Excerpt: It was inevitable that we would see a sequel to the smash hit movie Kung Fu Panda and with the sequel soon to be released in Australia, THQ have released Kung Fu Panda 2: The Video Game which unlike the original game, makes full use of the Kinect.
Excerpt: Let's get this out of the way first: Kung Fu Panda 2 is not the hardcore Kinect game you've been waiting for. It is, however, a competent, enjoyable title for the kids, mostly making good use...
Pros: + Kids will love it, + Variety of minigame offerings, + Strong voice acting and cutscenes
Cons: Frequent loads, Rickshaw races control poorly
Summary: As bipedal mammals, humans have a leg up on their animal counterparts when it comes to performing martial arts moves. It's a small miracle that a rotund panda would be able to punch and kick with the deadly grace of a kung fu master, and putting yourself in the shoes of such a nonathletic creature...
Pros: Cutscenes capture the charm of the movies
Cons: Awful controls haunt you in every part of this game, Shallow combat quickly becomes tedious
Conclusion: There is so much more to this game than what I have written on this page and the ones preceding it but I am of the opinion that not one review will be able to cover all of it in one fell swoop; and in a similar vein you likely will not experience all of the game in one play-through.
Summary: Parents need to know that Kung Fu Panda 2 (Kinect) has a lot of martial arts fighting, all of which is performed by the player throwing actual punches and kicks. It is a game based on the movie of the same name.
Excerpt: The general opinion of movie-based videogames is often quite negative. The disappointment of going from the cinematic delights of the big screen to the under-developed, rushed mess of the television screen has been documented a thousand times by irate journalists and gamers alike.
Conclusion: Kung Fu Panda is great action adventure overall,
filled with unexpected single-player challenges
that break up the repetitiveness of standard
button-smashing. The gameplay is surprisingly
deep, featuring incredible fighting sequence,
intriguing environmental puzzles, great