Does Kinect support in Harry Potter make it game worthy of your attention? Msxbox-World explores.
I guest this is in response to Sony’s game sorcery…
Have you seen the video?
who the hell did they hire to photoshop this...on the screen, you got the characters who are BOTH holding a wand and only one dude who is supposedly playing is holding a wand...good job photoshop guy, good job
you do know that this is a mltiplat coming on MOVE too right ??
Is this the biggest news to come out of the MS press conference?...things are not looking good for the 2nd place console.
This looks awful. Aside from the fact that this game is clearly "on rails", Kinect was having a very difficult time interpreting player input and translating it on screen. More than a handful of times one of the guys would gesture for an attack and nothing would happen on-screen. Not only that, we all know that the more complicated the game itself in terms of visuals, gameplay and design, the more resources it hogs. You can tell that with a game like Harry Potter which is fairly more complex than say Ricochet or that Rafting game, Kinect was having an even harder time than usual with lag. Move is pretty damn close to 1:1 but we all know that there's a hint of lag involved. This game however, this looked God awful. For anyone who's ever tried to play a game that pushed the hardware too far (be it a PC game on an underpowered rig or a game that tries too hard and is too ambitious towards the end of a console's life), lag totally ruins the experience. With this game, I'd get fed up in five minutes tops. The on-rails setup doesn't help either. Everything is predetermined and there's no sense of exploration or adventure. At least with Sorcery you can go off and do things in your own way thanks to free movement. I like the idea behind Kinect, but simply put, look at our controllers these days, specifically the Dualshock 3. Four face buttons, four shoulder buttons, two analog sticks with click inputs, three menu buttons and a d-pad that in recent years has begun to be used as a secondary set of four face buttons AND six way motion control. The vast majority of the games that we love to play today simply require too many forms of input to be handled without some sort of controller.
your probably right
it makes it worse
No, becuase PS3 owners are getting actual core games like Dead Space 2. I could care less about Harry Potter's Kinect support. Especially if it's also getting Move support (which would be MILES better).
sony gets this game too (move supported)... but it's not on-rails. Just remember, Kinect is totally gonna open doors for game mechanics we've never dreamed of... we just won't EVER see them... cause they're made of magic and dreams... and elf blood.
@Killerapp If this is the case, then HP doesn't stand a chance :
Then they failed...this 'might' sell among casuals pretty well with marketing BUT as a game, it will be no where near the league of Sorcery @captain-obvious: Actually I think they said they 'won't' do a Move edition for the game
No you have it wrong.The move was 1:1 and Kinnect was diskinnected with such lag.Although the game does look promising how about you try it with move next time and maybe people will be more excited because it works.
No... Sorcery is ACTUALLY GOOD
I havent read the article. But im guessing they will say that it will entice you. Update: They arent that entice.
Seriously, they're dipping their "magic stick" in everyone's gumbo(Gumbo is a soup with added ingredients like, beef,spices,etc.).
how do you move harry around?
Didn't watch the video, but I assume it's on rails, or limited like that Star Wars game they showed.
Kinect - It only does Rails Big Red Balls - Stationary Kinect Adventure - Rails River Rush - Rails Dance Central - Stationary Kinect Sports - Mixed (that hurdles game is on rails the rest stationary) Harry Potter - Rails Sonic Free Ride - Rails Star Wars Light Saber - Rails
You are correct sir!
http://www.youtube.com/watc... Not the best quality but something better than nothing.... What I don't understand in this video is how are the characters in the game moving? I don't see the guys on stage do anything...
That is probably as bad a demo as possible. It was less responsive than the E3 Zelda demo. I wonder if the lag and rails disappear off-stage.
I like my xbox 360, but this Kinect thing is such a bad idea.....MS should focus on games and new IPs instead of this garbage and the shovelware it's going to spawn....
Yes they should. They should buy some 1st party studios.
Why is this in the Ps3 section?
It has Move support too from what I hear.
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be avaialble for the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC and DS this November" Though the stuff shown was the "Kinect challenge mode". Being on rails doesn't really do it for me, still waiting to see games where you can actually move around.
fuk no who buy this for crap laggy on rail spell shooting.
Im not sure since i never payed attention to harry pot head but dont they use a wand? if so then it would be better as a wii or Move game then.
Harry Potter = fail Kinect = fail Harry Potter + Kinect = failfailfailfailinfinifail
Wouldn't Harry Potter + Kinect = FailFail? lol
You might be right actually, kudos.
That would be a double negative and thus not fail.
Microsoft Math right there
yeah harry potter sure fails, don't really know how many millions of fans they have but it's up there, Harry potter and kinect is a great idea because since kinect is aimed at the younger market right and harry potter fan base is younger kids it's going to sell quite well i think.
You know what gamers always wanted? An on-rails harry potter flap-your-arms-about game.
to drop loyalty to the 360.
Things are definitely starting to look like the end of the original xbox all over again... MS is probably gonna just drop support for it and move on to the next thing. except they won't have Bungie from the jump.
and how much longer will epic keep gears exclusive to 360?! dun dun dun
It has been for a few years now....
Is it up to sony fanboys when Xbox fans should drop their loyalty?
It sure as hell aint, but im sure they'll realise that when they're hitting red balls....
UMMMMM let me think........... nope i like my 360 thanks
laggy harry poter on rail game ?? the game of my dreams ... to be more precise it's the game of my nightmares ...
Third person game + 2 player + no split screen = WTH?!?! Sorcery > Whatever this is supposed to be.
Doesn't need split screen, it's on rails.
Please don't tell me that anyone is going to defend Kinect with Harry Potter. Because if you do, you a lost and there is no hope for you. I will no longer take Kinect defenders or buyers seriously ever again even if it sells well
Quite dissapointing, i hope the move version does not end up like this
It shouldn't need to, as you are able to control your character using Move, and cast spells like a 'real wand' would. That sounds like a much better experience.
cool. I didnt know you could control in the move version, anyone got a link on info for the move version?
The demo for this showed terrible lag. I bet it will be better on move.
When the last time he got a good game any way except the Lego one.
The Lego one is like the only good one.
it's the most graphically impressive Kinect game I've seen.
i wanted to LOL off of it, but after watching it, i just feel sorry for the people who are buying this crap. I mean, WTF is this S**T?
...that Happy Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be a better experience on the Playstation 3 - with Move support, than on the xbox 360 with Kinect support! I can't wait for the comparison reviews on this one... they're going to have a field day! I bet the house And the dog!
Throw in the wife/gf. And any kids for slave labor.
What a joke!!!
Microsoft is falling apart ever so slowly each year.
ROFL Harry potter on rails, this really has no chance against sorcery, only idiots will buy this
Why not? we have shoot down everything else about Kinect.
this game does not give the player any type of controll....its just some rail mini game
So they can just fail and we can move on with our lives.
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