"High requirements, overpriced, and laggy."2.0 starson by jleack
Pros: - No controller.
- Cool way to navigate menus.
Cons: - Laggy to a point of infuriation.
- Spacial requirements are out of hand.
- Won't work with core experiences.
- Menu navigation is slow and cumbersome.
Summary: The problem with Kinect is that without a button, direct input isn't possible. Games like Gears of War 2, Halo, and Fable are what define the console for me, and to not be able to play these with a $150 peripheral in any way is a huge waste. The games the Kinect does have, and has been announced to have for the next year, are all mindless and are as simple and standing still while moving the arms and legs in certain ways. The lag is really a problem, and at times it feels like you have to adapt to understanding how to do motions before they are needed to make up for it.
This device completely fails to target the market of the Xbox 360, and I think Microsoft did a horrible job of recognizing that. I do not recommend this device to anyone, and once the price is under $100, I can recommend it to families with young children, but nothing else.