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wariowarrior
04-29-2011, 04:25 PM
I have brought or/and played every new Kinect release since launch and still nothing even comes close to Kinect Sports,Adventures and Dance Central.

Games are either poorly executed, boring, or just plain broken.

I had big hope for MJ but alas the King of Pop let me down.

Next hope is for Gunstringer.

Been out for only 6 months and the games I'm looking forward to are sequels of launch titles.

Bleeding Star
04-29-2011, 04:41 PM
Totally agree, if it wasnt for my gf loving Your Shape I probably would have ditched the Kinect by now

wariowarrior
04-29-2011, 04:47 PM
Totally agree, if it wasnt for my gf loving Your Shape I probably would have ditched the Kinect by now

My wife has EA Active which I still have. I got annoyed with it as it kept on randomly pausing but she enjoys it. It does have a couple of decent fitness games going for it.

ZackNovak
04-29-2011, 05:13 PM
Since it sold so many units, hopefully developers realize that they have a market there now and will make playable games for it and not turn into a gimmick like the Wii.

FenrisianReaper
04-29-2011, 08:58 PM
Well the benefit of the Kinect being out as long as it has now allows developers to have it at their hands to see how the mechanics of their games can be used to the potential that the kinect can give. A lot of issues with the games that have been out for the Kinect is that it was still a relatively new piece of technology, but many developers have now stated they're going to look at how to use the Kinect interface with future projects.

oO CurrY Oo
04-29-2011, 09:06 PM
I knew this was bound to happen unfortunately, it happened to the Vision Camera and it will probably happen to Kinect too.

Ebonix
04-29-2011, 10:04 PM
I kind of expected this to happen which is why I never invested in the Kinect. I bought the Wii with Red Steel hoping it was going to be bitching but it was fail, the controls sucked making the game near enough unplayable and stupidly difficult. Anyway, I digress, I do hope they bring something out that really makes the Kinect a worthwhile component but I can't see it happening, seeing as its been out for a while now.

gazzibiuk
04-30-2011, 09:31 PM
Star Wars / Forza to name a couple this year

Arduous Wolf
04-30-2011, 10:13 PM
I think the Kinect has a future if developers use it wisely. I would like to see more normal games have Kinect support as well as some quality Kinect only titles. Some days I feel energetic and want to play via Kinect, other days I just want to relax in my chair with a nice cup of tea and play with a controller. I'm hoping Fable 4 has Kinect support. I can't wait to act out all the expressions when chatting to villagers!

Farklefreak5
05-01-2011, 12:02 AM
Microsoft was just trying to keep up with the competition. The technology is good, but devs are content with doing what they're doing now. Personally, I don't want to dance around waving my arms to play a game, so I think this motion sensor crap is useless except for the marketing aspect.

Give it a while. The technology is too far ahead than devs are ready for. Once they get some idea together I'm sure games will be better than "Pet the Tiger 2.0"

Dz06lt
05-01-2011, 12:41 AM
what do you really expect? Kinect is not ment for hardcore gamers. It was built for the sole purpose of claiming some of the Wii casual cash nothing more nothing less

Johnnyreid6
05-01-2011, 08:05 AM
my kinect has been gathering dust since 2 days after xmas, even my kids havnt bothered with it!

gameplayer
05-01-2011, 10:30 PM
All I ever wanted out of Kinect was a boxing or fighting sim. It seems like a pipe dream. I agree that there are no good Kinect games yet. :(

TAI JASON
05-02-2011, 07:54 AM
The selling of Kinect got a world record....

We need games! Nobody will play the new Forza with Kinect over ours. I hope Steel Bataillion and Child of Eden are good games. But Child on Eden can be played with controller and on PS3 so i donīt see what MS is going to do with Kinect?!? Even it is not for hardcore gamers, i want new games.

HardScop3dXD
05-02-2011, 07:57 AM
Thats part of the reason I decided not to put my money into one.

