Well, this isn’t quite what I was expecting. I’ve played (and completed) the DS version of this already this year (just last month, in fact), and I thought this would just be the same game only flashier. It isn’t, exactly. The game is structured differently in terms of locations and events, you can’t go back up hills as you’ve gone down them, and the controls are entirely different.
You hold the remote horizontally, steer by tilting, ollie, grab, grind and flip by pressing 1 and 2 with combinations of the d-pad, and you can slap people too.
But it does seem pretty good so far. I’ve managed to get 9 points (I think) out of the 16 required to complete something – it doesn’t say what.