Posted by : Jameson Durall Saturday, November 06, 2010
Even though I have Fallout: New Vegas sitting there begging to be played, I've found that Kinect is a shiny new toy for me. In addition to the daily workout routine, as part of my Gaming Weight Loss, I've been spending my spare gaming time trying out a few Kinect games.
For those who are concerned about open space in front of the TV...unfortunately it is a real concern. I have 6 feet of clear space before the couch and while games like Kinect Adventures work ok with one player, you'd need another 2-3 feet before a second player could join you in the fun. In order for me to do my daily Your Shape Fitness Evolved workout, I actually have to push the couch back another 4 feet from it's location. Luckily I have that kind of space...most people certainly will not.
The hardware does a surprisingly good job of detecting motion accurately and has a very good response time from what I can tell so far. Check out the video above to see how it looks in night vision (kinda creepy)
One thing that I haven't done yet is try out a 2-player mode in a game. I think we'll have the room to do so if we push the couch all the way back and I'm certain Kian will have an absolute ball trying it out. I also haven't gotten around to Dance Central yet, so I should do that in the next few days.
So far, I give Kinect a big thumbs up...especially if you have kids.
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