why is kinect being given such a harsh treatment?
As a kinect enthusiast I am a constant supporter of kinect and if something bad do happen I try to assess the reasons for the problem and comment on what could or should have been done. The thing that hits me the hardest though is when I see a bunch of comments about how it sucks and this and that when it’s clearly been proven that it can have 1:1 recognition and do other cool things. This is on top of the fact that it’s been out for only 10 months and is still a little new to the developers.
The point that I'm trying to get across is that even if most of the stuff produced by the big guys of gaming aren't the Holy Grail’s of motion controls doesn't mean that motion control in general is bad. With the kinect you really can play any type of game with it. The only issue is that with this innovative device you’re going to have to come up with an even more innovative way to do the varied actions in the games we know and love today. We have all seen such innovations like the way Ubisoft has implemented shooting into kinect without the need of a trigger and also the new ways to play made by modders/hackers online.
I believe that these are great signs of what we could do with kinect and that as time goes by the kinect will just keep getting better and better because of kinect's ability to upgrade through software. It’s going to take time but it’s a sure thing that as time goes by the games and software behind kinect will get better and better. I recently commented on this post with some cool things people have done with kinect on you tube, just check them out and just think about what could be done with kinect if you were allowed to develop your own game.