THE GOOD: Nearly everything, the tricks are great, graphics are awesome for a game that early on PS2 but thats expected i suppose. The levels in the game are good aswell its like an improvment on the Tony Hawk series from PS1 because they are bigger and have more gaps/grinds to complete.<br>The characters playable are great aswell a real likeness to the real people unlike in most other games where they look totally fake! The Create A Park is good but leaves a lot to be desired in order to be good maybe in Pro BMX 3 if they release it, it will be better but my fingers are not crossed, nor are my toes because that hurts.
THE BAD: The levels are way to small for a PS2 platform game they need to be bigger have more space to do flatland tricks and more vert places and sunken half-pipes, also the Create A Park needs more features in it like Tony Hawks which had loads more IMO compared to Pro BMX2, also Create A Rider should have been added i think so we acn create "us" and play as "us" confuse...
Matt Hoffman is one of the lesser-known riders compared to ol' Dave Mirra. And you'll probably realise a similair similarity between that half-fact and this game.
First load this up, and assuming you are interested in BMXing, you'll get all tickly inside. It's a crazy buzz, since if you've seen media screens or trailers then you'll get a hardtail, alright. But the truth is it's not entierley what you might be hoping. Basically, 'cos it's a little rough 'round the edges on your PS2 I'm afraid. Contradict graphics, if you will, and you'll see yourself 'serting another game. It's all so impersonal! Argh! In other words, you'll probably be slightly dissapointed picking this up at full price, but at the time of writing this review, you will mostly comandeer this at your local bargain bin. Which is where it belongs...! I hate abusing extreme sport games, each time a new one comes out I shiver my handlebars, but here there's nothing more than a half-playable rent.
THE GOOD: -Smoothness of game -Realism -Soundtrack -Multiplayer
THE BAD: -Very Fiddly -Can be frustrating -Long opening sequence -You cant skitch
This game appealed to me mainly because it was made by Activision, the makers of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4. This game is smoothly run, the realism of the bike is outstanding, so many different ways to fall. The levels although not a large as I thought were very cunningly made, my favourite being the 'Las Vegas' level. The goals aren't the set the same way as THPS4, you start off in each level having to complete the 'amatuer' goals, after completing them you have to do the 'semi-pro' and 'pro' goals. These goals can get frustrating sometimes taking more patience and luck than skill. Also, the names of the goals may say nothing about the goal itself. For instance, in New Orleans you have to do a goal named 'flip out the jazz trio', which totally didn't say anything about the goal itself, it was only after looking at a walkthrough that I discov...
THE BAD: not enough tech moves well not enough moves period
SUMMARY: great lil sketchie here and there but good game some levels get really repetative and so on strange but sweet ending as i said needs more tricks but smaal add-on tech tricks would be better to. flatland runs ok little unreallistic sometimes great street levelsdecent choice of riders could use more less known(dave freimuth, Luc-e, chad kagy hell hes on hoffman and isn't in the game, brian foster,edwin delarosa, etc...)