Just keep practicing. The first few times I played Tony Hawk 1 I sucked complete ass. Now, 4 years and games later, I'd say I'm pretty good. Although 4 is the toughest of the series so far. You might try renting (or buying they should be greatest hits games by now) the earlier incarnations and getting up to speed that way.
I had a really hard time getting good at this game. Then, I just entered the Moon Gravity cheat and all was right with the world. Cheats or not, the game is awesome. Tons of detail and a long career mode. Easily in the Top 10 of 2002.
The WWE could put on 2 hours of Kevin Kelly sitting on the toilet reading a phone book, and I'd still watch next week.
Originally posted by SimbaI had a really hard time getting good at this game. Then, I just entered the Moon Gravity cheat and all was right with the world. Cheats or not, the game is awesome. Tons of detail and a long career mode. Easily in the Top 10 of 2002.
Moon Gravity? I have the Xbox so it may be different but I don't think I have moon gravity, are you speaking of the Slomo cheat?
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If you're not cheating, here's some advice. Street guys are easier to rack up big points with than vert guys (for newbies at least). Find a stretch with a lot of grinding surfaces (they are everywhere) and trick away. Switch grinds often and dedicate AT LEAST 2 of your special trick slots to grinds. Between every grind, add in a double flip trick (like up + square + square). When you run out of grinding room, go into a manual (one of your other special slots should be a manual). While in a manual, do street tricks (any two non-x buttons) and jump into new manuals. A high base score is good (longer and better tricks) but a high multiplier is better (more tricks). Make your inputs for special tricks consistent. All of my tricks are either left-right button or up-down button. Hope this helps.
Oh...and as soon as you get enough cash, buy Jango Fett. He will get you insane scores very fast with his jump jet move.
My son (15) has been playing this non-stop and LOVES it. I think part of the allure is the humongous area available for free-play (which he's really into), but the overall game looks fun and the graphics seem quite good.