IGN writes: "XNA developers need to be careful what they wish for. When making the leap from XNA to XBLA, there are two possible reactions gamers might have: "Wow, this looks great for an XNA-developed game!" or "Wow, this looks like an XNA-developed game." Your reaction to Blazing Birds will likely be the latter. If there was some really compelling gameplay here the visuals would be easier to overlook, but this is a pretty simple badminton game with power-ups added. The lack of online play is also disappointing. You'll have more fun slapping your own 'cock around".