New Saints Row 4 Re-Elected teaches Kinect to Swear!

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New Saints Row 4 Re-Elected teaches Kinect to Swear!

Post  Fatboy Geezer on Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:58 am

Does the idea that next gen ports are distinguished solely by a resolution bump inspire a sense of ennui so intense, that the top of your head deflates like a punctured cowpat? Then you might like Volition's approach with Saints Row 4: Re-Elected.

Yes, it's a 1080p game - cue orchestral tootling, half-hearted fireworks - and texture resolution is higher than on Xbox 360, but don't you worry about that. The key thing is that when you scream imprecations across the living room in accordance with time-honoured gaming tradition, your character will respond with a random taunt. Just like in reality.


That's in addition to voice commands for menu options, control allies (aka Homies) and certain feats of customisation, and it's all thanks to the magic of Kinect. Or at least to Kinect's magical capacity to not collapse in tears when bellowed at, a capacity I can only envy.

"We have the various taunts and things like that in Saints Row, so imagine the kinds of words that you could say that would help the player do taunts!" Volition's Jim Boone told OXM in a recent chat, part-published in a Saints Row Xbox One feature you'll find in our latest issue. "Basically you have people standing there swearing at the TV, encouraging the player to do the various taunts.

"Or to maybe make the player lose all their clothes, or put them back on - lots of things like that. We've had lots of fun with voice commands that we feel like we can kinda get away with because it's a Saints Row game."

"So you taught Kinect to swear?" we interjected in horror, quietly CC'ing social services. "Yeah, exactly!" was Boone's utterly untroubled retort. "Again, it's just the verbal commands with Kinect - we didn't do anything with the motion commands or anything like that - but yeah: lots of verbal commands for it."

Among other things, this should make those periodic Kinect recognition problems a bit easier to bear. "Xbox, goddammit!" Boone offered by way of illustration. "Goddammit!" "Motherf**ker!" "Goddammit!" Actually, I think he might have just got his finger caught in a desk drawer at this point in the conversation. Sorry, Jim.

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Re: New Saints Row 4 Re-Elected teaches Kinect to Swear!

Post  KENT HAMMER on Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:46 am

I own Saints row 3 twice and not really played it at all yet!

Damn my backloggery!

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