Throwing on new game mechanics and more complex tracks hasn't made Sonic Riders a better game - partly because when the controls and the handling don't work, nothing else is going to fix things. It still might end up selling by the bucketload - poor reviews didn't do the less execrable Sonic and Mario at the Olympic Games any harm - but this is another dark day for the Hedgehog. Let's hope Sega and its mascot can redeem themselves sometime soon.
Another step for Sonic down the rocky road to ruin. High on frustration, short on thrills and fun, Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity is a waste of a good Wii.