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GF Rating
5.5

1054 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Good kinect game

posted by ryan321321 (ALBANY, LA) Nov 29, 2011

Member since May 2011

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I thought the game was't all that bad. It does make good use of the kinect, but dosn't really give you the feeling that you are a person trapped in a zombie world. I wouldn't recommend you buy this game, but I would rent it. It does show what the kinect can do for games other then dancing.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Mature Kinect Goodness

posted by zoro1226 (GAINESVILLE, FL) Oct 19, 2011

Member since May 2011

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

First off, most Kinect games are childish, stupid games that no teen my age should have fun playing, but Rise of Nightmares makes Kinect a little more enjoyable.

So basically we got our hero Josh who has a little of a drinking problem, which in every good horror story you know causes marriage problems with his wife. His wife leaves him be on the train, then you try to catch up to her so you can say you're sorry, when randomly an undead giant steals her and makes your train crash. After that you struggle to survive with a group of misfits you meet on the train. You get to the graveyard of this mansion, and start fighting some zombies.

Yeah, great story right? No. Now story wise this game kinda sucks, but gameplay is pretty smooth for a Kinect title. Now the walking system can be pretty glitchy, but the people over at Sega said, "hey, the kinect is kinda bad so let's put an auto walk so they don't have to deal with the glitches." And they did.

Combat is kinda slow reactions, but the zombies are pretty easy to mash down, so its no problem.

For a mature, not kid gamer. Not a great title, but not terrible. Just... eh

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Great... for kinect

posted by Rooket6 (LAS VEGAS, NV) Sep 22, 2011

Member since Jan 2011

7 out of 8 gamers (88%) found this review helpful

Kinect is a new controller and the start of a new gaming generation. That being said, it has glitches. This is the first rated M game for Kinect, and a good one at that, as long as you don't compare to a joystick game, like Gears 3.

Pros
Fun, scary, and thrilling
Awesome movement sensing
Game play is excellent, I love cutting both of their arms off and watch the arm stubs swing at me
Puzzling at times

Cons
Some glitches, to be expected
Takes a while to get used to
A self-learning experience for controls

Overall, a new gaming generation, and a great start. Minor glitches, and a fun and scary gaming experience. I can't wait until games like COD can be played by sitting down and pulling an invisible trigger.

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