The graphics here are at their best. It is a major leap above all other versions. There is a slight trailing effect on the skaters that wasn't possible before. Draw distance was never an issue.
Gameplay-wise, it's the same as it's always been. It does feel a bit stange when comparing the tricks from this game to the ones in subsequent editions. You'll really miss the spine transfers.
All in all, this is a must have for anyone who's a fan of the series, even 5 years after it's release.