Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Get kinected.

Kinect is one of those strange things where it SOUNDS like it could be awesome but looks absolutely awful to play and doesn't seem to add anything to the overall game experience at all. It is one of those things that is only good when YOU play it, watching it doesn't do it justice; the kinect enabled games themselves aren't very good but it's the feeling and that extra layer of immersion that some kienct games achieve that make very average games transcend into a sphere of greatness.

So you've bought a kinect, gone through the very annoying, but thankfully, one time set up phase and now you're going to be a controller.. The first thing you'll notice on the menus is that it actually works, pretty well infact. So now it's time to play a game, now, all kinects come bundled with Kinect Adventures which is a perfectly okay way of showing off what the kinect can do, I would say it's one of the best put together pack in games when compared to Wii Sports and the PS Move demo disc (fuck you sony you stingy bastards). 

Me playing Star Wars Kinect
Anyway back to my main point of this, Kinect makes you feel awesome. I played Star Wars kinect and tried the Jedi Destiny game in that and NOTHING will come close to how I felt when I force pushed a robot off a cliff, like I was immersed to the point where I felt I WAS THE FUCKING FORCE. And I was swinging my arms and dudes were dying, it especially feels great when you are deflecting blaster pistol stuff. The other stuff in that game is kind of neat like the stupidly stupid galactic dance off and the gleefully destructive Rancor Rampage but like I said, being a kinect game, the game is painfully average made amazing by the fact it immerses you to the point where you believe you are a jedi and that feeling makes the game so much better.

The kinect disneyland game is good fun too, and is a great representation of what disneyland (apparently) looks like, I have never been and now why would I go when I can give Mickey a hug from the comfort of my living room? The dancing games are cool too.

Anyway this blog is rather aimless today, I am so into kinect that I just felt like gushing over it. Buy a kinect (Simon) you'll have fun.

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