Well it’s here, the
app that makes you really get off your bum and move around whilst still
still secure in the knowledge that you are playing a video game. It’s a
funny one in that whilst we approached this title with a degree of
scepticism, it appears that enough effort has been put into the game to
ensure that you will really get something out of the game other than a
You can use the
personal trainer application to great effect and it can really give you
a solid work out. Inputting details about yourself helps tailor the
experience. Ultimately there are a series of activities, all fairly
similar, to do. The cool thing is that they are actually providing your
body with a pretty comprehensive sweat if you let it.
title isn’t one that is going to change the way you look at games. To be
honest in retrospect to the other Eyetoy games on the market, this is
possibly the one that really justifies the expense of the camera and
game. Remember I did say retrospect! The way that the game really brings
you in this time has done a better job at immersion than any Eyetoy game
that has come before it.
Why? Simple. There
is no feeling of trying to pretend you are “touching” real items. By
that I mean holding. Kinetic simply asks that you move your hand in the
appropriate directions whilst making sure you hover over some items and
There are four
“zones” that you play in with Kinetic and they are pretty
self-explanatory. Cardio Zone, Mind Zone, Toning Zone and Combat Zone
make up the parts that you are going to play in and offer a different
experience from each other depending on what level you have attained.
I would have to say
that you really should give Kinetic a shot. There are two ways of buying
it, either with the camera or without. It really brings something new to
the genre and in many ways actually proves the Eyetoy capable of
delivering a proper experience for the PS2.