Can the Xbox controller handle THPS? The feeling is quite awkward at first, but after a few hours, you'll come to terms with the button configuration. It's like breaking in a new pair of shoes. [Nov 2001, p.120]
The textures in this game may not look quite as nice as the Bungie first-person shooter, but it does make up for it with a lovely blur effect giving you a real sensation of speed and some fairly attractive lighting and shadowing.
Perhaps one of the biggest improvements over previous incarnations of Tony Hawk would be the soundtrack...Now you can skate to whoever it is that gets you in mood, be it the Ramones, Black Flag, or Color Me Badd.