Similar to Kinect Sesame Street, Kinect Nat Geo TV bring a whole new interactive approach to playing games with small children. Nat Geo TV takes actual episodes from the popular Nat geo show Nat Geo Wild TV hosted by Casey Anderson and his 800 pound grizzly bear Brutus and distributes throughout the shows fun mini games and interesting task that require the player to fully interact with the game.
Check us out taking a look at the game:
Yes, you saw correctly not only are you learning educational facts about bears and some other animals but you are having a 2-way TV experience. Our favorite part of the game has to be the games which put you in the shoes of the animal. The Kinect will show your image and transpose a animal costume on to you body. One of the more memorable was when I was playing as a bear and had to use my claws to eat ants and to bat down bee’s nest for honey. Another moment had me as a bear again using my claws to box away rivals until time ran out. Rock and I had a really great time.
Controling the game is super intuitive, and the games are so well embedded through out the game that it almost doesn’t feel like you are playing a game, rather really taking an active role in the show. The game also calibrates the connect to recognize small bodies, so Rock had no problem jumping in.
Another great feature is that when you purchase the game you get one year unlimited season pass to all episodes of Nat Geo Wild.
Kinect Nat Geo is available for the Xbox 360 and can be purchased everywhere for around $30.
Disclosure: I received the game for review purposes but as always my post is my unbaised opinion.