Summary: I will hold my hands up and say that I never really had high hopes for Joyride Turbo and it was not the kind of game that I would have rushed out and bought straight away but what I got was a very pleasant surprise indeed.
Excerpt: The original Kinect Joy Ride was an admirable attempt at a controller-free kart racer, but wasn’t able to fully live up to its potential due to the limitations placed on it by the Kinect. Now, with a controller-only setup, Joy Ride Turbo feels like the game the original was always meant to be.
Conclusion: Summary I am giving this game 4/5 stars as time plays a part in collecting all trophies and car parts from stunt parks and races. It is a fun family game which kinda reminds me of Mario Kart, weapons and helpful crates feature in this game.
Excerpt: The original Kinect Joy Ride was an admirable attempt at a controller-free kart racer, but wasn't able to fully live up to its potential due to the limitations placed on it by the Kinect. Now, with a controller-only setup, Joy Ride Turbo feels like the game the original was always meant to be.
Summary: The kart racing genre is a staple of gaming that each console generation experiences. While Mario Kart may have broken the original mold, several hundred others xeroxed it before the concept broke.
Excerpt: to little fanfare back at the November 2010 launch of the Kinect hardware. That title had a bit of fun to be had, but ultimately the Kinect interface hindered the actual act of racing. Maybe Microsoft realized this and now is just letting BigPark release a game without the contrivance of Kinect.
Excerpt: Joy Ride Turbo is a sequel, but unlike the original Joy Ride, this game isn’t designed for Kinect. Instead we have a more traditional kart racer experience, complete with all the usual elements. One cool design choice is that your racer happens to your avatar, which leads to some humorous moments.
Excerpt: The best kind of fun you can have with games is when you play with others. Gaming is indeed one the most social experiences available and when you get a game that plays well with four players on the same console, then you know that it is going to be the best kind of fun!