It's apparent that Vicarious Visions wanted to get away from the previous HD iteration, because that game was not ‘the one’. And it's reflected in how well their remake of the originals plays.
From the music, to the gameplay and the remade levels, everything you loved about 1+2 is back on display. With some new music joining the new graphics, the only setbacks is it's own past. Did we need the 2 minute counter- Why do you not kick off on the board- And why is ‘Superman’ not available on repeat- They're small things, but noticeable.
Suffice to say, if you needed to fulfil your Tony Hawk's buzz, then 1+2 will absolutely not let you down (and that IRL skateboard deck is pretty damn GOOD)