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X360 Kinect Review - 'Self-Defense Training Camp'
1 January 2012
Summary: Self-Defense Training Camp helps players develop the self-confidence they need to react more efficiently when facing troublesome situations, and allows players to discover ways of protecting themselves from various forms of physical assault.
Conclusion: In terms of the Mid-Kick, I’d say it’s almost exactly the same as the High-Kick, just with your knee bent the whole time, making sure you kick across your body at the top of the circle before coming back down(make sure you extend the circle of rotation for this kick out like you did for the low kick, emphasize your movements). I really hope these tips are insightful and easy to understand, and if you are reading this, I hope it helps you.
Excerpt: It’s been years since my wife took a self-defense course, but apparently the concept of kicking someone in the groin can stand the test of time. So she said, anyway, as she watched me play Ubisoft’s Self Defense Training Camp for Xbox Kinect. “Yep, that’ll get ‘em every time,” she noted, followed by a running commentary about the power of punches to the nose, gouges to the eyes and all the other creative ways Ubisoft teaches gamers to manhandle a man’s handle.
Excerpt: What’s scary about Self-Defense Training Camp is not what it suggests about all the ways you can get attacked, but that it implies you can easily learn how to break free of any hold without any proper feedback, practice, or, you know, another person there . The problems with Self-Defense ’s painfully simplified mindset crop up right away and never leave: the drills are fanatically obsessed with zeroing in on sensitive spots (in particular, the groin); your “attacker” is...
Cons: ? Seriously, who thought this subject matter would make a good videogame?
Excerpt: After several quality Kinect titles, Ubisoft is back at again with Self-Defense Training Camp. The controller-free peripheral has seen a wide variety of excerise-type titles, anywhere from yoga to UFC, but Self-Defense Training Camp seemed to offer an innovative experience unseen in titles like Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012. After anaylizing all the title had to offer, it was clear that it was a unique Kinect experience, though very different from my initial thoughts.