IGN: Sonic Free Riders Video Review

IGN Writes: We've got the first exclusive review of SEGAs Kinect launch game. Is this the Sonic game worth getting out of your chair for?

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deadreckoning6663648d ago

Looks like fun. I hope I can try it out at my local Bestbuy.

zootang3648d ago

This got a higher rating than The force unleashed 2, lol.

k-Lan3648d ago

Totally different games for different gamers. Comparing review scores between the two is stupid. This is N4G so i guess it makes all the sense in the world.

zootang3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )


Is that not what scores are for? A measure of quality?

Masamori Sumimura3648d ago

looks like a decent game for a launch title.

JokesOnYou3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

You know there is a different scale for different types of games...just like Arcade titles are treated differently than full releases, wii games dont get downgraded for non-hd graphics, sports games like Madden don't get compared to RPG games scores, DLC scores don't take a hit for being too short compared to the original content, you see each of them carry different expectations so it wouldn't make much sense to say a Arcade retro game that scores a 9/10 is better than a full game like say Enslaved that scored a 8/10, no what the reviewer is implying is that a 9/10 Arcade game is better than other 1.0-8.9/10 Arcade games hes played. Price is also a factor because ultimately the overall price is a consideration in the overall value of game to the consumer, with that said a score ultimately does try compare gameplay/fun factor no matter what genre/type of game it is.

k-Lan3647d ago

Thank you JokesOnYou.

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EasilyTheBest3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

... 7.5 thats great,live online and the controls work too.
Awww whats the haters going to say...

Cant believe ppl are saying this is Antigrav for the PS2, get a life, thats like saying Killzone is Halo or any number of other games.

n4gno3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

Pathetic wordst fanboyz of the universe, happy for a 7.5 for an eye toy like child game, hilarious :)

by the way, killzone is the best console fps (online).

wass0073648d ago


errr naa mate killzone 2 is sh*it

Bad company 2 and cod4 are the best online shooters ever

SkyCrawler3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

This is the same as antigrav for ps2...

TheColbertinator3648d ago

lolololol its Anti-Grav again

D4RkNIKON3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

Yeah it is a recycled game type. Just goes to prove how limited the genre's will be without a controller. I mean Kinect is new and the game types are recycled from LAST GEN? I thought Kinect was supposed to bring new experiences lol. I hope that Sony makes some more games like Kung Fu Live just to prove that controller less gaming on the PS3 is possible without having to spend $150.

Feel free to disagree if you don't like what I have to say, leave a response if you have anything worth saying.

DelbertGrady3648d ago

"Yeah it is a recycled game type."

*Looks at Wii. Looks at Move.*

"I thought Kinect was supposed to bring new experiences lol."

*Looks at Wii games. Looks at Move games.*

Not saying anything.

4Sh0w3648d ago

lol DelbertGrady, I was thinking the same thing, really I can't think of any game, motion control or not thats a brand new idea, what differentiates them is not the concept but how that concept is implemented to make the experience enjoyable= quality of the game perhaps???

DeepInterludium3648d ago

Lol, MS takes 6 years and brings out a device 4 times the price so they can get a .1 higher score in IGN.

Newtype3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )


The PS2 game is less on rails though.

Akagi3648d ago

Ha! Recycled game confirmed.

HolyOrangeCows3648d ago

"Lol, MS takes 6 years and brings out a device 4 times the price so they can get a .1 higher score in IGN"

You have to take "Review Score Inflation" into account. A 7.4 back then is like what an 8.5 is today.

Simco8763648d ago

Thats amazing. Goes to show you want a brand name will do for a title. Even if it is Sonic

yourfather3648d ago

you can use weapon in this game?or multiplayer?or use your leg to boost?

rrw3648d ago

i miss old eyetoy game. if they bring back all eyetoy and updated to ps3. that will be serious competitor to kinect

Hades13373648d ago

yeah it's called the eye.

XabiTheHumble3648d ago

But the psmove never claimed to be a whole new way to play so......

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Kakihara3648d ago

Whoa, this actually looks alright. To be honest that's quite a shock.

pinkyxyz3648d ago

im might actually pick this one up

fooltheman3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

first exclusive?
It's destined to be a rather positive review...

Every site who gets the right to make a early review would evaluate it positive...

(this counts for every first exclusive reviews)

peeps3648d ago

I am finding it hard to remember a first exclusive review that downplayed a game

fooltheman3648d ago

That is what I mean ^^
Maybe other reviews will look at it with a more objective look... (it's will always be subjective though)

JokesOnYou3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago ) was the first to review The Fight Lights Out(5/10) and they had this to say:

"Its structure invites boredom, there's no narrative to speak of, and more importantly, the Move controls lack responsiveness. Punches fly all over the shop, but rarely connect with their intended target. Even if you invest some ability points in Technique (which improves accuracy) this problem refuses to go away; the game simply lacks precision."

-Now of course ps3 folks are hating on IGN because they thought it was terrible(3/10) and then with this game getting a decent score it must all be conspiracy, until the next ps3 game is rated highly or 360 game rated poorly, lol n4g is sooo predictable.

fooltheman3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )


I'm not talking about the first review...
I only referring to " first EXCLUSIVE review"

JokesOnYou3648d ago

Where does it say " first EXCLUSIVE review" by IGN?

I watched the vid again and read the begining of the written review and I don't see that phrase. So why is the first review from videogamer on Lights Out considered just a first review and this first review from IGN considered a "exclusive" one?

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Qui-Gon Jim3648d ago

Publishers often put a stipulation on embargoes that the review can be released early if it rates above a certain score. Doesn't mean it's a biased or "bought" review, but it does mean it's not necessarily in line with other reviews.

Same thing goes for the inevitable Killzone 3 early reviews as well.

karim3648d ago

Remember Fallout:New Vegas ?

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