-I've yet to play any Kinect game that has smooth or fluid controls. So to kill the game rating based on that is automatic for every Kinect game.
-This is clearly a kids game and my daughter is 4.8 years old. And todays 4 year olds can play most Xbox Live kids arcade type games..But the Kinect was supposed to improve the fun-factor for kids and all it does is frustrate them. "Them" being her friends who play till boredom or frustration..
-This technology was rushed & it's premature. we aren't there yet & Microsoft forced it. Now every single Kinect person i know & esp the parents don't stop complaining about Space,calibration grief, and broken in-game mechanics.
--The Kinect is in a box and my daughter is going back to games like Feedding Frenzy and Sonic & other controller kids games.
--Also,,Are they using enough RANDOM 3-6 year olds for testing? because a game like The PenguinsMadagascar SHOULDA been awesome cause it's sooooo loved by all UGE kids & most adults. And she just turned 4 and was annoyed at how repetitive the game was and kids want just fun jumping and side -to- side...That's why Fruit Ninja & Adventures are such HUUUge success. And both came with the Kinect..
---Give this a try for family fun if you're kids are ATLEAST 6/7 YEARS OLD. Under 6 you should do a extra thorough research & also youtubethe gameplay.
--ABSOLUTELY NO if your little one gets aggoed/frustrated/annoyed at the control issues...
Well if you don't then you shouldn't plan on picking up all 1000 GS from this game. I don't mind a little balance of luck and skill, but so many of the achievements are tied to being lucky that you will get burned out replaying the same thing again and again. This game was fun for a bit, but the carnival barker's constant repetition of the same things over and over again get very old. Plus it takes too long to get into each game. Sent it back well short of finishing it.
This game was a great break from the normal "shoot 'em up" and war games that are usually played in my house. Loads of fun for all of us...even our teenage son! Much better than the Wii version.
One caution...the Kinect seems to be a bit sensitive, but it didn't hinder our good time.