Dad of Divas' Reviews: Game Review - Fantastic Pets for XBox 360 Kinect

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Game Review - Fantastic Pets for XBox 360 Kinect

About the Book
Offering a highly interactive fantasy experience that erases the line between the virtual and real worlds, THQ announced Fantastic Pets on Kinect™ for Xbox 360®, no controller required.  The first augmented reality game for Kinect for Xbox 360, Fantastic Pets puts players on-screen where their movements and voice commands allow them to play side-by-side with a pet of their own creation.  Developed by Blitz Games Studios, Fantastic Pets on Kinect for Xbox 360 is scheduled for release in March 2011.

Fantastic Pets offers an incredibly high level of interactivity, creativity and originality,” said Martin Good, Executive Vice President, THQ Kids, Family, Casual Games, and Global Online Services.  “As you discover your pet’s personality and become enmeshed within the world, Fantastic Pets becomes more like a personalized adventure and less like a game.”

About Fantastic Pets
Fantastic Pets brings a world of adventure into the living room.  Players start with four domestic animals – dog, cat, horse and lizard – that can be morphed into imaginative creations from mystical unicorns to ferocious dragons.  Kinect for Xbox 360 technology enables players to step inside the world and onto the screen where they can play and care for their pets.  Voice recognition allows players to command their pet throughout mini-games and Talent Shows to reach the professional ranks of a Pet Trainer.  Players can unlock news items and activities, in addition to taking pictures of themselves and their pet to share with family and friends.

Key Features:

  • Create unlimited numbers of fully customizable pets, and select your pets' skins, colors, patterns, wings, horns, tails and more for a truly unique look
  • Augmented reality technology puts you on the screen to interact and play with your pets
  • Interact with multiple pets simultaneously with a friend and be on screen at the same time
  • Talk to your pets and teach them tricks with voice commands as you develop nurturing and playful relationships
  • Discover the unique personalities, lifelike reactions and behaviors of each of your pets
  • Play mini games with your pets, including fetch, pet wash, bubble popping, dressage, dodge, teaching tricks, grooming and more
  • Enjoy hours of free-form play in a lush 3D world
  • Get the most of your gameplay with avatars, tutorials, unlockables, trophies, awards and daily events
  • Kinect sensor required to play (not included)
  • For 1 to 2 players

My Take on the GameWe have tried out a few of the games for the Kinect in the past but this one was definitely one that I was glad to get the chance to try out. What I loved about the game was the fact that you got the opportunity to have some very unique pets and take care of them, teach them and have fun with them as you would any pet. I mean how often can you have a dragon as a pet? 

What was great about this game was the customization that was available. On top of this, the game was highly interactive and my kids love being able to use the game and have their pets move as they were moving. I know that at least in our home, this game was a HUGE hit!!!

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