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Kinect Star Wars is “not a game for core gamers”

Tuesday, 3rd April 2012 03:11 GMT By Brenna Hillier

If those Jedi dance offs have you thinking that Kinect Star Wars isn’t the most serious of games, you’re on the right track.

As reported by CVG, senior product manager Glenn Gregory said in a recent issue of MCV that Kinect Star Wars isn’t targeted at the hardcore gamers likely to be put out by casual features.

“This is a game for anybody that is a Star Wars fan. It’s not The Old Republic, it’s not a game for core gamers that want to experience that kind of thing,” he said.

“It’s a great experience for people who love Star Wars like myself and want to share it with their families.”

Gregory pointed to the more acrobatic and athletic combat in Star Wars: Episode 1 as a source of inspiration.

“They are not just waving their wrists around. There’s full body combat, lightsabers, force powers, and they are jumping and being acrobatic. And that is really a fun thing to do with Kinect,” he said.

Kinect Star Wars releases on April 3, which – my goodness – is already here in some regions. It was one of the first titles shown when the motion controller was introduced to the public.

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6 Comments

  1. Talkar

    They really weren’t just waving their wrists in Episode IV – VI.
    Just look at how look sword fighting progressed. At first he was making huge swings, that were very unprecise, and he really didn’t know what he was doing. But as the story and movies progressed he caught on how to fight with a lightsaber, and at Episode VI he is a lot more precise and calculated with his sword fighting. Just because Darth Maul for example used the Juyo fighting style, and Luke the Shien fighting style, doesn’t make Maul the better swordsman.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. McKlop

    Dude, it’s just bulshit talk to justify the game being another casual crap.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Talkar

    I figured as much, but it is no reason to bash the good star wars movies :P

    #3 3 years ago
  4. back_up

    i agree
    calling kinect star wars a casual game means disrespecting the word casual
    shit is the only thing that can be compared to it

    #4 3 years ago
  5. LOLshock94

    lulwut

    #5 3 years ago
  6. mojo

    how about
    Kinect Star Wars is “not a game”.

    FUCKING BATTLEFRONT! JUST BRING THAT GAME!

    #6 3 years ago

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