Now I understand how folks become addicted to the drink, or more importantly how hard it is to break that addiction. I’m not talking alcohol. I’ve never touched the stuff. I’m talking about the sweet, sweet taste of soda. Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, Mello Yello, Coke–I love them all.
I’m hooked; a little too hooked. So along with my Kinect report I’m putting my own commitment out there. I need to break the addiction, so (starting yesterday) I’m going three weeks without a drop of soda. After that I’m limiting it to restaurants and weekend game nights. I loooooove soda, but it’s so bad for you in the quantities I drink it.
On the Kinect front I *almost* found the perfect activity game for big folks: Rhythm Party. It’s like a watered down Dance Central. Instead of having to mimic every move your character does you simply have to have your hands and/or feet in the right spot at the right time. I don’t yet have the stamina to dance, but the slow, constant movement of Rhythm Party is enough to get my heart rate up to a nice, healthy level.
Now I said it was *almost* the perfect Kinect game for biggies. It’s got one major drawback: the song selection. While it has two songs I can have fun with (Bobby Brown’s “Every Little Step” and the 70′s classic “YMCA”) the rest of the soundtrack, including DLC, is either forgettable or downright awful. If this were a retail game with a better soundtrack I’d recommend it for any large-and-in-charge person, but the lackluster soundtrack ruins the experience.
So that leaves me high and dry again. Back to Fruit Ninja Kinect I go. I’m looking forward to Kinect Star Wars, where I’ll be able to romp around my living room as a rancor and smash things. Should be fun to do in the game as well. Check back in three weeks to see if I’ve lived up to my goal. In the meantime those looking to use their Kinect to get some exercise should check out our other Kinect fitness feature, Kinectercise.