It's winter time and it means cold-based sports game, better enjoyed with move sensors like Kinect, Move or Wiimote! Long time veterans like 49Games could be ready for their bigger and better game, if so many flaws weren't in.
Winter Stars is another one of those games that looks great but unfortunately its gameplay is mediocre. The title does feel a little dated because of the unresponsive controls and overall, the gameplay was more frustrating than rewarding for us.
There are better ways of spending your time during the cold winter months than playing Winter Stars.
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You can stay busy in the pretty lengthy career mode, where you're competing in tournaments, unlocking various disciplines, and following a well-meaning but rough storyline. And there's local split-screen and online multiplayer supporting up to four players, but good luck convincing anyone else to join you in this seasonal depression.
Winter Stars is yet another addition to the alarmingly large and growing catalogue of Kinect shovelware currently available, giving Microsoft's device an exceedingly bad rap. There's some potential here, but it's marred by sloppy execution, a naff career mode and gameplay that just isn't fun or engaging in any way. You'd be better off skiing over a snowy precipice into a bottomless crevice than face playing Winter Stars for any length of time.