Fun when it works...which is rare,
This review is from: Sonic Free Riders - Kinect Compatible (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
On initially loading the game up, you are treated to a test run which gauges your set up and stance. You run through the tutorial fairly easily, until you get to a test jump section, at which point doubts start to kick in as at a fifth attempt it just does not respond, you get bored and you move on to the main grand prix, hoping for a better experience...
Sonic Free Riders is a good attempt at a fun and different racing game. When it works, it can be really good fun to imagine you are hover boarding across tracks. If it worked 100% of the time, I would say this game was a solid 4 star game, 1 star knocked off for the brevity and also the irritating and cheesy dialogue/voice acting. However I would say the motion tracking only works 50% of the time, and thus any enjoyment is quickly lost as for every good move you've made, you make two poor ones, which are no fault of your own, but simply the system not tracking you properly. Other games such as Kinect Sports and Dance Central show it is possible to track you well, so you just get the feeling the game was rushed out.
Not recommended, especially not at this price.