Anyone else get excited by the Quick Look?

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#1 Edited by Kato (189 posts) -

It looks like an actual FUN game that translates elements of the series faithfully onto the Kinect hardware, rather than some launch title cash-in.

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#2 Posted by TwilitEnd656 (610 posts) -

Meh. Didn't look too promising to me. The game itself, anyway, still need some hands-on time to say for Kinect as a whole.

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#3 Posted by Andorski (5482 posts) -

God no.  I'm actually quite intrigued by Kinect in general, but I thought the Quick Look was horrible.  Ryan didn't look like he had good control over his rider.  He was even having trouble selecting options in the menu screen.  Then there is the fact that this is just another milking of the Sonic franchise by Sega.

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#4 Posted by memo (425 posts) -

yea look pretty cool.  Wouldn't mind playing it with family and friends 

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#6 Posted by HandsomeDead (11853 posts) -

Looks terrible. Basically an on rails Mario Kart.

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#7 Posted by fixerofdeath (360 posts) -

What I saw looked terrible... The sad part is that that game would probably be better with a controller.

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#8 Posted by Binman88 (3700 posts) -

Not even a little bit. Can imagine it being a fun novelty for ten minutes.

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#9 Edited by FunExplosions (5534 posts) -

Looked abysmal.
 

"Oh, come on, you're better than that,"

 says the PR guy.

"No...no, that's definitely where I'm having trouble,"

 says Ryan.
 
This means that the developers have no idea how hard their own game is to control. This is a bad thing. And, okay, there might just be a learning curve, right? Well, this is for Wii families... not for people willing to invest hours upon hours into the game.
 
Edit: Hahahah, whoops. I meant "Kinect," not "Wii." Same thing, though.
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#10 Posted by Jeknod (229 posts) -

It looks fucking terrible. 

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#12 Posted by Noodles (543 posts) -
@Kato said:
" It looks like an actual FUN game that translates elements of the series faithfully onto the Kinect hardware, rather than some launch title cash-in. "
Since when has Sonic been about riding hoverboards in a Mario Kart ripoff?
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#13 Posted by kimbokasteniv (120 posts) -

Controls looked pretty good, at least when you consider that the player wasn't holding a controller at all. Otherwise I don't think it will appeal to the crowd on giantbomb. This specific implementation of kinect seems to only be appealing when used in a group. Hopefully, other kinect games will be able to create a more 'hardcore' experience.

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#14 Posted by Ryax (4580 posts) -

no

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#15 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

It looks extremely not very good, honestly.  If the average Kinect game is of this quality in terms of control, I don't see this accessory living very long.

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#16 Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx (2646 posts) -

Kinect looks like a stupid piece of hardware all around, and that cost of a new DS in itself isn't helping its cause. I'm excited though, xbox has too much ground, it needs to lose it. It's ruining games by developers trying to get co-op and leaderboards in everything just so 12 years olds can have online. It's getting really sickening (I'm looking at you Resident Evil). However, I have Last Guardian to look forward to, you know,  a quality single player game that doesn't involve shooting aliens, kinda like what games were when they were good. Gotta love Sony.
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#17 Posted by ajamafalous (13664 posts) -
@Andorski said:
" God no.  I'm actually quite intrigued by Kinect in general, but I thought the Quick Look was horrible.  Ryan didn't look like he had good control over his rider.  He was even having trouble selecting options in the menu screen. "
This.
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#18 Posted by ajamafalous (13664 posts) -
@Noodles said:
" @Kato said:
" It looks like an actual FUN game that translates elements of the series faithfully onto the Kinect hardware, rather than some launch title cash-in. "
Since when has Sonic been about riding hoverboards in a Mario Kart ripoff? "
Since the Gamecube.
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#19 Edited by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -
@Hailinel said:

" It looks extremely not very good, honestly.  If the average Kinect game is of this quality in terms of control, I don't see this accessory living very long. "

I would doubt this is a good example of most Kinect games.  Look at the state of Sonic games on the Wii, they're still terrible and unresponsive.
Hardly surprising that a Sonic game thrown together in a matter of months for the Kinect launch shares the same fate.
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#20 Posted by Icemael (6866 posts) -

It looks like a dull Mario Kart Wii ripoff with shoddy controls.

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#21 Posted by zyn (2765 posts) -

Hell no.

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#22 Posted by Dylabaloo (1573 posts) -

Can you tell me how it translates elements of the series if it did then sonic wouldn't be on a fucking hoverboard, I don't think this game is really aimed at my target audience or most people on this site.

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#23 Posted by b33 (452 posts) -
@ajamafalous said:
" @Andorski said:
" God no.  I'm actually quite intrigued by Kinect in general, but I thought the Quick Look was horrible.  Ryan didn't look like he had good control over his rider.  He was even having trouble selecting options in the menu screen. "
This. "
This
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#24 Posted by citizenkane (10887 posts) -

Not at all.  In fact, it might have made me dislike Kinect/motion controls even more.

