gamers (90%) found this review helpful
At first glance, this game is horrible. Take the FREE Doritos Crash Course arcade title and add Kinect controls - that's really it. Sure the courses are based off the ABC show, but other than that, it's practically the same. The game itself is even the size of an arcade game - I installed to hard drive and the game was approximately 800mb. How they try to sell an arcade game with less content than most newer arcade games for $49.99 retail is beyond my comprehension. It would be a ripoff at even $29.99. Fortunately, you can rent the game and that is worth it.
The game itself is run, jump, duck, balance. There are total of 9 "episodes" that can be beat in less than 3-4 minutes each. But that's if you're good at the game and lucky. In all there are 2 training "audition" levels, 9 "qualifier" levels, 3 "eliminator" levels, and 6 or 7 "wipeout zones". They really aren't that different from one another.
After my first session playing, I was dripping sweat and had downed a bottle of water or two. I put the game up and thought "that is one of the worst retail games ever". I would have given it a 3 out of 10. But the next day, my legs were sore and I tried to play the game and could barely jump. I then realized I had spent 3-4 hours the previous day running, jumping, doing jumping squats... and I had no idea that I had been working out so hard. That made me appreciate the game a bit more.
On my quest to complete the achievements in the game (one more to go), I have come to think this might be the best cardio workout game on the market. The fact that it works you so hard without you really noticing (other than all that sweat) is amazing. I've played other "real" workout games and minutes felt like hours. With this, hours feel like minutes. I think that's worth a higher score.
You won't find a deep gameplay experience here - truly minimal content. You won't find 100% solid, smooth Kinect controls. This is a subpar game period, but it's an excellent cardio workout.
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
This game will let you know you are out of shape really quick. I played this with my 6 year old daughter & 2 friends and after just the first round we were all drenched in sweat. We played this for about 1 hour and the next day my legs were sore. It is a great exercise and actually very fun with more people.
The Pros: Great workout Fun family/party game
The Cons: needs more tutorials The big balls I couldn't figure out...I jumped clear over the first ball and landed directly in the water every time Frustrating at times
I gave the game a 8 mostly because of the great exercise, the gameplay I would rate more of a 6. I wouldnt pay more than $30 for this game as the controls can be frustrating at times (ex. you stop and the character keeps running). If you are looking at playing this by yourself then it would be boring and I would pass as this game is much more fun with the more people you have.