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.
Summary: My ankles ache from jumping. My sides hurt from laughing. And although my Xbox 360 continues to warn me that I should take a break, I can’t stop playing this game. Through a handful of excellently crafted minigames, Kinect Adventures shows how Microsoft’s controller-free approach to gaming can be fun for everyone. The thrills derived don’t just fall solely on the “look, I’m the controller!” gimmick.
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.