Rated 9 out of 10 by SpencerMcD Wonderful product with a few quirks.
Ok so there seem to be a lot of bad reviews here, so I'd like to give a half decent one. Something a lot of people seem to forget, is this is brand new technology, and it won't perfectly. With that said, in the grand scheme of things, this is a phenomenal product. It doesn't read every motion perfectly but for a first generation machine like this, the breakthrough is incredible. It does require a bit of space, but only around 6 feet. For the average consumer, this won't be a very big sacrifice. Also there is a product coming soon that will "snap" onto your Kinect that will make the room appear bigger and allow players with less space to enjoy the Kinect. If you aren't into party games, then this might now be for you, but that doesn't make it a bad product. It caters to a specific type of play style. The design fits in with almost any decor, and depending on where you place it, you can essentially hide the whole product with the exception of the lenses. If you like the Wii, or at least, the idea of the Wii, take the upgrade. You will get your money's worth out of the product.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Pulsatingshadow Good fun, smooth tracking, but lacks core titles
Motion tracking for Kinect actually felt fairly accurate and smooth compared to what I expected from some negative reviews. It does read movement well, and the frame rate doesn't slow down at all. Gameplay is fun and enjoyable. Voice recognition is excellent and responded correctly each time I used it. The one complaint I have is the launch line-up. They're mostly for kids and fitness freaks, and are also shallow and generic. Essentially beefed up Wii party-type games, though still very fun especially with family and friends. Some good games for hardcore gamers are coming out for Kinect in late 2011, like Kinect Star Wars. But such titles are a ways off. If you have kids or siblings 12 or under, this is a good accessory for you. If you liked games like Wii Play and enjoyed playing with others, this is also something you will like. The hardcore for now may have issues with the current selection of games, but just wait. Kinect definitely has potential and Microsoft has yet to reveal some unannounced games, according to an interview with Phil Spencer (An important guy from Microsoft Game Studios). Still, it's great fun and provides a unique experience different from other motion sensing hardware.
Rated 10 out of 10 by LILHURK Praise for kinect
when i first got the kinect i was worried that it would bomb like the ps2 's eye did however when i finnaly got it all thouse worrys went away the system ALWAYS picks up my movements with the exception of two games (however that is a flaw in the game not the system) . My next concern was that all kinect would be good for was dancing and sports but what does xbox say to that... They start making epic games like fruit ninja kinect , the gunstringer, powerup heros, star wars kinect, raving rabids:alive and kicking, ryse, even HALO combat evolved aniversery, plus much more to come. All in All I'd say kinect is the best $120 you'll ever spend. In-n-Out
Rated 8 out of 10 by FanofDaHaloSeries Decent
Kinect is a pretty good product for the Xbox 360. There is actually a lot of really cool features you can do with it. One of the features I really like is you are able to talk to your xbox instead of using your controller, and it is remote free which is awesome. Also you don't have to worry about a remote flying through the air and breaking your television. Overall it is a decent product with a lot of features, but I really do not use it too often since I am a controller type gamer. I do recomened it because I like talking to my Xbox and every now and then if I have a party, my party will play on it.
Rated 8 out of 10 by DaddyLikesBeer Better then I thought
I bought this for my 8 year old daughter thinking it was a gimmicky toy like the Wii. It turns out that the Kinect far exceeded my expectations. While it doesn't have the core titles that I play it does have some that are a lot of fun to play. My daughter loves it and I have to admit I've been using it a lot more then I thought I would. It's definitely a good buy. The only drawback that I've found with it is that it is somewhat picky on the play area you must stay in. It's not a major drawback but my daughter tends to spaz out a little and get out of the play area rather easily.
Rated 8 out of 10 by bogs13 Buy it now to prepare for upcoming Games
I got my kinect in January and was really disappointed with it. I thought i wasted $100 with my new xbox. I only bought kinect sports which was good and kinect adventures was a decent game. Now there are going to be more uses for kinect such as an advanced search. The new kinect sports 2 looks pretty good along with Star Wars, RYSE, and kinect enabled games like Mass Effect 3 and GRAW. Excited for some new games for kinect which works great, I've never had a problem with the sensor. Definitely a better deal than a new kinect for $150.
Rated 9 out of 10 by SomeRandomGuy999 E3 announcement
For starters you should watch the E3 thing yourself but from what i watched they are starting to build more games for hardcore gamers. But personally what i saw really fun was that you still used the controller for games like ghost recon: future soldier but you can use kinect for customizing your weapons and the other stuff like that. And the voice recognition with the up coming bing and other stuff will make you the controller more than ever. Like i said you should watch E3 for more accurate and fulfilling info. :)
Rated 1 out of 10 by borednroom4 Not a xbox 360
The front page advertises xbox's "from 79.99". The only thing that is 79.99 behind the link is this kinect. However, the kinect is not an xbox 360 nor does it function on it's own without an xbox 360. Personally, I was excited to see that it was possible to purchase this highly rated console at such a low cost. I was deeply disappointing to discover this unsuccessful albeit noble attempt to copy the nintendo wii's console-player inter-activeness instead. Gamestop, please fix this, it is lame.
Rated 1 out of 10 by Abuzib BIGGEST WASTE OF MONEY!!!
When I learned about the Kinect I was thrilled. It sounded like it was going to be an awesome product. WRONG!! I bought this for my family but mainly for my baby sister and she prefers to play COD and Gears of War over any of the LAME Kinect games. I cant believe no one has made ONE single good game for this thing. Biggest waste of money I ever spent. I should have used the money for a Wii ( at least it has some good titles.)
Rated 7 out of 10 by GameCritic23 Sounds Good
I have read the reviews and used this, myself. I would say that it is worth the money. Kinect works with any Xbox 360 console. You don't have to buy the Xbox 360 Slim to play with this. In my opinon, this is a great deal! Don't pass it by! Even though most "gamestop refurbished" things aren't the best, this is the opposite. This works great! Totally worth my money.