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  • Summary: Enter the Galaxy: True to the Star Wars you know and love, visuals transport you into the Star Wars universe, complete with iconic characters, vehicles, ships, Droids and much more. Drawing on iconic moments from the motion pictures, Kinect Star Wars allows you to enter the Star WarsEnter the Galaxy: True to the Star Wars you know and love, visuals transport you into the Star Wars universe, complete with iconic characters, vehicles, ships, Droids and much more. Drawing on iconic moments from the motion pictures, Kinect Star Wars allows you to enter the Star Wars universe and experience a variety of physical play. Swing your arms to wield a Lightsaber, reach out and use the Force, jump, dodge or kick to defeat your enemies. Easy in/out co-op lets a 2nd player jump into the fun at any time in some modes. Lightsaber combat, Force moves, piloting Speederbikes and iconic ships, Podracing and much more. Experience the breadth of the Star Wars universe as you wield a Lightsaber and train to be a Jedi Master, become a champion Podracer, master the Force, pilot iconic ships and Speederbikes, and much more. [Microsoft] Collapse
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  • Developer: Terminal Reality
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, General, 3D, First-Person, Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi
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  • Rating: T
  • Special Controllers: Kinect Compatible , Kinect Required
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 61
  2. Negative: 11 out of 61
  1. 80
    To anyone expecting a poor dance game: yes there is dancing, it resembles Dance Central and the reason for it being in the game is explained by C-3PO as a corrupted file in the Jedi Archives. If that makes you cringe and abandon the game, then you will miss out on a great Pod Racer, a fun dancing game, a well made jedi campaign and other mini games using the Star Wars license respectfully. Recommended for all ages.
  2. Apr 18, 2012
    70
    The campaign grows tedious in spite of its mixed-up gameplay, and the remaining mini-game modes are enjoyable more for their novelty and humor than for their actual gameplay. I'd still recommend the game for serious Star Wars fans, but if you're more of a casual fan and/or just have a passing interest, it's better worth renting than a full-on purchase.
  3. Apr 5, 2012
    68
    Many of the individual games exhibit occasional flashes of brilliance, and the absurdity of the Galactic Dance Off bears witnessing at least once. We just can't recommend picking up the entire package in order to do so.
  4. Apr 16, 2012
    58
    Kinect Star Wars is a rich Kinect title flawed by poor dialog, control issues and forgettable extra modes. Anyway kids will likely enjoy pods and dancing sessions while fans will be attracted by the chanche to wield a light saber.
  5. Hyper Magazine
    May 14, 2012
    50
    Crappy in places, but frequently very fun. You might hate yourself for not hating it. [June 2012, p.74]
  6. 50
    Kinect Star Wars isn't the worst Kinect game I have ever played, nor is it the worst Star Wars game I have ever played. It's just depressingly mediocre.
  7. May 3, 2012
    30
    While the feel of Star Wars is certainly present, helped largely by the Podracing, the developers dropped a huge ball when it comes to being a Jedi.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 44
  2. Negative: 23 out of 44
  1. Apr 3, 2012
    10
    It is an amazing Kinect-Game and the best out there. The Presentation ist good, Controls great and there is a lot of Content to enjoy. WhatIt is an amazing Kinect-Game and the best out there. The Presentation ist good, Controls great and there is a lot of Content to enjoy. What may piss people off is, that the Game is a family game and not a core game as many of us would have expected but regardless of that : A damn good family game. Expand
  2. Apr 26, 2012
    10
    THIS GAME IS AMAZING!!!!!!! THIS GAME HAS AMAZING GAMEPLAY IN EVERY SINGLE SECTION. I REALLY LOVE THE DANCE BATTLE PART OF THE GAME BECAUSE ITTHIS GAME IS AMAZING!!!!!!! THIS GAME HAS AMAZING GAMEPLAY IN EVERY SINGLE SECTION. I REALLY LOVE THE DANCE BATTLE PART OF THE GAME BECAUSE IT MADE MY CHILDHOOD EVEN BETTER. THE ONLY THING THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDED TO THIS GAME IS TDM, DOMINATION, AND SEARCH AND DESTROY. ALSO KILLSTREAKS WOULDN'T HURT. BUY THIS GAME. 10/10 Expand
  3. Jun 11, 2012
    8
    My Kinect Star Wars Review (slightly updated): The best sword fighting game to date is: not Kinect Star Wars, but is the Playstation 3 SportsMy Kinect Star Wars Review (slightly updated): The best sword fighting game to date is: not Kinect Star Wars, but is the Playstation 3 Sports Champions Gladiator game. However, Kinect Star Wars is good and is the best motion controlled Star Wars game released so far. A great Star Wars game would use the Gladiator game engine with the ability to walk around with a PS3 nav controller. You should also be able to shoot guns and use your saber with the PS3 move controller that is in the hand that is not holding the nav controller. Since the PS3 nav controller doesn't detect motion, they could use the PS3 eye to detect the motion of the hand that is holding the nav controller while still using the nav controller for the navigation of your character. If this doesn't work well, they could have you hold a second move controller in your hand instead of the nav controller and use it like a joystick by holding the move controller verticle for when your character is not moving and have you tilt it to walk your character around. (The other move controller would still be used for the saber and for shooting.) You could then force grasp or grip on to the enemy with a button and then move the controller up, down, left, right, forward, or back to control in the direction you want to throw the enemy while still being able to control your characters walking movement with the tilt of the move controller