Tony Hawk 2 iPod Touch Reveald (Leaked)

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  1. Joe Moore

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    Tony Hawk 2 For iPod Touch | IshTalkers

    Tony Hawk decided to tweet a shot of himself playing Tony Hawk 2 on his iPod Touch. Activision made him take the tweet down, but I have posted the shot at the link above. Can't be too far off then.
     
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    I enjoyed TH2 on PS1 (assuming it's the same one). It's all comes down to the controller. I'm still on the fence about Street Fighter (looming close to pressing the buy button, but hesitating every time).

    I guess Sega Abandoned us on the emulator :( 
     
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    Not on iPhone. Not ever :lol 
     
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    Tony Hawk 2 was the best game in the series, but heeeeeeeell no to playing it on iPhone/iPod Touch. It's the same situation as with the ridiculous Street Fighter 4 that just came out...they're both games that require extremely precise controls and the platform just isn't suited to that.

    Case in point, I bought Mega Man 2 when it was 99 cents, because I figured a buck was worth seeing firsthand just how much bad controls can ruin an otherwise great game. I literally couldn't advance past the second screen of the first level, even on easy difficulty.

    The best games on the platform are new experiences that play to the strengths of the device...stuff like Doodle Jump, Flight Control, or Fieldrunners. Occasional the design of an old game is well suited to the format also- Civilization is GREAT, and Rock Band is fairly competent, for example. But the big developers really need to quit shoehorning arcade and console classics into touch controls that have no business being controlled by touch. Putting a virtual controller up that covers 40% of the screeen and has no tactile feedback is not an acceptable substitute for the kinds of control methods needed for Tony Hawk or Street Fighter or Mega Man or even Galaga.
     
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    Yeah the gameplay on Iphone is suited for RPGs and game like Transformers: Awakening. Action games are starting to become more difficult for me to buy.

    Even with said Sega emulator, I'd probably buy it for Shining Force and Phantasy Star over Afterburner.
     
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    I've personally found myself enjoying puzzle games more than anything on the iPod. Wizard box has been my favorite and the most addicting.
     
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    Try that fruity one Twist posted about a few weeks ago. Tumbledrop. It's pretty addicting, and relaxing in a fruity sort of way.
     
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    I'll put it on my watch list to see if and when it goes free. I have yet to pay for an app thanks to a few tracking apps in the store.
     
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    Which ones do you recommend? I have PandoraBox.
     
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    I've been using App Miner mainly. But Hottest App just updated with more options last week and has been decent. But App Miner has caught everything so far. I'll give PandoraBox a shot as well.
     
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    It used to be that Pandora updated with the newest releases way sooner than the actual App store... like I saw Street Fighter on Pandora before I even realized it was out, but lately it's been slow. I like the snipe tool on it, though.
     
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    That's one of the reasons I love App Miner's new app feature. Seeing things before they are officially listed.
     
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    Is it just called App Miner? I can't find it in search.
     
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    Try searching it as one word.
     
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    Beengo. Thanks.
     
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    Cool.

    And back on topic...I can't imagine myself playing this game on the iPod. Anything with a virtual pad has been nigh unplayable for me. Release it via the console download services and then we can talk.
     
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    I would ALMOST be forgiving on some of the touch controls if the Iphone had the equivalent of a shoulder button. Some of the FPS almost work except that shooting is such a pain in the ass.

    I can't imagine pulling tricks on this to be any easier.
     
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    You should buy Tumbledrop, it's cheap and awesome and I internet know the guy who made it :lol 
     
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    :D 

    edit: I'm sitting in line waiting for FF13, playing Tumbledrop. My fiance leans over and asks, "Why are you playing that fruity game." "It's fun, look not all the colors revolve around pink." "But everyone is smiling, even the blocks," "Yeah, but it's fun." "You're still playing a girly game."
     

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