First screen shot of Project Natal's River Rush

Here's the first actually good looking screen of Natal’s River Rush. It looks like some Pixar movie game to me, which isn’t a bad thing... as that's what Microsoft seems to be going for.

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Omega45154d ago

Looks perfect for the Avatar art style, very colourful

NecrumSlavery5154d ago

Very colorful.. Like a toon version of Uncharted....This would be a good game for 3D too

captain-obvious5154d ago

so in this game we have to jump a lot ?
it'll be cool if it can measure the parson's weight then if the person is fatter then the boat acts differently than a small or normal sized person

but can natal do that ?

anyway im still thinking about old PPL
how can they play games like this ?
like it or not old PPL are casuals too
and a lot of wii owners are old PPL

Aquanox5154d ago

The whole Natal Concept starts to take shape. When I see at this pic and imagine myself playing it I find it could be very vey fun with friends.

Sitdown5154d ago

Just out of curiosity...did/do you ask the same old people questions concerning the Wii?

Conloles5154d ago

Yawn can we get our hardcore non Natal game now plz kthx

captain-obvious5154d ago

most of the time when you play the wii
you don't have to stand most of the time
all you have to is reach the wii mote just like a normal TV remote
the wii takes alot more less effort to play than natal

im not talking about balancing boards in here
but the wiimote itself requires your hand movement only
everything we saw from natal so far requires your whole body to move

i mean think of it

Hideo_Kojima5154d ago

drunk persons game...

imagine getting drunk than playing this with a friend you will be like go left no go right go left go back than you would drop down on the floor and forget your playing a game...

It would be fun though.

Sitdown5154d ago (Edited 5154d ago )

Its interesting that you say everything we have seen from Natal requires you to move your whole body........we have only seen one game. Or maybe I missed something...cause I have only seen people play the ball game; even then, its arguable that you have to move your whole body.

Anyway, your question was, how can they play games like this....my thought process would be, the same way they would play games like this on the Wii...which is the reason why I asked if you raised such questions concerning the Wii. If anything, Natal might be a little better for older individuals, as natal is suppose to do a better job of tracking individuals in space, as opposed to the Wii. But I guess even before all this, what age are you qualifying as older? My thought is that if you are talking over 65, then there is probably not that big of a casual user base to be concerned about...and if you are talking under 65, they should be in good enough condition to be able to play natal just as they would the Wii.

JokesOnYou5154d ago

Imagine that a casual game that looks cool and isn'just a simple wii port.


BeOneWithTheGun5153d ago

What about people who don't want to run in their living room after work? Or maybe, don't have the SPACE to jump around?

THC CELL5153d ago


Let me tell u this now
This game could have Nathan Drake running round
It still would not even come close to uncharted level of detail
Like most xbox games

The only thing this game will offer is

You will get fit lol

JoySticksFTW5153d ago

"Or maybe, don't have the SPACE..."

Exactly, what I'm thinking

What about people living in apartments, not houses? When I was growing up, I wanted to play the drums. We didn't have the money to rent a practice space. Because I lived in an apartment I had to play "quieter" instruments.

My point is, where you live could effect how you play.

The person living downstairs from you is not going to like you and your friends laughing and jumping around above them.

Not trying to downplay Natal, but it really seems that there needs to be optimal conditions for play... or at least more variables than the other motion options to consider

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D4RkNIKON5154d ago

The screen shot looks awesome to tell you the truth. But the gameplay looks about as boring as jumprope.

"There's a rock coming up.. JUMP!!! Here comes another rock OMG, what are we going to do!?!!?)

MisterNiwa5154d ago

Dance to your hearts content.

WhittO5154d ago


Ye, all Natal games are going to basically be quick-time events of pull right arm out, duck etc...

Not going to require much SKILL

Inside_out5154d ago (Edited 5154d ago )

River rafting...great concept. I'm sure it'll be part of a great outdoors type of game play package...

The graphics look very sharp at this point...I know M$ is pushing the Unreal engine for development purposes...More 720p 60 FPS incoming...Many Arcade titles would work great with Natal...ilomilo anyone...M$ just getting started...the reports tonight will be insane...

asyouburn5154d ago

have fun with "river rafting" lol

oldjadedgamer5153d ago

I hate to disagree with an opinion, but serious are you excited about this demo? Or are you just trying to defend "your" console?

This seems to be like a game I played at Disney Quest (orlando) years ago.

There is a difference between games that are fun for 10 minutes and games that are fun for years (aka Halo).

I wish you "gamers" would stop siding with whatever company is delivering the new product and actually think if you would enjoy it.

socomnick5154d ago

Hopefully its like Deliverance and if you don't do well homosexual toothless hillbillies rape you and make you squeal like a pig.

Bnet3435154d ago

The screenshot looks nice and you're right, fits the Natal art style. It's like a toon version of Uncharted. Hmm ok by me.

Anon19745154d ago

Kids are going to love this, but is this enough to sway new casual gamers away from Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Brothers, Mario Kart, etc?

Natal certainly looks like it has something going for it, but it's more about it's ability to stand up against it's competition. If the camera is priced at $150, or $200 as is being reported, that's the price of a Wii right there, and casual gamers have already spoken. They love the Wii and it's library of recognizable characters. I don't think Natal has shown anything that can counter that yet.

Time will tell.

asphogears5154d ago

I like the art direction. I hope that you can use your own avatar in the game. That would be good.

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RedDragan5154d ago (Edited 5154d ago )

Alot of CGI cutscene look good in games these days. Most games use them claiming it to be gameplay, I remember the days where gameplay was that part of a game you had to play.

ActionBastard5154d ago

"I remember they days where gameplay was that part of a game you had to play."

ActionBastard5154d ago (Edited 5154d ago )

You gotta have a PS3 to look at Heavy Rain Soda. If you did have a PS3 and had you played HR, you'd know how desperate your comment sounds.

asyouburn5154d ago

that comment makes you look kinda dumb. i heard in HALO, when you get your crosshairs over enemy, you have to hit RT to shoot! better call the QTE police