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  • Summary: Kinect Nat Geo TV mixes family TV night with family game night by combining Kinect's "reach in and explore" interactivity with content from Nat Geo WILD. Solve mystifying puzzles, learn about the natural environment, get to know exotic animals and get inspired to care for the planet.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Oct 11, 2012
    100
    Where Kinect Sesame Street TV faltered in large part because the inspiring programs already faked interaction, Kinect Nat Geo TV is built upon shows that don't normally inspire interaction, making the experience feel fresh and unique. And, because it's designed for older kids who understand or can more-easily comprehend gesture controls, Kinect Nat Geo TV is bound to be more intuitive for its intended consumer. I wholeheartedly recommend Kinect Nat Geo TV if you have pre-teens - or frankly anyone in your house - who's interested in learning about nature through one of the most innovative pieces of edutainment I've ever come across.
  2. 80
    The production values are consistently impressive, and we've learned at least six new things about bears. You can't say that about Gears of War 3.
  3. Oct 1, 2012
    80
    If you're treating Kinect Nat Geo TV: America the Wild as a game, it really isn't much of one. The minigames are too similar, and the other interactive sections aren't exactly the most involving. If you're treating the product as a DVD collection of episodes, it doesn't work well at that task, either, since there's no way to skip the interactive segments. However, as a whole, the product is excellent and engaging with the right mix of educational content and silliness coming together for an enjoyable 40+ minutes per episode. Young nature lovers who want to do more than just watch TV will certainly get the most out of this.
  4. Feb 25, 2013
    80
    Not only does it manage to convey a lot of information in a way that's fun, but from the voice-controlled main menu to the mini games that get the child to learn through doing, this is one of the few pieces of commercial software that really clicks with the often-obtrusive Kinect and makes it seem worthwhile.
  5. Apr 7, 2013
    80
    Overall the game has enough content to keep children and adults entertained for hours. Not only is the game informative and fun but the access to the season pass for the America the Wild TV Episodes will also give players the feeling they are getting more worth from their initial purchase. While not the deepest game for the long-term, it will certainly educate your children and maybe some adults about things in the wild.
  6. Oct 7, 2012
    77
    Microsoft's Kinect is impressive tech and granted, has had a rough time making any headway in the world of gaming. It's here, though, that the motion-capture technology excels. Giving kids a creative outlet in an educational realm is fantastic and Kinect works beautifully for navigating media and getting people up off the couch.
  7. 45
    I can give it a point or two for the educational value, but as something that is supposed to be fun the interactive sequences are only mildly entertaining and the episodes themselves will have your eyelids getting heavy in no time flat.
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  1. Sep 25, 2012
    8
    Got along with Sesame Street TV for my kids (2 and 6) and both have proved extremely popular. Nat Geo has more interaction with the program,Got along with Sesame Street TV for my kids (2 and 6) and both have proved extremely popular. Nat Geo has more interaction with the program, giving the kids the opportunity to either branch off into 'sidetracks' or continue watching, which they've enjoyed. I was disappointed with the video quality, which isn't up to the standard I expected, with soft focus on most of the wide mountain shots, but it's acceptable. Both kids love the variety of mini games available, and the ability to both play together has proved popular. Worth a look, but I'd recommend Sesame Street TV more. Expand