Posted on 17 August, 2012 by dkpatriarch
OXCGN’s Wreckateer Kinect Review
Does it catapult to great heights or sink like a cannonball?
by Chris Fox
© 2012 Chris Fox
It was no surprise that Kinect would make its presence felt with the 2012 Summer of Arcade line up and that presence is extended in the form of Wreckateer.
One of the most enjoyable activities in the video game space is destruction and destruction is the order of the day in this enjoyable little arcade title.
Goblin infested towers stretch arrogantly skyward and need to be literally knocked down a peg or two.
Step forward your avatar. It’s your job to take down these structures with a variety of airborne wrecking balls.
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Posted on 13 July, 2012 by dkpatriarch
OXCGN’s Mini Ninjas Adventures Kinect XBLA Review
You Are The Ninja
by Chris Fox
©2012 Chris Fox
Square Enix brings cutesy samurai slashing action to Kinect in the form of Mini Ninjas Adventures.
The Mini Ninjas franchise takes a different direction this time around and has the player take sole control of Hiro, the mini-est Ninja.
Through the “wonder” that is motion control, you must slash, shoot and magic your way through worlds of evil doers to prove that mini can also equal mighty.
Mini Ninjas Adventures is an enjoyable use of an hour or two, especially for young children, but sadly not much more than that.
Mini Ninja here
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Posted on 6 July, 2012 by dkpatriarch
Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor Review
No amount of heavy armor saves this one
by Kent Sobey
© 2012 Kent Sobey
I’ve done the unthinkable by writing this review now.
Why, you ask?
Well because I haven’t actually finished the game yet. I can hear you all judging me and thinking how can a reviewer write about a game before they’ve actually finished it? [Ed: Yes, why Kent...]
Well, you don’t get to judge me, at least not until you’ve tried to play Steel Battalion Heavy Armor.
Keep reading and I’ll explain why this Kinect and controller combo simply doesn’t work.
Steel Battalion review here
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Posted on 10 June, 2012 by Arthur Kotsopoulos
E3 2012: Dance Central 3 Preview
Get your groove on
by Arthur Kotsopoulos
©2012 Arthur Kotsopoulos
Sitting in a room crowded up with other media we were split up into 2 teams of 4 and asked to scan ourselves in via Kinect.
From the beginning the hardware portion of the Dance Central 3 demo struggled to scan all players and it took the roughly 10 minutes before we continued with the demo.
Dance Away here
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