Well I’ll be
2015 was the year I packed up my Kinect for good.
The device wasn’t getting enough use — certainly not for controller-free Xbox One menu navigation, which I never grew accustomed to, and rarely if ever for gaming. I got one of the older Just Dance games on sale and for a while there, it was silly fun. But if I ever feel the urge to dance to “Rich Girl,” I can just bust a groove on my own, free of the camera’s gaze and spacial requirements.
Beatsplosion revolves around the same punching, ducking, and side-stepping we’ve seen in prior Kinect titles but, in a slightly more interesting twist, it flows to music. That’s something. Today is release day (it’s $12.99 on Xbox Live) and this is my first time hearing about it.
The developer, Virtual Air Guitar Company, seems to have found a niche. Its past several games (Squid Hero, Boom Ball, Kung-Fu High Impact) have also been Kinect-focused.
Someone must be playing this stuff, but who?