NYCC & NYAF- River Rush for the Kinect Review

River Rush, one out of three games on Kinect Adventures, which comes free with your Kinect (like Wii Sports comes with your Wii).  Maybe because it isn’t a game people would buy… Well it wasn’t that bad, but it wasn’t that good either.  River Rush, as you can see from the video, can be played with either one or two people.  You stand on a raft and maneuver your body to collect as much points as possible. One of my frustrations with this game was the timing.  It’s possible that it might just be the physics of that game specifically because of the raft (or that I suck), but I had to time my jumps a second or two before I wanted to jump in the game.  So it takes a bit a premeditation on your part.

Overall, it is hard for me to judge the Kinect off of River Rush because I feel it wasn’t that great of a game and it doesn’t represent all of Kinect’s possibilities.  In fairness it was one of the “free” games that comes with the Kinect, and we all know from the Wii that there are so much more possibilities in Wii games outside of Tennis, Bowling, Boxing and Baseball.  I think Kinect can be a lot to fun, primarily with other people, if not only with other people.  River Rush… not so much.  So if you want a Kinect, I recommended it, t will take a lot of adjusting to remember that everything your body does controls the Kinect.  If the jury is still out on whether you should get a Kinect, I suggest you try and play it for yourself at a Gamestop, Best Buy or at a friends once it comes out and see for yourself.

Kinect Release Date- Nov. 4th (US)

Oh yeah, when you play make sure you have a big living room!


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