New video of Kinectimals (Xbox 360) captured by DigitalGames during the Montreal presentation.
Shouldn't you be prompting the cat to jump and move, since you're suppose to be interacting with it, not jumping for it?
fails from what we've seen so far anyways...
LOL, you aren't the brightest light on the christmas tree are you? You can clearly see that you're PLAYING as the cat right? RIGHT?! Right.
I'm saying that in gameplay shown so far, sometimes you're interacting with a cat, sometimes you are the cat. Directly controlling it with your actions. Such an inconsistency just smacks of half-assing a pet sim. I'm not questioning Kinect, just the game mechanics of one of the titles on it. It might even be usable as a real pet care training tool for young kids. Possibly less so if its putting them in the perspective of a pet instead of an owner/trainer.
... see those claws?
You can choose wether you want to use voice commands or if you want to play as the cat.
Game looks amazing, takes interaction to a whole new level. Haha nah who am I kidding, looks utter fail.
Oh hai everybody, just came in here to LOL at the poor saps buying this...
This "game" is absolutely and utterly useless...it'll sell to every 3-5 year old in the country though.
then 10minutes, so I can prove gamers should just go outside rather than jumping and waiving your arms around in the house.
"Shouldn't you be prompting the cat to jump and move, since you're suppose to be interacting with it, not jumping for it?" In case you forgot, with Kinect, the cat plays you.
Clizz he is too busy trolling again to be bothered with details.. Funny how the people(children) on N4G think gaming revolves around them and everything MUST appeal to them or it is instant fail.
This appeals to you?
Zoo, I think it does appeal to Jack.
....................Isn't the consumer always right ?
And you're not clearly a troll yourself?
@Penny I guess so, it just goes to show what his opinion is worth.
"....................Isn& #39;t the consumer always right ?" and yes, you weren't the customer MS was aiming for with Kinectimals unless it appeals to you? Does it? Seems like it perhaps should!
@pedrami91 Yes customer always right but are N4G peeps consider the majority of customers out there? Then you have to ask other questions like is this game aiming for your age group? If it is not and doesn't appeal to you then of course this game is useless. But if it is for little kids, this game might be great (if you are a parent, etc....your kids might love this). This and Eye pet have certain values to them and they aren't useless. You guys talking like this game is for you, or unless that is realy your age level.
...Is it me or did I see lag in this? The animal's not corresponding with the guy's movements. :/
"Shouldn't you be prompting the cat to jump and move, since you're suppose to be interacting with it, not jumping for it?" You should ask the developer that question not us. This is why they are paid to make games and figure things out you or I wouldn't. "yeh kinect fails from what we've seen so far anyways" I think that's fair enough and hopefully Kinect will show some games to help change opinions. Everybody has a right (especially if there ever going to consider plopping down 150.00)to be skeptical of Kinect. Personally I just can't stand the comments claiming it will fail when it has not been given a decent amount of time to prove itself.
0:45 So he crouches real low to get the cat to walk through the tube but the kitty decides to bypasses it. So either this is another stage demonstration or Kinect fails yet again to track a players movements.
yep but in this 'mini-game' you are the cat
Which is kind of weird. But, I don't see it so much as you controlling him as directing him similar to when you direct him to play dead. On the code side, it's all the same anyway. You make a gesture, it reacts in a programmed manner to said gesture.
did you see the changes in the milo dmeo from 2009ish to the last one shown in the original she spoke(reading from a script) and it responded fairly liflike int he last one the worsd she had to say came up on screen in other words it wasnt even listening it was waiting a set period of time before curing auto response
I'm interested to see how this shapes up to eyepet. They're good showcases for the respective pieces of tech. I have eyepet and there's a lot you can do with it, loads of different events you can do, not just with the move controller but also with your hands and your voice. Kinectimals just has hands and voice. Which would imply to me that this will be more limited then eyepet. All I've seen of kinectimals so far is basic eyetoy stuff. Jump, lean, jump, duck.......this video is a perfect example of that. Jump, jump, jump, that's it. It doesn't get more basic then that
Doesn't look that bad, for what it is. I'm kinda interested in EyePet for my son when he gets a bit older, but only because I don't have enough room in my living room for Kinect to be useful without rearraging furniture, and that's not going to happen everytime my boy wants to play something.
ya its got a free demo on psn give it a try b4 ya buy we passed on it cause you got to put the camera near the ground for the game n wit a 2 year old in the house not such a good thing lol
It's interesting because I had eyepet before move came out, and instead of using move, you used a picture card that you held to the camera and it would turn into different things on screen. When it used the card, I don't think it was great for kids because it didn't track it well enough. Kids didn't understand that they had to point the card directly face fowards to the camera. But this is why move is great. Cos it tracks move everywhere, very accurately. Now I think it's a great game for kids, but do try a demo of it before you buy. Just see what you think of it.
A weep for humanity..
Can't imagine anyone over the age of 4 or 5 playing this. Imagine saying to your friends...hey want to come over and play kinectimals! Cat in video behaves just like a real cat at least..doesn't give a toss about the owner, just does its own thing it seems.
i think its crap too , but isnt it the whole point ? a game for kids , not for you , me and any n4g reader
So do you give the speech for Eyepets or let me guess.. you think its cool for all ages.
