I've always been a fan of the first Sonic Riders game, and I was really pleased when the 2nd game was announced.
I personally think it lives p to the first one, yeah, the controls arehard, but if you aren't a casual gamer that just gives up after a few goes without bothering to learn the controls don't bother buying it, theres no point comparing this to mario kart, which is aimed at a totally different group of people.
Also, the music in this game, although it's not as good as the soundtrack from the first Sonic Riders, is awesome =]
The levels are interesting and the graphics are good, also the online leaderboard keeps you busy.
I recommend this game, its fantastic