Wreckateer is a downloadable game for Xbox Live Arcade that plays sort of like a 3D interactive version of Angry Birds.
Using the Kinect Camera system, players will start by pulling back the virtual slingshot, and then take to the air, guiding their projectiles into goblin-infested castles to try and take them down in as few high-scoring shots as possible.
The controls are simple and intuitive, but there are different types of projectiles which players must learn to control. After a few levels, the controls become second nature, but novice players and young kids may get frustrated.
In our playtesting, kids as young as 5 were able to take the controls of Wreckateer all by themselves and enjoy them, but there was some definitely frustration as the shots wouldn’t always go where they wanted to go.
We really enjoy Wreckateer as a great family game for playing together, where players can take turns and work together to take down structures. There’s typical Kinect caveats involved, such as needing adequate play space and non-players needing to hide from the camera, but Wreckateer is an easy-to-control, and definitely replayable romp that’s good for all ages.
INFORMATION FROM COMPANY FACT SHEET:
“Wreckateer” uses Kinect for Xbox 360 to put you in control of a massive castle-wrecking ballista. With the help of Wreck and Tinker, travel the land and destroy sixty goblin-infested castles using six magical projectiles. Aim and fire each shot and then control it in mid-air, motion-activating special powers and guiding them toward their target. Utilize an arsenal of Flying, Explosive, Splitting, and rocketing Speed shots to explore the infinite ways you can wreak havoc with “Wreckateer”'s fully-dynamic destruction.