Summary: I'm and average gamer. I play mostly sports and first person shooters. For $10 I took a shot on Steel Battalion game. A few of my friends bought it, too, so we can play co-op. First off, you cannot play co-op until you complete the game solo. As for the graphics, not bad. Your AI partners in the game were average. You are the driver of the machine and you have 3 others with you inside.
Problematic controls, too complicated for Kinect, not a true "controller free" game
25 July 2012
Summary: Please note first that I am basing this review off the game demo, not the actual game so it may not represent the actual finished game with complete accuracy. This is just to forewarn potential customers who might buy it without trying it out first with a completely different expectation of the game than what it actually delivers.
Summary: I had such high hopes for this game, but it fell short. This sad because i only played the demo and not the actual game. The problem isn't in the idea of a hybrid game(one you can play with both a controller and the kinect, which by the way is brilliant.) The issue is the game itself. The kinect portion (limited to the inside of your tank) is too slow, klunky, and inaccurate to be effectively utilized in the game.
Great execution, stays on mission for a tank sim...language is a bit excessive
22 June 2012
Summary: Fun 4 of 5 (In the best tradition of tank games, it has complexity, difficulty, and great audio/video as well as pushing the envelope for integrated play using both the controller and Kinect) Overall 2 of 5 (-for language excess, and environmental needs to keep it playable) I have had this pre-ordered since late last year. The video clips showing some of the game play were pretty sharp. I got the demo, and saw the same video sequences...very nice..
Summary: I remember seeing Steel Battalion for the original Xbox and watching gameplay videos but was unable to play it for lack of finances. Seeing the gameplay for that original game was absolutely insane with that giant controller. Seeing all of that functionality brought to the Kinect is a feat of modern technology and I was very excited to try it. After having played the demo I was pleasantly surprised by how well it worked.
Summary: but either poor execution or just the fact the technology is not up to it
Using the Kinect to grab different handles in close proximity to each other is
problematic at best.
I was able to get about 1h of smooth operation before everything started going
haywire and in that time I found that it really is just a below average game
made worse by the Kinect.