Kinect Sports Season 2 Review

Kinect Sports is the best selling game on kinect, with good reason too. It’s accuracy in Table Tennis was outstanding, track and field was fun aswell. Although they’re my personal favourite, the response was pretty good for them all. It’s sequel has the lessons learnt.

There are different sports others prefer, but I believe the sports leave alot to be desired. I’m sure there is people who always wanted Darts, but I wouldn’t. (More on darts later) American football should work well but the fact you have 4 downs to get all the rather than 10 yards and cant defend, or even catch kicks makes it seem lacking. Theres also baseball, which is probably the worst adaptation on the game, it seems like it tries to match wii sports and then adds running. Running only happens on certain hits, and works well. Theres the occasional slide what wasn’t meant to happen, but keeps you in. The pitching is strong every so often, but it has poor patches. Many homers have been scored by kinect picking up the wrong pitch and doing their favourite kind of ball.

Skiing is a strong addition and picks up movements well, compared to the appalling Motionsports version. It just doesn’t grab me much. Theres tennis, which is strong and ridiculously accurate 90% of the time. It’s one of the only games with challenges. It doesn’t have hawk-eye and instead it’s a replay. There’s also the fact that when you win a challenge, you don’t get it back like professionals do. You also don’t win the point if it’s right. You are essentially punished for being right. Golf works great, the voice commands make it easier and controls are simple (put hand like your looking into the distance, and to look in to the distance etc.) but works well.
But the main sport I play is darts. The presentation is clean, you can move left and right to view the board differently. The controls make it easy to score, but hard to master. I play most nights and still haven’t got a 180. The suggestions help when checking out. The one thing I have to say it seems too easy to get bullseye. It’s the easiest way to checkout. I don’t know how kinect works on this one because it is to track the whole arm, and with one poor movement you could lose the match.

Kinect Sports Season 2 tries to implement voice control but it doesn’t work all that well, it heard me say “ready, hike”, and some clubs. Shouting commands to your team in American Football isn’t the most fun you win have. This game had big shoes to fill and it gets on close to filling them, but too many things are frustrating. No defence, occasional pitching errors and no reason to carry on playing some after winning all 3 difficulties. It has got fun graphics, great accuracy on golf and darts, voice controls what could be patched to work and good presentation on menus and every sport.
This game isn’t hard to recommend if you know what you’re getting. The shortage of kinect games will help this gme thrive.
Kinect Sports Season 2 gets a 8 from me.

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Batman Arkham City Ending!!! (Spoilers are heavy!)

On the 18th of October and the 21st of October. Batman Arkham City will be available to a variety of people throughout the world. Many people are asking themselves how it will end, but we here at Gamers Inquest have got that one covered.

The game ends when Batman goes into a room where Joker is holding Talia Al Gaul. Whilst Joker is talking Talia stabs Joker with a sword, whilst Batman and Talia are speaking Talia gets shot in the head. We then see the joker again, Joker then tells us that the Joker that Talia just killed way actually Clayface. You then have a 10-20 minute boss battle with Clayface before watching the final scene.

Batman has been holding something that Joker wants, something that he needs, The Cure. Batman then smashes the cure, Joker then sadly dies doing what he loves, Laughing. Batman picks up the body and walks him out of the City past Catwoman, Harley, Commissioner Gordan and places Joker’s body on a police car.

This is an incredibly sad ending which could outrage or annoy fans of this popular villian.

But what strikes me most is. Arkham 3 without the Joker?

Batman: Arkham City Official Launch Date Announced

For a while we’ve heard that the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City would come out some time in the Fall of 2011. We now know that the official release date in North America will be October 18, in Australia October 19 and in Europe and other global territories starting on October 21. The game will release for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on these dates.

Currently you can pre-order the game on Amazon.com and through GameStop. Whether there will be any pre-order bonuses is unknown at this point. It’s interesting they are only promoting a pre-sale through Amazon or GameStop on the official web site for the game.

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Armageddon 2012? Try 2017

Earth Defense Force 2017, the cult favorite is back with it’s second installment. The new title is Earth Defense Force Insect Armageddon. The original game had over 150 different weapons and the capability to fight insects, robots, UFOs and a few creatures similar to Godzilla. The battlefields from the first were mainly focused on Asia and Europe whereas Insect Armageddon will be staged in a fictional city called “New Detroit”. Hinting that the old Detroit was destroyed by the alien menace. Another interesting addition to the game is the choice in armor.

The Armor selection:                                        Added Features
Jetpack                                                           Online Co-op
Battle                                                              Survival Mode
Tactical                                                           More weapons and Enemies
Trooper                                                           Armor selection

With the original being an Xbox 360 exclusive, Playstation 3 players will have the opportunity to test their insect fighting abilities. The game will release at $40, which is a bit nicer to our wallets then the average $59.99 games. The game also added the new feature of Survival Mode. In Survival Mode you can play online with up to 6 players, and test how long you and your friends can survive. Online co-op is also a new feature added to increase the fun.

The game is worth a try especially since many gamers over looked the first one. Even though the first one got a 4/5 rating. So for only $40 give it a try. The game hits store on July 15th. The rating given to the game is “T” for teen due to animated blood, mild language and violence.

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Article by Brandon Deputy