|Leed on mee, when you're not strong, etc.|
Few puzzle games would bother with a backstory, but Leedmees opens with a quick summary of who you are and (even if vaguely) what you are doing. Players take on the role of a giant in a strange land, one day encountering the much smaller Leedmees and deciding to help them as best they can to get to where they need to go.
|The feeling of passing Leedmees over |
to your partner is intensely emotional.
If it sounds similar to Lemmings, then it is without a doubt because it is, minus the assignation of roles to specific Leedmees. Being similar to one of the most popular puzzle games in history isn't such a bad thing, however, and the excellent implementation of the Kinect software into this title is enough to mark it out as something worth investigating should you happen to be one of the many Kinect early-adopters feelings a little passed-over in terms of quality releases. Priced at a reasonable 800 points, you might just surprise yourself. This year's Summer of Arcade should have focused on Kinect, and Leedmees should have been included.