Delboy
05-02-2011, 09:16 AM
6 months? Just give it a bit of time, developers maybe thinking what else they can do to get you more involved?

slavick07
05-11-2011, 03:14 AM
they dont need to make full on kinect games all the time- just something that can incorporate it. like a shooter, where you can go 'minority report' style on a tactical map and move shit around with your hands; subtle stuff like that would even be awesome.

wariowarrior
05-12-2011, 11:17 PM
they dont need to make full on kinect games all the time- just something that can incorporate it. like a shooter, where you can go 'minority report' style on a tactical map and move shit around with your hands; subtle stuff like that would even be awesome.

Even that would be something. I know it hasn't been long but nothing as had Kinect features apart from Harry Potter and Virtua Tennis 4. Both of which used it poorly.

Hawk Hugur
05-13-2011, 03:28 PM
True i'm kinda looking forward to the star wars one. :P

wariowarrior
05-13-2011, 04:45 PM
Nice to see the announcement today that the Kinect line up will triple by the end of the year. Hopefully be a few gems in the subsequent tide.

Annalie
05-13-2011, 10:01 PM
Some of these on the list will be kinect only i think. these are xbox360 exclusives....

-Gears of War 3 (http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/143/14304771.html) (Microsoft Game Studios/Epic Games)

-Codename D (http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/086/086593.html) (Microsoft Game Studios/Grasshoper Manufacturer)

-Project Draco (http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/086/086591.html) (Microsoft Game Studios/Grounding Inc.)

-Steel Battalion:Heavy Armor (http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/086/086594.html) (Capcom/FromSoftware)

-Rise of Nightmares (http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/086/086600.html) (SEGA)

-Codename Kingdoms (http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/077/077597.html) (Microsoft Game Studios/Crytek Studios)

-Forza Motorsport 4 (http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/077/077615.html) (Microsoft Game Studios/Turn10)

-X-COM (http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/070/070012.html) (2K Games/2K Martin)

-Haunt (http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/086/086592.html) (Microsoft Game Studios/Zoe Mode)

-The First Templar (http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/076/076155.html) (Kalypso Media/Haemimont Games AD)

-MechWarrior 5 (http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/019/019496.html) (Microsoft Game Studios/Piranha games)

-The Secrete World (http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/905/905881.html) (Funcom)

-Gray Matter (http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/079/079300.html) (Wizarbox/Tonuzaba Entertainment)

-Divinity II: Ego Draconis (http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/080/080387.html) (Microsoft Game Studios/Larian Studios)

-Phantom Breaker (http://www.gamefaqs.com/xbox360/611856-phantom-breaker) (5pb)

-The Adventures of Shuggy (http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/065/065133.html) (Smugled Cat Games)

-Virtual-On Force (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/109/1091008p1.html) (SEGA)

-Otomedius Excellent (http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/077/077112.html) (Konami)

-Nuclear Dawn (http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/064/064610.html) (Interwave Studios)

-Hybrid (http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/037/037860.html) (5th Cell)

http://generation7.forumotion.com/t10-upcoming-xbox-360-exclusive-console-exclusives-confirmed-for-2011

Veedrock
05-13-2011, 10:31 PM
Listing Xbox exclusives hardly does anything for the topic, especially an incomplete list.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Kinect_games

Announced games are about halfway down and there's a column for Kinect only. And that's not even all of it; you may have seen the news article (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-8359-Microsoft-To--Triple--Its-Kinect-Game-Portfolio-This-Year.html) where Microsoft said the Kinect would triple it's library this year, so there's at least 26 unannounced games still coming out this year. Likely to be mostly shovelware, but some of it may be good.

Child of Eden is supposed to be really good with Kinect (you can use a controller but it turns from an experience to a meager game), so you'll have your wish of a good Kinect game in a month.

EDIT @ below: It's not hypocritical to include of list of upcoming Kinect games while dismissing your irrelevant list of exclusives. Your list has Gears 3 in it ffs, which we know isn't getting Kinect support.

StyledBear
05-13-2011, 10:39 PM
xbox need to realise its core gamers have nothing on kinect for them. The original games on launch such as sports and adventures are good, fun to play at a party etc but are more akin to the wii and everything kinect comes out with will just continue to seem wii-ish until they get a game out that just exemplifies kinects goodies (star wars force game/ tekken anyone?)

