We've recently been covering Kinect software in a series of previews, and the jury's definitely still out. However, if you've already preordered and are looking for some day one software, ShopTo are currently willing to part with Game Party: In Motion for £19.85. This is a saving of over £12 compared to everyone else. We honestly don't know if it's going to be any good... but due to the price disparity, we do know that this is a good deal. Read on for our collective research.
Game Party: In Motion is Warner Bros' first effort at a Kinect title... and yes, it's a party game. It will offer 16 minigames including darts, basketball and even a couple of old-school arcade titles such as Root Beer Tapper.
According to WB, Game Party will offer "interactivity, full body motion and intuitive gameplay to players in a completely new way. We're bringing one of the most popular party game series to a platform that is tailor-made for the game's universal appeal and pickup-and-play style." We'll believe it when we see it, but WB might just have the clout to make it work.
Players will apparently be able to challenge their friends over Xbox LIVE as well as showing off their accomplishments on Facebook. In-game Achievements can be posted onto the player's Facebook Wall and automatic notifications will alert their friends about starting joinable games. This sounds more than a little obnoxious to me... but hey, I'd be more than happy to be proven wrong.
So... that's all we know. If you've preordered Kinect and need another launch title then this could well be a cheap and cheerful way of padding the experience out.