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post #31 of 61
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well fighters uncaged did get bad reviews so far as they said its not responsive and what not but if u guys say otherwise maybe its not that bad afterall, you should get fighters uncaged definitely instead of sonic as sonic seems to be the worst launch kinec title at the moment.
post #32 of 61
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Originally Posted by onlysublime View Post

the things that dance central 2 needs is online multiplayer and a bigger track selection. they could also improve the learning mode so that you could learn any move any time without having to go through a whole routine in sequential order. that would move it from a great review to an excellent review. they would've knocked it out of the ballpark if they had 40+ tracks and online play.

another thing it needs is SIMULTANEOUS multiplayer, because the one person goes and they stop and then someone else goes could definitely be improved upon. it's better than nothing, but simultaneous multiplayer would have definitely put it over the top...
post #33 of 61
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Originally Posted by FIVE ONE SIX View Post

another thing it needs is SIMULTANEOUS multiplayer, because the one person goes and they stop and then someone else goes could definitely be improved upon. it's better than nothing, but simultaneous multiplayer would have definitely put it over the top...

It wouldn't work due to even more space than what one person needs to dance. If you have two people side by side trying to mimic the moves then you have issues with one or both of them incorrectly doing it and constantly bumping into the other player which will either cause one of the players or both to lose points.
post #34 of 61
Thread Starter 
Okay guys i just picked up kinect sports and dance central for $70 plus tax which came out to about $77 , its a good deal i think, im going to keep dance central sealed until i get to try out the dance central demo first(which i will tomorrow).

Theres really no other game to get at the moment so thats why i picked up these 2 games..
post #35 of 61
my vote for best kinect games goes to

1. dance central 2
2. kinect sports
3. disneyland adventure kinect
4. the biggest loser
5. yourshape fitness
post #36 of 61
Fruit Ninja is a must buy. Dance Central 2 is pretty good as well.
post #37 of 61
I have tried many Kinect games and feel that Fruit Ninja is the most entertaining. Dance Central was fun for a few days, but got old.

Your Shape is also pretty good, but you can't really consider that a "game"

It's kind of sad that the Kinect has been out for over a year and still doesn't have a "killer", "must-own" game.
post #38 of 61
I just got a Kinect at the beginning of December, but have enjoyed Fruit Ninja, The Gunstringer, and Child of Eden thus far.

Your Shape 2012 is good, but I don't consider it a game in the traditional sense.
post #39 of 61
I am interested in trying out the new Tiger Woods golf game which is supposed to have Kinect features. So far what I've read has been vague about exactly how much you will be able to do with the Kinect. Obviously the first thing that I would expect would be that you should be able to swing just like in Kinect sports golf. If they make it Kinect functional just for menu items or other peripheral needs then I would be disappointed.
post #40 of 61
I found Child of Eden to be a disappointment. Glad I picked it up used on EBay.

My choices for the best games so far:

Fruit Ninja
Disneyland Adventures
The Gunstringer
post #41 of 61
My list would be as follows

1) Gunstringer
2) Kinect Sports season 2
3) Fruit Ninja (even tho its arcade its a lot of fun)
post #42 of 61
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Originally Posted by cfmustang View Post

I found Child of Eden to be a disappointment.

put a pair of controllers in your shorts. that'll change your mind.

finish the game and play the unlocked challenge mode. horde done CoE style... want to totally flip things around, try the trippy mode.
post #43 of 61
I have a girl who just turned 7, and here is my take on a few games for her:

The included rafting game was fun enough for her, but nothing to write home about.

She wanted to like Kinectimals, but the control scheme is too hard for her (and me as well, quite frankly) so she gets too frustrated playing.

She loves the Disneyland Adventure game. Easily our favorite game for younger kids. Plus it's one of the most beautiful games I've ever seen for the XBox.
post #44 of 61
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Originally Posted by golfnz34me View Post

She wanted to like Kinectimals, but the control scheme is too hard for her (and me as well, quite frankly) so she gets too frustrated playing.

Here's the thing about Kinectimals... I too thought it had some flaws that the professional game reviewers failed to recognize in that it was aimed higher than the target demographic. Too much instructions via text which little kids don't want to or can't read. A guy with an accent that can be hard to understand at times.

