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This review is from: Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor - Xbox 360 (Video Game)I have been playing video games for 20 years or more, and have spent literally thousands of dollars on games for myself and my sons (20, 18, and 16 years old). We are also expert at Xbox and Kinect and without hesitation this is the worst video game I have ever purchased. Now, I will say its possible the game play could be good, if you can ever get through the interface, but I couldn't.
The Kinect connectivity and calibration is worse than any I have ever seen, and worse than I can even imagine, I actually thought it may have been a joke and someone was going to come on the screen and say "just messing with you, sit down, relax, and start playing" but alas, that didn't happen.
On Star Wars Kinect and others (Kinect sports, the animal games my girls play), the calibration is almost automatic, and easily correctable if it goes out of whack. In this mess, you spend 10 minutes standing up and sitting down waving your arms, before it says "calibration timed out" and you start all over again. The several times I got to actual game play, one action could not be done (it was pulling some stupid panel towards you)and thus I was stuck in a loop I couldnt get out of, thus ending game play.
Just now, I had the urge to give it one more chance and could not get it to stay calibrated for more than 2 minutes before it said it had to recalibrate, I stood up and sat down waving my arms for another 5 minutes, and then I chucked the game in the garbage and came to write this review.
If there is any fairness or ethics on this planet, I should not only be given a refund, but an extra $100 for the hour or so of my life I will never get back. I am immediately re-upping my Game Fly subscription since it is for games like this, that the business plan for Game Fly was written.
Horrible, terrible, highway robbery, unbelievably bad, atrocious, designed by incompetents, the English language does not have sufficient power for me to adequately express my unhappiness with this game.
DO NOT BUY IT. If you think I am crazy, then rent it, but don't even take the chance that you will have an experience like mine.