Sadly, I think this is the game that will screw up the entire series. I think the reason is the new nail-a-trick feature. While in the air you hit R3+L3 to make the game go into slowmo and focus on your guys feet and thenyour able to use the sticks to rotate the board in various directions letting you do some wicked tricks that look awesome in slowmo. Somehow between that and the new graphics the physics of the game are slightly off. Something else that totally counts against the game is the removal of all the kool customization options. I didnt see anywhere where you could build custom skate parks, the options for customizing your skater are super limited, the only way you get to customize your board is with premade graphics just for the deck(no more picking out wheel color and grip tape). Maybe I havent gotten far enough for those things to be unlocked. The difficulty of this game is off the chain to. Some of the challenges are insane. The worst ones are where an npc will show you a bunchof obstacles you have to skate over in a single combo. They involve transfers, manuels, and grinds and i havent done one where i was able to nail them all. Thankfully most objectives have 3 levels of completion. Higher levels let you attain higher rank which is part of the story. You start out rank 200 and your goal is to get into the top 8 so you can be in th new tony hawk game. I dont think you get to create-a-trick either. Your basic array o tricks are set in stone. Maybe those unlock further in the story to. Nail-a-trick mode doesnt make up for the lack of features and the slightly off physics so i say rent the game first and you might like it but i it doesnt have create-a-park I'd be pissed.