‘Fantasia’ for Kinect has big ambitions, old constraints


Harmonix, famous for originating the modern music game genre with Guitar Hero, then following that with Rock Band, and Dance Central after that, seems like the perfect developer to bring Walt Disney’s Fantasia to life as a video game set to pop music. It doesn’t sound sacrilegious to me, it sounds like a lot of fun. Harmonix has always had a way of making me feel at one with the music — not entirely in control, but at least in sync.

I wasn’t having any fun

In a meeting room in the back of Disney Interactive’s E3 booth, I stood in front of the Xbox One’s Kinect sensor. A moving silhouette of myself appeared on the famous conductor’s platform, and I almost got chills. I couldn’t help but gesticulating as a faux conductor…

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