Excerpt: Ever since I picked up my Xbox One console, bundled with the new and improved Kinect 2.0, I’ve been excited to see where developers will be able to go with the new hardware. The new Kinect is an impressive piece of machinery.
Mediocre, overpriced collection of minigames for Xbox One.
Common Sense Media
20 April 2014
Summary: Parents need to know that Kinect Sports Rivals is a collection of sports-related mini-games. The content is pretty family-friendly for the most part, but there is a target shooting game in which players mimic shooting guns using their hands.
Excerpt: Kinect Sports Rivals is the biggest next gen video game release of the year. This is the game that shows what the Xbox One, and the new Kinect sensor can do. Kinect Sports Rivals impresses right out of the gate. It scans your face and provided a video game representation.
Excerpt: While there is Skype, Xbox Fitness, signing in with your face, scanning QR codes or using your voice to navigate, there haven't been any (meaningful) game reasons to use your Kinect 2.0 on the Xbox One. Enter
Excerpt: There’s no denying the technology on show in Kinect Sports Rivals is impressive. Whether it’s the first moment you close your fist to grab a bowling ball or waggle your index finger to adjust your aim in shooting, Rare has made every effort to show what Kinect 2.0 can do on Xbox One that its...
Excerpt: At the time of writing, there isn’t really anything on the Xbox One to use the bundled Kinect device for, in terms of software at least. There are voice commands, which work most of the time, and it’s also a neat IR blaster, so it turns on the TV when you turn the Xbox on, but the attempts that have...