Ubisoft’s The Fighter Within

Usually I’d write off something like The Fighter, not because I have something against Ubisoft or anything like that, but because, well, let’s face it — prior “interactive” fighting games have been…eeeeeeeh. Let’s just say the technology hasn’t been able to, uh, keep up. Yeah. That’s a nice way to put it.

So, maybe it’s all of this Gamescom/next-gen console hype, but I’m quite curious to see how capable the Xbox One’s Kinect truly is. Of course Ubisoft says The Fighter “delivers the long awaited motion fighting promise, allowing players to throw punches and kicks in the most immersive competitive brawling experience,” and that it will have “1 to 1 precision movement tracking” for all things fighting and such.

Let’s say Ubisoft nails this one, and it’s truly one-to-one precision. Would you give a game like this a shot? Or are you not all about the whole “moving while gaming” thing? I think it could be interesting to try, even if it’s just for the sake of quenching my curiosity. Hell, if it works that good and, like, a Dragon Ball Z game comes out for Kinect I can honestly see myself kamehameha’ing all over my living room. I WILL GO SUPER SAIYAN FOR DAYS.


    • With all of the claims everyone is making, it’s hard not to buy SOME of it. Otherwise they’re going to be catching some major shit later!

  1. I can see why most people would have some reservations about trusting this sort of game. Fighting in particular seems like it would be rather difficult to track mostly because by its very nature you want to cloak your attack. I know last gen Kinect didn’t live up to expectations but I have no doubt that the Xbox one will have better more accurate software and hardware. It is more of a question of if the advancements that they have made will be enough to make this game all that it could be. If they manage to pull this off…I will probably get very addicted to this game. Getting the opportunity to wail on people without hurting anyone sounds very fun to a guy like me who is a hybrid geek mma fanatic.

    • Haha! IT WAS MADE FOR YOU! But yeah, I’m very curious to see how well it’s actually done, and to see the tech everyone is raving about.

  2. It’s funny how just moments before we saw this trailer on your blog my girlfriend was telling me that she just feels really angry today and would love to just throat punch someone. I think we need this game…as therapy.

    …p.s. i’m scared…

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