Fun game, will get you up and around. The controls are 90% there, but only 90%, you will still feel frustrated occasionally. The level of precision varies from game to game - Bowling is best, Volleyball is worst. It's still a lot of fun, and I await Kinect Sports 2 with better controls and new games.
Wow, just wow. Easily the best Batman game ever created, and quite possibly the best game ever created. The Joker has taken over Arkham Asylum, taken the Warden and Gordon prisoner and it's up to Batman to stop him and rescue everyone in the prison/asylum. It's an RPG and you play as Batman, no Robin to distract you. It's heavily influenced by the Christopher Nolan films in terms of style and characterisation.
Let's start with the environment, it *is* stunning. Arkham is present in the game in all it's creepy glory. There's several buildings, all rendered with lavish detail. The music is mostly very good. I'm not completely enamoured with it, but more often than not, it's adds to the atmosphere.
The characters get as much attention as the environment, if not more. As part of a puzzle quest, you get patient interview tapes all through the game. All of them are exceptional, kudos to both the writers and the voice artists. You encounter all the classic Bat-villains - the Joker, of course, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Bane, Killer Croc, Bane and Scarecrow. The story is largely driven forward by The Joker but each of the other villains gets their 15 mins. Then there is Batman himself. He's voiced by Kevin Conroy, who has done a brilliant job voicing Batman since the early 1990s starting with the Animated Series. His face, his suit, his weapons - everything is perfect.
The game play emphasises stealth over action. You get the fights with the inmates and the boss fights but much of the game involves sneaking around without being detected by your pursuers. This is entirely in keeping with the character of Batman, who never carries a gun and relies on stealth and surprise to overpower his opponents. You get toys and upgrades to help with this, the Batarang chief among them.
The game play, the story, the characters, the environment are the best in a Batman game created so far. As a Batman fan (both movies and graphic novels), I am in heaven every time I play this game. It's as close to perfection as a game can be, in my opinion.
It's Halloween and your twin has been kidnapped by candy stealing monsters. What do you do? You go defeat all those monsters using your costume super powers! The premise is the most original I've seen in an RPG for a long time. The fights are turn based in the style of the early Final Fantasy games. The game takes roughly 10 hours to complete and I was hooked all the way through.
Ilo and Milo are two friends who want to spend every day with each other. Unfortunately, they have to meet in a new place every time, so it takes a bit of work to find each other. The game basically consists of a 3D maze with Ilo and Milo is different parts of it. You can navigate one or the other at a time, with the ultimate objective of meeting somewhere. The puzzles are varied and clever, along with different items and characters to help you along the way. The music and art are excellent, making this a really fun puzzle to solve.
Visually stunning game, all black, white and grey tones. You are stuck is some sort of afterlife or post-apocalyptic world, I can't tell which, and man, is it violent. The puzzles are challenging and varied and keep you engaged throughout. The auto save is a boon here, because I rarely finished a puzzle at the first go, and I died, a lot.
Shoot a ball at pegs in many many different arrangements. The game isn't very challenging or varied, but that works in it's favour as well. You can just sit there, not think too much and play level after level, which can be good sometimes.
Basically, it's the equivalent of the casual Facebook games like Farmville, for the XboX 360. You walk around building different buildings. As you keep building, you open up more blueprints and build workshops and factories that allow you to create new parts for other buildings. Nothing challenging here, just an easy way to pass a few hours.