Created a version of the Trailer with some of the original music

#1 Posted by clstirens (847 posts) -

So I definitely do not want to create video spam on Giantbomb, but I do want to share an edited trailer I made for Tony Hawk HD.

Basically, I'm definitely of the opinion that, while we cannot expect them to put the original music into the game, we can most certainly hope that they do! Also, when they originally released this trailer, it seemed very hollow without any sort of soundtrack, an eerie lack of music for a series known for amazing tunes.

So I decided to make a "necessary" edit to the video with this:

Also, I chose "superman" as it happens to be what I perceived as the fan favorite from the first game. Anyone feel I could have chosen a better track from the first two games?

#2 Posted by clstirens (847 posts) -

Also, here is the original trailer without music, for reference:

#3 Posted by CornBREDX (5593 posts) -

I agree with the song choice. Brings back so many memories =)

#4 Posted by clstirens (847 posts) -

@CornBREDX: Call it Blasphemy, but I actually have no memories of This song, or any of the THPS 1 levels :X

I started the franchise at number 2, and have awesome memories of 2, 3, and 4. Granted, I really like this song, but I did choose it as both a "the fans seem really fond of this one" and also because it sort of stands for a metaphor for the aging fans and Tony Hawk himself "Growing older all the time, growing younger in my mind."

Cheesy or not, it's certainly no happy accident the way the lyrics showed up in this version. :)

#5 Posted by CornBREDX (5593 posts) -
@clstirens: ya, it's cool.  
For me, I played the first one on the dreamcast.  
I played all of them up to THUG2 after that.  
In the first you only had so much time (like 2 and 3 as well) so you basically had like one songs worth of time to get a high score basically (I think it was, I cant remember how much time there was originally- probably completely wrong on this part).  I remember spending hours trying to master manuals and grinds specifically because they were my favorite parts of skate boarding.  After that it became about finding all the secret areas and stuff you open/break.  
That level they show in the trailer was the first level and was also in the demo as I recall.  
But ya, I remember hearing that song SO many times when I played it haha
#6 Posted by CaptainTryHard (207 posts) -

good work, loved that song

#7 Edited by clstirens (847 posts) -

@CornBREDX said:

@clstirens: ya, it's cool. For me, I played the first one on the dreamcast. I played all of them up to THUG2 after that. In the first you only had so much time (like 2 and 3 as well) so you basically had like one songs worth of time to get a high score basically (I think it was, I cant remember how much time there was originally- probably completely wrong on this part). I remember spending hours trying to master manuals and grinds specifically because they were my favorite parts of skate boarding. After that it became about finding all the secret areas and stuff you open/break. That level they show in the trailer was the first level and was also in the demo as I recall. But ya, I remember hearing that song SO many times when I played it haha

Oh yeah, tracks were basically limited to one song because you were only ever given 2:00 to obtain a score and complete objectives (though I do recall it was upped to 3:00 for some game?). I would usually grind/manual/revert as much as I could to keep a combo going through the whole song, instead of just a clip (I am fairly sure the song would play through on the ps1 version... the n64 version had limited audio room, and therefor shortened versions).

@CaptainTryHard: Thanks! I tried to make sure the audio fit in to the video, and not just an overlay of the music (like, starting both the video and the audio at 0 seconds, destroying any sort of production quality)

#8 Posted by librarycynic (3 posts) -

Revert didn't exist in THPS1. Wasn't added until THPS3.

#9 Posted by ShaggE (6545 posts) -

That worked shockingly well, far more than a simple song overlay should have. Great job!

#10 Posted by JarenFace (205 posts) -

Watching your edit brought forth a slew of different memories, all relating to this franchise, and of course the hours I pumped into the first game.

...mixed within those memories was the thought: wait a minute, Tony Hawk never had the Darkslide in THPS1!

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