    This game sucks

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  • October 22, 2018 at 2:15 am
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    SKATE gets spins right

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  • November 5, 2018 at 9:48 am
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    In general I like your reviews but I find your focus on FS/BS direction a little bit annoying because the way you were explaining it in another Video, your version doesn't make any sense to me at all. The way I learned it: rotate ass first => backside, rotate nads first => frontside. Almost like the words front- and backside imply. This makes sense to me logically.

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  • November 14, 2018 at 4:07 pm
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    Watching your videos on cell data since I just moved to Virginia and need to set up my WiFi, love ur videos, dude!

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  • November 14, 2018 at 4:08 pm
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    Also never played much of AW cuz I was too young at the time to get anywhere with the damn game. Now, I lost my disc, my pc needs to be fixed so no pcsx2 for me, and even if I did have my AW disc my old ps2 controller is fucked. Need to buy a new one

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  • November 17, 2018 at 9:44 pm
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    The 360 version was pretty sweet. It looked better, ran better, there were more items in the world and the build a park. The cutscenes look way better. The Topper? Online play, but that doesn't work anymore 🙁
    Everything else was pretty much the same.

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  • December 6, 2018 at 3:09 am
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    17:00 there is also the Nintendo GameCube version, which introduced me to the Tony hawk series and currently is the only one I've played but that will change soon I have a lot of fun with that one and I play this version every so often but not much for the story mode, mostly for the classic mode

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  • December 14, 2018 at 5:30 am
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    THAW was some of the fondest memories of my childhood i don't care what anybody says, i played a TON of games and thaw stands out as having so much passion put into it with such a specific vibe that it really stands out in my memories.

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  • December 20, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    Thanks for subtitles, bro. I'm Russian and I love your vids

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  • December 23, 2018 at 5:08 am
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    More like flouride wasteland this country is level 10 retarded

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  • January 1, 2019 at 11:03 pm
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    I love this game soo much

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  • January 10, 2019 at 10:12 am
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    every tony hawk game was good all the way up to american wasteland. project 8 was pretty fun but as soon as the started changing things too much it flopped…. still have a place in my heart for these games 🙂

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  • January 10, 2019 at 10:13 am
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    i would lose my shit if they announced a remaster for the first 4 games…

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  • January 11, 2019 at 5:20 pm
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    i loved every th game till proving ground. the story games were the best imo. aw, ug 1+2, project 8, proving ground. all classics and i dont get ur critics on many points. it had its flaws like every game but not like u describe them.

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  • January 16, 2019 at 11:32 am
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    check those OaS sick combo vid

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  • January 17, 2019 at 10:26 pm
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    I dont found THAW For pc

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  • January 21, 2019 at 1:27 am
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    THE GOAT. Except the ps2 version was better…………😒

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  • January 21, 2019 at 1:34 am
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    MANNN making it an open world game kinda messed it up for me. It glitched out on me and i got stuck on the subway corridor. The damn metal doors wouldn't open for me on a NUMBER of occassions because the CD was a little scratched lol

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  • February 20, 2019 at 2:34 am
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    Why does this guy look like Marty Mc fly’s dad

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  • February 28, 2019 at 4:32 pm
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    Tony Hawk American Wasteland felt a lot as if Pro Skater 2 had a love child with Grand Theft Auto. It shouldn't have worked, and in fact most of the time it didn't, but when it did boy was it a sight to behold. Probably my favorite in the series as well.

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  • March 3, 2019 at 6:07 am
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    Thaw is the #1 best tony hawk game

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  • March 17, 2019 at 9:38 pm
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    Still have my ps2 and 360 copy ❤

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  • March 22, 2019 at 4:22 pm
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    I have a 360 and play it on my 360 to it feels really good actually I think it feels the same you can play on high resolutions to

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  • March 26, 2019 at 2:09 am
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    THUG was the best @me

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  • April 6, 2019 at 12:53 pm
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    Do you actually skateboard or is all your knowledge game based ?

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  • April 16, 2019 at 12:45 pm
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    my two favorite Tony Hawk games are THUG and THAW.

