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Submitted by Loccus 1728d ago | review

Kinect Delivers - TheHDRoom Review

With much fanfare, anticipation, and even trepidation from some, Microsoft's motion gaming peripheral Kinect has journeyed from a mysterious project named 'Natal' and onto store shelves as one of the most sought after electronic devices this holiday season. (Kinect, Microsoft, Xbox 360) 8/10

Munky  +   1728d ago
This review has more weight to it in my books, just because of the fact that it is not a gaming site.
Terror_B  +   1728d ago
Yeah, another great review, looks like the doubters have been proved wrong.

I bet Peenywise and all the other sany fans are banging their head off a wall right now crying their eyes out.
darthv72  +   1728d ago
realization of the hardware
The first batch of games may not be the best example of its capabilities but they are an example none the less. There will be better titles to come.

There is potential for the hardware. We just need creative developers to use it properly.

edit: "Kinect's motion controls will only ever complement and add to the game genres we love, it will NOT take over."

This right here should put minds to ease. It isnt like now that its out, the controller is obsolete. Even sony knows they can't abandon the controller crowd now that Move is out. Both devices can compliment the controller respectfully.
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EasilyTheBest  +   1728d ago
Great Review...
... If I had to write my review for Kinect, this would be it.
Especially the bit about hardcore games like Gears and Halo with a standard controller and some Kinect input aswell.
Im really looking forward to next years games and what Microsoft might show at next years E3.
I know alot of people have been critising Kinect, but I think there could be some really unique games to come.
DigitalRaptor  +   1728d ago
I'm tired of being critical.
I guess Kinect is a fun device. In the same way Guitar Hero is fun.

I still stand by the fact that it isn't revolutionary (more like evolutionary) or innovative. At least not from the company - Microsoft!

I'm sure most people who are currently enjoying Kinect, were expecting more, especially if they were expecting what was Project Natal.
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Moentjers  +   1728d ago
@easilythebest

looking forward
next years games
might show
next years E3
could be
to come
EasilyTheBest  +   1728d ago
And....?
....yes all of the above and I cant wait to get my hands on Kinect on the 10th Nov when its out in the UK.

Yes I have already played it, and Like I have said before, I got over 2 hours of playtime on 4 different games and it was great and worked flawless for me, much better than I was ever expecting...
zootang  +   1728d ago
Waiting again ey?
Loccus  +   1728d ago
As suggested in the review, the next Harry Potter game will have special games and co-op scenarios for Kinect owners besides the story mode that all versions consist of. I think that's fantastic.
fooltheman  +   1728d ago
you did see footage...
Harry runs by himself...kills the illusion if being a sorcerer...
Sorcery on move looks better than that added mini game..

sony should try to team up with ea for this too
Loccus  +   1728d ago
Thanks for the details. HP may be a poor game but it still highlights what I meant. If you have a Kinect then you get to use it for some unique games or challenges besides the basic game.
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saint_john_paul_ii  +   1728d ago
yea, very fantastic....

Related video
Trilogy2k  +   1728d ago
The lag on that is embarassing.

Well done M$
Master of Unlocking  +   1728d ago
Wow, for a second there, I thought it was the Classic Game Room HD we were talking about. Glad it turns out it's not the guy from CGRHD, cause I wouldn't have watched his video reviews on youtube anymore, and it would've been a pity, cause they're fun.
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KaiokenKid  +   1728d ago
Since this thing is on a videogame console, I think im going to listen to Game site reviews more then ignorant mass media reviews.
Loccus  +   1728d ago
Ignorant, how so? Because it doesn't just bash the unit, but amazingly found some positives? That's the joy of actually playing with the Kinect, and not just talking about it...gives you a chance to discover pros as well as cons. Hence why you don't see any other so-called "real" reviews giving it 1/10, because it actually is decent.

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