There's no skirting around the issue here. As jetlagged producer Jay Balmer demos Skate to us and talks us through it, he compares absolutely every part to the Tony Hawk series. It'd be impossible to get around the fact that it's their competition and we're grateful he doesn't try. So are Mr. Hawk's days numbered? After a good play of the latest build, if it hadn't been for Project 8 pulling the licence back from its sharp nosedive we'd have to say yes.