I was able to try three seperate games from Kinetc Adventures. The first game I tried was the rafting adventure. Myself along with another journalist jumped in a raft together. The idea is to collect ‘A’ symbols along a water course. You can move by leaning left or right in your raft. A small lean moves you slowly across the screen. A sharper lean will move you quickly across the screen. Jumping up and down will send your raft into the air. The camera did a good job picking up my moves. While playing with someone else you definately have to coordinate your moves to get the raft going in the direction you want it to. But I guess that’s part of the fun.
Obstacle course is a game which has you riding on a movng platform. You not only have to avoid padded obstacles as the platform moves along the tracks, you have to once again catch the ‘A’ symbols. Again I played against another journalist which made for good fun since we both raced towards the finish line. I won. Just saying. Sorry Pascal.
Finally, we played the demo we all saw at E3 last year. A version of Breakout where you have to hit richotcheing balls against a wall and break it down. Here you really see how sensitive the Kinect camera is. It really picks up your movements quite accurately. Another fun mini-game!
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