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For Exercise Only
on February 18, 2013
I am not a gamer, but use the XBox Kinect for cardio when I cannot get to the gym. Fighters Uncaged is the program I use usually, although I own a few of the Kinect standard exercise packages.
As long as I consciously tell myself to think only of the cardio benefit, it is quite nice. But the game is absurd otherwise: against some of the opponents my strike movements (not other body movements, e.g. feints) are picked up well enough as long as I do not move too fast, but there are three at the level I have reached that appear to be programmed so that not only can I not hurt them, I can barely punch or kick them because the game does not pick up the movements.
Other than this, my greatest problem with the package is the fact that if I knock an opponent to the ground I cannot follow up with strikes, even on rising, whereas if I am swept to the ground I cannot defend myself as I stand.
So, do not purchase this as a game to win, but as a decent enough cardio workout that is fun if you like to strike.