Conan O’Brien is now a video game reviewer, and a fairly decent one
Conan just launched a web series Clueless Gamer and his take on Push the Limit, the new Michael Phelps Kinect game, is a sign of good things to come.
Aside from being actually funny (I’ll spare everyone my rant about how TBS is not working out, and how he should stick to the internet, where people actually care about him, hence the Team Coco movement that got him a show, which they don’t watch since internet loving folks don’t actually bother with TV), his assessment is spot on.
It would be one thing to watch Conan struggle with a hardcore gaming experience, like Halo or Resident Evil, but this is a Kinect game we’re talking about, which is was supposed to be accessible and playable to total novices.
Conan’s experience is similar to the experience of many others when playing a Kinect game: everything seems to be going well at first, until you realize that the damn game doesn’t accurate track anything you’re doing, so the whole thing feels totally arbitrary.
And yeah, being penalized for going too fast, in a swimming/racing game, is pretty much the dumbest thing ever.