First 10 minutes Xbox 360

After years of waiting, Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor is here to bring the fans a sequel to a series started on the first Xbox. Unfortunately, no more pricey controller to play with, the game now features a combination of Kinect and gamepad and it's just terrible to play. Kinect is unresponsive at best, going crazy on a regular basis, which makes it impossible to enjoy the game. You've probably read a lot about it so we won't insist too much, but suffice to say this is the perfect example of how bad Kinect can be used. You can't imagine how hard it was to choose gameplay footage which did not cause severe headaches, so enjoy, or just stay away from it and enjoy the summer sunshine.

nostradamus
nostradamus
Commented on 2012-06-23 16:20:51
then... learn to play? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGTu2C9UYRc

sure i bet it demands a lot of fine tunning, but it it works, it works.
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Driftwood - Dictateur en chef
Driftwood
Commented on 2012-06-23 16:29:03 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
then... learn to play? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGTu2C9UYRc

sure i bet it demands a lot of fine tunning, but it it works, it works.
It does not, believe me I have tried, so have many reviewers in France and North America, to no avail. But I guess we're all wrong, right? Then again, you putting the blame on us when you usually seem to enjoy bashing just every single game (especially when it's Kinect related), I expected no less from you. ;)
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bleachedsmiles
bleachedsmiles
Commented on 2012-06-23 17:22:10 In reply to Driftwood
you're just playing it wrong thats all. Kinect is awesome...everybody just uses it wrong
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asdfg
asdfg
Commented on 2012-06-23 17:28:23 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
then... learn to play? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGTu2C9UYRc

sure i bet it demands a lot of fine tunning, but it it works, it works.
Is that Correlianrogues yt-channel?
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KORNdog
KORNdog
Commented on 2012-06-23 19:24:39
This looks like it would have actually been moderately good if it didnt have kinect. Why the hell did they make it mandatory?
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bleachedsmiles
bleachedsmiles
Commented on 2012-06-23 19:51:30 In reply to KORNdog
cause kinect games sell far better than standard ones..obviously
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Trebby
Trebby
Commented on 2012-06-23 20:19:35
That youtube video is nicely edited. Other than that, you can still clearly see how clumsy this game is at times. You have to use the controller with one hand while doing gestures with your other. That is just asking for problems.
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Driftwood - Dictateur en chef
Driftwood
Commented on 2012-06-23 20:31:00 In reply to Trebby
By the way, I also edited our videos quite a lot sometimes. If I had also shown some passages when Kinect was going really crazy, it would have made all of you sick, especially when the camera kept going back and forth between cockpit view and "hood" view. ;p
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Masakari
Masakari
Commented on 2012-06-23 21:42:06
Didn't this game just get an update that fixed those issues? Lots of people are reporting playing it fine after doing an update, while before the game was horrible.
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digi_matrix
digi_matrix
Commented on 2012-06-23 22:55:50 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
By the way, I also edited our videos quite a lot sometimes. If I had also shown some passages when Kinect was going really crazy, it would have made all of you sick, especially when the camera kept going back and forth between cockpit view and "hood" view. ;p
Aww, want to see Kinect going crazy like Angry Joe's :P
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omniscient
omniscient
Commented on 2012-06-24 03:05:44 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
This looks like it would have actually been moderately good if it didnt have kinect. Why the hell did they make it mandatory?
They clearly are after the same success Lair had.
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Doom_Bringer - I have terrible taste
Doom_Bringer
Commented on 2012-06-24 03:43:22
game looks really good, I liked the intro video. This looks like the future of video games!

Kinet with coupled Sony's HMZ-T1 (http://ps3maven.com/sony-hmz-t1-personal-3d-viewer/) equals some holodeck level stuff.

I think after all the controller freaks have died out in a few hundred years this technology will prevail
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KORNdog
KORNdog
Commented on 2012-06-24 03:50:14 In reply to omniscient
Posted by omniscient
They clearly are after the same success Lair had.
Lair at least gave us an update to play with analogue sticks. (was still shit tho, but playable shit at least) hopefully from software will do the same here. Make kinect an option, not a requirement.
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Xoar
Xoar
Commented on 2012-06-24 04:07:56 In reply to Doom_Bringer
Posted by Doom_Bringer
game looks really good, I liked the intro video. This looks like the future of video games!

