Free ghost game shocks Xbox Live Arcade
Have you ever heard of a downloadable game called Haunt? The horror adventure game was designed specifically for the Kinect hardware, having been developed by the company NanaOn-Sha. The group is more formally known for their musical PaRappa the Rapper and simulation Tamagotchi games, but they took a creative chance by releasing this unique title last January.
In case you haven't been too interested, now is your chance to go check it out. From now until July 2, Xbox Live users can download the Kinect title for absolutely free. According to the official announcement by Microsoft, the game has to be downloaded through the console by accessing a new "Kinect Central" section via the dashboard in order to be available at no cost. It requires the Kinect hardware to play, although you may still be able to download it in case you're planning on purchasing the add-on sometime in the future.
Haunt is controlled via physical body movements. One hand controls an active flashlight, and the other hand is used to open objects such as doors. Many of the enemy encounters require the player to make certain gestures in order to defend themselves, such as avoiding some hurled wood by doing quick dodges. The adventure element consists of free-roam gameplay, allowing the player to explore the limits of the surrounding mansion.
Or...it would be free if I didn't have to shell out 150 bucks for a Kinect. Which I will never do. Even if someone gave me a kinect for free, I wouldn't hook it up, as that thing freaks me out. I don't like being watched.
Awww... would have been perfect if the game loaded itself without player input the first time.
It's definitely amusing for being free
If you don't have Kinect you cannot access Kinect Central and that is the only way to get this for free. If you try through the regular means it is 800 points.
It seems like a cross between Amnesia and Luigi's Mansion. As interesting as it may sound, I don't have a Kinect, nor do I plan on getting one.
free only in the US... dammit canadian gamers are always forgotten :(
I has a kinect!
I like the idea especially with the SKULL SHOOTING LASERS but lets just hope it gets pulled off better than Spirit Camera. Nice one Ferret YOU DID A PUN!!!