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Eight Kinect Games That Deserve a Second Chance on Xbox One

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5) Happy Action Theater/Kinect Party

Kinect Party Happy Action Theater

Like Dance Central, Happy Action Theater feels like one of those necessary Kinect staples. It isn’t anything amazing, but it’s a creative party game with some of the most memorable minigames out there. Xbox One’s sharper Kinect camera could do wonders for this game, since it relied so heavily on showing people’s own play space. The idea of having your living room submerged in lava was really cool, but the fuzzy image took away some of the wonder.

6) Fable: The Journey

Fable the Journey

Another case of a good idea that couldn’t survive under flaky Kinect recognition, Fable: The Journey had a ton of potential. It had the Fable series’ brand of charm, an interesting take on horse maintenance, and some enjoyable on-rails sorcery. A simple fix would be to re-release the game on the more accurate Xbox One Kinect. Like Child of Eden, it really only needed a better Kinect to shine.

7) Leedmees


Leedmees was one of the more unique and overlooked Kinect releases. This puzzle game had two players using their bodies to create bridges for Lemmings-esque creatures to walk across. As the game went on, the paths got more complicated and the traps more complex. It was like a virtual game of Twister for two players. Leedmees, more than most games, was simply a smart use of Kinect that deserves more fans on Xbox One.

8) Rise of Nightmares

Rise of Nightmares

Rise of Nightmares was bad, and the game itself isn’t necessarily worthy of a sequel. That said, the idea of freely walking around and fighting in an environment entirely with Kinect had potential. It was awkward to be sure, but some smarter controls and a similar horror setting could make for an intense horror experience.

Have any of your own Kinect favorites you’d like to see on Xbox One? Add them to the list by sharing them in the comments below.

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Tags: Steel Battalion, Dance Central, Leedmees, Child of Eden, Binary Domain, Rise of Nightmares, Happy Action Theater, Fable The Journey

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