Gradius III is intriguing, but it's nothing worth going out of your way to get, especially for 800 points. Probably an intentionally weak VC week so as to not take the spotlight away from the new Pokemon release.
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This was a big problem with the 360 Kinect, but I have very rarely had those issues with the XBox One. The only time I really need to repeat myself is if my tv is too loud, but 99% of the time I don't have any problems.