Okay, this game is going to be awesome. It's a kinect game you can fight with. I can't wait till they come out with some shooters, but this is good for now. The better thing about this is that If you used an Xbox 360 controller, it would get kinda boring in my opinion. But when you're doing the action, I won't be able to stop. And I would guess you could loose at least a few pounds from it.
It isn't as good as you'd think!
OK, I was really looking forward to this game. I got the Kinect at midnight on the 3rd, brought it home and got it all set up. The first thing I tried was the Kinect Adventures, which is really put together well. It gave me a taste of what Kinect is going to be like. So after getting used to it, I put in "Fighters Uncaged" it's non responsive compared to Kinect Adventures, it won't throw punches when you want, won't block, and won't kick when you do. I was kicking, and my character either head butted air or punched wildly. My suggestion for this game... put the fighters back in the cage, box them up, and ship them elsewhere! Don't throw you money away like I did, get something more diverse that has more options and game variations. The potential for this game is there, but it just doesn't seemed finished. One other note, it locked up twice between fights. I'm playing on an XBox with the Jasper processor so it isn't my machine, it's the software.
DO NOT BUY!! Not fun at all!
This game is horrible!! I have trained in martial arts for over 20 years and I thought this game would be awesome. Little did I know you have to do moves programmed into the game and sometimes it will not read your moves. You have to stand feet shoulder width apart with your arms bent at the elbows the wole time. If you try to get into a fighting stance, which most people will do, it won't read the moves right, so a punch becomes a headbutt or an elbow. It is not comfortable to try and do the moves as the training shows from this position. I move fast because of my training and when I tried this game I literally had to slow down everything to a snail pace. For those who want an interactive firght game this is not it. The people that rate this game a 10 are markerters who want to sell the game and nothing more because I could fill a room up with people that hate this game and I did. If you don't believe me rent it and then thank me later for saving you $60.
This game is awesome if you practice the tutorial
It took me five or six sessions to get to know the game. I can only do about an hour a session - too tiring to do it much longer. Now, I am working my way up the world leaderboards. So much fun, such a great workout. You must practice the tutorial though. AND you must only do moves from the correct distance (no elbows from long distance...) Once you get good enough, you will start to actually learn different fighting strategies for different fighters. If you don't put the time into practicing the tutorial - forget it - you will be terrible at this game and will be VERY frustrated. I put on workout clothes before I play this game and then take a shower when I'm done and I've done my workout for the day and hopefully make some progress on the leaderboards! Oh, and gamestop should have a different category for "fitness gamers". This game is awesome for "fitness gamers" - I had to choose "party gamers". It really gets you out of your own head and into a game like a real sport.
Better Than Expected - Please Read.
I saw the trailer for this game and got really excited. Then later, I bumped into an individual who actually worked in the game industry (wont be specific) and they told me the game was REALLY bad. So I kinda leaned away from getting it. Lo and behold, it popped up on Christmas. I can actually say that this is the first kinect game (i have sonic, and kinect adventures) that i am actually feeling like i cant wait to get back home and play again. Yes, there are times where this is a little unresponsive, but if you think about it, all games range from a little unresponsive to fully unresponsive (lets be truthful, Gears of war is a little stiff at times even though its an excellent game). Here is the way that I have looked at this game and come to enjoy it. This like any other game is a GAME. You cant go in just swinging and flailing your arms and legs (not in a real fight either) and expecting this to be great just like when playing street figher 4 you can just go in mashing buttons. PLAY THE TUTORIAL to see how to do the moves and then this game is alot more enjoyable. Yes, it still is a little unresponsive, but you will experience alot more fun this way.
Not Street Fighter for the Kinect
I'd read a lot of bad reviews and watched a few game play videos. Being a former Karate instructor I saw things I thought worked and things that didn't so I took a chance and picked up this game. For starters the game is a game - it has limitations and quirks. If you lean forward before you punch it might think you're doing a head butt, if you throw a loose elbow it might think you're doing a hook punch. This system is only worsened by flopping arms around in a frenzy that the game isn't programmed to understand. Watching online game play videos, I couldn't even tell you what strike someone is trying to do either. In addition, if you are a fighter and used to throwing about 3 or 4 strikes in about 2 seconds - the game can't read you moving that fast. If the human eye can hardly track you what makes you think the camera will? So how do you play this game? Like a Game about Fighting (what a concept)! Learn that it wants you to use knees and elbows in some ranges, kicks and punches in others and so on. People are happy to sit there an learn a 27-step button combination for a Ultra Super Combo half of which is performed in the air. Yet we can't be bothered to learn how to use the range of your fighter in the game so attacks aren't wasted because of the rules?Also, be aware of what's going on in the game. Online you'll see people throwing wild punches and wondering why their fighter isn't doing the same when they're getting hit in the face. Just like in a real fight, if you're getting punched in the head, dodge, defend, or kick to open up the fight. Honestly, I won more matches buy doing nothing but waiting for the first fighter to make a move that I could counter... again, kind of like real life but it's also just a game.
Full of Fail
This game is so bad, I created this account just to warn people not to waste your money. One of the other reviews here was dead on in saying that this particular game is terrible at responding to your actual movements, I was crouching practically to the floor and it would only intermittently acknowledge that i was ducking so the moves associated with the crouching were a big no can do in addition to the other moves being wildly inaccurate to what my motions were. even if it had been responding correctly, anyone who knows anything about real fighting would not like it, you throw your hand out to your side to represent a spinning backfist? lame, also, it doesn't like your feet to be in a left or right lead stance, it just wants your feet facing straight toward the tv evenly spaced with no lead foot, i got the game last night and will be trading it in today
This game is awful!!!!!!!!!!!!
This game is a steaming pile of.... well you know.
I bought this game thinking it might be a fun way to get in a workout and get out some aggression at the same time, boy was I wrong! To start with it is not free play, there is a specific set of moves that you must use most of which the Kinect doesn't recognize, you have to stand with your feet square to the television which even people who have never been in an actual fight will find uncomfortable and the system expects you to stand perfectly still except when executing an assigned move! I once owned the intrepid Activision Octagon for the Sega Genesis, that was a more pleasant experience. I sincerely hope that the Kinect can do better than this or I just wasted a load of money on another big technological failure.
Not as good as I hoped....
First off, I'd like to point out that, while this game let me down, it has some good points. For instance, it has some serious assistance when performing high-kicks and sweeps and such. However, the enemies are pretty much all the same, the voice-overs are meant to be serious but are so poor that they're laughable. It gets old pretty quick. The control of the character was quite lacking as far as basic moves goes. I wouldn't recommend it unless you're a die-hard fighting game fan.
4 good reasons not to buy...
1. Controls not intuitive 2. You have to do a move to switch from close to medium to outside fighting styles 3. Training takes forever 4. The fighting is boring