So, turns out the kinect is for more than just petting adorable baby tigers.
I know, I know, it's hard to believe.
But! We picked up a copy of Fable: The Journey and now I can pet an adorable PONY, too.
(wait, wait, don't leave. I swear there's more to this post than just animals!)
Right, so. Fable: The Journey is awesome for more than just having a horse in it.
You play the entire game from a seated position, which is pretty amazing for those of us with limited living room space, and who are tired of the kinect complaining about not being able to see us while yelling at us to do better jumping jacks.
From this seated position, you drive Serin (that's the horse) and your cart through various obstacles.
That's fun enough, but it'd get pretty boring if that's all the game was.
You are ALSO a wizard.
Left hand? Sticky push whip spells. (stab forward with your palm, then jerk sideways to yank mobs around, or yank obstacles INTO mobs).
Right hand? Blue magic bolts.
There are puzzles and battles and cut scenes all in the perfect balance to keep you from getting too tired with your arms in the air. (even so? Sore sore arms the next day)
I am having a lot of fun with this game.
Like mad cackling as I kill Hobbes, fun.