that is being used instead of the nav controller. You could also jump by just jumping, and do a flip by locking on to your enemy and jumping. You should also be able to lock on to your enemies while sabering. Force lighting would be controlled with a button. Force push would be done by pressing a button and pushing the move controller forward and force pull (or gun remove by pulling) would be done by pressing other buttons and pulling the move controller towards you. You should also be able to perform a stab backwards at the enemy by trusting the saber backward. The game would also be Similar to the Dark Forces series on the PC but be called Dark Forces 3. It should also include online play and provide more realistic and improved graphics. On to the Review of Kinect Star Wars. I give the graphics a 7. They are good but not the best. I give the Sound an 8.5. Very good. I give the gameplay a 7. Good. The kicking, jumping, dashing, and force powers work fairly well in this game. The saber, and other moves you have to do, work 95 percent of the time if you have the proper lighting, somewhat tight fitting clothing, a well tuned kinect, and you are not being hit by laser fire or attacked by enemies. The problems with the controls is that the game is on rails and the light saber combat is not as accurrate as the PS3 Gladiator sword fighting game. If I could use a nunchuck to move around with and use a very accurate motion controller to sword fight with, then the combat would be better. In addition, the boss duels you have are not as good as the duels in the PS3 Gladiator game. The reason for this is that you don't really have a choice to swipe at your opponent or block when you want to. Blocking is scripted to be your best option at certain times and swiping is selected to be your best option to win at other times. Not randomly having these activities take place makes the dueling a little dull, but not bad. (They could fix this in a patch.) You should block, do a move, and then hit your enemy with your saber randomly(not block block block block, hit hit hit hit, repeat). The Pod racing is very good but I do miss the rumble feedback from a normal controller. I give this part of the game an 8. I did not try the dancing part. The Rancor part is good and I give it a 7. The Duel only part is average and needs to be patched. I give that part a 6.0. Overall, I give the game an 8. Quite Good. If you like Star Wars you will like this game. It's a keeper.â Expand
  4. Apr 4, 2012
    6
    Star Wars Kinect is fun in short play sessions. But with the confusingly lacking polish on the motion controlled portion of the game, and theStar Wars Kinect is fun in short play sessions. But with the confusingly lacking polish on the motion controlled portion of the game, and the un-intuitive play-style, both LucasArts and MGS should be ashamed of bringing this title to market as is. Best case scnario: they patch the game to allow for better interpretation of player movements. The game isn't terrible, but it's not the epic journey one would hope to have within the Star Wars universe. Then again, that's typical with Star Wars games. Most are flashed in the pan while few impress. Expand
  5. Feb 7, 2013
    4
    When I first heard that a Star Wars game was coming out for the Kinect, I was so excited! Swinging your lightsabers around, playing missionsWhen I first heard that a Star Wars game was coming out for the Kinect, I was so excited! Swinging your lightsabers around, playing missions from the movies, etc. I couldn't wait for this game to come out. I had high hopes for this game and what I played was nothing short than disappointing. A mini-campaign that is more forgettable than the plot from the prequels? A Rancor mode? A DANCE MODE??!! What is this s**t!! this ain't the Star Wars game I was expecting! I can live with these modes, however the most disappointing thing in the game is the lightsaber movement. I hate it when you have to control the lightsaber that the game wants you to swing it. I expected to swing my lightsaber around in any motion I want and have no issues whatsoever. The figure 8 you have to do to defend yourself from incoming droids, and "boss battles" is so boring and tedious. It sucks. Even though I do not like the game modes that Lucasarts, and Terminal Reality chose, it still manages to be fun, entertaining, and gives you a good exercise. The modes are fun, but it was not what I expected from a Star Wars game. Expand
  6. Apr 28, 2012
    3
    I knew it was going to be bad. But this is BAD.
    Gameplay over all
    graphics- 2/10 looks like a wii game sound 4/10 controls 0/10 please please
    I knew it was going to be bad. But this is BAD.
    Gameplay over all
    graphics- 2/10 looks like a wii game
    sound 4/10
    controls 0/10 please please please stop making kinect games or fix the controls
    FUN 1/10 its cool for like 2 mins.. then you get the "oh no i bought this " feeling.

    total 3/10 Value overall... well i couldn't stand playing it so not sure, look like a 3/10 though

    Over all game? 3/10 easy... its playable, but barely, its not fun, and if it was the last game in the universe i rather take up knitting.
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  7. Apr 9, 2012
    0
    Ok, we can watch that some companys do a great job with some kinect titles (Haunt, Rhythm Party, Your Shape, etc...), and some bad works, andOk, we can watch that some companys do a great job with some kinect titles (Haunt, Rhythm Party, Your Shape, etc...), and some bad works, and with this game happen the second. When much people heard about this game they think that a great idea can appear, but after when they watch the trailer, they think in a regular game, after comes the demo in the E3 and be a disaster, after we watching this dance mode, and all say "really?", the gameplay is really boring, jump and run other movements, and the dance mode, is really stupid, the detection of kinect is slow. Sorry, but Kinect Star Wars is a bigger disaster. Expand

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