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#25 Posted by Colin (709 posts) -
@Jeknod said:
"It looks fucking terrible.  "

this.
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#26 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

I want to know how long Ryan had been playing the game prior to the start of the Quick Look, because he looked winded by the end of it.

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#27 Posted by animateria (3336 posts) -

DUMB AS FUCK!
 
That game is using the Kinect like it would use an Eyetoy.
 
It's not pushing the hardware in any meaningful manner.
 
Not to mention it plays like the crappy Sonic hoverboard racing games from years past.

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#28 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2749 posts) -
@Jeknod said:
" It looks fucking terrible.  "
That's the damn truth.
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#29 Edited by Landon (4137 posts) -

It looks just like the other two, but with motion controls. And the other two weren't good.

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#30 Posted by Nytrik (171 posts) -

I more so just like to see kinect demonstrated live in an environment that's real. 

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#31 Posted by toowalrus (13401 posts) -
@ajamafalous said:
" @Noodles said:
" @Kato said:
" It looks like an actual FUN game that translates elements of the series faithfully onto the Kinect hardware, rather than some launch title cash-in. "
Since when has Sonic been about riding hoverboards in a Mario Kart ripoff? "
Since the Gamecube. "
And it's got... rings. Rings are elements of the series. Right? RIGHT? Nope, I can't do it, this game looks like shit.
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#32 Posted by dudeglove (13033 posts) -

DO NOT WANT

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#33 Edited by get2sammyb (6686 posts) -

The game looked terrible. Truly terrible. Well no, sorry, the game didn't look terrible, but the controls were horrific. How Ryan and Jeff are going to review these games when they're basically conked out after a single race is concerning. Likewise -- this is yet another game in Kinect's line-up that completely crosses over with other games; the controls are almost identical to the river-rafting one. The concept is the same. Is this the best they can come up with?
 
It hardly looks like an advance over EyeToy: Antigrav which came out on the PS2!
 
But the menus. Oh man the menus. They were the key thing. I thought at E3 the canned, pre-filmed footage of people controlling the dashboard with Kinect looked clunky. And this looks like the reality of that. Give me a D-pad or even Wii Remote pointer ANYDAY.
 
So, so bad. But hey, if you're stoked by it, that's cool. This (and Kinect as a whole) is nothing more than an arcade gizmo though. It's gonna offer an arcade like experience, where you jump around for two or three minutes, have a giggle and then move on. Problem is, this is going to set you back $150.
 
Decent looking fitness tool, terrible games device. It's hilarious how people are still invested in the "it's early days", "there's potential" thinking line.  This is the reality of Kinect folks. This is it. This is what we've been building up to. This is Kinect, demoed live, in a real (but incredibly empty) environment.
 
(Hopefully not too trollish).

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#34 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2928 posts) -

It looked like a game I wouldn't really want to play with a controller and I really wouldn't want to play with motion control. So no. In fact, I was really disappointed that we didn't actually get to hear anyone's opinion of the game. Might as well have been a QL EX.

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#35 Posted by CaptainCody (1551 posts) -

I don't see anything all too promising considering the track was just a big triangle and Kinect motion plus probably won't come out for a while so you can't really expect that much fidelity in the tracks themselves to the extent where the game practically plays itself like every other sonic game.
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#36 Posted by Galiant (2237 posts) -

Kinect does not convince me, this is not how I want to play my games. I'd rather see some good PSMove games, where I have actual buttons to press.

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#37 Posted by DeadSpace (64 posts) -

Sonic has no self-respect left. At least Nintendo releases a solid Mario title every few years in addition to Mario kart racers, tennis games, party games etc. For Sega, that's all they've put Sonic in for a long time.

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#38 Posted by Camurai (291 posts) -

I got excited watching Ryan play it.
IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN .

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#39 Posted by Kato (189 posts) -

I realised how wrong I was once the phrase "it would be so much better on a gamepad" really set in. 
 
Wtf MS :(

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#40 Posted by Daveyo520 (7764 posts) -

Not at all...

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#41 Posted by Redbullet685 (6461 posts) -

It looked meh. I have no care for Kinect though.

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#42 Posted by infamous021 (126 posts) -

Looks unenjoyable. I simply don't see the point in doing all of those actions just to steer a fucking bike when I can simply use a precise controller. Motion controller technology is not even close to being accurate enough for something like this.

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#43 Posted by Brians (1519 posts) -

It validates my hatred of motion controls does not look fun at all.

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#44 Posted by babylonian (883 posts) -

Who's behind it? Is it the Sega & Sonic All-Stars Racing team? Because if so, I'm down to at least try it.

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#45 Posted by mfpantst (2656 posts) -

looks like shit.

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