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POSTED 24/3/12


KINECT RUSH: A DISNEY PIXAR ADVENTURE

Microsoft
Xbox 360/Kinect

Pixar: A name that’s synonymous with awesomeness in movies – and shitacularness in videogames.

Sizzle time... Can Kinect Rush buck this trend?! Can it deliver good fun Pixar gaming to the kiddiewink masses?! Does it stay crunchy in milk?!

A little while back Kinect Disneyland Adventures hit. Great for cheap Disneyland thrills, and wonderfully nostalgic if you’ve ever been to the joint. Kinect Rush is similar, except obviously as there’s no Pixarland to visit, it’s a virtual way to get your Pixar on. Five worlds feature (and no doubt more will come via DLC): Cars, The Incredibles, Toy Story, Up and that horrid one with rats in the kitchen (what are we gonna do?), Ratatouille.

Kinect scans you – more or less - and little Pixaricised yous materialise for the five worlds. We make pretty funktastic robots, we must say! For the hub, you’re more a human avatarical representation, even if it doesn’t use your actual X-atar.
 
So, you amble about, decide which flavoured world you fancy and transmogrify into a car, robot, Incredible, Uppity or – bleurgh - rat you. Fairly simple mini-adventures ensue, with the running and the jumping and the coin-collecting and the sliderating and the climbing and the swimming and the puzzle solving. Meanwhile, driving has you going all Wiggles, steering with arms thrust out rigidly in front.

Speaking of controls, the main ones requiring conquerment are walking and turning. To walk, swing your arms back and forth; to turn, twist your shoulders. It takes time, but once mastered – and that kinda helps - you’ll be sweet. As for the patience kids might have getting it sorted...

A visual treat and great bite-sized mission kidmusement, Kinect Rush almost makes us wish we were little again. Then we’d actually stick the disc in milk and see if it does, indeed, stay crunchy.

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