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Engadget: Kinect for Xbox 360 Review

Ross Miller writes:

The comparison everyone wants to make -- including Microsoft and Sony themselves -- is how Kinect stacks up against the Move. By the numbers, picking up Move starter bundle and an extra controller is still $50 less, and in that setup you also get a two-player experience. Move's Sports Champions is arguably a stronger bundled title compared to Kinect Adventures. But really, we feel like both systems -- along with Nintendo and the Wii -- are just taking a different approach to the same issue. Where does interaction go next? How do you bring it to the living room? Back to the Kinect, though: we think there's some fighting spirit inside that glossy shell, but it's definitely got a lot of growing up to do first. (Kinect, Xbox 360) 6/10

Carlos_Irwin_Estevez   1854d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
Michael-Jackson  +   1854d ago
Not looking good.
GamingGamer  +   1854d ago
Dont know
why Tier_1_Beard's post got considered trolling. Mods are funny here.

but either way. not too great especially if reviewer have to speculate and hope that MS will improve this via software.

but it is suffering from massive glitches and inaccuracy issues as predicted. not to mention the lag issue.
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-Alpha  +   1854d ago
Just going to copy and paste what I said above:

The reviews so far are good, no need to stick so hard to one review just because it gives a score that you guys may think Kinect deserves.

Engadget gave Move a 7/10 so there's some perspective on that too, Kinect is not doing too bad by any real means. If you are still judging it as a hardcore option then you need to realize that this is not what Kinect is.

Kinect is scoring better than people made it out be around here. I find it funny that all the fans are flocking to the positive reviews and all the criticizers to the more negative ones and everybody tries to use the numbers to battle against each other. It just goes to show what kind of motives people have and are trying to push.

I think this is the bottom line:

Kinect is being reviewed in the perspective of the family gamer, and in that perspective it is doing well.

So there is no need for people to be afraid/angry/feeling cocky or whatever else people are expressing and there is no need to pick a score and try to fight other people with it.

It seems the negative consensus is that the setup and demand for the right settings is a pain in the ass, especially for casuals, and that the price is too high. Then there is the lag that seems best described as evident, but dependent on game (like always). I haven't seen any reviews saying the delay is game-breaking, and I don't expect it to be for the launch titles (core games are still a different story though)
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NecrumSlavery  +   1854d ago
Comment one wasn't trolling. Niether was mine.

What the hell MODs? Can I please have my bubbles back? Why is it that N4G has become a place where people cant debate or talk maturely without raging fanboyisms?
EVILDEAD360  +   1854d ago
Actullay..not bad..

I agree Sports a a good pack-in game for Frisbee Golf..

But ity's obvious Kinect Adventures is going to be a good family type game..

And the fringe benefit is that Kinect Sports is going to be the go-to game for most at launch..especially because it includes bowling..

If they gave Move a 7 and Kinect got 6 from these guys then that not bad at all..

The reviews are looking good so far tonight..nothing just flat-out destroying the hardware like the haters believed they would..

lol..But then again it's early..

gigaware  +   1854d ago
WOW Alpha-Male22
Only 3 people in the article in your link. Why are gamers so angry over Kinect?
lowcarb  +   1854d ago
After watching that video I'm not sure why he gave it such a low score. His main gripe was he wasn't use to not having buttons and Joy ride being an extremely simple game. Everything else he gave praise to so these numbers really don't make sense.
gigaware  +   1854d ago
The politics of it prevents media scoring it too high. The fanboys formed an army of resistance massive it would hurt them? If they were seen as being pro Kinect. After all the real issues is fear of wii adoption from the haters. Why not score it a little low for self preservation it won't matter anyways people will buy what they like. Same thing happened with the Wii. Doesn't matter just like 360 and PS3 launch reviews matter now
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GamingGamer  +   1854d ago
i was thinking opposite...

Reviews are pretty bad...
Even IGN said "it actually doesnt work. well.. sorta"

and they gave it higher score because of its casualness and such...
Kotaku was pretty harsh too.. saying it doesnt really work..
"We've both had issues with some Kinect games not recognizing a gesture here or being slow to respond to another"

" the voice-control fail us once in a while, forcing us to repeat whatever we barked at the Kinect. He's had it worse"

"some games simply break, like the time Kinect Sports didn't let him detach a virtual bowling ball from his virtual hand."

and Engadget gave it 6/10
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jony_dols  +   1854d ago
Engadget in my opinion, is the only review that counts.

They know their tech.
insomnium  +   1854d ago
@ alpha
"Kinect is being reviewed in the perspective of the family gamer"

This is a problem. Most people on this website are NOT familygamers. Most are hc-gamers. Now these very same hc-gamers who were laughing at PS3 for not having "teh games" a few years ago (when the MS eggheads said so) are making a 180 turn and rejoicing when MS abandons them. See the only option is it either change 180 degrees or hate on Kinect/MS for doing this. They CHOOSE to love Kinect since they love anything with a MS label on it (atleast in public).

Are these same hc-gamers who were with MS bashing the PS3 for YEARS trying to tell us they love Kinect now? I mean REALLY? THIS is the problem. Noone on the x360 hc-camp recognize and admit that MS is making a 180 turn on them. WHY?

