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It's about time, a NORMAL game for Kinect...I thought it was unheard of besides dance central Tongue
There are Sony (or Nintendo?) moles at the Official Xbox Magazine! Seriously, I'm sure of it! First the UK magazine gave Rise Of Nightmares a 3(!) and generally I think both the UK and USA team have been bashing Kinect since the start, definitely the UK team anyway, but now they've hit a new low. Kinect Disneyland Adventures has been getting almost unanimously positive reviews and 8s (or in the 80s) & 9s (or in the 90s) with just a couple of mixed ones but even those ones generally liked it and gave it mostly 7s (or in the 70s) with I think just one 6. Even IGN gave it a good review saying it's one of the best Kinect games ever made and gave it 8.5! Big GrinBut America's OFFICIAL XBOX Magazine's gave it 5.5 and claimed it's not fun and the controls don't work properly! Angry(I know 5.5 is higher than 3 but Rise Of Nightmares wasn't universally praised, that's why I said it was a new low.) Now OK, I haven't played it yet but since everyone else seems to think the controls are fine and that it's a good game and the controls look fine on the videos I've seen and the game looks fun I'm going to presume OXM are wrong. This just seems unbelievable that they would give such a major release for Microsoft let alone Kinect itself, that everybody else likes, such a bad review. If anything you would be wary of them being a bit biased since they're the official magazine, lol! Big GrinSo that's why I think they've been infiltrated. TongueHere's the review (which is also really short) in case anyone thinks I'm joking about it:

http://www.oxmonline.com/kinect-disneyla...res-review


Here's the IGN review in case anybody didn't believe that either, lol! I know, I was surprised too:

Quote:Kinect Disneyland Adventures is without a doubt one of the best Kinect games ever made, and may top the list for many. There is a prerequisite love for Disney needed in order to fully enjoy it, but anyone who has been to Disneyland (or wanted to go, but lives somewhere far away where all they have is a Busch Gardens), the game captures the park amazingly well. The mini-games, characters, side quests and collectibles offer up more gameplay than nearly any other family game on the market, and the game is cheaper than a single person admission to the park. If you can’t go to Disneyland, this really is the next best thing.

9.5 Presentation
Disneyland Adventures emulates the Magic Kingdom nearly perfectly.
8.5 Graphics
Fantastic character models, and a vibrant, colorful world to explore.
8.5 Sound
Full voice work from numerous Disney stars, plus incredible music (the PA system plays the actual music you hear around the park)
8.0 Gameplay
The ride themed mini-games offer fun and challenge, but interacting with the characters and exploring are the real highlights.
8.0 Lasting Appeal
Dozens upon dozens of things to collect, places to explore, people to meet, and games to play.

OVERALL 8.5 (out of 10) Great

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/121/1212901p1.html
Well you guys will probably disagree but I'm still in the review process, what I've played so far is it is really geared for kids (it refers to you as little boy or little girl) which is fine, but when a game does that, it instantly kicks it into instead of comparing to other titles, it goes towards kids games, my first thought was Kinectimals, compared to Kinectimals its an 8 or 9. For adults, its like 5 and that's probably OXM was looking at it as. It really is a boring game believe it or not, kids will love it, and yes there is a lot of things to do, but that's the key, THINGS TO DO, you are only collecting photos, items for yourself or doing everyones laundry list which is just collecting more items. You technically are not actually doing anything except walking around looking for stuff. Compare that to fable and it's very boring.

There is so much repetition in it which makes it quite boring and you backtrack through everything a lot. The control system becomes tiresome after about 5 hours, I would of rather had a RoN system with head tracking and walking motion, but instead standing there not moving your legs your ankles will get sore. But again, it's geared for kids so I understand why a complex movement system isn't in place. The turning also doesn't work very well when you need to get into a precise spot, but this is all just what I'm working on while reviewing, I'm trying to get through all of the quests to see if there is an actual objective to the game or if its just doing everyones laundry list (talk about some lazy characters! Tongue) - so anyway, just cause I don't agree with stuff, I'm still giving it an 8 or 9 as a kids title, for adults not so much.
Really? I thought it looked loads of fun, lol! Especially the Buzz Lightyear, Peter Pan and Haunted mansion levels.
LOL Well, 80% of them are leaning levels...which is fine, but again repetitive, the other 20% are random ones like snowball throwing and I can't remember what other ones I did off the top of my head at the moment, but yeah it's simple controls at best, again though, geared at kids, and when it comes to kids, you follow the KISS method (Keep It Simple Stupid) so it works really great for them.
(11-20-2011 10:00 PM)TheZeeMan Wrote: [ -> ]It really is a boring game believe it or not, kids will love it, and yes there is a lot of things to do, but that's the key, THINGS TO DO, you are only collecting photos, items for yourself or doing everyones laundry list which is just collecting more items. You technically are not actually doing anything except walking around looking for stuff. Compare that to fable and it's very boring.

You're not supposed to compare it to Fable though, it's not an RPG even if it has very light RPG elements, it's about the "ride" games and exploring the park is just like the hub and an extra really. Basically they're just saying "Hey, look, we've recreated the whole of Disneyland and you can explore it if you want." According to what I've read and seen you can just skip to the rides if you want via a drop down menu. I don't know if any are locked until you complete quests though.

(11-20-2011 10:07 PM)TheZeeMan Wrote: [ -> ]LOL Well, 80% of them are leaning levels...which is fine, but again repetitive, the other 20% are random ones like snowball throwing and I can't remember what other ones I did off the top of my head at the moment, but yeah it's simple controls at best, again though, geared at kids, and when it comes to kids, you follow the KISS method (Keep It Simple Stupid) so it works really great for them.

