But as noted by others: how do you sword fight without feed back? Will kinect track my movements with enough accuracy? How will the AI work? What will be considered a hit? Finally, I noticed some frame rate issues...
I've been playing Three games recently, and I just have some quick thoughts:
1. Dead Space 2 (Had for $24 during a steam sale): Is just as good, in-fact better than Dead Space 1. My only complaint is that you revist the ishimura, which I found boring. Otherwise it's more epic and cinematic than its predecessor and as space-genre games go, is one of my favorites right up there with Mass Effect, EVE Online, and the good Star Wars games.
2. Total War: Shogun 2 (Had for $33 during a steam sale): I played the demo to Medieval 2, Empire, and Napoleon and I always decided it would require too much time and energy to delve into. Well, when it went on sale, and one of my friends was already playing I decided to capitulate. This game is addicting and is one of the more rewarding experiences when everything clicks. Though it has it's flaws its a great game and I suggest that every one try it out. I found it more enjoyable than Civilization V--plus who doesn't love ninjas and Japan?
3. Singularity (Had for $10.20 during a steam sale): Let me be clear. I love the Bioshock games and I love the STALKER series and have played and beat all in those respective series. Singularity got a good review from Brad and was said to be Bioshock + STALKER, so how could it not be awesome? It's not. It's not bad, but I don't think it should get a 4 star rating, perhaps a 3, or 2.5 overall. The shooting is unfulfilling and it seems the enemies are random in capabilities and they seek to trap you it seems with WAY too low ammo, and other such poor game play decisions. I can excuse this because I got it for soo cheap, but I hate leaving games unfinished and this may be lumped in with the only two games I've never finished: Amnesia (just never got really into it) and FarCry 2 (became to redundant).
On the last TNT, Ryan and Brad talked about games that speak to you on a very personal level (Ryan was describing L.A. Noire, and how he absolutely loves the setting). This got me thinking about what "my" game is. I thought for about three seconds and then decided that the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games are mine (I know it's a franchise, but they are all very similar). I love everything about those games. The environments, the gameplay, Russia... It all just satisfies something in me that I can't really describe. I'm over 60 hours into my first playthrough of Call of Pripyat, and I haven't finished. So! Now it's your turn! What game speaks to you in a way that no other games do? It doesn't have to be a huge commercial success, but it also doesn't have to be some tiny game nobody knows about.
Does anyone remember the time when console owners said they were superior because they didn't have to deal with bad drivers, etc? HAHAHAHAHAHA! Ha! Ha! But in all seriousness, that sucks, but at least they are trying to reach out to their customers.