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Kinect Joy Ride- Xbox 360

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the graphics. The design also gets good reviews. There are some negative reviews about the value for money and usability. There are mixed views on the gameplay and controls.

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usability, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Kinect Joy Ride- Xbox 360 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Kinect Joy Ride (Xbox 360)

 

Kinect Joy Ride is a colorful racing game that has a lot of good things going for it. It lets you play as your Xbox Live avatar and choose from a number of good-looking rides; its imaginative environments are host to several different event types, in...

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Kinect Joy Ride Review for the XBOX360

 

What, no blue shells with wings?

Kinect body "controls" work surprisingly well; Gameplay is fluid and chaotic; Great "party" game for looking like an ass

Pricetag is comparable to a full AAA game; ...but the gameplay is more like DLC

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Kinect Joy Ride Review

 

Few games embody the simultaneous brilliance and ridiculousness of motion-sensing gaming like Kinect's launch day racer, Joy Ride. I mean, here is a title that asks you to hold your hands in front of your body like you're steering a fake car--something...

Joy Ride’s pleasing cartoony visuals earn it some extra points on and off the track; varied locations and personality-filled environments evoke Pixar, theme parks and mini golf courses. There’s also a tacked on, but fun-for-a-few-laughs challenge mode...

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Kinect Joy Ride Review

 

This motion-controlled racer is fun, but it'd undoubtedly be better if you could play it with a regular controller.

Plenty of varied event types ; Online play is lag free ; Stunt events are enjoyably challenging

Controls are imprecise ; Vehicles all offer identical performance and handling ; Only two event types are playable online

Kinect Joy Ride isn't a bad game by any means, but it's also not a good game to release alongside the new Kinect hardware. Rather than showing off what the Kinect is capable of, Kinect Joy Ride is an obvious example of a game that would be better if...

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Kinect Joy Ride

 

Big Park's Joy Ride is another instance of Microsoft's marketing and product promotion gone horribly wrong. Billed as a free-to-play Xbox Live Arcade title at E3 2009, the arcade-style racer suddenly made the magical shift to Microsoft's Kinect device....

It’s hard to recommend Joy Ride to anyone. If I did, my recommendation would be something along the lines of... “Hey you, buy Joy Ride... it’s meant to be a racer, but it handles like a 60 year old schizophrenic car that has jelly for tyres and is...

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Kinect Joy Ride- Xbox 360

 

As I try to sum my review for Kinect Joy Ride, I am left with two very distinct impressions. The first is that this game is definitely not for diehard racing fans as the content and control will turn them off. On the other side of the fence though is...

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Kinect JoyRide

 

Microsoft's Kinect JoyRide is one of the first retail releases for Xbox 360 to use the Kinect hands-free accessory system. The kart-style racing game is played through a controller-free interface that can sense motion, detect gestures, and pick up spoken

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Microsoft Kinect Joy Ride

 

Great game

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Kinect Joyride- Xbox 360

 

Kinect Joy Ride is fun in short bursts once you get the hand of the loose controls but it fails to impress overall. It's worth waiting out for a more comprehensive Kinect racing title.

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Kinect Joyride- Xbox 360

 

At its heart Joyride is an average cartoon racer. Take away the controller and it gains a gimmick but loses a lot of form and playability. It's momentarily fun but, when compared to other Kinect launch titles, is hardly worth the asking price.