Sonic Riders for Xbox
Sonic Riders is a title that garnered a bit of a mixed reception back in the day- and still does now. Easy jokes about why the so-called "fastest thing alive" needed a weird air board thing to race with aside, the game's race mechanics were a tad on the complicated side, and though you could sort of brute-force your way through the title, truly mastering it required aiming for a particularly high skill ceiling. The end result didn't work for everybody, but those that gelled with what the game offered found it a highly rewarding gameplay experience with a lot of replayability. The aesthetics of the game gained slightly more praise, with a stark and bold art style, ultra-futuristic visual direction, and an electronica soundtrack that ran the gamut from dreamlike trance to teeth grinding techno.