NowGamer kicks Kinect into high gear with its hands-on of Kinect: Joy Ride
sooo, you have to stand in order to play this game....i have yet to see or hear of a game that anyone played sitting down, yet MS keeps claiming that it is possible...and seeing as how this is a racer...albeit a very arcadey one, you should still be able to sit and just use your arm movements to play the game...its not like you are using your whole body to keep the game functional
very true. ridiculous that a driving game, where you absolutely have to be sitting down to play, should be programmed to only play standing up. if you can't play a racing game sitting down, then what game can you sit and play?
Motion Controls just don't work with racing games. Simple as. If you wanted to experience a racer properly then you would buy a steering wheel, not a motion tracking device.
edit a track with kinect will be a pain
"We wait patiently for Kinect-enabled Forza and Burnout to show this game how it’s done." I don't think they can do much different. They could possibly make it more accurate, but to have to stand up holding an invisible steering wheel just ain't gonna cut it when you can sit down holding a actual steering wheel. It annoys me when some people praise kinect for what so far is clearly an overhyped and impractical device for most serious games.
It's impractical for casuals too, the variety of inputs is so limited that it's like playing games with just a d-pad - lean forward/left/right/back is all it registers. Wii shovelware is deeper than that.
forza showed just steering to left and right... yeah bieber is smart enough to do that... see what I did there
Kinect does not work, so do not waste your money.
Half the Kinect games only allow people to use 2 motions: lean to the sides and push forward. How can anyone build a decent game out of that? Even if Kinect sells well initially people will get bored really quickly, even Wii shovelware provide deeper experiences.
It's a shame, really. Cartoony racing games have always been a blast for all kinds of gamers. I played mario kart wii for 100+ hours in multiplayer matches and it was all about winning and skill. Taking the skill out of a racing game, now you don't really have a game at all.
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