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Critics Slam 'Kinect Star Wars': Still Want to Try It?

Gaming 2012/04/09 13:00:00
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The Microsoft Kinect, a controller-free interface for the Xbox 360 and PC, seems like the perfect medium for a cutting-edge "Star Wars" game. While motion-sensor interfaces like the Wii have made lightsaber wielding more fun than ever, using the Force to hurl enemies and choking incompetent Admirals has never felt quite right. A lot was riding on "Kinect Star Wars," released last Tuesday.

Unfortunately, it didn't deliver. Critics are expressing widespread disappointment with the game. What could have been an epic choke de Force is being described as a clunky minigame compilation. In addition to two Force-centered campaigns, the game includes a podracer simulator, a Princess Leia dance-off, and a Rancor-based stompfest. And they might have gotten away with it, if those other sections hadn't been a cover-up for clunky force controls. But despite negative reviews, are you still willing to give "Kinect Star Wars" a shot?

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  • beach bum 2012/06/06 07:50:45
    Yes
    beach bum
    yes
  • Mike 2012/04/27 14:15:57
    Yes
    Mike
    but the controls to appear a little wooden
  • Robinhood 2012/04/26 22:44:05
    Yes
    Robinhood
    the kinect is awesome, though all the haters, its still way better than the wii or the playstation move(which no one has probably even heard about)
  • Wolverineland 2012/04/26 15:42:32 (edited)
    No
    Wolverineland
    Big Brother is watching you act like a fool, Obi Won. kinect is watching you
  • Wayne TH G 333 2012/04/26 14:51:26
    No
    Wayne TH G 333
    Never wanted to play any star wars game!
  • Paranormal♥Spirit 2012/04/26 14:06:53
    No
    Paranormal♥Spirit
    I don't like Star Wars. I like Kinect though.
  • Kazaira 2012/04/25 09:41:54
    No
    Kazaira
    xbox SUCK NINTENDO WII FOR THE WIN :O or PS3 :333333
  • Met 2012/04/24 15:47:42
    No
    Met
    What's fun about "acting" like you have a light saber in your hand? Light saber
  • jackie 2012/04/24 13:08:27
    Yes
    jackie
    The critics dont control me. I disagree with a lot of things they say.
  • buttah42 2012/04/23 04:16:29
    No
    buttah42
    I just bought the star wars console that came with this game. Didn't even open it. Just wanted it for the sweet system and controller :)
  • Daniel James 2012/04/21 14:30:53
    Yes
    Daniel James
    HELL YEAH!
  • Jim 2012/04/20 07:07:10
    Yes
    Jim
    I'd try it at least once. And to those of you who are using this post as yet another attempt to bash Lucas for "ruining Star Wars", guess what? It's his thing not yours. You never had any say in what he did with it. So get off your fan boy/girl high horses and either like it or don't. But, for crying out loud quit whining about what he does with his creation.
  • SoCal71 2012/04/20 05:07:03
    No
    SoCal71
    No, we want Battlefront III and KOTOR III, not some stupid Episode 1-3 crap. I wish Lucas never would have made the prequels....
  • Sandman366 2012/04/19 01:36:56
    No
    Sandman366
    My ass is more comfy than leaping around anyway.
  • Ketel-One 2012/04/17 14:20:15
    No
    Ketel-One
    I hate xbox
  • logan-er-a-tops 2012/04/16 03:42:23
    Yes
    logan-er-a-tops
    i want to be a jedi
  • TrailOfTears 2012/04/15 18:25:52
    Yes
    TrailOfTears
    This is gonna sound stupid, but it looks oddly entertaining. :)
  • Violet 2012/04/14 23:06:13
  • THB306 2012/04/14 18:25:50
    No
    THB306
    I knew this would be an epic fail the second I heard of it's existence!
  • Sonic 2012/04/13 18:57:18
    No
    Sonic
    Kinect is a clunky piece of hardware that doesn't work if the conditions are the slightest bit imperfect. So bottom line, I will never play a kinect game, or even consider buying kinect.

    I tried it at a Best Buy. It had a whole living room sized space dedicated to it so that conditions were as good as they could be. It had wood to block unnecessary heat signals, and to keep people away from the person actually playing.

    It sucked. There was more than a half second delay between the motion and the game's reaction. Upon that, not a single thing was accurate according to what I was telling it to do. Kinect is a fail piece of technology as it currently stands.
  • Melena McCabe 2012/04/13 04:19:11
    Yes
    Melena McCabe
    I actually own it now as well as the R2D2 Xbox 260 with the golder C3PO controller! :D
  • ShamshirMkII 2012/04/13 01:53:59
    Yes
    ShamshirMkII
    For curiosity's sake, I'll try out a demo version in some gaming store somewhere :D
  • emface 2012/04/12 06:33:15
    Yes
    emface
    If someone else had it, why not? I'd try it. :)
  • Anniy 2012/04/12 03:00:14
    Yes
    Anniy
    i get to be a jedi........argument won.
  • budgerigar42 2012/04/12 01:57:07
    No
    budgerigar42
    I haven't even heard of this.
    I have a Kinect though. I really want to get the Wipeout game, it sounds really fun.
  • runningintriangles 2012/04/11 05:22:08
    Yes
    runningintriangles
    I wanna dance like Han!

    Sorry, impulse control problem... I mean, I'm sure it's still fun, regardless of how much it pisses on Star Wars.
  • Vitalani 2012/04/11 01:12:42
    Yes
    Vitalani
    +1
    Try it sure.
    Buy it? Nah
  • rosesvengeance BN-0 2012/04/10 07:53:48
    Yes
    rosesvengeance BN-0
    While I wont go buy a kinect to try this, I would try it. It looks like it would be something fun to play casually. But as I don't own an xbox 360 either I don't think I'll be trying it out anytime soon.
  • <3 stephanie_blank <3 2012/04/10 07:01:05
    Yes
    <3 stephanie_blank <3
    um i dont care about star wars and i meant to pick the NO button ... but star wars really pisses me off
  • ajracestables1 2012/04/10 01:36:22
    No
    ajracestables1
    Not much into that kind of thing.
  • some idiot who thinks he kn... 2012/04/10 01:21:49 (edited)
  • Kigan 2012/04/10 01:10:54
    No
    Kigan
    Never wanted to. The idea of Star Wars "on rails" wasn't appealing to begin with.

    Microsoft is soon going to have to face facts: Kinect is not the Console-War Game-Changer they thought it would be.
  • SilveryRow 2012/04/10 01:05:55
    No
    SilveryRow
    ... But then I never did.
  • baby shaker 2012/04/10 00:55:45
    No
    baby shaker
  • :O R U 4 REAL??? 2012/04/10 00:08:56
    Yes
    :O R U 4 REAL???
    I love anything to do with starwars
  • charles_1 2012/04/09 23:47:38
    No
    charles_1
    That looks like too much work.
  • ☼☽DoctorWhoGuru☼☽ 2012/04/09 23:36:45
    Yes
    ☼☽DoctorWhoGuru☼☽
    Look Awesome I want it so bad.
  • Stef and the City 2012/04/09 22:30:59
    Yes
    Stef and the City
    +1
    My brother will buy this and yes, I'm still going to play it. Hey, if it sucks atleast I didn't pay for it.
  • RoyJLores 2012/04/09 22:02:47
    No
    RoyJLores
    Sometimes game developers get so fixated on a new tech they blow it, this is one example. They forget the golden rule of game development. The game above all else has to be fun. That's why Tetris is still around after all this time.
  • Cal 2012/04/09 21:30:56
    Yes
    Cal
    When I have time I still like a little gaming once in a while

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