A look at the first reviews of Microsoft's new Kinect device.
I think its safe to say the scores are a lot higher than most thought they'd be.
True I suppose. I was thinking 1's and 2's but have seen some 6's which blew my mind.
I count exactly two, amidst mostly 8's, with an average of 7.9 http://n4g.com/channel/kine...
The Eyetoy:Play has 8/10 at Metacritic. I think Kinect and it's games will struggle to have by the time the dust settles lol. <Picks up phone> Hey Stevie B- the $500 million isn't working. I propose packing in Lipstick and Nail Polish for all those Oprah Moms who aren't buying it! r.
I just checked Metacritic earlier and a lot of Kinect games are getting really low marks, I think the highest is Dance Central with 84. Ouch ;P
I been on this site long enough to know how the reviews work in the eyes of the N4G crowd. A positive review on a competitive product denote paid. A negative review on a competitive product denotes bias. That pretty much sums it up.
do you have your kinect yet? Have you uploaded any videos on youtube?
I knew you would post your videos http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
that's because almost half of the reviews are missing scores
Who cares about the reviews just look at the games. Do you really want to play that crap!! REALLY!!!
nope,but that doesn't change the fact that almost half of the reviews are missing scores
Exactly. I wouldn't care if Kinect was getting nothing but 10s across the board. It's crap to me until it shows me some well-made core games.
Okay Kinect has officially launched Omega. Where are the pics of yours? I put a call out to all that defend this move by MS to show pics that they themselves have purchased one. Where is yours? I am a 360 gamer. I was interested in Natal at E3 09 but lost all hope when Kinect was shown at E3 2010. I would honestly pick one up if it had a much cheaper MSRP (79.99) and the games were $29.99 instead of 49.99. Just for the novelty of it. At least, unlike most, I am honest about it. Do reviews or sales really matter of a device and it's games when they are not geared towards the current 360 user base? Now if you are a consumer of this product, then yes, of course they matter. Personally I don't think you, and most other defenders of this device, are consumers of this product. Prove me wrong. If not then what purpose do you have to talk it up on every article?
N4G PS3 MOVE AVERAGE: 7.3 N4G 360 Kinect AVERAGE: 7.9 So far
Ouch! That does hurt. Now review scores trump reality. My Move isn't accurate. My Move isn't compatible with games I previously owned. My Move is a laggy camera with fitness games that I don't need and super awesome Tamagotchi pets in HD. It's a good thing that review scores are there to remind us that money matters.
N4G average? What validity does that have?
Bubbles for Omega4... Kinect's launch games are probably getting better average scores then Move's launch titles. After all the crap Kinect has been having from some sites in the last months, it's turning out better then i thought.
im shocked on how the games are the reviews aren't exactly stellar event dance central was scored alright 63 is good.still i feel like kinect will sell well from the advertisements Microsoft did.it definitely disappointed me
meant to say 83 im srry
Try it and you'll want to buy it. I was at the midnight launch. For the launch of a console, which is exactly what this is, the games are fun and you cant ask for much more then that. It's why we play games in the first place. I am sure there are heartbroken PS3 fanboys here today. The main reason is because Kinect is literally everywhere, secondly the reviews are solid, the game reviews are solid. Thirdly the console itself is selling like crazy. I'd suggest Sony fans get over it and "Move" on, get it? Move on? lol
so kinect is a console now?so can it run without the 360 then?
No. He means it's like the 32X. And we all know how that one turned out.
It's nothing like 32x. I know people or rather Sony fans tried to make that comparison, it's just an attempt to wish something would fail this time. If you didn't know anything about video game history then you would make a stupid statement like that. 32x failed because Sega was in flux, it should have made the 32x a console in and of itself. Sega abandoned it right at launch and started working on the Saturn. Microsoft will not abandon Kinect, it's going to sell 5+ million units this year. Had 32x done that then Sega would have supported it farther. What exactly is a Wii? It's simply a Gamecube with a slightly faster processor and some motion controls added in. They overclocked the graphics and there ya go. They just slow it down a bit to play the Gamecube games in the Wii. Microsoft took a page from Nintendo's book and realized Graphics aren't everything, it's fun that matters. Throw in the superior XBL support on all the games and that is why Kinect is better then the competition.
You take this shit way too seriously. I was merely making a joke and you got all, "Nuh-uh! Kinect is not 32X!!" Relax, it's a joke. Just because you believe that Kinect is the second coming, it doesn't mean anyone else will. Kinect will probably sell reasonably well; anything will if you throw enough marketing behind it. However I think it will fall into the general motion control pitfall of being a novelty and once the novelty wears off, it will just sit there like the Wii and Move before it. And the only thing MS took from Nintendo is the idea that motion controls sell. That and WiiSports, Nintendogs, etc, etc, etc. But then again, so did Sony.
Angelous got pics of it in your home? Read my comment above. I would really like to see pics from people like yourself that have been relentlessly defending a device that does not cater to the core audience of the 360. I don't doubt that quite a few N4G members purchased Kinect or will do so shortly but you yourself claim you have one right now. Humor me, put me in my place and tell me to STFU by posting your pic of Kinect. I look forward to be proven wrong by as many Kinect defenders as possible. I don't expect many to slap me in the face with those pics though. I think the majority of you are full of it.
0oAngeluso0 You're the perfect customer. Congratulations.
Could not have put it in better words haha.
