Summary: " Diabolical Pitch " is an interesting little oddity, and for Kinect owners its 800MS price tag seems reasonable. That said it is a good thing there is a demo, as it will enable you to discover if you will suffer too many of control niggles with your Kinect set up and if they will sour you to the...
Excerpt: It's ironic that Diabolical Pitch begins with the protagonist suffering a career-ending arm injury, because extended time playing the game made us pretty sore. There's a reason professional pitchers keep their arms in tubs of ice and why Tommy John surgeries are so common.
Pros: Grasshopper's creepy/fun aesthetic, Early use of the Diabolical Pitches, The arcade trappings, especially in bonus stages
Cons: Your shoulders will be on fire, The standard Kinect accuracy issues, Damning repetitiveness
Conclusion: I so wanted to love this game. Hearing the story, seeing the visuals, I was ready to campaign for all to download this immediately given the creativity of concept alone. Then I hit 'start.' Sadly, the sketchy controls ruin this game.
Excerpt: Every once in a while, I read a product description that really makes me want to play the game, just to see if itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s as crazy as it sounds. Diabolical Pitch first caught my eye a few months ago...
Excerpt: Now here’s the kind of Kinect game we haven’t seen much of — one aimed not at the casual crowd, but at hardcore gamers who want a genuinely fun experience with a bit of an edge. If that’s you, then stand up and cheer, because this rookie sensation looks like the genre’s early 2012 MVP.
Pros: + A crazy premise that actually works with Kinect and requires strategic thinking., + The visual style is par for the Grasshopper course — insane and unforgettable.
Cons: ? Does anyone know a good arm doctor? This game will make you sore.
Summary: Diabolical Pitch tries to be strange and funny, but if you play this Kinect-only baseball pitching game, the joke is really on you. It is two hours of the same minigame, stretched to its limit like a bad extended pun that stops being funny long before it's finally put to rest.
Summary: A short-but-sweet arcade experience, Diabolical Pitch offers solid fun for the Kinect at the cost of longevity. Far from diabolical, this is a good game that while never quite achieving greatness, may still pleasantly surprise you in its simplistic action and its absurd charms.