Kinet with coupled Sony's HMZ-T1 (http://ps3maven.com/sony-hmz-t1-personal-3d-viewer/) equals some holodeck level stuff.

I think after all the controller freaks have died out in a few hundred years this technology will prevail
LOL!
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moroboshi
moroboshi
Commented on 2012-06-24 08:48:03
Kinect needs to be taken outside and shot. It's the worst thing to happen to games since the Wiimote, and it's so spectacularly awful it makes the Wiimote look wonderful by comparison.

I'm most angry that it's mandatory in the Panzer Dragoon sequel Crimson Dragon. What could have been a great game, assuming it's as good as the Panzer games, will no doubt be a train wreck, just like every Kinect game.
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Trebby
Trebby
Commented on 2012-06-24 10:56:17 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
Aww, want to see Kinect going crazy like Angry Joe's :P
Haha that is gold.
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fabreezwait
fabreezwait
Commented on 2012-06-24 12:48:56 In reply to Masakari
Posted by Masakari
Didn't this game just get an update that fixed those issues? Lots of people are reporting playing it fine after doing an update, while before the game was horrible.
yes it did, and it plays fine now.
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rezehnder
rezehnder
Commented on 2012-06-24 15:16:03
So Driftwood, can you test it again with the patch installed? ;)

Thanks in advance!
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nostradamus
nostradamus
Commented on 2012-06-24 15:30:07 In reply to moroboshi
Posted by moroboshi
I'm most angry that it's mandatory in the Panzer Dragoon sequel Crimson Dragon. What could have been a great game, assuming it's as good as the Panzer games, will no doubt be a train wreck, just like every Kinect game.
your worng, and should be taken outside and shot.
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Driftwood - Dictateur en chef
Driftwood
Commented on 2012-06-24 15:31:30 In reply to rezehnder
Posted by rezehnder
So Driftwood, can you test it again with the patch installed? ;)

Thanks in advance!
Unfortunately, I can't. See, Capcom said they would send us the game last week, but as it was getting late and we had no news, I borrowed a copy from a shop (someone I know works there) to make sure we'd have the videos on time and I gave it back after capturing the videos. That's why we couldn't post them before yesterday basically. So unless Capcom really sent the game as they said they would, we're stuck. I'll try to get some info about the patch, but I have my doubts.
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wesker
wesker
Commented on 2012-06-24 17:21:48
This looks rather hard to control. Good luck with the patch.
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Adropacrich2
Adropacrich2
Commented on 2012-06-24 17:36:15
Hmm if i had the time and my Kinect then i'd be enjoying this one
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andrewsqual
andrewsqual
Commented on 2012-06-25 13:10:23 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
Lair at least gave us an update to play with analogue sticks. (was still shit tho, but playable shit at least) hopefully from software will do the same here. Make kinect an option, not a requirement.
But the box already has the Purple all over it so its got the KInect stamp of quality forever. Oh well this will never see a Games on Demand release in line with Microsoft's policies (when they won't take a game over stubbornish anyway) as it won't reach 1 million sales and DEFINITELY wont be over 80 on metacritic.
Who wants a bet it is on Games on Demand by the end of the year anyway?
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anm8rjp
anm8rjp
Commented on 2012-06-25 16:33:07
I tried the demo, and I couldn't even get the tank to target or move in the tutorial, and gave up after about 5 mins. If they can't pull off the demo, I don't have any faith in the full retail.
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Masakari
Masakari
Commented on 2012-06-25 21:03:58 In reply to anm8rjp
Posted by anm8rjp
I tried the demo, and I couldn't even get the tank to target or move in the tutorial, and gave up after about 5 mins. If they can't pull off the demo, I don't have any faith in the full retail.
They probably didn't patch the demo.
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