For the many who probably do not know,Deepak Chopra is one of the most famous guru of transcendentalmeditation, creator of the "primordial sound meditation."The game is named after him just so focused on meditation andrelaxation. The first step proposed by the game is to create your ownmandala, the icon that represents the very essence of the spirit ofthe player. Once created, you can connect your game to Facebook viaan icon on our Mandala and share with friends. Each action isexplained and articulated by a voice (in English, at least in theversion of the game I tried, the UK) which also serves as in-depthtutorial of every aspect of the game and the philosophy ofmeditation. The game itself, if we may so call it, is divided intotwo macro modes: one concerning the development and opening up their"chakras", the other devoted exclusively to the meditationitself.
The first mode is divided into 7mini-games tied each to a different chakra, which represents the soulof the title and whose purpose is to achieve total relaxation throughthe development of small gestures. For example the game of the firstchakra, the center of the baseline, it forces the player to bend thehips to the right or left: This movement will rotate a small planet,and allow some seeds to grow to develop into a tree, infusing theplanet himself his own life energy. Before each game, a shorttutorial explains thoroughly every action required to be done toachieve the goal. Kinect is almost always accurate in detectingmovements, giving a truly immersive and almost never frustrating.
The second and equally important is how Deepak Chopra's Leelais the purely meditative, accessible through the "Reflect"in the menu. In this way we are taught the secret of breathing,thanks to Kinect sensor that will monitor our ability to breatheproperly through the detection of body movements. "Reflect"is further divided into three categories: breathing, which I justmentioned, and Silent Meditation Free Meditation. With silentmeditation, the voice that accompanies the player throughout the gameexplains the posture to keep the best to relax, while the FreeMeditation is a mixture between the breathing mode and SilentMeditation: Breathing is monitored, but no voice disturbs the playerleaving only the background music.