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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 doesn’t look great, but gameplay will hopefully be rad

The more features you add to a game, the more the visuals have to suffer (just ask Bethesda and the Fallout 4 team). So, maybe that’s why Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 looks decidedly old-school?

I mean seriously, we’re not imagining it, right? The dude skating in this video looks like he belongs in an era that sits somewhere between PS2’s Pro Skater 4 in 2002 and PS3’s Proving Ground in 2007.

On a positive note, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is packed with features and enhancements over the last game in the series, which should hopefully make up for its lack of visual oomph.

In the latest trailer, we see the game in action which features all of the key mechanics from previous Tony Hawk Pro Skater titles, along with some new ones such as the ‘slamming down’ mechanic. It’s also going to be very community focused, which is where Pro Skater 5 should do really well, with the ability to customize and design playgrounds, and then share them with friends.

Check out the trailer…

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater launches on PS4 and Xbox One on September 29, 2015.