Pros The hardware is slim, especially for what thier offering, plus it really is amazing to not be able to need a controller, even if it is only launching it has a really good gaming libary,plus the sensor is 99.9 percent impossible to fool.
Cons theres more wires for an older xbox console, plus standing is mandatory, the final problem is the fact that you need a decent amount of space to enjoy the games fully, and the final thing is that you have to be more active than the move and the wii
Summary While it is a monumental gaming experience, it wont be for everyone, i bought one the day it came out, and not having to buy extra controllers, the cons arent really that important one big one is that you have to stand to play the games, whenever i used the move or the wii i stand anyway so that really doesnt matter, one major con is that you will need to be more active than the wii or the move, but i like that because im getting a workout while enjoying a videogame, and the final problem is that you need a preying, that the optty decent amount of space to actually play the game to the full potentional, one thing i couldnt metnion in the cons because i ran out of space is the learning curve while this is nothing new, with the kinect its more time cotrolled than motion controlled, you really have to time you movement on this system no matter wht are you are playing, thats the really only non-solvable con, but theres always a learning curve, so it shouldnt pose too much of a problem, trust me when i say this system is well worth the money, because ther is literally tnothing like it in the gaming world.
Pros -novel user interface (for game consoles)
-kids cant get enough of it (me either!)
-gets you off your keister when playing games
Cons -need a lot of space to play (relative to controller)
-get tired from jumping around
-not a lot of decent titles available
-limited verbal commands
-cant resolve fingers, only hands
Summary Kinect is a revolutionary user interface for gaming consoles. I have been following this project for quite some time and am glad it has finally come to fruition. Price point is higher than expected but we purchased the 4gb console bundle (I added a 250gb drive also - for $35), which reduces price to $100 for Kinect. We had to move a piece of furniture out of the way to play with two people, make sure you have 6-8 ft in front of your television to play. I anchored the camera on the top of the tv with industrial velcro - could not put below the television because of my front surround sound speaker. I secured the Wii sensor bar on top of the Kinect - hopefully this will work out OK. A lot of reviews harp on the lack of titles available right now, which is true, but the technology is marvelous in my opinion. Controlling Xbox menus and games with your hands and body is amazing. As Steven Spielberg indicated, this is the future of gaming and he is right. Some games you will always need a controller, but this system definitely opens up some amazing opportunities in the future. It is not a perfect system, but this is the start of a new generation of gaming. You will see this type of system used with PCs in the not to distant future.
Pros Works even in my small space
Easy learning curve for use
Easy set up
Cons Some games too simplistic
Summary I live in an RV so was not too sure how Kinect would work especially after reading the reviews here about the problems of using in a small space. Can't get much smaller than an RV with immovable furniture. So far it has been great. I have only used the Adventure game that came with it and the exercise one but have not had any problems with space so far. Two people would get a little crowded. I do wish the games would get more real life. I am very happy with this purchase.
Pros Once set up, easy to use. Smart. Tracks well. Fun!
Cons Long setup. Picky, forced re-setup when moved. A little pricey.
Summary At $150 ($300, we bought 2) this better redesign my experience. Time will tell if it pays off but I am very interested to get moving in my games.
"Fun!FUN!Fun!"on by jj4514
Pros Definitely for the family...cant wait to see some more non kid games
Cons Nothing yet...unless you dont like to have a workout