Late last year, as a family Christmas present, we bought the Kinect for the XBox 360. This is something that Klint and I have been holding out for ever since we first heard about it in development and despite the ever popular Wii coming out. For those of you who don't know what the Kinect is, it is a controller free gaming device that is connected to the XBox 360, very similarly to the Wii in how you interact with you game in terms of movement. The beauty of the Kinect though is that there are no controllers at all and no special mats.... just you and your game.
There are many cool features about the Kinect but for me personally, I wanted it for the dance game called Dance Central.
This game is a BLAST!!!! It doesn't matter whether or not you are a dancer because the flashcards teach you and in easy mode even little kids can do the moves. But, if you are a dancer it is even better! The game uses actual dance moves like a jazz square so it is really easy to start to learn the hard versions of songs. And let me tell ya, the hard dances are HARD! I am really digging the music choices and can't wait to bring some of these moves to the studio for jazz and hip hop.
For those of you who really want a good workout (I spent over an hour dancing the other night!) but don't want to feel like it is work, I highly suggest a dance game like Dance Central! The characters are cool, the moves are hot, and you will drop the pounds dropping it like it's hot!!!