Kotaku: Kinect Star Wars is Supposed to be a Little Better Now

Kotaku: We played Kinect Star Wars a couple of times last month at E3. Our own Owen Good wasn't impressed. Neither was Brian Crecente. I got my chance this week and shot some video to give you an extra look at the game.

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allyc4t2550d ago

It was all dark in that room. Doesn't the Kinect need a ton of light to work?

Halochampian2550d ago

no. it can work in dark areas.

ATi_Elite2550d ago

Wow this brings back so many horrible memories of Microsoft's E3 press conference.

"Light Saber ON"

JokesOnYou2550d ago (Edited 2550d ago )

Well I hope its ALOT better now, because what they showed at E3 was just embarrasing.

@ ATi_Elite, well I liked some stuff, didn't like some stuff, memories of micro's E3 weren't anymore horrible than Nintendo or Sony's, again I liked some stuff, didn't like other stuff, but yeah the Star Wars & kinect Disney game stuff was awful.

blumatt2550d ago (Edited 2550d ago )

Well said. I mean, if they can get it working right, it could be awesome. I hope the Move gets a Star Wars game too. One that's not on rails though. I want to be able to control where I go with an analog stick. Cool though.

SilentNegotiator2550d ago

Unless they completely overhauled the weak gameplay, I doubt the final product will be any better than what we've seen.

miDnIghtEr2550d ago

No Kinect works great in the dark... BUT it doesn't work that great at all for FACE RECOGNITION in the dark. Not at all.

gamingdroid2550d ago

That is most likley because the face recognition relies on both the depth camera and RGB.

The RGB camera requires tons of light to work just like your digital photo camera.

oohWii2550d ago

Well Midnighter, how well do you recognize people's faces in the dark? Explain again why you think Kinect's cameras should recognize faces in the dark?

Thank you, I rest my case.

gamingdroid2550d ago

No, it doesn't in fact need any light to work for the skeleton tracking i.e. depth sensor. Anything using RGB camera does.

It does seem more responsive. Maybe they can tighten it a little more and it would be pretty good.

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Sarobi2550d ago

This game just seems like it is ultimately doomed to fail

HaloSpartan2550d ago

In sales i think it will do fine.

Sarobi2550d ago

Sales numbers do nothing for any of us gamers, and it doesn't really determine if the gameplay is good

Eiffel2550d ago (Edited 2550d ago )

LucasArts really have been piss poor this generation.

They canceled KOTOR 3 for a half assed MMORPG, canceled Battlefront 3 because of technical difficulties, given how much money they sunk into it's production when Free Radical was working on it. With so many hit franchises they have control over, they simply let them collect dust. I have never seen such terrible business moves, than the likes of what LucasArts is doing.

Force Unleashed, and now this? Hows Battlefront 3 going LucasArts? Don't you want my money?

Ser2550d ago

"canceled Battlefront 3"

This is why I will never forgive LucasArts.

clevernickname2550d ago

Don't forget what they did to the Indiana Jones game that was supposed to be released on the 360 and PS3.

metsgaming2550d ago

tell me about it i have been so frustrated with lucasarts for so many reasons. They are utter trash this generation they need battlefront 3 to redeem themselves. The thing is with the recent line of garbage games I wouldnt be to confident in battlefield 3 being any good even if they announce it.

Elwenil2550d ago

Battlefront 3, you mean? ;D

metsgaming2550d ago

yea i keep mixing up battlefront and battlefield both great games haha

r212550d ago

cancelled.....battlefront 3.......

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miDnIghtEr2550d ago

I hope they can make this to at least an 80 to 85 score on metacritic. Nobody should be hating on any Star Wars games. Star Wars games are supposed to be fun... so let's hope for a fun game.

There's nothing wrong with fun games, and we need more of them.

aPerson2550d ago

This will not be a fun game.

Inside_out2550d ago (Edited 2550d ago )

M$ won't have any problems selling this game. I bet it will out sell all the competitors motion games combined this holiday and rightfully looks great.

What exactly are the games the competition are selling anyways??? Does Sony still have the move on sale or what.

Star wars, Disney and that doesn't put M$ at the top of the Nintendo Wii casual demographic, nothing will. Maybe M$ was right...they will be the top selling console this gen.

Add to that Gears Of war 3, Forza 4, Halo Anny and Witcher 2 and M$ will win the holidays handily. The big American company is just slapping the foreign competition around this year...Wow.

gaden_malak2550d ago

They were outsold by ps3 last quarter and both were outsold by wii.

Clarence2550d ago (Edited 2550d ago )

You do know that the PS3 has outsold the 360 for that last 3yrs and is currently outselling the 360 this year. As far as the star wars kinect goes it looks like crap and it still lags.

So now its ok for a game to lag as long as we get use to it? WOW!

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