I tell people to try out Fantastic Pets. That is an easier game for little kids to play. Sure, it's not beautiful like Kinectimals but kids don't appreciate beautiful textures like adults do. The game has much the same premise as Kinectimals on many levels You can take care of a pet. You can play with it in many of the same activities. It's also the first Kinect game that showed augmented reality.

there's a demo out there for Fantastic Pets.
post #45 of 61
I really like The Gunstringer, it's the only 'hardcore' game that I love with Kinect. Child of Eden is decent as well, but it takes a while to click.

For casual play / parties, Dance Central seems to be enjoyed a lot. Kinect Sports 1 is good, haven't tried 2 yet. Fruit Ninja as already mentioned is good. Hole in the Wall is kind of a crappy game but it's fun with a lot of people (especially when some are inebriated).

I tried the Leedmees demo on XBLA, but that sucked.

For kids, Disneyland is supposed to be good, as are Once Upon a Monster and Happy Action Theater.
post #46 of 61
my favorite is the raving rabbids game so many mini games to play pluss you get a virtual rabbid you can kick and smack around dress up and do things to such as drop a cow on him. you buy stuff for him with money you win playing the games. there one where one sneezes then theres a booger hanging from your nose you swing your head around in a circle the he grabs the end of it then you yell and launch him out the window to see how far he goes a football kicker come and kicks him lol. theres another we love that your dressed as a hot dog one or 2 players you cave to use you body to stop the rabids from getting the real hot dogs behind you when to many attach to you you have to shake them off. theres so many other goood ones on this. check it out if you havn't yet.
post #47 of 61
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Originally Posted by Budracin8 View Post

I am interested in trying out the new Tiger Woods golf game which is supposed to have Kinect features. So far what I've read has been vague about exactly how much you will be able to do with the Kinect. Obviously the first thing that I would expect would be that you should be able to swing just like in Kinect sports golf.

I don't have a Kinect for my 360 yet. I just haven't found a game that made me want to buy one thus far, although Tiger Woods 13 has me paying attention for possible Kinect functionality. I saw and extended video demonstrating the Kinect at GiantBomb.com. One of the game's producers was in the studio to demonstrate it. It concerned me that even he seemed to be getting a bit frustrated with the navigation though menus using the Kinect. Of course the game still has some tweaking to be done here, so I'll give it a pass here.

The actual swing execution is what has me the most uncertain. You have to face the screen and align your imaginary club like you're hitting the ball 90 degrees to the left of the screen. This will cause a bit of a realism disconnect for me. I'll be looking over my left shoulder to follow my swing out of instinct, yet I'm going to have to raise my head up and look directly in front of me to see where my golfer has hit the ball.

There's also a lot more lag in the Kinect swing than the controller swing. It won't bother me personally because I won't be looking at the screen until after impact anyway, but I know others who aren't golfers in real life will be looking at the screen during the swing and this will put them off I'm afraid.

The new Total Swing Control mechanic is going to revolutionize the gameplay with the standard controller anyway, but if they can get the Kinect working well with it, that would be a nice option to have!
post #48 of 61
there are actually a lot of fun kinect games so if nothing has piqued your interest, then it probably isn't for you. not everything is for everyone. i have no interest in skyrim even though it was often game of the year.
post #49 of 61
1) Dance Central series..Best game I ever bought. This was like buying a years worth of dance lessons for my younger son.
2)Kinect Sports...Still gets play time around our house.
3) Fruit Ninja...Kids played through everything. I did clock my son in the head playing this game with him.
4) Fighters Uncaged...I like it. Its a good work out but I can only play it when the kids are not around since there is lots of swearing in it.

Haven't played Disneyland Adventure yet. My boys really like the demo to the kungfu kinect game. Still need to check out Gunstringer as well.
post #50 of 61
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Originally Posted by onlysublime View Post

put a pair of controllers in your shorts. that'll change your mind.

finish the game and play the unlocked challenge mode. horde done CoE style... want to totally flip things around, try the trippy mode.

when I first got this game I tried this, but couldn't get it to work. it would want me to use the kinect or the controller, but wouldn't let me do both. I seem to remember there was even a setting for Kinect and controller but still didn't work. if the controller was on, it defaulted to it no matter what I did.

