Natal + Space Channel 5 = Win?

While watching the MJ tribute video it occurred to me that a "Simon Says" music game is totally viable on Natal.

Did I say viable?

I mean... IT WOULD BE FRIGGIN AWESOME!

All those quirky rhythm games and arcade games can be played with only one add-on. Which would be cheap for the consumer and easier for game makers to bring already existing arcade franchises without worrying about hardware.

As an example, or initial game I thought of, doing the motions of Space Channel 5 is pretty easy already. But instead of pressing up, down or buttons, you can just act it out  one-to-one. I think this makes a better use of Natal than its usage as a sports, FPS or racing game. Which honestly, will never have the options and fidelity of a controller.

However, I generally have doubts of any camera or motion devices as a pure gaming device, The PSeye isn't doing much, And I don't think "waggle" only games on the Wii are interesting either. Unless MS can pull something out of their ass, I doubt that they would have a whole lot going on either.

Anyways, a Natal or the Sony camera (to a certain extent) can probably pull off a Space Channel 5 pretty easily. I do hope we see a sequel of some sort in the future for those devices.

Oh, I haven't forgot about the Wii. With a Wiifit board (For foot input) and the controller combination, one would wonder why they haven't made a decent and quirky rhythm game yet. (Unless I totally missed one?)

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Posted by animateria

While watching the MJ tribute video it occurred to me that a "Simon Says" music game is totally viable on Natal.

Did I say viable?

I mean... IT WOULD BE FRIGGIN AWESOME!

All those quirky rhythm games and arcade games can be played with only one add-on. Which would be cheap for the consumer and easier for game makers to bring already existing arcade franchises without worrying about hardware.

As an example, or initial game I thought of, doing the motions of Space Channel 5 is pretty easy already. But instead of pressing up, down or buttons, you can just act it out  one-to-one. I think this makes a better use of Natal than its usage as a sports, FPS or racing game. Which honestly, will never have the options and fidelity of a controller.

However, I generally have doubts of any camera or motion devices as a pure gaming device, The PSeye isn't doing much, And I don't think "waggle" only games on the Wii are interesting either. Unless MS can pull something out of their ass, I doubt that they would have a whole lot going on either.

Anyways, a Natal or the Sony camera (to a certain extent) can probably pull off a Space Channel 5 pretty easily. I do hope we see a sequel of some sort in the future for those devices.

Oh, I haven't forgot about the Wii. With a Wiifit board (For foot input) and the controller combination, one would wonder why they haven't made a decent and quirky rhythm game yet. (Unless I totally missed one?)

Posted by Video_Game_King

(answering question) No, you said "vibe." That's OK, though, you often confuse the two.

Posted by Mr_JPeps

Idk if i would play it if i wasn't drunk. However, drunk me thinks that having some friends over, having some drinks and busting out moves like Ulala & Friends would be a damn fine time. I know the girl friend would have a ball with it though, any of her cute little friends =) Sign me up!!!

Space Channel 5 MJ