As with all of the other Tony Hawks, you can do crazy tricks that are obviously impossible, but also impossibly fun. The lack of realism helps this game in my opinion. It gets progressively harder to earn respect as you go along, but it still is possible to go pro.
this is the first game i've enjoyed playing in its series since the first one. this game advances in challenge smoothly, and does not tire easily. it is a good game for beginners and newbies alike, because of the three levels of difficulty for each and every stunt. there are, however, many glitches in the game that are distracting. i wish the developers focused more on preventing the layers of graphics from intertwining...(ie often your avatar glides through other characters or walls, and i've twice experienced the ground color clear. other than that, no complaints here! definitely high replay value, and not "fast to beat". :)