Summary: I like cats but I love bears. How could you not love those rounded ears, that fuzzy face and little nub tail? I've been known to talk to bears. At bookstores I'll flip through bear picture books like some kind of addict. At zoos I giggle at their annoyed roars, somehow translating what would normally be seen as a dangerous warning as a call of affection toward me, as if to say "come over and scratch behind my ears, kind sir.
Kinectimals Now with Bears Review (Xbox 360 Kinect)
Gamers Daily News
16 November 2011
Summary: As a $15 add on it is a pretty good deal. As a $50 disc, not so much because you are then effectively paying $25 for bears and $25 for cats. After the holidays the price on this will probably drop a good $10 and then it might be a better time to nab this up. Still, if you have children who really want it, can you put a price on their happiness? I thought not.
Summary: There were few things that were as awkward -- and at the same time quite endearing -- as Microsoft’s on-stage demo for Frontier Developments’ Kinectimals . In front of a crowd of weary industry journalists and veteran, a young girl demonstrated the game, interacting controller-free with an on-screen tiger cub. She called out to it, stroked its fur by waving her hands in the air, and even at one point rolled over on the ground to make the cub “play dead.
Excerpt: A virtual pet game for kids set on a tropical island full of games and treasure, Kinectimals is an easy sell. There must be a lot of children putting Kinect and Kinectimals at the top of their Christmas list this year. Will their dreams come true? Microsoft has been treating the release of Kinect as if it was the launch of a new console, and rightly so as the Kinect has the potential to be as much of a game-changer as any actual console launch.
Conclusion: Kinectimals sait exactement comment toucher le joueur et sa corde sensible : mettre en scène des bébés fauves, terriblement bien modélisés et attachants. Tous ne manquent pas de venir se frotter à vous (à l'écran du moins), tous aiment le jeu et les caresses. Sauvages, les bestioles n'en ont que le nom et jamais celles-ci ne se rebelleront à vos tentatives de dressage. Mais Kinectimals, ce n'est pas que des papouilles à reproduire à l'écran.
Pros: Animations des bébés fauves, La gaieté générale du jeu, Des mini-jeux dynamiques, Une vraie immersion
Cons: La voix du lémurien, Quelques défauts dans la reconnaissance de mouvements
Conclusion: If you have young children, Kinectimals is a must - it will keep them entertained, and you'll secretly enjoy it too. For those who are possibly a bit too old to be cuddling cute tigers by yourself, however, you may want to give it a miss.