Product Type: Microsoft game controllers
Newest Review: ... up but takes time. They do provide you with a smiley face on a card to help calibrate your Kinect but this doesn't help the fact that it m... more
fantastic technology, but not quite quite perfect
Member Name: luket49
Disadvantages: require a lot of room space. small variety of games
First of all let me say how impressed I am with the technology behind the Kinect. The motion sensor is flawless, and really responsive. Its ability to register and recognise a person's body shape and facial features is particularly impressive. The voice recognition function is another really cool function that adds to the "hands-free" gaming experience. Microsoft should be applauded for creating the technology and presenting it in a very user-friendly way which makes the Kinect accessible to everyone.
The Kinect does however come with a few downfalls. The main drawback is the requirement to have a large playing space, which for many might not be very practical. I thought I was lucky that I have a larger than average living-room, however I still have to move some furniture around to have a big enough playing space.
The second issue with the Kinect is the standard of the games available. Whilst games such as Kinect Sports and Kinect Adventures are fun, the novelty value soon wares off, for this reason, at the moment I wouldn't recommend the Kinect to the "Call of Duty generation" who enjoy games with multi-levels or variation in the gameplay.
Overall I would say the Kinect is a very good product, and the complete hands-free experience makes it better than its closest rival, the Nintendo Wii.
Summary: fantastic technology, but not quite quite perfect
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