I played the best, now comes the rest.
My initial impressions are pretty good, as with Tony Hawk's Underground 2, you develop skills by performing 'challenges', but unlike American Wasteland's dumb limitations, gating them behind story progression is actually a good idea.
But the best thing about this game, which I guess I took for granted in future games, is getting off your board, man, is that a game changer. Well, maybe not a 'game changer', but certainly something that could've come in handy before!
All in all, it's Tony Hawk, the kind I like!