NowGamer: Hands-on. Is it all that Wii had hoped for?
Ummmmm. Kinect Sports is fail, just as this description is.
If you read the preview, you'd find that they agree with you totally.
The Wii made a sport game and Sony and MS followed -if you told me back in 2008 that the Wii would be the trend setter, I would have called you mad.
He even stated that he was being bias because the game were not made with him in mind: "But, we must resign our argument as at least a little bias and probably skewed beyond sensible recognition. Because as far as we’re concerned, titles such as Kinect: Sports aren’t being developed with us in mind, so we’ll leave it there." "Final Summary Fun. If you like that sort of thing."
Just because its ugly it dosen't mean its original.
Guys I am 2x multi console owner meaning I have all three systems X2 (Yes I do!) so im not hating on any system however Kinect is looking more and more like its made for my grandmom... While the graphics are better they have managed in this case to remove the fun from the game. Why on earth would a core player buy this crap? Also about the SONY move time will tell it's an addon and I know how SONY supports add-ons they don't! I still have the Eye toy bought day one but less than a handful of games were ever made for it. Move will have more but they don't support these things UNLESS it's built in! I wish console makers would just build a damn box with a complete vision instead of half assing and changing directions mid console span.. FIRST?
"Our actions were simply not being mapped onto our athletic avatar; if you’re jogging, it ran, if you're jumping, it jumps, but waving your arms around or attempting to do anything creative with the Kinect technology will get you exactly nowhere."- I liked Now Gamer's honesty there.
Not sure that really matters. That's like complaining about kicks doing nothing in a boxing game, isn't it? The Hurdles game is all about running and jumping, nothing else. Why would it need to waste time tracking you waving your arms about?
I played Kinect Sports at E3 and I was actually shocked at how it mapped my movements (not EXACTLY on time obviously, but it did). If I waved my arms and clapped or jumped around pretending to warm up before the race started, my Avatar did those things. That was one of the things I thought was pretty cool/fun.. Not sure why it didn't work for them (Though obviously Kinect or these games aren't finished yet). **BTW - I played hurdles and it was hella fun because my buddy and I are both good runners and I'm telling you, the faster you run while playing actually translates. We had a few heated races! Am I sold on it? Meh, not sure. But I can't deny that we both had smiles on our faces after demoing a few of the Kinect games (River Rush, Bowling, Hurdles and some Racing Kart-ish game. And then there was this game where you were on a mine cart collecting coins... But that game wasn't responsive for s***).
This is always going to be the problem with controller-less, or even controllers, used with motion control - lack of feedback. Like that bit in the Star Wars demo, where he and Vadar dueled with swords - that would never happen, on Move, Kinect or Wii, just because there's nothing pushing against you.
"if you’re jogging, it ran, if you're jumping, it jumps",( well that's ok then in a race surely)..." but waving your arms around or attempting to do anything creative with the Kinect technology will get you exactly nowhere". Well forgive me for being curious, but in a sprint or hurdle race what would you want to wave your arms about for ? idiot.
Slap the other runners?
Gestures at the other runners... lol
this was to be a full motion tracking device,looks like they dropped the ball.
In reading comprehension. There are several games that have been announced that use your full body. Dance Central, that Yoga game from Ubisoft. How can you be so sure, when the damn thing has not even released yet?
He's a Sony fan. They know everything about EVERYTHING. ;)
Try running and jumping without moving your arms?It's not a Riverdance sim.
at least u get it.smh
this looks fun (WWWIII)
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