Annalie
05-13-2011, 11:28 PM
Listing Xbox exclusives hardly does anything for the topic, especially an incomplete list.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Kinect_games

Announced games are about halfway down and there's a column for Kinect only. And that's not even all of it; you may have seen the news article (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-8359-Microsoft-To--Triple--Its-Kinect-Game-Portfolio-This-Year.html) where Microsoft said the Kinect would triple it's library this year, so there's at least 26 unannounced games still coming out this year. Likely to be mostly shovelware, but some of it may be good.

Child of Eden is supposed to be really good with Kinect (you can use a controller but it turns from an experience to a meager game), so you'll have your wish of a good Kinect game in a month.

Um... i listed these because some of them doesn't look like the typical little kid shit that's on Kinect already... some of them might appeal to an older audience and might actually be good. so telling me my list doesn't help the topic and then put one yourself is a little hypocritical. and who cares if its incomplete i took it from some website, take it up with them.

Romefalls86
05-20-2011, 06:03 PM
Some of the titles now are fun, pretty hard honestly. But I also like the Your Shape game as well.

PuK3
05-22-2011, 05:27 AM
It excited me to see the article from MS saying that the amount of games will be tripled by the end of the year. Haunt is what I want, and I want it now! Half the reason I bought the Kinect was for that. I would love to see something along the lines of Fatal Frame. Anyone else think it would be cool?

DarkReign2021
05-25-2011, 12:48 AM
There are a number of things that can be done to improve the Kinect for all gamers, not just casuals.

1.) Release a basic one-handed controller: This defeats the purpose of hands-free gaming, but I don't think anybody is actually going to be mad about this. Release a controller exactly like the nunchaku on the Wii. An analog stick, a guide/start button, and a couple game-based buttons. That's all it needs. a single analog stick would eliminate the Rail-shooter barrier that seems to be an issue with making core titles for the Kinect. Buttons could provide the option for a couple extra features or even just toggle modes in the game so you can use the same motion for multiple features (like switching from a sword to Magicka in Elder Scrolls or even just pulling up the menu.)

2. Subtle features in regular games: Nobody ever said we wanted entire games to be completely kinect-based. Like somebody mentioned above, scrolls charts Minority-report style. I can imagine something like that work great on the TAC-map in Ghost Recon. In RTS games it would be great for map navigation and ever unit selection could benefit from it. (I strongly believe motion-based gaming is the key to making RTS thrive on consoles due to the similarity to mouse movement.)

3. Arcade games: This one has absolutely shocked me so far. Why aren't there any XBLA games with Kinect support. If developers are so worried about the cost of development, why not test the market on here first? It's cost-effective and Arcade games still sell like mad. So they barely lose any money if the game bombs and if it sells than they've got a cash cow on their hands. Plus with XBLA you have more of an excuse for releasing short, simple games with more basic graphics. Party games and Avatar-based games should stick to this format instead of disc release to begin with.

4. Games that allow you to SIT DOWN: This one is a no-brainer. Gamers don't want to stand up and a lot of gamers don't really have room to stand up and meet the kinect requirements for long periods of time. Wii and Move allow you to sit, so why shouldn't the Kinect? You're more likely to find a supportive fanbase if you don't make them constantly stand for a game that isn't based on Dancing or Fitness.

5. PC Ports: Where, oh god, where are the PC ports? Like I said before, Motion gaming and Mouse controls are very much alike. So with that said, start bring these PC games over? To anybody that's not a complete moron, Black & White is an obvious no-brainer for the Kinect system (Hell, I'd swear the concept of the Kinect was based on B&W to begin with. And since Molyneux is the developer of the game and a huge support of the Kinect, I'm amazed this one isn't already happening.) On top of that I don't see why Age of Empires hasn't surfaced. Same with all of the Starcrafts and a handful of other great series. Especially with Retro gaming being back in style, bringing back older games with Motion controls as an optional add-on would be especially beneficial.

