I loved day one with the the new device. Sweating like crazy and enjoyed every bit of it. Got a full body work out without even really trying. I didn't purchase another game for it. Simply having fun with the Adventures game. My (almost) 4 year old is going to love this.
I'll leave the review writing to somebody that has the skill. I'm just here to say that I had fun with it today. Lots of potential coming out of this device.
Got it and Love it. I bought the Your shape: Fitness evolved game with it, but like you just have been playing the kinect adventures.
I don't think Kinect deerves to be compared to Wii/Playstation Move, it's in another catagory. I can't wait to see what people are going to be able to do with it onve they get a development cycle or two in to it
What sizes and types of rooms do you use it in? I've read some negative reviews basically saying that if you don't have a big living space, it won't really work. Also, I've read that if there's too much sunlight, it isn't playable.
According to some internet reports, including an article on GameSpot, the Microsoft Kinect is having problems recognizing some people with darker skin tones. Gamespot tested the Kinect with three "dark-skinned" employees. Two of them had problems with the system's facial recognition, one of them did not. Gamestop tried a bunch of different calibrations, and were not able to get Kinect to recognize the pair.
Microsoft comment, saying, "Kinect works with people of all skin tones. And just like a camera, optimal lighting is best. Anyone experiencing issues with facial recognition should adjust their lighting settings, as instructed in the Kinect Tuner."
We tried out Kinect's facial recognition here with a variety of people and it different lighting conditions, and it worked very well, but I'm pretty sure everyone we tested it on was not dark-skinned.
So it seems Microsoft and G4 don't have a single dark-skinned employee or even friend they could bring into the offices. Nice!
as far as space is concerned, yeah you will need it. I currently play the game in my spare bedroom/office. I have just enough room without moving the furniture. I'm thinking about moving the system back downstairs where there is more space. For me, I think I want about 8-10 feet from the tv and about 6-7 feet wide. If you live in a small home, you might want to consider an add-on.
I guess it's a good thing that I got my mom's Irish skin! Gotta admit though, man...I'm pretty sore. This is the only thing that I would compare to the Wii. The pain the day after. Except this time it's virtually every limb not jut my right shoulder & elbow.
Wii releases (North America) - Pokemon Battle Revolution - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chicken Shoot - Driver Parallel Lines - Transformers The Game - The Bigs Virtual Console releases (North America)