I'm almost 30 and I picked up Eye Pet, don't love it but its kinda fun tech to play with. Kinectimals just dose not look like its fun, even for small children.
one thing kinectimals has done really really well isthe fur textures they look good everything else is lame
3-6 year old are going to go crazy for this. Mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy etc. Parents WILL buy it.
If the only reason to buy Kinect was a "3 to 6 yr old" begging: "Mommy, Mommy, Mommy"... I dont think thats going to happen. $150.00 for Kinect $50.00 for the Game IF they dont own a 360, what, another $250.00? I just don't see parents spending that much on a kid that wants everything and anything.
If dad already has a 360 then its the excuse he needs to get that dancing game for the 'kids'
Bitch Bitch Bitch. I suppose i could say something horrible about Kinect and get some bubbles... But then i would be selling my soul to Sony. Just one question: Are you guys getting paid by Sony? No? Ok.. then do me one favor. STFU!!! /Facepalm!
whoa, you are completely delusional, no wonder you support the kinect. btw, reported for "stfu" grow up kid
Reported for STFU? Mwa Ha Ha Ha HA...
I am with BeAGamer.... All you have to be is an opinionated person with freedom of choice and you can voice a negative opinion on a product that is obviously a failure. It doesn't mean you worship Sony because you don't like Kinect.
well said Pennywise, its obvious that Vo_Cal takes this whole issue way too seriously.
Are you getting paid by Microsoft?
@ Pennywise "I am with BeAGamer.... All you have to be is an opinionated person with freedom of choice and you can voice a negative opinion on a product that is obviously a failure. It doesn't mean you worship Sony because you don't like Kinect." LMAO at that because you obviously do worship Sony. Obviously and sadly, you are not alone.
Give me a break with the I worship Sony BS... I didn't turn my PS3 on all summer until Move released. I didn't even own a PS2. So much for that... I am a grown man that happens to hate Microsoft as a company. The gamer side of me has no gravitational pull towards MS either. Nothing excites me about their 360. NOTHING... They blew it with the hardware... they blew it with first party devs... and now I am supposed to be excited about a dreameye/pseye rip off. No thanks.
"sadly" ? why, they are bringing the best games/videos, free online, best motion controlers, 3D, etc it's only sad to see brainwashed rednecks lying to others about best games and consoles, and defending inferiors products.
....I feel bad for anyone who defends this.
Start feeling bad. You already have people defending this. :/
The game is clearly aimed at very young kids - why are the MS haters jumping on the OMG LAG - GRAPHICS - LAME GAME PLAY CARD. I for one dont plan on buying any of the motion controllers for my self but will buy one for my daughter. With that said I am cheering on both Sony and MS because Nintendo does not deserve the millions of Wii sales they have been getting.
For heaven's sake, not everyone who criticizes Kinect is a MS Hater! Yes this is aimed towards kids but if the thing doesn't work properly, then how will kids even have fun with it? Some of you need to calm down man.
kinect will be big with the younger crowd. similiar to how handhelds are. that younger crowd has sold milllions of gameboys. If they market it to them, theyll have a winner on their hands, sales wise. To me, it looks boring. But to a 6-12 year old, this is going to look very appealing. especially when mommy and daddy buy it for them.
I agree with you, with a strong marketing push toward kids, it could do well for the holidays. The only thing that could derail those plans is if Nintendo pulls a surprise and release the 3DS in the US in November\December. Then a lot of parents will opt for the 3DS instead of Kinect. If however Nintendo keeps the 3DS in Japan for this year and not in the US, then Kinect should sell well, for an add-on.
I dont think that the 3DS will make it out before the holidays in the US. But nice to see were on the same page. for someone like myself and friends that are 18+ cannot spend 150$ on something like this.
Honestly, dose anyone really think that Kinectimals looks good?
I would understand if it was for 30... but 60? Games like Hustle King, Tumble, KUNG FU LIVE are all around 10 bucks and are way better than this!
This looks TERRIBLE but, it will sell, unfortunately. And seriously £120 + £30 just for this?! Jump, duck, run on the spot, I could do squats and have more fun. Plus it doesn't even look like he is controlling anything it looks more like he is just watching a video and pretending he is playing it. Like that godawful Star Wars game that was shown at E3.
This is pretty bad, who wants to play this ? I remember 360 fans used to pump their chests flaunting how hardcore the 360 was. Now they're defending this with their lives.
best 360 can offer.
More shit I don't care about. Thanks for appealing to my interests guys, I really appreciate it. One more PS3 owner this holiday season, that's for sure.
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that can be done with a sixaxis THREE YEARS AGO LMAO FAIL!!!!!!! EDIT: Going to google and typing in Kinect will and is: fail flop too expensive crap eyetoy fake a joke garbage
HAHAAHAH OMG so much input lag!!!! lmaoo
another day, another kinect article and once again full of ps3fanboys crying waiting for the total dominance this christmas over Move
u actually think that this is gonna do better than move, are u serious?, at least move has better games not this bullshit. yeah it has eyepet but its nothing like this. most 360 users hate this kinect shit. o yeah and move doesn't make u look like a retard playing. i wouldn't be surprise if COD:BO adds the move support first instead of kinect support.
callete la boca tatotiburon! 360 pendejo!
That's just terrible.