I was amazed at first. The the grraphics looked good, the story mode was fun, and it seemed like there was just so much fun stuff to do. But the first flaw I noticed is that the character creation was way duller than in previos games. I mean, why can't my guy have a frekin' propelor beanie or boxing gloves!?! That made me angry! The only other thing that was bad was the graphics. The best part was the classic mode. Goals are challenging and fun and it brings me back to the tony hawk's pro skater games. If you are too cheap to buy project 8, don't be, because it's way better and the only thing that makes this better is the classic mode. If you want that, just get one of the backwards compatible proskater games.