Platform: Xbox 360 Kinect
There's a glut of motion sensor sports games on all consoles and although the arguable unnecessary Kinect Sports: Season Two is late to the party it capitalises on the recently improved connectivity of Kinect. The title features six mini-games: golf, darts, tennis, American football, baseball and skiing. The graphics are decidedly cartoony and the sound track consists of a bevy of pop cheese tracks for the post pub crowd. Like any of these titles single player gets boring fast and it's a release best played with friends, or beer.
Of the six games included darts and golf demonstrate best the enhanced connectivity of Kinect. The darts game recognised small adjustments of my hand and I had to move my body every so slightly to line up the perfect putt in the golf game. The other games are less responsive. The tennis game was convinced I made contact with the ball every time; I wasn't. The skiing game was decidedly less forgiving and I spent more time crashing into barriers than skiing over the finish line. The baseball game played like tennis, except with a small racket and I'd criticise the American football game for not allowing me to make tackles, if I actually understood the sport in the first place.
On a side note, Microsoft spends a lot of time boasting about Kinect's voice activation so I opened the darts game and shouted "Xbox: one-hundred-and-eighty" in my best Sid Waddel voice. Nothing happened.
Minus points for that.
Rent or Buy: Rent
Replay Value: 3/5
Reviewed By: Bryan Collins