Easily the most popular motion-controlled gaming interface currently on the market, Kinect uses no controllers whatsoever and puts you in total control. While it may not have resonated well with core gamers, Kinect has been a hit with dance games like the Dance Central series. ($100, available now)
- Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
out of 49 user reviews
Starting at: $84.99
The good: Controller-free motion gaming; full-body motion sensor; solid game library at launch; voice control; games will have you very active; almost impossible to fool.
The bad: Timing-based learning curve; menu and video navigation is occasionally wonky and gets old fast; requires a lot of room to play; majority of games require standing; hard-core gamers may not feel satisfied; requires separate power supply when used with older Xbox 360 consoles.
The bottom line: With its impressive body tracking and unique, controller-free experience, Kinect is great for casual gaming parties and workouts--assuming you have enough room to play it.
October 31, 2012 3:58 PM PDT
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