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  • May 2, 2019 at 4:40 am
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    Just ordered the 360 version lol

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  • May 9, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    American Wasteland is the best Tony Hawk game.

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  • May 10, 2019 at 9:49 pm
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    I've never seen somebody complain so much about a good game. I don't know man, I like your videos but come on this game really put forth a lot of effort. And this is why we get games like Tony hawk shred or thps5, because developers think way too hard to try to win us back when really they should expand on games like Wasteland.

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  • May 11, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    Personally, for me I was attached to Tony Hawk's Underground.

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  • May 13, 2019 at 9:22 pm
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    RadRat, where did you get that artwork behind you? My friend has the exact same one and he has no clue where it came from! Can you please shed some light on this? It been bothering us. Lol.

    Love the channel man. Good shit!

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  • May 15, 2019 at 3:10 am
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    GameCube version = best version

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  • May 18, 2019 at 7:59 am
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    It had some of the best music in the entire series though

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  • May 20, 2019 at 4:35 pm
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    American wasteland was the shit 😎

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  • May 21, 2019 at 7:35 am
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    radrat the typa mf too turn a empty bottle of e&j into house decor

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  • May 21, 2019 at 7:21 pm
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    American wasteland and tony hawks underground are the best in the series in my opinion

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  • May 21, 2019 at 7:41 pm
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    a little over critical if you ask me – i loved this game so much

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  • May 22, 2019 at 6:41 am
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    Will never understand why this game is so overhyped. The story mode sucks and always seemed really corny and cringy. There were also way too many unnecessary features that they added. THUG 2 was the easiest TH game but in terms of gameplay, it was the best. THUG’s storyline was the best in the series by far and in terms of the THPS series, THPS4 is my favorite. Has decent enough gameplay, and some of my favorite levels of all time

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  • June 8, 2019 at 10:27 am
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    This is definitely my favorite TH game

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  • June 13, 2019 at 3:04 am
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    I had it on GameCube. Last!

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  • June 15, 2019 at 6:02 am
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    Best Yet !!!!!!!

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  • June 21, 2019 at 9:52 am
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    Ah, American Wasteland. Still one of my favorite and most memorable games from my childhood. Right alongside Underground 2 as far as the Tony Hawk franchise is concerned.

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  • June 26, 2019 at 5:05 am
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    they added bert slides because it came out around the same time that dogtown and z boys/lords of dogtown in the same way THUG2 ripped off Thrasher's King of the Road.

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  • July 10, 2019 at 11:31 pm
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    This game was the end of an era.

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  • July 18, 2019 at 4:06 am
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    Hey Rad Rat, why haven't you done the Xbox 360 port for American Wasteland and instead the original Xbox port?

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:38 pm
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    Zebra stellar?

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  • July 27, 2019 at 8:22 pm
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    I actually liked THAW,THPG and Project 8 I don’t know why they get so much hate

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  • August 1, 2019 at 7:14 pm
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    I agree with rat. Amercian Wasteland is garbage. thug is the best in the series.

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  • August 17, 2019 at 5:42 pm
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    So nostalgic, dude. And playing it even now as an adult, the difficulty is actually so high. Doing the manual through the cones Downtown is near impossible lol
    I used to play on the GameCube, but focus mode is basically impossible to activate (tap the C-stick right twice quickly), so I couldn't even finish the story.

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  • August 17, 2019 at 9:50 pm
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    The version to get?
    PC, naturally.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 11:04 pm
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    What is the song @ 2:53

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  • September 2, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    The bert slide was actually immensely useful in THAW's multiplayer. Specifically the king of the hill mode. I distinctly remember just how overpowered it was.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 5:01 am
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    I actually liked THAW,Project 8 and THPG I don’t know why they get so much hate

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  • September 11, 2019 at 8:50 pm
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    I actually liked THAW, Project 8 and THPG I don’t know why they get so much hate

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  • September 12, 2019 at 7:59 am
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    I like it I'm just having trouble putting all my created tricks to my special tricks list can that be done

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  • September 15, 2019 at 2:03 pm
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    american wastland was my favorite game from the time it came out-2009.

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  • September 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm
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    THAW is my favourite at least from a story perspective, building the skate ranch is awesome

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