So I've been playing Sonic Racing lately. Do I suck, or is this game kinda hard? I play mostly on Medium, World Tour mode, and most of the time I feel like I have to do really, really well to even place 3rd. The special challenges (boost mode, ring race, beat best lap time) are even harder. There's one where you have to beat Joe Musashi's best lap time, and no matter what I did, I just could not catch him on medium. Meanwhile, if I drop down to Easy, I can win in my sleep. I kinda wish Easy was a little harder and Medium a little easier.
Overall, it is a well-made racer, possessing that sense of speed and excitement that's been bleeding out of Mario Kart with every new installment. I like the track design a lot, even though it can often be a bit hard to tell where the road is going -- especially when using off-TV play. (On that note, this is the first Wii U game I've encountered where the visuals look very noticeably worse if played on the Gamepad rather than the TV.) Part of that is due to how much crazy, awesome-looking stuff is going on in the background, but I also can't help but feel the game could've done a better job in general of making the roadway stand out from the background.
All that being said, I'm not sure how long I'll hang on to this game. Not knocking it, as it's really quite good, but it's just that I'm not sure how long a game like this can sustain my interest without frequent opportunities for local multiplayer.