I didnt expect to read this: Unfortunately, all this graphical prowess looks nice up close and makes for pretty still pictures, but in motion, the game can be a little erratic. The frame rate bogs down whenever you're taking a look at a large section of complex geometry--the Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Skater Island levels are the worst offenders here. Some sections of Tokyo cause the frame rate to drop rather drastically. In a game that is so dependent on timing, these frame drops can really interfere with the gameplay. To give those of you who haven't seen other versions of the game a point of reference, the PlayStation 2 version only rarely slows down, and when it does, the drop isn't enough to truly interfere with your timing. For those of you trying to decide between the two versions of the game, the GameCube version also looks slightly washed-out when compared to the PS2's vibrant colors.