Rated 8.6 out of 10 by 343
Rated 10 out of 10
by moe18 Tons of fun........
The system is a ton of fun. My wife has just realized that she is a true gamer with the new addition of Dance Central to the group. I was skeptical to start with but overall I would have to reward the kinect with a 10 out of 10. Microsoft can do more to add a patch so that you can use the kinect with hard copy DVD's and with Netfilx; Netflix expecially being that they push the product on xbox live. Microsoft CEO made some nice promises as to what should be a big year for the kinect, so me and my newby gamer wife can't wait. Also its great for parties people that normally wouldn't play games find themselves moving all over the place with the kinect.,
Rated 7 out of 10
by mojomonkey12 Fun for what it is, get up and move
Nata....er Kinect is actually a very impressive techincal periphrial. It is fun to get up with the family and play some party type games, but that is it for now. We played it for an hour on day one, two hours on day two, and haven't touched it since. We do play the Move (Sony PS3) just about every day still, and rarely touch our Wii. I feel the price is a bit high right now, but with more game support it will help bring the value up. I don't necessarily mean "hardcore" games, just fun games that work well with the tech. We have Kinectimals, the Dance game, sports adventures, and Sonic Free riders. Dance Central is really the only one that is good, but not great. I don't see how Kinect adds a lot to the experience, other than you don't have to place a pad on the ground. Kinectamals is cute, but overpriced for what it is. The sports game is an embarrasment, it just doesn't work right, and well the glory days of Sonic are certainly behind us, maybe not the fault of the Kinect. It is cool to feel like a Jedi and navigate the Dashboard with a smooth flick o the wrist. But for 150 dollars, I can pretend to be a Jedi elsewhere for cheaper, like when I go into the automatic doors at Target. Anyway this thing is cool and if you have a bunch of extra money like my wife apparently thinks we do then go ahead and buy it. If you are only partially rich and are wondering if you should get this or the PS Move, I would say you shouldn't go against Kevin Butler(this means I think the Move is a bit better bargain).
Rated 10 out of 10
by AmPedHerO Not a gimmic!
When I first turned on the Kinect I was like "Oh this is just a Wii Gimmic" but it is so much more! I was shocked by how sensitive the sensor was and I was totally blown away! I strongly recommend this to well... anyone! There is a reason why things become a hot tikcet item and this is a clear example! I giving it a a 10/10 and if you can kind it BUY IT!
Rated 9 out of 10
by Gamer1231423145 best xbox creation ever made
the kinect is the best i ever had it can do anything play games and watch movies it can find things for you and even video chat
Rated 10 out of 10 by chillr2 The most awesome motion System
This is awesome and a really great value for your money. This is cool. When I first got it I was impressed by its sweet features. Most people will enjoy the voice command which allows you to tell it to play pause start disks and launch things on the menu or even sign in to live. It is amazing how it recognizes your face and automatically signs you in when you wave at it. Navigating the menu is easy and super sweet. $150 might sound like a lot but the Play Station Move is $100 and comes with one move controller the camera and the game and if you want to do multi player you have to buy more controllers and the other kind of controller which will cost $50 EACH. So to do a 2 player game with both kinds of controllers it will run another is another $150. And it doesn't even track your whole body like the kinect does. So with the kinect you only pay $150 and you can do multi player without having to dish out any more money for controllers. This is an overall sweet system for a really good value.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Xboxchick Great product.
Kinect is a great product. While playing the only thing I noticed that was semi bad was it lagged a little in only some games. So what if you can't play hardcore games on it. I feel like that is something that would be rather challenging to incorporate into kinect and not worth it. I think it has something for everyone to enjoy. Kinect is better than ps move and wii in my opinion. Yes kinect doesnt have a controller and ps move obviously has two. When comparing kinect and ps move both are equally fun. When playing move the games that I played didn't require the navigation controller but it reminded me a lot of the wii. It senses the light on the controller in order to work so you can't really play it in brightly lit areas. the games are fun but i think they can't beat kinect I got bored of them quickly. As for kinect light doesnt affect it's ability to be able to sense you and I'm not as bored of the games. Over all I think kinect is a great product and everyone should try it for themselves!
Rated 10 out of 10 by DoctaJPhD Kinect came, Kinect saw me, Kinect conquered
Let's start off by saying that Kinect is a beautiful piece of machinery. Easy set up and fun to play, even if it takes a bit to get used to. When I got my Kinect, it was like my first day with my Wii, I was excited, curious and ready to play and get everything I could out of it. I was surprised to find that I couldn't get everything out of it the first day, and this is a good thing! There is just so much to do with my Kinect and Microsoft isn't finished yet! Kinect only has a mere 14 games out at the moment and there is so much more to come! Microsoft was even generous enough to include a pretty good game in our package. Don't think of Kinect as a gimmick, because it is far more than that. Think of it as a bold step into the future of gaming. Everyone should try Kinect, and if the idea of hands-free gaming doesn't appeal to you, than Kinect isn't for you. Kinect is great for kids as well as adults! You are free with Kinect, no strings attached or controllers for that matter.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Jcoonie doubters should try it
to start off with its sad how people dont give kinect a chance and trash on it , its not an eye toy and its not the wii , eye toy is basically a small cheap camera while the wii uses a sensor bar so its no where near the kinect, i made fun of the kinect at first to thinking the exact same things as everyone else until my friend came over with his kinect and you know what , i had a great time playing it , its amazing at how your avatar mimmics almost every motion you make ya its a bit choppy in some animations but its still fun to see. plus i can see great potential of games for this , im waiting for child of eden to come out for the kinect but till then the games out arent so bad , are they for hardcore gamers? ya ill admit the games resemble the feel of wii games but like i said the potential is there for more hard core games to come out , so simply put everyone who trashes the kinect just try it instead of jumping on the wagon full of people who just trash talk everything
Rated 0 out of 10 by PunkMaffles Great Idea....why so long a wait though?
My girlfriend and i have been watching E3 and watched everything microsoft had to dish out this year at e3. The Kinect device looks like a wonderful idea...it MAY be a bad idea to exclude something like a small hand held controler...one like the ps3 move has, BUT i think it will do just fine without one. The ability to turn on and off your console with the device is great...and the fact that you can use it for MORE than just the games that will be made for it!!!! Alot of ppl may feel stupid playing it but look at the wii....look at web cams...these games are the same only broader and controler free....im very interested in this whole concept and hope that it pays off...the kinectamals game and starwars game for the kinect actually look really good!..yes it may seem funny at first but look at how alot of the futuristic movies like gamer take place and the tech that is in their systems.....the same thing so before you feel that the lack of a controller is a bad thing why not give it a shot lol. i am....enough said.