The Buzz Lightyear levels are shoot-em-ups aren't they? That's what it looked like in the videos. Have you played the swordfighting in Peter Pan? That looks like the Puss In Boots swordfighting although I haven't played either yet, I was hoping you'd compare them.
(11-20-2011 10:11 PM)Corellianrogue Wrote: [ -> ]You're not supposed to compare it to Fable though, it's not an RPG even if it has very light RPG elements, it's about the "ride" games and exploring the park is just like the hub and an extra really. Basically they're just saying "Hey, look, we've recreated the whole of Disneyland and you can explore it if you want." According to what I've read and seen you can just skip to the rides if you want via a drop down menu. I don't know if any are locked until you complete quests though.
I know, but it really reminds me of fable lol just the quest portion, not the actual rpg elements where you have to do stuff in fable, that's what I was kind of comparing it to. The rides are actually different, the actual games are called attractions, they did put in the rides but those are what you would expect. Like the dumbo ride, you just sit in a cart and it goes round and round and turns it into a watching mode, and then asks if you want to ride again.

(11-20-2011 10:11 PM)Corellianrogue Wrote: [ -> ]The Buzz Lightyear levels are shoot-em-ups aren't they? That's what it looked like in the videos. Have you played the swordfighting in Peter Pan? That looks like the Puss In Boots swordfighting although I haven't played either yet, I was hoping you'd compare them.

Yeah the buzz one is just one of the odd balls, that's why I said like 20% of them are oddball ones that have different gestures, the rest are all leaning type games. The sword fighting is nothing like Puss unfortunately, Puss was awesome compared to it. You can only swing from the side and up and down and it doesn't work all the time. But again, simple controls, it really is a kids game and a great one at that, but for us adults, we have to wait unfortunately.
Oh, OK, I was hoping the swordfighting would be a little more complex. UndecidedI didn't know that you could actually ride the rides though! I'm guessing it's only some of them since one of the reviews complained about not being able to ride the rides? (Obviously they hadn't played all of it then.)
Yeah you have to look for them, from the ones I found (i'm nowhere near exploring all of it yet) but I found:

Alice In Wonderland Teacups
King Arther Carousel
Dumbo The Flying Elephant
Astro Orbiter

But they are kind of boring, so I'm not sure what people expected. Basically, it will give kids knowledge of the rides there so they will know what they want to do.

I know this may sound crazy, but I was hoping it was going to be like, Villians take over the park and cause mass chaos and you have to help everyone and save disneyland, that would have made for an excellent game Tongue
This game is another example of why multiple reviewers are good. I know my opinions on games vastly differ from Z's and that's a good thing.
(11-20-2011 11:46 PM)dirtyvu Wrote: [ -> ]This game is another example of why multiple reviewers are good. I know my opinions on games vastly differ from Z's and that's a good thing.

LOL I think we have different views on everything, not just games Tongue
I think this game is just like the parks, you have to wear your child's heart to appreciate it, it's all about the Magic of Disney. If you visit the parks from an adult perspective, it will be mostly boring. So I know I will enjoy this game just by exploring the park Smile

Z, maybe your expectations were too high Tongue
LOL They were, I think it has to do with Disney's current generation. The new generation (toy story, meet the robinsons, incredibles, cars) are usually appreciated by both kids and adults as they typically add in some adult humor that the kids don't get, so I was expecting the game to be similar, but its the old generation of Disney, and the new generation really feels added on which is why I'm guessing it's more old gen characters than new characters as things the new characters would say to you, probably wouldn't be approriate Big Grin

It also would have been amazing if they merged both the cartoon world with the real world, think of pirates of the caribbean, tron, national treasure, race to witch mountain, chronicles of narnia, etc, there just could have been more actual gameplay mechanics than just collecting stuff, ya know?
(11-21-2011 01:23 AM)TheZeeMan Wrote: [ -> ]LOL They were, I think it has to do with Disney's current generation. The new generation (toy story, meet the robinsons, incredibles, cars) are usually appreciated by both kids and adults as they typically add in some adult humor that the kids don't get, so I was expecting the game to be similar, but its the old generation of Disney, and the new generation really feels added on which is why I'm guessing it's more old gen characters than new characters as things the new characters would say to you, probably wouldn't be approriate Big Grin

It also would have been amazing if they merged both the cartoon world with the real world, think of pirates of the caribbean, tron, national treasure, race to witch mountain, chronicles of narnia, etc, there just could have been more actual gameplay mechanics than just collecting stuff, ya know?

Disney just had the license to co-produce and distribute the Narnia movies and dropped it after the first 2, Fox has the co-production and distribution rights now I think. Walden Media has the overall movie rights. If those other movies aren't featured in the real Disneyland (although Pirates Of The Carribean obviously is, haven't you played that yet?) then it's unlikely that they'd put them in the game. If those are featured in Disneyland though then maybe they'll add DLC later? Also people are complaining it hasn't got Star Tours or Indiana Jones but that's obviously because they're licensed from Lucasfilm. Having said that I think that maybe there might be a bonus Star Tours DLC for Kinect Disneyland Adventures when you buy Kinect Star Wars? That would be a really cool extra! Big Grin
That would be cool but if its just mini-games, it better be cheap! TongueGeorge Lucas is just an ass, so that's understandable why its not the game. I'm thinking these devs just didn't have as much time as they have on other games, so it is what it is. I've noticed after march, there's barely any games coming out...so something is soon to happen I'm thinking, maybe a Disneyworld game would include much more Smile
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