Sega's long-awaited Team Sonic Racing hits the Switch (as well as other formats) next week, and you may have read reviews today online thanks to the embargo ending. However, we don't have a review going live because of the time of writing, we don't have Team Sonic Racing.
In fact, we've been told by Sega that we don't have the switch version of the game until launch day – which puts us in the same boat as you guys . Taking that into account, our review of the game is naturally going to go live post-launch, which is something we don't like, but ̵
For what it's worth, the game seems to be getting fairly positive reviews on other formats. Our friends about Eurogamer gave it a 'Recommended' award, saying it's "a smart spin on the character map formula."
Our sister site Push Square gave it 7/10, adding that "it might be lacking the wow factor SEGA's other IPs brought to Sumo's other racers, and it's a little rocky performance, but this is a good option for PS4 players who want some arcade thrills. ”
IGN gift it a 8.5 score, stating that“ Team Sonic Racing adds a creative twist to the arcade racer with its exciting team-based mechanics that put strategy and precision at the forefront alongside blistering speeds across mesmerizing tracks. ”
GamesRadar + was less child, awarding the game 2.5 stars out of 5 and lamenting the fact that it "does not stand up to other kart racers today". Ouch! To be fair, that's the harshest review so far, and something of a lone voice.
Naturally, those reviews aren't based on the switch version of the game, which we'll be getting our hands on once it's available in stores. Just like you!