Summary: Sonic Free Riders is a extreme fast-paced boarding game that, for the first time ever in a SEGA game, will allow you to twist and turn your way through a range of visually stunning courses using Kinect's full-motion body control.
Excerpt: So our turbo charged little blue buddy is back, thats right Sonic the Hedgehog has returned. Not in his usual surroundings in this new outing by the folks at the Sonic Team, Sonic finds himself in a more Extreme situation.
Excerpt: Some franchises should never die, but when they start developing spin-off after spin-off, moving away from the tried-and-true formula that made the series great to begin with, we have issues. The original
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: You have to hand it to Sega for coming up with a cool concept. Sonic and his friends are put onto speedy hoverboards and sent sailing down lengthy, twisty courses filled with jump ramps, rails, and power-up items. The goal, as it is in every racing game, is to take first place.