Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Star Wars Kinect, Han Solo, Galactic Dance Off



Of all the things I nerd out over, and the list is a long one, Star Wars is at the top. This makes today a very special day because it marks the release of the Star Wars Kinect game and Xbox 360 styled like R2-D2 with a Threepio controller. I played the demo and thought it was great and now they've added something that takes it from great to amazing. There's a Galactic Dance Off where you can dance along with Han to the ms chris parody "I'm Han Solo." I've died and gone to nerd heaven.



I'm sure there are more than a few fanboys out there who are screaming and flailing at the idea of their favorite scruffy looking nerfherder getting his groove on with some Cloud City employees, but relax. Even a smuggler needs some down time and, really, what better song could they pick? The parody of Jason Derulo's "Riding Solo" is so good to begin with that when you add in a dancing, animated Han Solo what's not to love? They even have Lando take the floor half way through to show Han how it's really done.

Is it cheesy? Heck, yes. Does it make any sense that they'd be dancing in Cloud City with random employees while R2-D2 and Threepio standby and Lobot plays DJ? Of course not. But that's not the point. It's impossible to watch this without smiling at the absurdity of it all. It's like a little Easter egg just for fans that love anything and everything about Star Wars.

I know that I'm going to have a blast playing Star Wars Kinect even if there are some who feel that the whole dance off ruins everything. I think it's awesome. If we survived Greedo shooting Han at the cantina and the existence of Jar-Jar Binks, then this one should be easy to manage. Now I'm off to pick up my game. See you on the dance floor, Solo.

Now that I actually have the game, I need to correct that the lyrics to this version of "I'm Han Solo" are not the same as the mc chris parody.

5 comments:

  1. Who knew that Han was so light on his feet. And Lando ... rocking the cape! Awesomeness!

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  2. Everybody knows Lobot is the original DJ!

    All you party people in the clouds...

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  3. Sorry to tell you TFG but that song was ripped off from mc chris (and he writes his name all lower case BTW). The credits for this horrible game tell us that the screechy voice was one Renee Wagner, and that it was produced and arranged by Kevin Afflack (the lyrics are different enough so they don't have to pay chris).
    I won't go on a rant that a lot of Fan Boys(and Girls) born before the 90's think this game is an abomination. I know how hard it is to design something that appeals to all ages, these guys at Terminal Reality obviously skewed this to the young and casual fans. If you are having fun with it, good for you. I'm just here to make sure people don't think that was mc chris. Really guys, he has a MUCH better voice and lyrics in his version.

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    1. I stand corrected on the mc chris credit. I was going on what I was reading and he was getting credited by multiple sources. I knew it was a different voice, but it's not uncommon to have sings covered by different artists in video games. (and his name is spelled with so many variations of caps and lower case that I honestly had no idea).

      I was born before the 90's so my liking the game has nothing to do with being a young upstart ;) In fact. I'd guess my age is part of eht I'm able to just relax and enjoy it rather than blow a fuse over it all.

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