Kinectimals – E3 Demo

Here come the cubs

Let’s be in no doubt about this, when Kinect is released, Mr Moviegrrl and I will be buying it. We’re already talking about it being a joint Christmas present to the family. We are Xbox360 to the core and frankly, that ain’t going to change any time soon.

My daughter, Junior Miss Moviegrrl, well, she wants a Wii, but the deal is that unless she saves up for or wins one, that’s not going to happen. So everybody at Casa Moviegrrl is interested to see how Microsoft will approach children’s gaming on the Xbox360.

By the way, I don’t buy this whole ‘Xbox360 isn’t for kids’ shtick I hear from time to time. While clearly the Wii is aimed at the family market, there are some exceptional games for children on the Xbox, such as Beautiful Katamari, the Lego franchises, Kung Fu Panda and Viva Pinata. Junior Miss Moviegrrl has also discovered a love of old school Sega Games thanks to Xbox Live Arcade. The Wii is a great console for families that don’t necessarily love games. For the rest of us, well we’ll take the limited titles we have, and appreciate the greater graphic engines, playability etc…

But I digress. What can Kinect offer my soon to be ten year old?

One of the key trailers at E3 was for Kinectimals, where you befriend a wild cub (tiger, lion, panther, jaguar, etc, not bear or fox) and then interact with it. The trailer shouts cute! and if Kinect works as well as we’d hope then this should be an absolutely essential purchase.

Kinectimals is scheduled for release in November 2010.

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~ by moviegrrlreviews on June 20, 2010.

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