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Posted May 7, 2012 - By Jonathan Deesing





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I’ve been watching Skyrim mod videos on YouTube since the game came out. They’re entertaining, fun and unique; but they’re also a clear sign that gamers are more than ready for some new content for the game. Bethesda delivers with their newest game patch with Kinect support.

Many—mostly those who have dismissed the Kinect wholesale as gimmicky—wrote off the announcement as silly and kitschy. Others who enjoyed the Kinect inclusion in Mass Effect 3 were more than happy to finally use their dusty add-on for something other than a party trick. Truly, Bethesda’s initiative has opened up quite a few doors for publishers looking to breathe life into not-so-old games. So sit back and relax while I fantasize about other 360 games that could use a little Kinect retrofitting.

Fallout 3

Fallout 3/New Vegas

For anyone who spent hundreds of hours with Fallout 3, the appeal in opening your Pip-Boy probably wore off before you left Vault 101. Not too dissimilar from the Kinect support in Skyrim (minus the badass shouts), voice commands in Fallout 3 and New Vegas would allow you to adjust to situations more swiftly and naturally. Now I understand this might detract from the RPG feel, but it would probably just make dropping the 23 burned books you accidentally picked up less troublesome. And I’d much rather just say “Stimpak” when I needed one rather than hoping I hot-keyed it and dying as a result.

Gears of War

The gold standard for cover-based combat, the Gears of War series also features another element that would benefit from Kinect support: team-based combat. Being able to shout at Baird to throw a grenade at a particular enemy or attack a flank would feel pretty awesome. For online play, forcing players to actually yell out for help when they’re downed could also make for some funny moments. Just so long as you don’t scream yourself hoarse trying to sound like Marcus Fenix.

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Alan Wake

Honestly, I cannot think of how Kinect would benefit past Alan Wake games, but I can imagine of how awesome it would be to see in future installments—and yes, there will be future installments. For a game that relies so heavily on fear and the emotional reactions of players, adding one more demand to the mix could offer some memorable moments. Yelling at deadly crows to spook them away or simply telling a NPC to “look out!” would drag a player even further into Wake’s nightmares. This added fear element also wouldn’t feel too out of place in a Silent Hill game either. I can just picture watching an NPC lose his head to a Pyramid Head because I didn’t yell “duck!” fast enough.

Ghost Recon

For a series that’s as tactical and rife with gadgets as Ghost Recon, Kinect support is a no brainer. Like Mass Effect 3, yelling commands to teammates would provide a more realistic and smooth feel. Using your voice to mark a target for an NPC—while controlling a drone or reloading your weapon—would add to the frantic nature of the game and ramp up the intensity.

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Guitar Hero

Lots of folks are already standing up when they play Guitar Hero or other band games, so why not reward them for their efforts? Ever since I tried (and failed miserably) at playing Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero simultaneously at a movie theatre I’ve strongly believed Guitar Hero needs more dancing. Kinect would not only give the opportunity for style points for sweet dance moves/guitar behind the head/backflips, but could also easily provide for sweet simultaneous singing and strumming.

Final Fantasy XIII

FF XIII’s strategy change to using paradigms instead of individual commands for party members was met with mixed reviews. Kinect could solve many complains by allowing the player to switch paradigms quickly in-battle. Simply shouting “switch to relentless assault,” instead of praying your earlier decisions hadn’t doomed the battle from the start would please more than a few players who have grown frustrated with idiotic AI.

NCAA Football/Madden

Arguably one of the most vocal sports, football would offer a unique opportunity for the Kinect. Just imagine running a hurry-up offense while calling your plays from the line. No longer inhibited by a few measly plays mapped to buttons, you would have access to the entire playbook as you marched confidently down the field, yelling “hike!” for every snap. Conversely, imagine running a defense as you called out numbers of offensive threats; watching your DBs move to cover them. Sure, it would get loud and heated, but that’s football, ain’t it?

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Resident Evil 5

I’ve beaten RE5 probably over a dozen times, so any criticisms I make of the game are obviously going to be fairly trivial. But both the voice commands in the game and in-game inventory screen both got me killed more than a few times. Instead of stopping your character to press a combination of buttons and then sprint away, Kinect support would allow for quick weapon changes or character commands. And it would probably stop me and my buddy from mashing buttons just to hear the characters yell “Sheva!” and “Chris!” over and over again. Because, you know, we’re five year olds.

Crysis 2

Like Ghost Recon, Crysis would benefit from quick and easy vocal access to the number of gadgets at your disposal. Switching between different suit modes while not distracting away from multitudes of enemies would be not only welcome, but fun. Also, I’d hopefully never have to hear “cloak engaged” ever again as long as I live.

There are myriad games not mentioned here that would stand to gain some value from either a little or a lot of Kinect integration. Just think if you could whistle in your living room while playing Red Dead Redemption, and your horse would come running. Or taking the roll (get it?) of the Prince in rolling your very own Katamari. Really, the possibilities are endless.

So what do you think? What games would kick even more ass with a little extra spice from the Kinect?

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