Like the title says, it basically sucks. I mean, the controls are hard to master, It's hard to turn when you hold down 1, and the storyline stinks. So basically, they should re-name it to Sonic Riders: Someone Please Buy This Game!
If you read the title of my review you don't really need to continue reading but if you want clarification why this game isn't good then please go ahead. The graphics are very similar to other Wii titles and the music is appropriate if not interesting for a racing title. The problem is the game play. Its boring and totally uninteresting. I jumped in the "story" mode without reading the directions expecting to at least be able to race and get 6th or 7th place. I got dead eighth and was so uninterested that I turned the game off and haven't played it since. One of things I love about Wii games is their playability. I like that I can jump in and play but mastering the game takes a lot of time and fun game play. Playing sonic riders was not fun and I felt like what I did had zero impact on the outcome of the race. I say wait for mario kart that one shouldn't be a let down.