Kinect Review: Kinect Released Today, But Will You Buy It for Your Kids?WendyM
Kinect reviews are trickling in, as people are wondering if the Kinect will be the must-have gift this holiday season.
Based on some of the mixed Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect reviews, will you be buying Kinect for your kids?
Kinect is the highly anticipated device used with the Xbox 360 to completely remove game controllers from the equation.
Kinect solves the pesky problem of having controllers to play video games with the Kinect motion sensing peripheral, all you need is your body to play the games.
Of course, if you’re planning to buy this for your kids, take note of some of these reviews:
Engadget.com notes that you have to clear the area of furniture and users have to be 6 to 8 feet away from the Kinect sensor. Keep this in mind if you have a cramped family room or apartment.
Cnet.com‘s review also mentions the need for space, as well as some disappointment with Kinect’s menu and video navigation.
Gizmodo‘s review says that “the camera’s viewing angle is too narrow,” again noting the need for a 6 to 8 foot block of space to use for game play.
Other reviewers note the limited number of games that can be used with the Kinect so far.
Overall, while the Kinect reviews are mixed, you’ll need to keep in mind the space issues, whether any of the compatible games are of interest to you… and the price tag of $150.
Will you buy the Kinect?