Excerpt: Our friends over at Sega provided a reviewable copy of Sonic Free Riders, which is awesome. The downside is we were working with Microsoft trying to find out where our Kinect Sensor unit was. Suffice to say I scraped together the funds to purchase a Kinect Sensor so we could play Sonic Free Riders.
Excerpt: Sonic Free Riders looked like one of the most promising Kinect launch titles. It’s got everything to make full use of Kinect: a “Back to the Future” hoverboard, fun characters from the Sonic series, the possibility to jump, duck and dive, race against time or other opponents, and all of that...
Excerpt: When I was learning to snowboard, I couldn't turn left. In my quest for frugality, I refused to pay for lessons the first time I took to the mountain. I quickly learnt that using the front edge of my board was not as easy as I thought it would be, and every time I tried to turn left I took a trip to...
Summary: Sonic Free Riders is a broken, bad game. The learning curve is El Capitan-steep, and even when you play long enough to learn the quirks of the controls, it just plain doesn't register half the time. This is the dark side of Kinect of unresponsive controls and sloppy design that critics feared.
Summary: Sonic Team in conjunction with Sega has put out yet another title in the Sonic Riders franchise. The racing hoverboard game, , has taken heights to the motion control era with Microsoft’s new Kinect technology.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is I remember playing Sonic years ago, when the screen would flash white and the chorus of “SAY-GAA” would gleefully emanate from my TV. Sonic and his pals have been around for a good number of years and have starred in their fair share of both good and bad games.
Excerpt: We’ve seen a number of ‘extreme’ racing games released over the years on a variety of platforms featuring SEGA’s inimitable blue mascot, Sonic T. Hedgehog, most probably in an effort to try and provide a super-powered alternative to Nintendo’s mascot-imbued Mario Kart series of racing games.