Written on: 17/11/2010
THE GOOD POINTS
As an avid fan of the Nintendo Wii, I wasn't sure if the Xbox Kinect would be any better. However, within a couple of hours of owning the Kinect, the Wii was up for sale! It is very user friendly, I'm not a hardcore gamer, I'm a 23 year old female who prefers fitness & party games.
You place the Kinect sensor above or below the TV and you stand directly in front of it. The sensor can detect you from 6 to 8 feet away. We do not have a large living room, just big enough to fit a 2 & 3 seater and manage to play it ok.
The Kinect scans your body and can detect every movement you make!
The movement of your body is almost in real time. It is the most interactive console I have ever come across. My muscles were aching for 2 days after playing it, but that could just show how unfit I am!
In comparison to Nintendo Wii amd Playsation Move, I say the Kinect wins hands down. With the other two consoles you can just wave the remote about and get away with not playing the game properly. However with the Kinect, if you need to jump over an obsticle in a game, you have to jump as no remotes are used!
This moves onto my next point, price. At around £250.00 for the Xbox Console (4 GB) Kinect sensor and one game it is expensive. But, you will not have to buy any additional remotes for the kinect games as they are not needed. It will be cheaper in the long run than other consoles as you will not have to buy accessories to play the games.
THE BAD POINTS
The only bad point is that when you are playing the game, if someone walks in front or behind you it confuses the game. It thinks that the other person wants to play and goes into 2 player mode. It is best if people stay seated whilst you are playing the game.