Reviewed by Jennifer – GEV.com
Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure is kind of a sequel to last year’s Kinect Rush: Kinect Adventures. When the original game was released, it surprised us all with its charming combination of original and Disney based characters. Designed primarily for kids, the game had fun and exciting mini games that were portrayed in Disney’s popular universe. The sequel tries to expand on the previous games and this time adds in Pixar characters into the mix. Instead of Disney world’s this time, children will be able to explore their favorite Pixar based animation worlds. I tried the game and here is its review.
Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure is based on different worlds of Pixar animations. Kids will be able to team up with the top characters from these popular animations and go out on adventure with them. These worlds include that of Toy Story, Cars, The Incredibles and many others. Before entering the newly opened theme park by Pixar, kids are offered a chance to become a virtual character in the world. Kinect scans the body and gives them something that would suit them. Upon entering the theme park children can quickly tag along with other characters and play mini games based on the character’s home universe.
The concept of Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure is excellent and any child should immediately fall in love with. However, when it comes to controlling your avatar, that’s where the game really fails. I found that controlling the character is a chore, to move, you have to wave your hands as if you are running and to turn the direction, you have to move your shoulders, most of the times Kinect was unable to read my movement and produced un-wanted results.
Once you get past the controls issue however, you find fun and interesting mini games to play with. Up to 2 players can easily tag along and play. There are plenty of things to do in the game other than just playing mini-games. This is a game that children will enjoy a lot, especially if they are familiar with the characters of Disney and Pixar.