That's exactly how I've felt ever since I've bought the game. You're not alone. The PS2 version is very inferior though (choppiness, framerate issues, graphic hiccups, longer loads, and some really sensitive controls thanks to the PS2 analog stick.). Every player should stick to the GC version. The only thing that truly bothers me is that the texture quality in some of the levels are prety pathetic, considering it was made my the same studio that brought us SA2 & Heroes. And of course no 2P race mode.