IMAGES | X360 Thursday, August 19, 2010 | 2:43 PM

GC: Kinect Adventures in details

GC: Kinect Adventures in details

Kinect Adventures also gets some images, coming with a press release.

Press Release:


Float in outer space. Experience the thrill of roaring rapids. Tackle mountaintop obstacle courses. And dive into the deep to save a leaky underwater observatory — all from your living room. With “Kinect Adventures,” you are the controller as you jump, dodge and kick your way through exciting adventures set in a variety of exotic locations.

Details:

• Achieve the highest honor Join the Adventure Team and increase your skill from Cadet to Expert Adventurer. Explore exotic locations, collect treasure and earn rewards. With 20 different adventures to complete at four difficulty levels, and two challenge modes to unlock, there is plenty of action to go around. If you still have more appetite for adventure, pre-order the Kinect sensor of Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Bundle that includes “Kinect Adventures” today for exclusive access to even more levels.

• Explore the world – and beyond - from the comfort of home. Navigate “Kinect Adventures” activities by scaling a mountain with obstacle courses in Reflex Ridge, steering the rapids in River Rush, floating in outer space with Space Pop and flexing your muscles on the court with Rallyball. There is something for everyone to enjoy in “Kinect Adventures” and, best of all, no penalties, just satisfying rewards.

• Dive into social adventures. Whether you want to play for five minutes or five hours, “Kinect Adventures” is fun for friends and family members around the world. Take turns jumping in and out of games whenever you like, or head to Xbox LIVE to play online. Compete or cooperate — stretch your muscles and your social skills.

• Get competitive. Play against the clock or collect as many treasure pins as you can over a series of levels. Follow “Kinect Adventures” high scores on the leader board and earn bragging rights with your friends and family. Plus, unlock fun rewards for your Xbox Avatar.

• Show off and share. Be creative and pose for the camera as it captures Photo Moments of you and your friends tackling adventures together. Along with earning Achievements, create live videos called “Living Statues” using your body and voice as the reward for a job well done. Share the fun with friends on the Internet through Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, e-mail and anywhere you choose.

All comments

Commented on 2010-08-19 15:40:28
Didn't Rare make this?

Fallen from Grace.
Commented on 2010-08-19 15:41:58
Looks fun for 15min when playing with a bunch of friends.
Commented on 2010-08-19 15:44:42 In reply to Trebby
Posted by Trebby
Looks fun for 15min when playing with a bunch of friends.
this

although i cant even get kinect if i wanted one (which i dont) as my tv is too close to where i sit
Commented on 2010-08-19 16:33:57
i dont think we're the market for it. I think when you look at it next to say wii sports then it compares quite well.

This is a game that when demo'd always shows the lag with kinect though.
Commented on 2010-08-19 21:26:44
these arent for the hardcore i know a dozen kids that have said they want kinect for these kind of goofy games, the dancing game looks like a good family game for even tweens... but for the hardcore we will have to wait for the hybrid games that MS promised in 12-18 months... (pad+kinect at same time) like lean support in fps's and other goodies that i would love to have
Commented on 2010-08-20 00:36:15 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
this

although i cant even get kinect if i wanted one (which i dont) as my tv is too close to where i sit
And even if you could, why would you? Everybody who likes these kind of games and want motioncontrolled games already bought a Wii 4 years ago. MS is trying to invade a market owned by Nintendo.
Commented on 2010-08-20 00:40:40
Everything is owned by Nintendo for the most part when you stand back. Handheld, motion control, soon 3d gaming (3DS), and even consoles regardless of the fact they have the casual market helping this.
Commented on 2010-08-20 01:58:23 In reply to cchance
Posted by cchance
these arent for the hardcore i know a dozen kids that have said they want kinect for these kind of goofy games, the dancing game looks like a good family game for even tweens... but for the hardcore we will have to wait for the hybrid games that MS promised in 12-18 months... (pad+kinect at same time) like lean support in fps's and other goodies that i would love to have
Because we have seen tech demos of all these alleged Hardcore games? Please can we have just one tech demo proving that it can do real games Microsoft? Stop kidding yourself, it would have been easier to create a real game with Kinect functionality than go out of your way to create weird gimmicky crap. Example, a racing game were you stand up to play, the car moves at its own speed and to steer you have to exaggerate all movement to the left and right? Its more complicated then if the controls were like a real car lol.
The newest specimen is the Harry Potter game. Here I thought, "oh lets see what this is like", and then after a quick observation I said "oh the characters run and do their own thing and you just frantically frail your arms around to do stuff". Another game that doesn't play like a game, just a two minute gimmick. Come on admit it, you know I'm right.
Commented on 2010-08-21 11:02:15
Where has Paint party gone?
Commented on 2010-08-31 09:49:22 In reply to plmko
Posted by plmko
Didn't Rare make this?

Fallen from Grace.
Nope that is Kinect Sports. But Rare is a huge studio within MS Gamestudios. Something tells me they are working on some other stuff, but I doubt it is for this generation of consoles. Seeing how long their development cycle is. It could very well be for the next as launch titles. Rare always has been secretive, and you can trust them in keeping secrets, even if they are just aims of what the next console will be in proccessing power and capabilities. (As at this stage, it would be known what it can do or what the aim is, but most of the hardware has not been decided on yet).
Commented on 2010-08-31 18:02:44
I just played about 3 minutes of the Rafting game with my wife at the state fair. There were some pretty long waits in line, so it seems there is a bit of interest in the device. I really wish I had more time to try it out, as my brief time was pretty fun, even if my wife and I couldn't get in sync with each other till the very end. There is definitely something different about the experience. I think I will enjoy it a lot when I buy it later.

As far as just "flailing arms", I didn't feel that way- the movements you make aren't random. It was strangely cool just to have my avatar guy do the Roller Coaster "arms up" when I did it. It may be gimmicky, but it was really fun to have the game character doing the same thing I was, lol...

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