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. Accompanied by the usual cast of characters and a couple of new ones, Sonic Riders takes our speedy friend on a high-speed hover board adventure across some interesting tracks and obstacles.
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. On top of that, you've got insane race requirements that add a great deal of challenge and frustration to the overall game.
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. Turbo boosts can increase your speed, attacks can trip up your opponents, and tricks will re-fill your air tank so that you can perform those boosts and attacks.