Once went to a party where there were doughnuts. I was excited because I love doughnuts, but as I bit into the glazed confection my taste buds were assaulted by the flavor of raw dough. That is what playing Ride is like, it just wasn't fully baked.
I was excited for this game, the trailer looked like a giant pile of awesome badassery, the articles I read about it (all from 2010, I might add) said it would be a sandbox style smorgasbord of 1960s motorcycle mayhem where you could take over different territories by pushing drugs and beating the grease out of other bikers.
Ride is none of that.
The cut scenes are a jagged mess of poor story telling, the music is as if someone took Buddy Holly's guitar and put it in a garbage disposal, the graphics are like staring at a beautiful desert landscape through a piece of burnt toast.
Even simple things like falling off your bike are..oh wait, you can't fall off your bike, if you do something like go careening headlong into a hippie bus all that happens is your bike bounces off and keeps going for a second until the screen fades to black and you are warped back to where you were.
The fighting system is complete bunk. Unless you are nailing headshot after headshot, your gun is about as useful as fighting a rabid badger with a box of bottlecaps and occasionally even with headshots your gun is worthless (18 shots to the head and chest should be enough to kill a henchman, this may have been a glitch.)
What really kills me is that this could have been a good game if the time had been put in, the bones are there, the schematics, the blue print for a good game is buried in there somewhere and it is depressing that no one found it.
Rent this game, just to see how freaking bad it is, seriously.