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Fun, but limited
posted by Descronan (SEMINOLE, FL) Dec 9, 2011
Member since Dec 2011
6 out of 6 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
As far as Kinnect games go, this is my favorite so far. The action is fast, its funny, and a great workout. Any movement you make that is "fast enough" is treated like an attack and you hit your opponent. I'm not very good at the blocks and defense, but they worked well too.
Multiplayer is also fun. One or more friends use the traditional controller and duke it out while one uses the Kinnect. We traded off quite a bit.
My only real complaint is that the battles are too repetitive and the number of special moves are few. By making certain predefined poses you can power-punch and shoot across the screen, shoot lightning, create an earthquake, or slow time. While cool, it would be great to set up your own custom suite of superhero powers.
I can see this working great for adult themed parties too as it is just ridiculous to watch and play.
For parents worried about language (personally I don't care), there are some words dropped in like "time to kick ---". But nothing worse than that. The story is classic comic-book style and your image is included in the comic book pages. I wasn't happy with the voice overs, but whatever. It didn't ruin the game or anything.
Bottom line, good fun, but my son is bored with it already. We haven't tried fighting online over LIVE though. That might bring him back in. As with all Kinnect games, rent it before you buy it.
Best Kinect game you can purchase!
posted by Gates1986 (HUTCHINSON, KS) Nov 28, 2011
Member since Nov 2011
1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
This game is best played around your friends. You will have an absolute blast because everyone is intrigue by the game's premise and it's always fun to watch your friends jump, punch, and kick the air. The Kinect sensor picks up your moves with ease. I don't think I've had any issues with my moves not being recognized but if there was a time when it didn't recognize my movement I didn't notice it. To add some flavor to the mix the game allows you to scan in weapons. There is an obvious size limit but I was able to scan in a baseball bat and my friends guitar. I never thought the day would come when I would be inside a video game hitting ninja's with a acoustic guitar. The sound is exactly what you would expect from a kung fu game. The graphics help set the mood. It looks fantastic but at the same time it reminds you that you're in a comic. My only complaint is that it sometimes blurs your image on screen a little bit but it's easily fixed by turning on more lights.
I apologize for the long review but I can not give this game enough praise. If you want a great Kinect game then BUY THIS NOW! If you want to try it out first then rent it.
Easily the Best Kinect Game I've Played
posted by Loo777 (GREAT NECK, NY) Dec 8, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful
WIth this game, the action is fast and the game is the most responsive I've ever seen in a Kinect game. That's because it uses your own real-time image, not a cartoon avatar, as the main character. In a Street Fighter-type setting, you kick and punch not by mashing buttons but by kicking and punching in whatever way feels most natural to you. The game is remarkable in how it literally puts you in the game. It's a blast to kick and punch at enemies approaching you at all sides like a real movie ninja.
I can't recommend this title highly enough. It really starts to show what the Kinect is capable of.
posted by comfishoez (BELLFLOWER, CA) Dec 7, 2011
Member since Nov 2011
2 out of 4 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
posted by dadonela (EVERETT, MA) Nov 28, 2011
Member since Nov 2008
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
posted by laurapancake (DENTON, TX) Oct 30, 2012
Member since Oct 2012
Lol. Freaking Hilarious and Great fun.
Mortal Kombat Starring You!!!!
posted by Kingleader (HOOPESTON, IL) Sep 6, 2012
Member since Sep 2012
Interesting But I Didn't Like It
posted by dChAsE77 (FORT MYERS, FL) Aug 15, 2012
Member since Aug 2012
posted by Joedago12 (ELGIN, OK) Aug 4, 2012
Member since Jul 2012
Decent but then again...
posted by Waynechristy (JACKSONVILLE, FL) Jul 31, 2012
Member since Jul 2012
this game sucks
posted by karatygoku (MUSKEGON, MI) Jun 23, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
On of the most entertaining Kinect games were trye
posted by ukjohn (HAMDEN, CT) Apr 3, 2012
Member since Sep 2011
We love this game as they really did design it well with the Kinect in mind. It is the only Kinect game that has kept the family entertained for over an hour.
We have played comic strip and in that the scene starts by taking picture of you as you stand in various poses. These poses are then used so that you become a part of the comic strip. Great laugh.
Once the action starts you can punch and kick a variety of enemies and BEST OF ALL, unlike other kinect games, you can just walk out of the frame and let someone else take over without a stupid kinect warning message telling you that you have stepped out of teh play area. Marvellous!!! You also get to see a little you moving around on the screen!!
I really do not know if we will plan to buy this or how long it will keep us entertained but certainly I am very impressed by it!!!
Suprisingly Awesome Game. Great Workout
posted by jebus187 (ORLANDO, FL) Mar 17, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
Anyway I'm buying it cuz at $19 its a no brainer(with gamefly coupon and 5% member discount). I really feel like this game got short changed and should have sold better. Gamespot gave it a 3.0 rating which leaves me to believe they are idiots and not to be used as a reference. The controls are a little annoying at times but it should have gotten at anywhere from a 5.5-7 rating overall. This game is a blast and definitely worth renting!