Summary: I got this game the first chance I got, plunked it in and started to play. And I got my [behind] whupped. I chalked that up to me needing to learn the system. So, I kept on Circuit mode. And I got my [behind] whupped again. And again. And again. I was getting better - landing the jumps, doing the tricks, but damn, the AI was just so cheap, and seemed to have better bikes, better speed, better everything. I kept getting beaten, and not just by a hair.
Summary: Don't expect to be playing the reincarnation of SSX Tricky here folks, this one is hard. Extremely hard. To the point of insanity hard. For example, level one alone is quite a challenge to make it through. The AI is downright ruthless and it took me nearly five hours to make it past this track, and that's saying something as I'm usually the type who can fly through any game out there. The track design, and speed is amazing.