“He doesn’t ‘de-hollow’, he is sick” Judges Game Critic Leon Messi About the famous assistant of Dark Souls, Sorel of Astra, absolutely tear it up Go skateboarding at the Firelink Shrine, the iconic heart of Dark Souls. But what the hell is going on here?
You can find two modding items –Fire Spirit Temple by sockpuppetkingdom and Soler By Syeo – On the THPSX website, there’s a surprisingly active community of Tony Hawk’s pro skateboarders and modders. Forum made a mod for Tony Hawk’s Underground 2,”thug,” which was used to expand the capabilities of Underground 2 and enable it to serve as a unified platform for mods and levels in the classic Tony Hawk game.
Unfortunately, Underground 2 isn’t available on any digital distribution platform, and you’ll need a full copy of the game to run THUGPro and any accompanying user creations. Thankfully, Leon Massey was willing to share some screens and impressions of the level for those of us without dangling an Underground 2 CD somewhere.
User ZZKer gave THPSX a rather high 4/5 for its 2019 lone review, while the “cool ports” sum contradicted itself. Not the slickest of skates :/” Macy’s impression was a bit more positive, noting that some oddly out of place railings give you a surface to grind, and the cemetery next to Frampert Church has been covered in some bowls Replacing, can play tricks in. I don’t think anyone will miss the bastard skeleton that lives there, but how are you supposed to get a Zweihander now?
Mechanics and layout aside, you have to appreciate Solaire’s wildly iconic image in Firelink, and the THUGPro project more broadly is an impressive labor of love for an overlooked gem like Tony Hawk’s Underground.Meanwhile, Leon Massey can YouTube Create video articles about game mechanics and history, and twitch Stream a variety of games old and new.