Conclusion: But what makes you wonder what Sonic was thinking is the fact that they put one of the fastest mainstream characters on a board, when we all know he can outrun everyone on foot. Hate them or love them, they have created an entertaining racer that will occupy your time for a few hours at least.
Excerpt: Oh dear. SEGA seems to be at it again. If Shadow the Hedgehog wasn't bad enough, we now have Sonic Riders. As the title suggests, this is a hover board racing title set in the Sonic universe that features all the main Sonic characters.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Simply put, Sonic Riders is a game that had all the makings for a potentially great racer but failed in its execution. Better controls and track designs would have made for a much more enjoyable game, but as it is now, the game comes up way short in both departments.
Excerpt: Why have wheels, when you've got air? Sonic Riders is Sega's latest racing game using the Sonic characters, but instead of being on foot (like in Sonic R), or using cars (Sonic Drift),Hoverboards are the vehicle of choice. I've heard complaints about the graphics, however I think they're very nice.
Excerpt: Caught in a speed trap. Eventually, every gaming icon grows tired of saving the world/girl/humanity from harm. Over the years, Mario, Crash, Jak, and Mega Man have felt the need to develop some kind of new, interesting method to combat evil.
Pros: Really fast, Tons of modes, Interesting mechanics, That are mostly identical, That don't work well together, Can be frustrating.