My review of the new Sonic the Hedgehog racing game, Sonic Riders, is now available at AMN. I had an interesting time reviewing this one because while it's not a bad game, it's also not a great one. It's decidedly average in most every respect. I can't remember the last time I've seen a game end up, frankly, so bland. It's challenging to write a review of a game that doesn't exceed my expectations or fail miserably. The sad thing is that Sonic Riders wants to be an extreme turbo all-out racing event. Instead it just comes out as more of the same, complete with "we'll settle this on the race track!" bits of dialog. That's not to say it isn't fun, mind you. It's just more of what we've seen plenty of times before. As I said in the review, it's recommended, but from the discount rack in about six months.