Rolks
05-27-2011, 03:11 PM
I have not had much of a problem with the lack of titles. The Kinect, for me, was really just for casual gaming and parties. If I want my hardcore gaming, I go to the standard games. So I haven't even gotten through my Kinect Sports, Adventures or Dance Central completely yet. I don't play Kinect that much, but I knew that was going to happen when I bought it. It is still fun.

FinSleepless
06-27-2011, 11:56 PM
I agree that the kinect hasn't any amazing games so far. The game Your Shape sounds nice though and I'm sure I'll get it after I finish my Zumba game. Earning achievements to get some extra condition and health sounds like fun to me!

damood killa
06-29-2011, 11:25 PM
Agree with DarkReign. I could see them expanding and allowing a gun controller as well for FPS.

I bought one for my gf one recently and was planning on buying one mainly for video chat with her because we're long distance right now. But after playing hers all weekend, I'm a bit more excited about it. We bought Fighter's Uncaged, and although it was not as responsive as I would hope, it was still a lot of fun, and a work out. Child of Eden also looks amazing, planning on getting that when I buy mine.

Foxxy kyle
06-29-2011, 11:58 PM
Its not like there is even a good amount of games out there, the kinect just came out, give it some time.

BluWolve
06-30-2011, 12:37 AM
Its not like theyre is even a good amount of games out there, the kinect just came out, give it some time.
Agreed. There will be good games to come you will see.

dante1138
06-30-2011, 06:34 AM
Not only good games, now with the SDK the gamers that are programmers also can play around with the kinect on windows 7

BluWolve
06-30-2011, 06:41 AM
Not only good games, now with the SDK the gamers that are programmers also can play around with the kinect on windows 7
exactly, IMO kinect could be the future of gaming and computing in general, and we will start to see this tech be implemented more into everday life, it just needs A LOT more time and work.

KingAntz
06-30-2011, 08:47 AM
I agree... Adventures, sport and Fitness evolved is the only ones actually enjoyable a bit... but I agree as well that we should give it time.

Dorney
06-30-2011, 12:56 PM
I agree it probably sold a lot of units but many may not use anymore, well I don't.... kind of like the Wii.

Nero x360a & ps3t
06-30-2011, 07:26 PM
I actually liked the MJ game. And hopefully mass effect 3 will change your mind on this case.

TTGKRONiK
06-30-2011, 11:03 PM
Totally agree with you. Kinect is not all it's cracked up to be.

brtw2
07-02-2011, 07:01 PM
Child of Eden was a good example of kinect controls done right, they felt more responsive than using the controller. That said, it wasn't a system seller and I'm glad to see more mainstream games getting on board with the "not 100% kinect" idea, like gears.

roym899
07-02-2011, 08:19 PM
To be honest: I expected nothing else to happen. It's just like the Wii, only better. But it's still mostly for childs, so i don't think that there will be a good shooter or even a really good/honest game for it. Imo it's just a funny party game hardware.

Foxxy kyle
07-02-2011, 08:23 PM
To be honest: I expected nothing else to happen. It's just like the Wii, only better. But it's still mostly for childs, so i don't think that there will be a good shooter or even a really good/honest game for it. Imo it's just a funny party game hardware.

http://gamefly.gameflycdn.com/images/games/p/148055p.jpg

Publisher: Microsoft
Platform: Xbox 360
Genre: Shooter
Release Date: 9/13/2011

DocRevolt
07-03-2011, 04:03 AM
It's new, good developers need time to adapt to it. Not only that but the child-oriented games that have come out so far, while not highly story based, are actually quite fun to play with groups of friends who aren't exactly gamers. It's the kind of thing anyone can get into, even if they can be a little glitchy here and there.

roym899
07-03-2011, 11:46 AM
http://gamefly.gameflycdn.com/images/games/p/148055p.jpg

Publisher: Microsoft
Platform: Xbox 360
Genre: Shooter
Release Date: 9/13/2011
I really hope you didn't mean this seriously. Look at this gameplay video... Those graphics are sooo poor and it's still a game for childs according to the comic graphics.

