Is Kinect worth buying? 12 replies

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redgroupclan

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#1 8 years ago

I'm thinking about getting an Xbox 360 for Christmas, and I'm wondering whether I should get the more expensive package that includes Kinect or stick with the cheaper package that doesn't have Kinect. What are your views on Kinect? My only new-gen system so far is a Wii, and it sucks. I use it for only one or two games. The Wii is a system that's dedicated to motion sensing, is it not? The Wii also does not have very many good games for it. So would Kinect, also being a motion sensing form of gameplay, have a bunch of bad/boring/"family" games? From what I've seen so far, games that rely on motion are usually boring. Dancing and sports...well, what about shooting? Causing destruction? I could do more active dancing and sports at any time of day in real life. :cort: Also, how much does Xbox live cost?




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#2 8 years ago

I recently bought a Xbox 360 elite, and it came kinect ready. However after playing a few games totally unrelated to the kinect technology. I don't see the investment as worth it in my opinion. I'd just assume spend the 150 on more games, as opposed to turning myself into a glorified controller. That and from the get go. Most titles that support it, will probably just be tech demo's of the technologies capabilities. If and when good games come out for it, years down the line. I might consider it, but not yet.

I think the real appeal of something like this, least one of them, Is the social factor. Dancing around with your friends or whatever.. Another would be to improve overall fitness, should that be a problem... and according to statistics, its a HUGE one.




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#3 8 years ago

I'd get the new Slim model, and wait for Kinect to have more games and drop in price. I still have the "old" model and it does it job fine, but the built in wifi and added silence :p just is cooler for the same price I bought my Elite for in 2008.




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#4 8 years ago

I think either what Von II has said, or you don't get it at all. I'd probably agree with Von though, Kinect is new, and its probably better if you wait for a drop in price and see if the public reacts well to it. If its glitchy or dies fast like RROD on 360s, you will know if you wait.

Motion sensors game will most likely be limited like Wii, but it IS on the 360, so there might be new possibilities like better games and what not... But judging from the way you sound, you don't seem too keen on games like dancing or sports, probably more of a RPG/FPS kind of guy, you probably wouldn't want Kinect.

Since Kinect is really just great for dancing, sports, simple games and driving if you were to ask me.




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#5 8 years ago

Well, if the Kinect was a stand-alone console, it would beat the Wii for sure in all ways.




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#6 8 years ago

Keep in mind, that if you do get a Kinect, that you need quite a large open space in order to use it properly.

Wait for the price to drop.




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#7 8 years ago
Von II;5426472Well, if the Kinect was a stand-alone console, it would beat the Wii for sure in all ways.

Nope.

Pass on the Kinect. Don't ever consider buying it ever again. I honestly can't think of anything good to say about the Kinect. You can't navigate the dashboard, motion detection is unresponsive and wonky at best, and, at the moment, none of the games available are fun to play. I wouldn't even recommend Kinect to casual gamers.

If you're interested in motion gaming I would highly suggested you invest in a Wii or the PlayStation Move.




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#8 8 years ago
Billz1282;5426474Keep in mind, that if you do get a Kinect, that you need quite a large open space in order to use it properly.

Ah yes, I remember reading about something like that. The article also said Kinect has trouble telling a person from the furniture. Considering the only open space in my room is a small L shape, the price, how crappy the games could possibly be, and that I've already got a Wii, I don't think I'll get the Kinect. Thanks for your help guys!




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#9 8 years ago

It's worth it if you can tick the following boxes:

1) You have friends 2) You like activity games such as dancing and fighting and don't like to sit and relax when playing games 3) You have enough space. You need to stand really far back from the Kinect sensor for it to work. Perfect for a large lounge, not so good if you're cramped in your bedroom 4) You don't mind looking like a complete berk 5) a] You're a girl, or 5) b] You want a girl to come play with your, ahem, joystick




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#10 8 years ago

1) You have friends No 2) You like activity games such as dancing and fighting and don't like to sit and relax when playing games No 3) You have enough space. You need to stand really far back from the Kinect sensor for it to work. Perfect for a large lounge, not so good if you're cramped in your bedroom I don't 4) You don't mind looking like a complete berk I do. 5) a] You're a girl, or No. 5) b] You want a girl to come play with your, ahem, joystick I'd be lucky if a girl were to even talk to me. :( Looks like I'm saving a hundred dollars! :nodding:




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