Looking for a fun Kinect game
December 17, 2012 6:36 AM   Subscribe

As an adult, what is the most fun Kinect game(s) you've played/enjoyed?

I'm particularly looking for games that are known to have good response time. We already have the Sports, which is alot of fun. Have you tried any of the Wipeout versions? Any suggestions are appreciated!
posted by foxhat10 to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (18 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
 
FRUIT NINJA.
posted by skrozidile at 6:40 AM on December 17, 2012


FRUIT NINJA SECOND VOTE. As in, by absolutely miles.
posted by ominous_paws at 6:44 AM on December 17, 2012


(and the response time is fantastic)
posted by ominous_paws at 6:45 AM on December 17, 2012


WE CALL MY XBOX THE FRUIT NINJA MACHINE
posted by skrozidile at 6:47 AM on December 17, 2012


So I just looked at Fruit Ninja on Youtube and the clip looks like you use mostly/only your arms. Any jumping/dodging or anything else?
posted by foxhat10 at 6:55 AM on December 17, 2012


No. It truly does not matter. It is still way more fun than any other Kinect game. And you can kick or headbutt if you want to get fancy.
posted by ominous_paws at 7:16 AM on December 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm going to wreck the unanimity in here and say Just Dance 3 (there's also a 4 out).

(for fairness's sake, i have not played fruit ninja)
posted by lilnublet at 7:56 AM on December 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


I am an adult. Dance Central games are my go to Kinect games!
posted by xicana63 at 8:00 AM on December 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


The Gunstringer is easily my favorite Kinect game. There's a demo available on Live.
posted by Sibrax at 8:16 AM on December 17, 2012


My friends and I have had the most fun with Dance Central and Double Fine Happy Action Theater.
posted by Jairus at 8:47 AM on December 17, 2012


Dance Central! It's the best dance game available (far better than Just Dance or any of the Wii-based games)
posted by Bebo at 8:55 AM on December 17, 2012


I have Dance Central, which is pretty fun, but Fruit Ninja beats it hands (waving everywhere - can't miss the fruit) down!
posted by Arbac at 9:39 AM on December 17, 2012


Double Fine Happy Action Theater for sure. I'm not the first to mention it, but I don't think that it can be emphasized enough. It really is the best Kinect game in my opinion.

Dance Central (any of them) are pretty fun as well.

Gunstringer is OK by itself, but it has a truly silly downloadable add-on (Wavy Tube Man Chronicles) that's a fun bit of strangeness.
posted by owls at 9:56 AM on December 17, 2012


Dance Central. Mostly I just like dancing to songs from my 80s roller skating years, like Bust a Move.
posted by joan_holloway at 11:16 AM on December 17, 2012


Gunstringer is pretty fun. And Child of Eden is really amazing if you can get into it.

But my best suggestion is simple: "Kinect Party" comes out tomorrow, Dec. 18, FOR FREE and it should be great. If you like it, then try "Happy Action Theater" which is made by the same company.

They aren't games, per se, but little snippets or situations where the Kinect is used for unique play. My kids really love them, and I thought they were great fun the first time or two.

Oh, and Wreckateer was actually pretty decent. They gave it away free recently, but I don't know if it costs money now.
posted by tacodave at 3:58 PM on December 17, 2012


OMG I love Kung Fu High Impact.
posted by BusyBusyBusy at 7:08 PM on December 17, 2012


I personally enjoy Mini Ninja Adventures.
posted by Hawk V at 9:17 PM on December 17, 2012


Thanks, guys! I will take all these into consideration.
posted by foxhat10 at 9:28 AM on December 18, 2012


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