I can't seem to post my review of Kinect Adventures so i'll do it blogging:
While this review should be about the game, at the same time it's of course also a review of the kinect. Of the latter i am extremely thrilled, of the first not too much, although it's a fun ride for the family.
Pleasantly and excitingly surprised about the easy set up of my Kinect, I am entering the new world of motion control.
The first time i am navigating menu's with my hand, i can't help but think about the movie Minority Report. How cool is this? What possibilities lies ahead?
It works better than i expected, so i am pretty amazed, and can't stop smiling.
After a short set up, the kinect can even recognize me. Hello erikjwillems! Haha, this is crzay SF stuff! Welcome to the 21st century.
Then i can jump into the game, and start riding down the river. I am surprised about the lack of lag. WHen i bend my knee, my avatar does so. Almost all my crazy stances it mirrors, which is a pretty cool feat.
Jumping up and down the river and steering by tilting my body left and right is fun, and i am excited mainly for the superb novelty of this. But it get's a little old pretty fast, being the hardcore gamer i am.
It's kiddy/family stuff, and once i have my girlfriend jump in, it's hilarious fun.
Even my 3 year old, short daughter it recognizes well, and of we go.
The best part is the photographs you are shown afterwards, taken at points where you jump or have to make crazy stances.
Of course after a while i am abusing this system to make crazy faces, or lifting my gf in the air during the photo shoot moments.
Were it not for the fluent and slick way the kinect works, this game would be a 4. Becasue of the novelty and the family fun, it's just enough.
As for the Kinect: i am a believer: the future holds great promise, so i can't wait to be a Jedi or Ninja. What about Kung Fu lessons, huh?
From now on there will be two gaming experiences: via kinect, and via controller.
Or what about Garret the Thief in Kinect?
Woohoo. Kid in a candy store