Thursday, 11 June 2015

Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 (Xbox One) - Review

Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is available now on the Xbox One, priced at £9.99.

We all know what to expect from a Fruit Ninja game at this point so this review will be a short one. Halfbrick Studios have made a triumphant return to our living rooms with the imaginatively named Fruit Ninja Kinect 2! So how is it on the shiny new gen of consoles?

The answer is pretty damn good! The improvements made to the Kinect play a massive part in this as there are nowhere near as many groans of frustration as the Kinect fails to pick up your flailing arms s you attempt to complete a combo. Kinect 2.0 is a hefty piece of kit that picks even the smallest in my household up with ease (my three year old daughter). 

Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 comes with all of the modes the last game did and a few more beside. You can play split-screen too, which is pretty much seamless in this iteration of the franchise. My children played this together for ages, giggling happily, with none of the usual shouts of 'Mum it's not working again'. Their favourite mode was one of the new ones which sees you having to chop fruit (duh!) whilst also dodging ninja throwing stars or spotlights. They hurled themselves around the room with gusto and the Kinect never dropped either of them. The game features leaderboards and unlockables aplenty for the more competitive readers too. 

What else is their to say about this game? We all know what to expect from a Fruit Ninja game, and this game is a very well polished successor to the hugely popular Fruit Ninja Kinect. There are more modes to this game than the recently reviewed Slice Zombies for Kinect, but it is a little more expensive. The improved capabilities seen with Kinect 2.0 mean that many of our past frustrations have been completely ironed out, and what is left is a fun little party game to play with family and friends. If you have kids I'd be surprised you haven't already got this game really, and definitely recommend you pick it up. For everyone else I'd say you can afford to wait for a sale, unless the urge to slice up some fruit is just getting too damn strong! 

7/10 TRY IT!
A code was provided for the purpose of this review.

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