Reviews and Problems with Self-Defense Training Camp
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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: The cover text in Self Defense Training Camp indicates a workout-like experience, one that ladies may just want to buy to double-up as a workout and an instructional video. What you find upon firing it up, though, is that the game’s excruciatingly slow, particularly in the Self Defense Rehearsal section of the game. This gameplay mode comprises the meat of what Self Defense Training Camp has to offer, as it teaches players different self-defense moves and techniques.
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.