See what I thought about motion controllers and why I think Kinect will be the best of them all.
hardcore gamer here. the only motion control games i care for are Nintendo ones because they're the best. as far as the hd consoles goes for motion i dont give a rat's arse about them.
I think the Wii is awesome! I've come to realise this even more after playing through a preview of Skyward sword and seeing its full utilization of Motion Plus!
I agree Nintendo is the best. Also I can confirm 100+ comments for this.
Care to clarify why Nintendo's controls are the best when everyone knows the Move is more precise. And regardless of technical prowess, you can throw all that out the window if theres no good games for it. Killzone 3 is the new benchmark for implementation of motion controls in a game, and it doesnt force you to use it if you dont like it either. EDIT I dont, good for him, I'm glad he enjoys it. But he said it was the best and I was wondering on what he based that on and why the others arent good enough. Why do you care if I want to know? I was just asking for an honest answer, not a fight.
he likes it, why do you care if he likes something that you don't prefer? EDIT Best for him! Not a fight? "And regardless of technical prowess, you can throw all that out the window if theres no good games for it." Have you ever played some wii games with your friends or something? Wario-ware?
I think he was just trying to say he thinks Nintendo has the best motion-control games.
Well, thats fair enough then. I dont agree obviously but that doesn't matter, its his opinion.
The motion craze kind of died off after the holidays. I mean the stuff is still selling, but I am not feeling the hype anymore.
Kinects's main weakness is MS's lack of creative resources. They had no real focus when they "discovered" it, and are depended upon 3rd party devs to show what - if anything - its capable of. Nevermind like NukaCola pointed out, motion control is pretty much dead. The failure of the Wii to thrive and keep its momentum is proof of that.
"Kinects's main weakness is MS's lack of creative resources." At least they had enough "creative resources" to make something that stands on its own legs, instead of just blatantly copying the Wii.
They didn't even make it. They bought it from someone else who had been trying to sell that tech for years now. But no one else cared for it. Plus, controller free gaming was blatantly a rip-off of the Eyetoy. Not to mention, Sony's motion controller had been in development since before the Eyetoy came out. A quick Google search will show proof of that. Your FUD fails.
@rockleex And Sony plain out copied Sega and the Dreameye as that was the first camera based gaming tool. Your point? They all copy. Thats how business works. Then MS copied Sega also with Kinect because Sega had the Activator. You see. THEY ALL COPY. It's not just MS. Sony does it also.
I'm interested in Kinect, but not for the 360. My image of the future of Kinect is in the office where one can use it to make things like presentations have a little more pizazz. IMO, gaming is just the surface of Kinect. I hope to see a plethora of practical uses within the near future.
Give Kinect and Move some more time. Still to early to see the full potential of the gadgets unless you go by sales. I say give them two years and than you have more to work with. Unless you already know which one you prefer already but even that could change later on.
Kinect scares me what if i punch/kick someone by mistake or break my shit.
Then you're a clutz.
LOL Say WHAT!
Kinect's potential is great and in theory, it should be the best of the 3 solely because it is not dependent on any device to recognise movement. However, that's where it fails as well. For instance, Move and Wii do not just trace movement, but they have buttons too which means more gimmickry in my opinion. Sure, you can grab an invisible steering wheel with Kinect but are you willing to thrust your head forward everytime you want to boost? Hardcore fandom citizens are not being catered for as a result because it is going to be a challenge for Bungie and other such developers to make games that can compete with Move titles. Bottomline, it depends on how you look at it. From MS's perspective, it's bringing in money while saving costs because you just the camera and initial setup... No add ons and whatnot and finally, the Kinect has also captured a good number of casual gamers. From an old school hardcore gamer's vantage point ... The good... Kinect offers a 'new' way of gaming that could be the true 1st generation of VR entertainment. The possibilities are endless, in theory. The bad. 1. Lack of buttons. Ironically, for this generation, that means there are less intuitive gimmicks in a game. 2. No hardcore titles out yet. Casual gamers come and go... We, the veterans are here to stay.
Why do you think they wont add a controller with trigger if needed? Easy to do for any game since all it is is a button, kinect has the aiming covered. But for your example with racing I'd prefer no controller, I'd prefer to reach out and make a shift motion with my arm, much more realistic (why head thrusting?? LOL). So I'm not following you there. I'd say the problem in posts like this are people having lack of vision, they dont "see" how it can be done so they assume it "cant" be done. Kinect allows for a ton of innovation, and as long as there are innovative people out there we'll be blown away by what can be done.
I hope its not another "the possibilities are endless article" *reads article* yup that's exactly what it is. The problem with these articles is that they say that kinect has the better and bigger potential but cannot cite a single game in development or even come up with and idea that would work well other than party/dance/on rails games. Even the stuff made on the PC by the hackers etc. are not very intuitive compared to standard controls. I mean the article was definitely not looking for a flame war or trying to incite fanboy ignorance and I commend the writer for that but I still don't see what these "amazing possibilities" with kinect are. And if I hear another idiot say "we can't imagine what the devs will come up with", I'm gonna end up on death row.
@Author: Because you are mentally disabled?
I just hope Kinect can make a game that I would be even remotely interested in spending 60 bucks on. People say it's amazing, I'm waiting and hoping someone can make a game to prove that it is, cause right now it sucks IMO.
Kinect is amazing technology, it just needs an amazing line up of games. They will come soon enough.
@ my previous post. No device other than the camera**
As a 360 owner i'v been wanting Kinect for a while however there is one issue. SPACE. You need 8" for two players and a minimum of 6" to play by yourself. In other words you need a massive play area. People who live in Dorms and apartments can't enjoy Kinect due to how much space is required to play games with it. It's a deal breaker. My living room is pretty big and JUST barely manages 8" from my TV to the EDGE OF MY COUCH. Deal breaker.
Wonder if they'll come up with a "wide angle" kinect that allows you to stand closer. I cant see why not.
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