Excerpt: Kinect games are always a sticky wicket from the time of announcement until review time. At first glance, it’s easy to relegate them into the arena of gimmickry, and assume that like many other games of its kind, the controls “just won’t work.”
Excerpt: I am slowly but surely becoming a big fan of Xbox Live Arcade. Whilst some of the games are a bit below par, the price and size of the titles allow gamers to be a bit more experimental in their gaming choices instead of investing in a major release, but there are also absolute gems.
Conclusion: It's easy to compare this game to the ever popular Angry Birds game because a lot of the mechanics are implemented in Wreckateer through Kinect instead of a touch screen. Wreckateer is one of the better experiences on Kinect thus far.
Summary: Wreckateer uses Kinect to put you in control of a massive castle-wrecking ballista. With the help of Wreck and Tinker, travel the land and destroy 60 castles infested with goblins using six magical projectiles.
Wreckateer Review (Xbox LIVE Arcade - Kinect Required)
Gamers Daily News
25 July 2012
Summary: Wreckateer buzzes the bronze tower and sinks into the outer shell of the GDN Silver award here. The pros certainly outweigh the cons and I’ve only stuck my hand in the ceiling fan three times while playing it. It’s fun but can be frustrating at times.
Conclusion: SMASHINGUses Kinect Controls Well - The controls in Wreckateer are well thought out and even add a layer of immersion to the game. The play area is broken up into two zones. To launch a shot, you first stand in the forward 'loading zone' and extend your hands in front of you as if you are grabbing...
Excerpt: With Angry Birds downloaded by the jillions, a Kinect version of this motion-based mobile game was inevitable. More surprising, though, is that Microsoft Studios beat Rovio to the punch ( Angry Birds Trilogy isn’t out till holiday) — and that Wreckateer puts a genuinely unique spin on Birds ’...
Pros: + Enjoyable take on an, + Good variety of shots and icons; the Flying Shot and Split Shot are particularly fun.
Excerpt: The popularity of Angry Birds can’t be overlooked, and it isn’t a matter of being built around complicated gameplay, but taking the rather basic formula for destruction and making it accessible for all ages of players.