Podcast Discussion of the Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor

#1 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

After listening to the guys talk about Steel Battalion for Kinect, I'm honestly excited about the game. Maybe it's just me continuing to wish for a great Kinect game that isn't about dancing, but after listening to the podcast (03/06/12), I'm genuinely excited about what this game might turn out to be. Kinect and a controller? Now there's using your head.

Anyone else excited?

#2 Posted by FiestaUnicorn (1576 posts) -

I though it sounded really cool. Their dedication to absurdity is refreshing.

#3 Posted by Dogma (985 posts) -

It sounds cool. I will do my best to try this game when it is released. I don't own a Kinect but friends do. There is always a way.

#4 Posted by Spoonman671 (4747 posts) -

The game mechanics sound cool, but I'd rather have a giant stupid controller.

#5 Posted by jking47 (1242 posts) -

Sounds pretty awesome, it has put me closer to buying a kinect (pretty much only this and happy action theatre look interesting though)

But if I am gonna spend all that money I might just buy the first one and get a kick ass controller. hard to decide between 2 very expensive toys.

#6 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

@Spoonman671 said:

The game mechanics sound cool, but I'd rather have a giant stupid controller.

Agreed, but I also don't want to spend $200+ for something I can only use for one game.

#7 Posted by Spoonman671 (4747 posts) -
@BrockNRolla said:

@Spoonman671 said:

The game mechanics sound cool, but I'd rather have a giant stupid controller.

Agreed, but I also don't want to spend $200+ for something I can only use for one game.

Weird.  I want all my games to come with their own $200 controller.
#8 Posted by supermike6 (3610 posts) -

I don't have a Kinect but I would steal one from someone I don't like in order to play this game.

#9 Posted by Brackstone (84 posts) -

The way they were describing it made me really want to try it, despite that most of the kinect lineup has been entirely unappealing. This game wasn't even on my radar until they mentioned it. All the crew interaction just sounds really fun and really stupid. That said part of the reason I'm interested is because it does still use a controller to some degree, and as such it seems to be capable of much more than the average motion controlled game.

A few of the moments they described on the bombcast are in this video, if anyone is interested. One particular moment about 3 minutes seems to sum up exactly why this game makes me want to play it.

I just love that they give her a unique reaction and everything, or even that they let you go all the way up there just to mock her. It makes me wonder what other ridiculous interactions they've built into the game. Though it's strange they gave a sound effect to shaking a bottle with nothing in it.

The rest of the game certainly looks interesting too, with the WW2 vibe being strangely fitting and Winfield Powers being an excellent name for a videogame protagonist.

#10 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

@Brackstone: Thanks for the video. Hard to say how it would turn out or actually control, but hey, if they pull it off, it looks like a ton of fun.

#11 Posted by Brendan (7982 posts) -

@Spoonman671 said:

@BrockNRolla said:

@Spoonman671 said:

The game mechanics sound cool, but I'd rather have a giant stupid controller.

Agreed, but I also don't want to spend $200+ for something I can only use for one game.

Weird. I want all my games to come with their own $200 controller.

Wait, are you serious? How would you afford that?

#12 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3211 posts) -

Sounds like something I'd enjoy on a certain conceptual level, but I could never wrap my head around it.

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