More Reviews
REVIEWS The Sims 4 Get to Work Expansion Review
Electronic Arts hopes that Get to Work will make you Get to The Sims 4.

Axiom Verge Review
A single man spends five years on a solo project and the result is Axiom Verge. It was worth the effort.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Dirty Bomb Preview
Looking for a more competitive, challenging online FPS multiplayer game? Splash Damage is introducing just that by dropping a Dirty Bomb on the free-to-play game market.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones
Release date: 04/01/15

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
Release date: 04/07/15


LATEST FEATURES Interview: Kevin Spacey Is A Part of Call of Duty's Evolution, Says Sledgehammer Games' Dev
At the Call of Duty World Championship, Mike Mejia explains the success of the tournament and how Call of Duty needed to evolve.

BAMF Babes #4: Kitana
She slices she dices she kicks ass!
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Top 50 Pokémon of All Time
Can you believe there are now six generations of Pokémon? Six!! That's a crazy amount of different creatures to collect. But which are the cream of the crop? Don't worry, Magikarp isn't actually one of them.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP shandog137
Re-Masters - Next-Gen Backwards Compatibility?
By shandog137
Posted on 03/30/15
I am a PS3 owner and someday hope to be a PS4 owner, yet I am not at all dissatisfied with my choice to delay purchase, solely based on the current PS4 library. When I transitioned from a Playstation 1 to a Playstation 2, I was pleasantly surprised that I could for the most part rid myself of my PS1...

Dragon Ball Z Kinect Preview

Nick_Tan By:
Nick_Tan
04/17/12
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Fighting 
PLAYERS 1- 1 
PUBLISHER Namco Bandai 
DEVELOPER Namco Bandai 
RELEASE DATE  
T What do these ratings mean?

It's over 9000 gestures!


At first glance, a Kinect version for Dragon Ball Z sounds like a completely gimmick. You wouldn't be wrong... but it also makes complete sense. Think about it. What kind of people would still be obsessed enough with a Japanese animation that started its run in 1989 to play a Dragon Ball Z game in the first place? Kids and teenagers who have way too much energy and way too much interest in blabbering our ears off about the various hair levels of Super Saiyan. So what better way to drain all that rambunctiousness out of their system with some arm flailing?



The most striking but still obvious feature of Dragon Ball Z Kinect is that it's played in first-person, with the player performing moves as their hero of choice. Goku, Krillin, Piccolo, and Yamcha were unlocked for the demo, in a fight against Goku's notorious brother Raditz (ever the introductory meat puppet). More characters were shown locked, likely made available by playing through the game's ever familiar story mode. Additional characters can be unlocked by holding up special QR codes on limited edition cards (the one we were given unlocked Yamcha).

Players can perform a tight selection of movements that the Kinect will detect. Punching at the screen repeatedly will start a basic string of attacks, where you can pummel your foe for about fifteen hits before returning to a regular stance. It actually inflicts a fairly good amount of damage, indicated by numbers in the thousands. Outside of that, you can dodge left or right by leaning your body in the corresponding direction, and you can put your fists close to your face to guard any incoming attacks.



Just flailing about, though, makes people feel more like an amateur boxer than an overpowered DBZ warrior. Throwing out blasts of energy does the trick. After charging enough ki, by keeping your legs apart and putting your arms to the side (excessive man yelling is optional), you can shoot out one of two special ki attacks. The best part, especially for the fans, is that you need to make hand gestures that the DBZ characters perform, like putting your fingers on your forehead to use Piccolo's Special Beam Cannon. (I hope you have to do the Fusion dance. Hey, I enjoy laughing at people.)

Dragon Ball Z Kinect will be available on Xbox 360 some time this coming October.
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.

More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

 


More information about Dragon Ball Z Kinect


More On GameRevolution