I guess I must start off by saying that the Gamespot review outright lies to you all. They said the level design was cheap, their just mad because they suck so much they couldn't reach all of the shortcuts. But you can't blame it all on them. The control scheme is very jagged, but it's nothing a good 2 to 3 days with the game won't cure. When you get used to the control scheme this game is just pure and almost unexplainable fun. Plus if you have friends to play it with it gets even better because the multiplayer is definitely excellent, and it doesn't show a hint of slowdown, even in fast intense moments Sonic Riders still keeps a steady pace. But what is great about this game is all of the unlockable content that will make anyone want to keep playing this game for hours on end. But I do agree with Gamespot about the single player mode. For one thing it's too short and the voice-acting is completely disgusting. Though the furry characters can be humorous at times they mostly come up short of entertaining anyone. In conclusion Sonic Riders is a very fun game. The reviewers only didn't like it because they didn't spend enough time with it.