Is this enough to save the face of Star Wars Kinect for the Xbox 360? While the video/trailer has been online for sometime now (January 26), this particular video is now hitting the viral stage, thanks to a post from Boing Boing. What we have is a humorous attempt to market the now-released game, and to be honest, if this kind of advertising was more prominent, as opposed to the dance-off trailers, perhaps the buzz surrounding Star Wars Kinect would be a little higher.
A quick glance at Twitter, as well as the comments for the Darth Vader video, gives us a good indication about the game's reception:
That doesn't sound promising.
Of course, LucasArts will take the sale regardless if it's for laughs or for the serious Star Wars fan. As for the YouTube comments directly associated to the lead video, they were a lot less forgiving than the Twitter verse, which actually came off as tame:
fuck this game and give us Star wars battlefront 3
TehClanLeader 2 months ago
That, friends, is the most-liked comment for the video in question.
He's more marketing stooge than man now
SalientBen 5 hours ago
Sad, but true.
Murderous..... rage....... BRIMMING!
CorvetteZr1S 3 weeks ago
And that, folks, is what a poorly-received Star Wars game gets you. It should be noted that, courtesy of Metacritic, the overall score for the game was 56 out of 100. Conversely, a game like Skyrim nailed down a 96 out of 100. Despite the low score, VGChartz.com reveals the game is currently the number one selling game for the Xbox platform on a global scale.
Clearly, Star Wars is still somewhat critic (and peer) proof.