Excerpt: I knew from E3 in the year of our Lord 2010 that Kinect Adventures was going to be something special. Which is why ya’ll have seen so much coverage of this game and Kinect over recent months. This game follows your body and requires certain physical actions by the player. Kinect Adventures shows all of us the future of the video game industry. Getting to take a raft down the rapids, plugging holes in a little under water glass container.
Excerpt: After playing Kinect Disneyland Adventures at E3 in the year of our Lord 2011 I was ready to declare this game - THE NEXT BIG THING! I expected this game to be top of the Christmas Buying Guide, and to be high in TOP TEN Listings. But like sports games, we actually have to play them. We have to go through the effort, and find things we were not expecting.
Excerpt: Unless you are a resident of Southern California, chances are you don’t get to visit the Magic Kingdom often, but now the happiest place on earth is accessible through the wonders of Kinect. The motion-control game Disneyland Adventures offers an open-world, Disney-inspired, minigame bonanza that does well with the entire Disneyland presentation, characters, and tone, but fails to deliver in terms of gameplay and fun.
Pros: Faithful recreation of Disneyland, Meeting the Disney characters, Tons of collectibles
Cons: Minigames get boring quickly, Frame rate and pop-in issues, Star Tours and Indy closed for maintenance
Excerpt: Kinect Adventures was originally released alongside the Kinect in 2010 and can easily be considered one of the staple games for the interactive device. Kinect Adventures comes bundled with the Kinect system and is to Kinect as Wii Sports is to the Wii. Kinect Adventures can be summarized as a small collection of games that show players what the Kinect system is capable of, through short, fun challenges that require the full use of your body.
Excerpt: Disneyland is one of the only places in the world where you can stroll down an idealized version of a small-town American Main Street, visit a haunted mansion, get a hug from Mickey Mouse, soar over London and into Neverland with Peter Pan, and have other wondrous experiences that are normally available only in the imagination. Disneyland Adventures tries to make these and other quintessentially Disneyland experiences available to you in the comfort of your own home.
Pros: Wonderfully accurate re-creation of Disneyland, Attractions capture the essence of the rides that inspired them, Lots of Disney characters to meet, help, and hug
Cons: Unresponsive controls make many attractions frustrating
Excerpt: Disney characters are no strangers to the videogame medium. In fact, Kinect Disneyland Adventures isnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t even the first time that the Anaheim landmark has, itself, been featured (Adventures in the Magic Kingdom...
Pros: + Tons to do, + Best controls of any Kinect title, + Voice commands enhance interface, + Great character interactions