Additionally these very same individuals bark on Move all the time. MOVE WORKS WELL ENOUGH TO BE A HC-DEVICE. We've seen NOTHING like that with Kinect so far but still they shout "it's a wiimote in hd" and blah blah at Move. This is their defence mechanism. Just the same as "you have only one bubble so I don't have to listen to you since clearly you are insane". It's BS and every single rational person can see right through it.
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Immortal Kaim  +   1854d ago
Did you morons actually check out the other scores, you know the ones that are giving Kinect 7+... Does this score immediately cancel out every other sites opinion?

@ Alpha

Stop being rational, you can't even imply Kinect is anything more than a t*rd on N4G
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Game-ur  +   1854d ago
"Positive" reviews came from sites not known for gaming, and a lot of gaming sites held out from giving it a score, but they all confirmed the lag and recognition and response issues.
DigitalRaptor  +   1853d ago
Scores mean nothing.

You look at their comments and you can find that even the ones that give them good scores have a negative final view on Kinect.
cmrbe  +   1854d ago
This is from people that actually know hardware.

Its not a complete disaster though. At least the kinetic games are scoring well.

On another note

MGS3 HD!!! baby.
DeepInterludium  +   1854d ago
He tried to warn us.
uxo22  +   1854d ago
"By the numbers, picking up Move starter bundle and an extra controller is still $50 less"

Is that really are true statement?
T9X69  +   1854d ago
lol no. Move Starter = $99, Extra Controller = $50. Together = $149 which is the price of Kinect.
wsoutlaw87  +   1854d ago
it says
"By the numbers, picking up Move starter bundle and an extra controller is the same price,"
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Shackdaddy836  +   1854d ago
Who the hell disagreed with this. It says it in the damn article.

Grow up people.
BornToKill  +   1854d ago
Anon1974   1854d ago | Trolling | show
Dirk Benedict  +   1854d ago
i am here. front and present. looking good.
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whizyup   1854d ago | Trolling | show
trounbyfire  +   1854d ago
I thought reviewer were grading hard against move but
the kinect reviews are like it or hate.

wonder if we will get the " GAMES ARE THE PROBLEM THEY ARE THAT GOOD" like with move or if the tech is not at good
wsoutlaw87  +   1854d ago
just reed the article if you want to know if they blame it on the games or tech
trounbyfire  +   1854d ago
I was making a generlzation
about the common knock against move which is the gamers are not that good but the tech works great.

i was talking about all reviewer not just them and buy the way this is a hardware review so yeah...calm down i didn't even say a negative thing about kinect
blackburn5   1854d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
Genecalypse  +   1854d ago
Hahaha oh xbros
Newtype  +   1854d ago
Whoa....bad reviews Engadget...thought they hated Sony.
trounbyfire  +   1854d ago
i think they game kinect and move the same score
ElementX  +   1854d ago
That's so stupid, sites don't hate one company or the other.
jneul  +   1854d ago
lol at trounbyfire for move with them praising the tech behind it and slating the release games
whizyup  +   1854d ago
PeeWizzle   1854d ago | Off topic | show | Replies(1)
jonboi24  +   1854d ago
the review is a good read. i like endgadget and their hardware reviews. and endgadget is right it is hard to review v1.0 of any hardware. the potential is there and you can clearly see it with dance central but its not worth the $150 price tag yet. overall many reviews i've read on n4g have good things to say about kinnect but it ain't a must-have yet. still the question is how do you implement it to core games? many of the reviews i've read mention kinnect misreading gestures and when it comes to a game that needs precision this is a big no-no. i'll give the machine some time before i lay down my final judgement.
VenomProject  +   1854d ago
My response?

From Engadget too! Priceless!
wenaldy   1854d ago | Trolling | show
Shackdaddy836  +   1854d ago
Kinda mixed reviews right now. Half are saying its great while half are saying it sucks...
Lyr1c  +   1854d ago
You can really tell who is being sincere, and who is BSing the whole review.
-IronMan-  +   1854d ago
Someone didnt get the check from Microsoft. The score would been much higher.
N4OGs  +   1853d ago
the ones who got payed are saying its great.
and the ones who are legit are saying it doesnt work. You morons cant seriouslsy think people think this is great and they will be playing this all the time as there main thing. The amount of time people spend on playing kinect is the same amount of time people spend playing there wii minus the 1st party nintendo exclusives like mario etc.

The people hypeing kinect arent doing anyone a favor as it clearly should be purchased by people who are casual because this experience will leave a bad taste in there mouth with how frustrating it is to game on. I also know no hardcore gamer should be buying this because they aint gonna play it. dash board features make doing stuff 10 times harder.

There is absolutely no reason to be defending kinect at all on the internets. If you want to live in lala land and denial keep it off the forums and internet with that fake praise and go around in the physical world and hype it up with your grandma and dad.

People have legit reason for being pissed about kinect. i know 500 milion off the top of my head already. There is absolutely no legit reason to come on the internet and lie and try to defend kinect. take that shit to your grandma and stfu. Internet is for gamers and your daddys house is for denial kinect hype.

You kinect lovers only make it harder for yourself the more you try to fight. Just leave and you wont have high blood pressure fattys.
fuzion17c  +   1853d ago
where the hell
does it say 6/10 in the source?

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