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Wreckateer

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Overall 7
7.0

Wreckateer

gamerlimit.com
14 August 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Wreckateer

Auracore MediaWorks
8 August 2012
  • Summary: For better and for worse, it shows what the Kinect can do.
  • Pros: Surprisingly strategy-oriented, whimsical and entertaining, kid friendly but challenging to adults, and most importantly, there are goblins in bunny ears.
  • Cons: Kinect limitations can be a problem, difficulty curve can be steep in places, various levels look too similar.
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Overall 8
8.0

Wreckateer

Auracore MediaWorks
8 August 2012
  • Summary: For better and for worse, it shows what the Kinect can do.
  • Pros: Surprisingly strategy-oriented, whimsical and entertaining, kid friendly but challenging to adults, and most importantly, there are goblins in bunny ears.
  • Cons: Kinect limitations can be a problem, difficulty curve can be steep in places, various levels look too similar.
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Overall 8
8.0

Wreckateer (Xbox360)

EL33TONLINE
3 August 2012
  • 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. Amongst the latest XBLA games I’ve played (and can highly recommend) are Bloodforge, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD and the Feeding Frenzy series.
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Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 6
6.0

Wreckateer Review

IGN Entertainment
28 July 2012
  • 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. The biggest downfall of the game is the lack of variety in the castles. There are plenty of real-life castles still standing today that would eliminate the repetitiveness and blandness of the same style structures.
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Overall 7
7.0

XBLA Review - 'Wreckateer'

WorthPlaying
27 July 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 8
7.5

Good Design Marred By Spotty Execution

Game Informer
26 July 2012
  • Conclusion: Concept: A mixture of Angry Birds and BoomBlox that adds a greater degree of complexity and control Graphics: The medieval buildings and characters are packed with charm, but I wish the destruction were more eye-catching Sound: The humorous dialogue from your English supervisors should appeal to Monty Python fans.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
8.5

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. Plus, the levels don’t offer a major abundance of gameplay variation.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Original-Gamer
24 July 2012
  • 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 the projectile (football fans can imagine a quarterback preparing to take a snap in shotgun position).
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Overall 8
7.5

Wreckateer

oxmonline.com
23 July 2012
  • 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 ’ physics-based destruction.
  • Pros: + Enjoyable take on an, + Good variety of shots and icons; the Flying Shot and Split Shot are particularly fun.
  • Cons: ? Why are goblins always bad guys?
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