TVthePunisher
07-03-2011, 12:55 PM
My Kinect is going to have to gather Dust, with my ankle the way it is I can't really do a whole lot of absurd movements or jump around like I used to for Kinect Adventures. I could do the "standing around" games but only for a half hour or so, my ankle will still feel the strain so the Kinect for me isn't personally the best idea over Wii or Move - with those I can sit, with this I kind of half to stand. If I ever ended up in a wheelchair, the thing's sold hands down...A.) A lot of features require full movement and B.) It would constantly tell me I'm not in alignment...that pisses me off with Kinect where it keeps readjusting itself for no given reason. ~__~

Foxxy kyle
07-03-2011, 09:34 PM
I really hope you didn't mean this seriously. Look at this gameplay video... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBAZ3xLFUY4&feature=related) Those graphics are sooo poor and it's still a game for childs according to the comic graphics.

i was just pointing out that there will be shooters for kinect. I believe there are more also.

Nero x360a & ps3t
07-03-2011, 10:04 PM
Mass Effect 3 ^

Foxxy kyle
07-03-2011, 11:59 PM
Mass Effect 3 ^

Yeah but thats not directly for kinect. As far as I know kinect will only be used to select choices in the game.

BluWolve
07-04-2011, 12:11 AM
Yeah but thats not directly for kinect. As far as I know kinect will only be used to select choices in the game.
yes it will be kinect enabled, like conversational choices and perhaps ordering your squad around, but of course you could play the entire game without a kinect. These sort of "kinect enabled extras" will start popping up more and more in new games, until every game that comes out will have some sort of kinect functionality.

AshleighB
07-04-2011, 09:49 AM
There are a number of things that can be done to improve the Kinect for all gamers, not just casuals.

1.) Release a basic one-handed controller: This defeats the purpose of hands-free gaming, but I don't think anybody is actually going to be mad about this. Release a controller exactly like the nunchaku on the Wii. An analog stick, a guide/start button, and a couple game-based buttons. That's all it needs. a single analog stick would eliminate the Rail-shooter barrier that seems to be an issue with making core titles for the Kinect. Buttons could provide the option for a couple extra features or even just toggle modes in the game so you can use the same motion for multiple features (like switching from a sword to Magicka in Elder Scrolls or even just pulling up the menu.)

2. Subtle features in regular games: Nobody ever said we wanted entire games to be completely kinect-based. Like somebody mentioned above, scrolls charts Minority-report style. I can imagine something like that work great on the TAC-map in Ghost Recon. In RTS games it would be great for map navigation and ever unit selection could benefit from it. (I strongly believe motion-based gaming is the key to making RTS thrive on consoles due to the similarity to mouse movement.)

3. Arcade games: This one has absolutely shocked me so far. Why aren't there any XBLA games with Kinect support. If developers are so worried about the cost of development, why not test the market on here first? It's cost-effective and Arcade games still sell like mad. So they barely lose any money if the game bombs and if it sells than they've got a cash cow on their hands. Plus with XBLA you have more of an excuse for releasing short, simple games with more basic graphics. Party games and Avatar-based games should stick to this format instead of disc release to begin with.

4. Games that allow you to SIT DOWN: This one is a no-brainer. Gamers don't want to stand up and a lot of gamers don't really have room to stand up and meet the kinect requirements for long periods of time. Wii and Move allow you to sit, so why shouldn't the Kinect? You're more likely to find a supportive fanbase if you don't make them constantly stand for a game that isn't based on Dancing or Fitness.

5. PC Ports: Where, oh god, where are the PC ports? Like I said before, Motion gaming and Mouse controls are very much alike. So with that said, start bring these PC games over? To anybody that's not a complete moron, Black & White is an obvious no-brainer for the Kinect system (Hell, I'd swear the concept of the Kinect was based on B&W to begin with. And since Molyneux is the developer of the game and a huge support of the Kinect, I'm amazed this one isn't already happening.) On top of that I don't see why Age of Empires hasn't surfaced. Same with all of the Starcrafts and a handful of other great series. Especially with Retro gaming being back in style, bringing back older games with Motion controls as an optional add-on would be especially beneficial.
No way should there be a controller, kinect is about using your body as the controller, it will just end up like playstation move and the wii. Having no controller makes it something of its own however i do agree on need to sit down when i play kinect adventures it gets tiring after a while

AshleighB
07-04-2011, 09:53 AM
UFC trainer is The kinect game!

