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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: Thanks to the success of the Kinect, we’ve seen dance and exercise games rise in popularity. After all, full body tracking really opens up those kind of games to a whole new level of performance. In that trend, we now have Self Defense Training Camp, which uses the Kinect to let you experience a new kind of workout. In addition to some solid workout elements, the game teaches some basic self defense elements.
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?