That comment made me throw up in my mouth a little. So the the tech is getting good reviews and everyone already knows that the sales will be off the charts, but I honestly don't see why anyone on this website is backing Kinect (PS or MS supporters). This website is made up of core gamers, but for some reason a lot of people are loving this tech. The only people that should care are casuals and people with kids. The fact is that MS will now waste what little resources they devote to making games, into making them for Kinect. I don't quite understand why people are so ecstatic about that, especially when they haven't even shown a fudging TECH DEMO that proves Kinect can be utilized for core games. I wish people would see it's limitations before getting all excited about the sales. When Move was first announced most people didn't care because it didn't have analog sticks (I certainly didn't). Why? Because it prevented any real core game applications and removed the ability to MOVE IN 3D SPACE. Sony fixed that issue (or revealed the real product) and people got back on board. Now they release Kinect, which can't move more than 2 feet in each direction, or perpetually forward, but I haven't heard shit about the same exact concern. I find it unbelievable that any core gamer is behind this. MS needs to invest in first party studios instead of dropping millions into an overpriced peripheral.
Post some pics. I want to see those shiny black cameras from you Kinect consumers. I'm jealous. *holding breath while waiting* I have 83 people on my friends list. I am on XBL right now playing Vanquish. Currently I have 21 active people online right now. None of them are playing Kinect.
What exactly are you looking forward to though? Are you actually interested in playing the ridiculous boat game, or are you looking at the fitness and dance games? I can see a reason to buy it if you like fitness games, but how many fitness games can you buy. Kinect is extremely limited in what it is able to do for gaming. If you can't control your movement in 3D space then you are going to get on-rail and simon-says-like games (ie fitness and dance). That would be fine if it was $50 dollars, but it isn't and it is being hailed as the second coming.
Which Kinect game are you enjoying the most?
I sure hope Move beats Kinect. Kinect sucks because it is not Move. I only love Move, because it is a high quality, inexpensive, totally original device from the graceful minds of Sony.
ever heard of the eyetoy?
Awwwwww its good to know that kinect is getting what it deserves. It feels so good to know when something fails and other ppl reconize it. now we all can agree with something! (not kinect fanboys of course)
Dear SixthAxis, Reporting on other peoples' news is not news. There are web sites like Metacritic for a reason.
do people really need to see scores for these games.. geez just look at them. same for many of the Move games can anyone find the linky that stated the cost of these shovelware games vs a full blown AAA title.. they can knock these crap games out in no time at such a low cost..
I am having a lot of issues with voice command on Kinect. I have a really bad accent Lol so it does not work at all. Also being 6.5 does not help with the configuration at all either.
Dang that sucks!
When did mid-70's translate to a "really good" game. Most of the time it's means a decent rental but a purchase only for die-hard fans of the genre.
Funny how all the haters said Kinect wouldn't sell, then they said it would get bad reviews, and they have been proven wrong in both instances.
Nobody doubted Kinect would sell. How could it miss with 500 million dollar advertising budget? I also don't recall too many people commenting on reviews other than would they be skewed in Kinects favor because of that huge advertising budget. That and the lame embargo MS put into place. The biggest complaint I hear about Kinect from most gamers, not just haters, is it doesn't support the 360's core audience and the novelty of the libarary would wear off rapidly (both legitimate complaints and the reason I am not picking up a Kinect, at least for now). You are the last one that should complain about haters. You do realize it only takes a minute to check your post history? Please. If you are going to whine at least keep it real and don't fabricate complaints that didn't exist. Only a few extremist might have said what you wrote above. Then again you would be the expert on those N4G members.
I have NOT met one person, in my circle of friends (I am over 13) that is high on Kinect. Our neighbor did buy one for the family as an Xmas gift... funny thing is with all that jumping around, no one realizes the balls are gonna fall off the Xmas tree. Cant wait to see the vids
"PCWorld: 3/5 Microsoft Kinect Review Intrepid but flawed, Microsoft's Kinect motion-sensor for Xbox 360 offers true controller-free gaming at a reasonable price, but suffers from serious accuracy and tracking issues" "Destructoid: when it works, it’s very convenient. But when it doesn’t, it’s extremely aggravating, and that seemed to be more often than not. " "Destructoid: Kinect only was able to identify me only a little more than half the time. It also takes a while for the sensor to either identify or fail to identify you" And the funniest one: Strategy Informer: 9.5 "Kinect doesn't always handle extra people in the shot very well either, especially in the third-party titles" and "The launch games aren't incredible, but the glorious tech easily makes up for it" In many of the reviews - looking at older Move reviews, the reviewer admits reluctantly that Move works well, and finds a way to downplay it and give it a lower score. With the Kinect reviews, the reviewer admits that Kinect has serious flaws, and finds a way to give it higher scores. ... But let us wait until the review smoke and mirrors has died down. MS PR did a really good job in getting non-gaming sites giving glowing reviews to create the impression they wanted - but that was expected. Let the thing alone for a week or three - and then when people had some first hand experience on both - then lets see how the 5/5 and 9.5 scores really feel like....
noce reviews so far...much better than Move and its lineup titles
so has anyone wore thier space ponchos yet lol.
Was tired when I got home but still tried it out, I can play in my room but I put it in the livingroom just cause out works better. It is highly accurate at times too accurate even. I had 2 people over to try it out both are headed to costco to pick up bundles as we speak. I will post pics and vids on my youtube channel :)
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