MacroBears
07-04-2011, 06:05 PM
i work in a game store and to be honest Kinect games really dont sell too many units, and when they do its the same titles. i suppose this means that given time, when the system has more to offer it might do a little better.

Kievah
07-04-2011, 10:57 PM
I've purchased five titles for my Kinect, and apart from Kinectimals, which the kids love, and Adventures, they're complete rubbish.

And so, I wipe the dust from it every week or so...

Storm Cobra
07-05-2011, 09:40 AM
I only have Kinect Adventures, Motion Sports and Sonic Free Riders. First one is really good, second one is just buggy and sucks and the third one I didn't played so far lol.

luuwat
07-05-2011, 02:50 PM
all kinect games are good looooooooool

HugTheBear
07-06-2011, 05:30 AM
I got a Kinect with the new Xbox slim for Christmas. I am yet to use the Kinect. I have the game that came with it- Kinect Adventures & some MMA fighting game. I am going to get into playing those soon. I am waiting to play it because I don't have the room for it yet. Some games that look fun are: Child of Eden & the game that Crytek is releasing in the near future Ryse (I think). From what I can see the Kinect is getting better with time and I believe it will continue to get better. I just don't want Wii type games because I already own a Wii.

Frobnitzz
07-07-2011, 04:15 PM
My Kinect just sits there, flashing... looking bored. Be surprised if it still works :P

DannyAwesome
07-08-2011, 07:19 AM
Kinect adventures was pretty fun till it got scratched. Somethings look good but I am not willing to plunk down 50$ to find out I hate it.

hofmannnnn
07-09-2011, 02:10 PM
I agree that they need to do something to get out of the whole "on rails" box but i dont think a numchuck is the answer. i just sold off my move setup (had 2 moves, nav controller and socom gun) because 3/4 of the games i waz playing were better with a proper controller. the problem here is that we need something novel, something that cant be done better with a proper controller, otherwise it's just a waste of time....IMO.

hofmannnnn
07-09-2011, 02:22 PM
I have also noticed a lack of sales, although i think that will change. the risk is that it will end up like the wii and the only games worth owning will be first party games with a few exceptions (dance central, your shape). either way I believe this will change in the future, largely because of the rumors of a ps4 that just leaked out of taiwan. if true it looks like the ps4 would have a kinect like periphal and then game makers would be able to port whatever there working on easier than they can now (with move). its kindof like a system within the systems. a sub system within the consoles. if true you can expect a lot more decent games for kinect in the next couple of years.

Hallowgraves
07-10-2011, 05:40 AM
I heard that Halo anniversaries is going to be Kinect support. Though something tells me that the standard controller is going to be the more popular choice for players.

41cole
07-10-2011, 05:44 AM
kinect labs is not goodeither they showed it at E3 and it looked alot better then it is

DarkReign2021
07-10-2011, 11:40 PM
While 3 of the 5 ideas on my list are so far being neglected, 2 of them are starting to pick up speed. Firstly, Fruit Ninjas comes out soon for XBLA. On top of that, even though they're not the greatest, the Kinect Labs apps are amusing to say the least (and with cheevos, you can't argue when all 4 are free with more to come.) XBLA kinect games are definitely going to pick up speed.

The other one on my list is the addition of partial-kinect support to regular games. Obviously this isn't a major selling point, but than again neither was voice-command support in Rainbow Six 3, but that didn't stop people from using it. And with a lot of games coming up with Kinect Support (Halo Anniversary, Mass Effect 3, Forza 4 & Minecraft to name a few as well as most likely Halo 4 and this rumored Gears of War spin-off and the new Fable game) the option to at least use the Kinect is there.


