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Hands-on with Xbox 360 and Kinect games

Wed Jul 06 2011, 17:37
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Most exciting for us on the Xbox was the new Batman: Arkham City, the follow up to Batman: Arkham Asylum. Not only are the graphics tasty, the fight scenes are awesome and you can even play as Catwoman.

It does have a bit of a button basher style to it but we don't mind a bit of that. We we're told today that it will have around 25 hours of game play and that's apparently without all the extra content in the alleyways and rooftops.

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Moving on to the famous Kinect, we were impressed with the look of the new Star Wars game that will be out this coming winter. The demo level we played was short but gave a good idea of what the full deal will be like.

You can wield a light sabre and the Kinect will track how to swing it to attack and even better is the ability to 'use the force' by holding out your hand to throw enemies and objects to the side.

We were promised a whole lot more will be contained in the full game and that references will be made to all six films. Our only reservation is about the way players are expected to lean forward to make your character levitate forwards, a little odd for us.

 

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