Well, fans of the original films probably die inside; anybody else is probably eleven. The addition of a dancing mini game to Star Wars Kinect is unfortunately totally true. If you’re a child of the eighties and you feel the urge to cry a little, then that’s understandable; I’ve gone through a box of tissues already.
This god-awful news comes via the official ESRB rating report for the game. The report says the following: “In the dancing mini-game, some female characters perform suggestive moves (e.g., gyrating their hips/buttocks) and wear revealing outfits (partially exposed cleavage/buttocks). The words ‘damn’ and ‘hell’ can be heard in the dialogue.”
It’s not clear whether or not this is a compulsory part of the game, but at some point between jumping around a flailing your arms in front of Kinect, you’re going to be expected to get your inter-galactic Saturday Night Fever on.
Not sure what I’m more depressed about, the fact that there’s a dancing mini game or that characters say the words “damn” and “hell”. Presumably those are canned responses to “female characters performing suggestive moves”. The words aren’t offensive (well, unless you grew up in a convent I guess) but they definitely don’t fit with the overall tone of Star Wars.
This game sounds more and more like shovelware the closer the release date gets.