Yeah, I cranked up the settings when I first started and it was a slide show even in the menu. I quickly realized it was the shadows setting - dropped it down to high and I'm at a smooth 4K/60fps. The game's Maximum preset even sets shadows to high and not highest, so it's like the devs are trying to keep us away from that setting. Something must be up with it...
Either way, I'm absolutely abysmal at this game, LOL . I only dabbled in THPS back in the day, and I was pretty crap back then too, so no surprises there. I forgot that it was THPS3 that I had played, so I was saddened to not see Ace of Spades as one of the songs, though the tracklist is pretty good otherwise.
Question for the vets - how do you chain vert tricks together in a half-pipe? I know to revert when landing then into a manual, but I lose steam and can only go into a grind or lip trick on the other end. Is it possible to chain a bunch of vert tricks into a combo?
Cool, glad I'm not the only one with the weird shadow problem.
PSA everyone - reduce the shadow setting to send your FPS through the roof.
You can chain a bunch of revert tricks but it's harder without max stats. Otherwise just go into a grind and then another manual and try and find another vert. Also, try and have an easy special of each type that you know off by heart - I use left right or up down for all specials. Also make sure you have a manual special move, it's easy points. Can't stress that enough. I have down up Y for my manual special.
I woke up this morning not knowing that I wanted this game and I'm going to bed knowing that I need it in my life for many hours to come. It's just awesome. That being said, I'm surprised by the lack of nostalgia I've had - especially for the music, most tracks seem new to me- and I don't remember the levels that well but man, the gameplay, my brain remembers that for sure. It's just so fluid, immediate, intrinsic and enjoyable and I can't stop playing. One more run, and again, and again .. "I'll hit a 500k combo next run for sure."
I'm rusty as hell but it's slowly coming back to me. After 2 hours I'm sensing that around the corner is the zen like high again of being in a 100k+ combo where the game is almost playing itself, with my fingers moving independently of my body as I kick flip into and out of every grind, special after special, revert, manual, special grind. And the constant drip feed of dopamine as I collect unlock after unlock is the icing on the cake. That and after playing MSFS (which I love) at 20FPS the 120 I'm getting is like a salve to the eyeballs.
Highest score so far is only 245k with 88k being my highest combo. Not great .. yet.