With many reviews citing Kinect Star Wars as average, here's a look at some of the reasons why it has been met with such stoic receptions fair or otherwise.
reviewers are SW fans and perhaps expected too much from the game.
Maybe the game is simply average. No getting away from that when loads of sites all agree.
loads of sites acted like mass effect 3 was the second coming of christ giving it great reviews and that games was terrible so what is your point?
@Summons75, Even with all the negatity about ME3's ending (which I haven't been paying close attention to) I have hard time believing the game is terrible. I'll take it over KSW on any given day.
The problem is, that the game appears in terms of gameplay may be below average where it counts, and that's in the light-sabring action moments. I bet when it clicks and it goes as expected, it's quite the magical moment though. Truth is the material is for us, while the gameplay is aimed at the kids, it's hard to find that middle ground no doubt.
Yeah shadowmask that's it. There are so many 10/10 Star Wars games out there, seriously there are hundreds, this is why it got such bad reviews. Because it is being compared to these epic masterpieces. Or maybe its just another shitty Kinect game? Yeah that's it.
When you expect a Jedi Kinect adventure and fall on Kinect Star Wars Dance Party, there are surely ways to get extremely disappointed. From the very beginning, we could sense the failure. Reviews are just the confirmation of people's fears.
Reason #1: They didn't lower their standards enough. If it's geared towards children, then it's thoroughly okay for the game to be bad. Reason #2: The Star Wars IP has been abused so hard...why not once more? Reason #3: Sticky control is the reviewers' fault for not being able to tell EXACTLY what the game's unmapped limitations are. Reason #4: ZOMG FANBOIS AND HAAAAAATERRRRRS! Reason #5: Some thrown together mini-games shouldn't be judged. In fact, we should just give all of these Kinect games 10s. All 10s. /Major Sarcasm I don't accept that we should judge Kinect or kids games any differently than any other games. . Response: #1: kids games do NOT have to be bad - a good game is a good game, regardless of age. #2: Yes, the Star Wars franchise has already been cheapened like crazy. But that doesn't mean anyone should be happy about one more time. #3: Just about every review has mentioned control issues. The controller disconnect will always produce sloppy, untame controls. That's just the way it is. But that's not an excuse, either. #4: Again, people don't like seeing their favorite franchises abused. #5: No, it isn't a core game. It's a collection of minigames that spread things very thin. Dancing, podracing, saber duels....there's no focus, no specialization. If you don't see why that's problematic, please stop writing reviews.
i agree with numbers 1,2,4,5 num 3 is kind of iffy with every kinect game there needs to be some practice with the controls and the controller disconnect can be easily fixed just by holding a remote or sword which reviewrs have done but they kind of jsut go over it like ohh you can do this. The controller disconnect wont always produce sloppy ,untame controls. From what i know about the game development process its possible that everything all the fans had wanted in the game could or couldent have been mentioned and if they were mentioned they werent worked on for some reasons possibly pertaining to the time needed for development or risks in takeing chances.
*Sigh* how about this: At its core, the game itself is mediocre at best (like a LOT of Kinnect games). The kinnect itself seems just not 100% for a mainstream audience - the concept is there but I get the feeling the entire technology should've been delayed for a year or 2 so the development could be improved.
6. Maybe, juuuuuust maybe, the game is trash. Never seen so much damage control in my life.
You obviously never watched that episode of Battlestar where they blew up the water tanks!
I said this before and I'll say it again, reviewers went into this expecting it to be a disaster. If you go into something expecting it to suck, guess what? It's going to suck. We had the fake demo at E3 a couple of years ago, people are quick to point that out, but people don't mention those horrid CGI trailers for Killzone 2 back years ago. I guess its okay for one and not the other. Secondly, people are paying way too much attention to a dance mode that is like 5% of the actual game. Not only is it just a minor game mode, but you don't even need to play it. The next thing I'd say is that a bunch of people who don't own Kinect nor Star Wars Kinect are just piling on with what they've heard from the already disappointed reviewers. When I hear people say things like its just "mini games". I know at that point that they are full of themselves and haven't played the game at all. Kinect Star Wars isn't mini games, it has story driven game modes and there is quite a bit of fun to be had with it. I have seen people flailing around like an idiot and than they wonder why it doesn't work or read movement correctly. As for the Star Wars franchise, its always been tongue in cheek from my point of view. Episode 4 was boring, Episode 5 was great and Episode 6 was fair, but Ewoks really? Thrown in that was a horrid Holiday Special and some really crappy games. Now we flash forward to the newer movies which tend to get bashed, when in reality they are better than any of the older ones and by a long shot. You hear complaints about Jar Jar being a stereotype, when in reality its C-3PO that is a negative stereotype towards homosexuals. He comes across as prissy and afraid of everything, not exactly the perception that community probably wants. Anyway, I think all the movies had bad acting, but its supposed to be that way. If you ever hear George Lucas talk about his inspiration for the movies, its based off the old Serials, which were VERY CHEESY. Look into it before you guys just start using buzz words that fools use to sound important. There have been a ton of bad Star Wars games and some a lot worse than Kinect Star Wars. Get over it! If your not into the game, don't buy it, but at the same time stop complaining about it if you don't even freaking own a Kinect or the damn game.