I lost interest in this game fast as well.
post #51 of 61
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Originally Posted by jbsimm2 View Post

when I first got this game I tried this, but couldn't get it to work. it would want me to use the kinect or the controller, but wouldn't let me do both. I seem to remember there was even a setting for Kinect and controller but still didn't work. if the controller was on, it defaulted to it no matter what I did.

I lost interest in this game fast as well.

If you're curious about vibration, you need 3 controllers and baggy pants/shorts (i.e., cargo shorts with big pockets).

how to avoid the switching between controller and Kinect:

For the vibration from the controllers, here is a tip. If you move a joystick on the main controller, it will automatically switch to controller mode. So, if you have more than one controller, set them all up for vibration but controller 1. Leave controller 1 on the couch and use the other 2 or 3 controllers for the vibration so you don't accidentally change it to controller mode while playing the game with Kinect.
post #52 of 61
yourshape 2012
dance central 2
kinect sports
the gunstringer
post #53 of 61
My son loves the Lava Level in Happy Action Theater. Brings back memories of jumping from couch to couch when I was a kid to escape the imaginary lava covering our shag carpet.
post #54 of 61
The best kinect games i think so far are

1. Kinectimals
2. Star wars
3. Kinect sports !
post #55 of 61
Here's the games my kids play & re-play the most in the 18 mos. we've had the Kinect.

1.Happy Action Theater
2. Kinect Sports
3. Kinect Adventures
4. Fruit Ninja

We have Once Upon a Monster and my daughter has played it twice.
It's ok, just doesn't have a lot of replay value IMHO.
Same goes for Kiectimals.
post #56 of 61
purely Kinect games (in no particular order):
  • Puss in Boots (cool story, great graphics, fun game mechanics)
  • PowerUP Heroes (great online multiplayer fighter)
  • Just Dance 3 (4 player dancing and sometimes 4-player choreography)
  • Dance Central 2/1 (just awesome)
  • Fruit Ninja
  • Child of Eden (awesome controls, great soundtrack, great graphics, and 4-controller force feedback)
  • Kinect Sports 1/2
uses Kinect:
  • minecraft (soon to have kinect support)
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Halo Anniversary
  • Skyrim[/b]
just outside the top 10:
Kinect Disneyland Adventures (amazing recreation of the park but more an adventure than a "game")
The Black Eyed Peas Experience
Rhythm Party



















and 2 games I have complete confidence will be awesome as they match the games I play and have gotten terrific previews:
  • Crimson Dragon
  • Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor




post #57 of 61
Unfortunately in the last 8 months our kinect just draws dust. Kids grew to frustrated with it, 13 yr old son screaming at it trying to get the voice commands in halo and skyrim to work, 5 yr old daughter gave up after her avatar/game character looks like it has two broken legs and walking on its knees and my 11 yr old daughter never had interest outside of "let me try it" curiosity. I was really hoping it would have brought a new level of gaming to them, especially the little one. It did briefly I suppose but you can only play kinect sports so much before it gets boring.
post #58 of 61
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Originally Posted by Hockeytown Fan View Post

Unfortunately in the last 8 months our kinect just draws dust. Kids grew to frustrated with it, 13 yr old son screaming at it trying to get the voice commands in halo and skyrim to work, 5 yr old daughter gave up after her avatar/game character looks like it has two broken legs and walking on its knees and my 11 yr old daughter never had interest outside of "let me try it" curiosity. I was really hoping it would have brought a new level of gaming to them, especially the little one. It did briefly I suppose but you can only play kinect sports so much before it gets boring.

My family's is not having those issues and we have the same games. Kinect is calibrated and profiles for everyone for voice and recognition are set for each of their profiles. Sounds like your issue is simply calibration
post #59 of 61
Kinect Sports or Fruit Ninja Kinect
post #60 of 61
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Originally Posted by mboojigga View Post

My family's is not having those issues and we have the same games. Kinect is calibrated and profiles for everyone for voice and recognition are set for each of their profiles. Sounds like your issue is simply calibration

Nah dude... I've calibrated that thing more then I have my RPTV and projector combined. Some days it sorta works and most it don't. It tracks everyone but my 5 yr old great, actually it tracks her good too it just keeps thinking she's taller and on her knees or something. It's the voice recognition that flat out STINKS.. No matter what I do, what I try it only works about 5% of the time accurately and with out having to scream at it.
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