KINECT RUSH: A DISNEY PIXAR ADVENTURE
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
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