LOL. That's the very first time I have every heard anyone defend the character of Jar Jar by suggesting that, in fact, it is actually C-3PO that is the negative stereotype. And a homosexual one at that. Mind boggling.
You've never heard anyone say that C-3PO was homosexual before? I've hear it quite often and even in pop culture shows like The Simpsons. http://www.youtube.com/watc... Clearly C-3PO is a stereotypical homosexual who is afraid of everyone and everything and he is very prissy. I'm not saying I think that way, I'm just saying when I first saw Star Wars years and years ago I was a bit offended and could see where people would be offended by the way he acted and talked even.
Want some cheese to go with that wine? You are really affected by this, huh? This has really hurt you. It eats you up inside to see that everyone thinks this game is trash. Wow, just......wow " I said this before and I'll say it again, reviewers went into this expecting it to be a disaster. If you go into somethinpg expecting it to suck, guess what? It's going to suck." So you really believe ALL of these professional unbiased reviewers went in with agendas? You can't accept the fact that they thought the game was bad? I can see maybe one biased review but NOT DOZENS! The game has a 58 on Metacritic and you blame ALL of the reviewers?! Wow, and they say PS3 fanboys are conspiracy theorists. Your name is not Bill Gates or George Lucas so this should not bother you lile it is. This is beyond fanboyosm, you need help man.
Strongman, do you say the same things when PS3 fans question every sites negative review of a PS3 game? What's funny is there are more people posting here that criticize the the game then peeps defending it.
@ tal Episode 4 was boring and 6 was only fair? Most star wars games were good minus a few oddballs. "Now we flash forward to the newer movies which tend to get bashed, when in reality they are better than any of the older ones and by a long shot." Lmao No the special effects are better, the lightsaber battles are better, and you see a more expanded view of the diversity of locations and races of the star wars universe. That is it, the old trilogy is epic, the new one not so much. Well you just dug your own grave with actual stars wars fans by saying the new trilogy is better than the old saga, and proved what you aren't. If your not a sw fan, your opinion is irrelevant to me. Killzone 2 surpased it's e3 trailer, if you were speaking from actual experience and not ignorance you would already know that. This is the second time i have corrected on this, either play the actual game or stfu on it because your dead wrong.
So the game dosent suck the reviewrs just dont know what they like?
I know right? Reviews should be MUCH lower. IGN gave Ninja Gainde 3 a 3, and Kinect Dance Wars a 5.5....there's something wrong there.
I still can't fathom the CVG 8/10 review. A MS backhander anyone?
Please....Lego Star Wars is geared towards younger gamers and it does not suck. Critics got it right this time...well, most of them.
For a game that is geared for a younger crowd in know alot of older people that bought, most of the lego games. I found a majority of them fun.
Game could of been done better, most bugs involving jumping are becuase theres acertain time when your supposed to jump during running segments. Controls work fine if you fallow the damn examples on the screen exactly, not doing the correct gesture is compareable to not pressing the right button on your beloved non motion control games so all the hate could be on the players. The games biggest plus imo was the force moves adding in more veriety with those moves would of done the game alot of good. The combat was ok could of been some mechanic for chooseing who you fight with some sort of slow motion astetic, combat could have also been improved with some more enemie varietions and things that force th eplayer to choose where and when he strikes. The dance mode isent that bad especially seince you DONT have to play it, Whoever made this game still should of focused on the actuall star wars stuff reather than some dance gimmick. A sort of fast paced multiplayer game modecould have been added with jedi battles and the raceing or rancor rampage mode ( this mode needs a little more work and the controls could of been way better). I still have hope for kinect I'm hopeing the guy whomade kinect fus roh da comes back from his trip soon to post more vids and microsoft invests in people who have made great things with the kinect thats actully game related.
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