Experience a place where two magical worlds unite: Kinect for Xbox 360 ® invites you to take a journey where stories come to life and dreams come true, right in your living room! Explore Disneyland ® park - from Main Street U.S.A. to Critter Country - join Peter Pan to battle Captain Hook, high-five Mickey Mouse or hug Snow White.
Harnessing the controller-free magic of Kinect for Xbox 360 ®, Kinect: Disneyland ® Adventures allows children, families and Disney fans of all ages to explore Disneyland ® park, step into adventures based on attractions, engage in challenging quests and interact with beloved Disney characters using their full bodies and voices,* no controller required. Kinect:
Disneyland ® Adventures is your portal to a magical world of Disneyland ® park adventures through Kinect.
• Create memories. Whether it's your first time or hundredth time exploring Disneyland ® park, relive your fondest memories or embark on a new adventure.
• Discover Disneyland ® park. Whether you want to go on an adventure in your favorite attraction or explore the entire park, Kinect: Disneyland ® Adventures allows you to play at your own pace and customise your own Disneyland ® park experiences right from your living room, whenever you want.
• Explore attractions. Experience your favorite Disneyland ® park attractions as immersive adventures - explore Neverland at Peter Pan's side and take up your sword to fight Captain Hook; battle your way to the island in Pirates of the Caribbean; or partner with a friend to enjoy the fascinating world of Alice in Wonderland.
• Meet the characters. Share magical moments with your favorite Disney characters - hug a princess, high-five Mickey Mouse, collect autographs and accept quests.
• Collect and unlock. Collect Disney-themed items, rewards and Xbox 360 ® Achievements as you make your way through the park to discover new game experiences, including themed parades and firework displays.
• Cooperative play. Partner with a friend or family member to explore Disneyland ® park; have him or her jump in to lend a hand on difficult challenges and help you earn rewards. Designed to adjust difficulty based on skill,
• Kinect: Disneyland ® Adventures ensures that everyone is having fun and playing together.
We downloaded the demo of this game from the XBOX360 marketplace for two reasons, our kids love Kinect and because its Disneyland. After the demo being limited and the kids wanting more from the game we went ahead and purchased it. The game was very easy for our kids (3 and 5) to pick up what they need to do to navigate around the menus, start a game, and most importantly play the game.
The wow factor of it being a Disney game and being able to see and interact with all of their favourite Disney characters was a big hit. The variety of game play is great, from flying with Peter Pan, to using a handcar (great arm workout), flying in Space Mountain, sword fighting Captain Hook, riding bobsleighs, river rafting, checking out Alice in Wonderlands house, to even checking out the food areas in the park
The videos of the Disneyland park itself are spot on having been to Disneyland ourselves, the game is a great substitute for now until we can take our kids but in the meantime they can virtual run around Disneyland.
This is a great game for kids and adults with hours of endless fun if you have an XBOX360 and Kinect.
We hired this for our kids to play but think I got a whole lot more out of it then they did, although we do intend on buying it soon. Our 6 year old had trouble navigating around the park as he couldn't grasp the required movement but really got the hang of the games as did our 3 year old.
Being able to interact with the characters, participate in quests, look for hidden Mickeys and play games makes this a complete experience, probably the only thing missing is to actually be able to eat at the restaurants. I feel this is a game without an end, and as such as you could go on exploring and playing the games long after you've finished the last one, a good game to get out on a wet day.
Most people would enjoy playing this game and being made up of mini games it means that it's easy to jump on and play for a short time. Being a kinect game means however, that you aren't just sitting on the couch with a controller and you can end up having a whole lot of fun jumping and swerving around the room, just make sure you close the curtains!
My dream is to go to Disneyland and as soon as I heard this game was coming out we had to buy it!! Originally it was a family Christmas present for my three year old but if we are honest really just brought it for myself.
My daughter does love playing it and cuddling the characters but a majority of the games are a little hard for her. She can navagate around the park no worries but basically stays in Fantasyland and flys with Peter Pan or dances with the Princesses.
It wasn't what I was expecting to be honest but it is fun. Although you can have two players playing at any given time we just long on under my daughters name and just help her out with the difficult challengers. She also loves the snow fight and she is amazing at it.
I think this game would probably be suited more for children over the age of 5 maybe 6 although my three year old does love playing it.
You collect coins along the way and you can buy stuff at the shops. You can ride the attractions and interact with characters. There are tasks that you need to complete and items that you need to find. There is a route that you can follow or else go out on your own.
For the first couple of months we used to play all the time now it just sits on the shelf but I am sure when she is older and I have more time we will be back into it with a vengeance.
Now I will be honest here and say I did not play test this one myself, what I did do however was to get my 10yo to give it a whirl and then asked me to give his thoughts on the game which I would then sum up below. I thought it would be a good challenge as one of his dreams for when he grows up is to be a Video Game Tester.... Ahhh if only that was a career option when I was younger.
Right enough of that, on with the review.... You start out on the main street of DisneyLand, and there are various things to interact with here, there are some of the Disney characters, such as Mickey, Minnie and Goofy, you can talk with the characters either by using body and hand movements, or by using voice commands which are picked up quite clearly by the Kinects in-built microphone.
As well as interacting with the characters they will also give you mini quests to perform. In place of the various rides you have a whole heap of mini-games such as, flying around London like Peter Pan, or fly through space or shoot water at a hiipo's mouth. All these are really fun and make you really want to go to the real DisneyLand.
There is a bit of a trouble with the movements as sometimes it doesn't seem to see what you are doing with your hands and body, and it's hard to get things in the right place sometimes when you need to, but that still doesn't make me not want to play it.
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