Fortunately for me, I've been having a blast playing Child of Eden lately along with the occasional bout of Dance Central (and I'm technically cheating, but I've also been using the Kinect voice controls for Hulu.) My Kinect is getting the most use it's seen since it launched in November. (Once I got all but 1 of the cheevos in Kinect Adventures, I kind of just stopped playing. Nothing else really interests me besides Steel Battalion. Hope they make some more announcements soon.)

GCBrokawV2
07-11-2011, 02:37 PM
the kinect was a bad idea purchase for me.

Botto
07-12-2011, 12:12 AM
I agree with DZ06lt, like the playstations move, microsoft is just trying to make more money. I myself have a wii as well and find it is much easier to use then kinect, and a wii is so cheap now anyway

ona7
07-12-2011, 05:14 PM
And now they have Hole in the Wall, but agree more options than Move or the Wii, here's hoping, otherwise, at Keats I can pause Netflix by only speaking

RwHo
07-12-2011, 05:20 PM
I have one because of a younger sister who likes the games that you play on here. I kinda got the vibe from it that they started the Kinect out for younger people, since the Kinectimals and stuff like that. I guess its alright to have, even though I personally dont use it that much.

Acevelvet
07-13-2011, 03:25 AM
I agree and disagree with this but hey it could be just me. I just ifnd all this stuff they are doing with games amazing.

Wayne Warren
07-13-2011, 12:49 PM
I bought the Kinect after everyone I knew told me not to and I thoroughly enjoyed it, but I don't think it will be as amazing as the first time you play it.. My cousin reckons that the Cameras on the Kinect are 5 years old Technology? Is this true, cause I don't believe that :s

nappster187
07-13-2011, 03:03 PM
what about wipeout??? that game is fun as anything!!

wariowarrior
08-15-2011, 10:41 PM
Hopefully Gunstringer will turn out to be a little gem. Dunno what to make of Fable 'The Journey' yet.

Garfiun
08-16-2011, 12:42 PM
Well aslong as they bring out games that are decent every now and again that will be fine. For me the kinect is for fun the remote is for playing.

Maka
08-16-2011, 12:57 PM
I'll be getting a good condition used Kinect for half price in a few days. Figured I couldn't pass up that offer. I haven't supported it much in the past, but I'm pretty excited to try Kinect Sports, Kinect Adventures, The Gunstringer, Your shape: Fitness Evolved, Fruit Ninja and the Kinect Fun Labs Apps.

I assume the library will slowly grow, with only a few great games coming out a year, but I'm ok with that. The technology is there, but the developers need to start supporting it with more XBLA titles.

Kumama
08-16-2011, 01:19 PM
I love child of eden but it's better with a controller than Kinect, so I don't know if that really counts. I'm hoping the Gunstringer will prove to be a standout.

adoptedben
08-16-2011, 04:30 PM
Kinect Sports is a brilliant game and there is more to come have faith GO KINECT

Blitz MMCCV
08-16-2011, 05:24 PM
I think ive used my kinect 3-4 times since i got it, the main reason i bought mine was my mate wanted to extra cash and he offer me his kinect for Ģ40 which is the price the local game shop offered him for it. So i got a bargain :) and that kinect fruit ninja looks quite good if your stuck for a kinect game to play.

HugTheBear
08-16-2011, 05:28 PM
Fruit Ninja is good fun if you have a gf to play it with... Not too bad playing by yourself either..

phot0Harv
08-16-2011, 09:50 PM
well i have faith on the kinect.. i love playing kinect adventures and fruit ninja with my girlfriend and my friends when they come over. I'm really waiting for some games like gunstringer and star wars (the whole reason why i bought it in the first place)

R Miller 69
08-16-2011, 09:52 PM
The games I have played have been okay but the one game that is really bad is game party. It's really bad.

kmg90
08-17-2011, 12:59 AM
Kinect Games in a nutshell.... (Some NSFW language)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBgcrAbja90&feature=player_detailpage#t=534s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBgcrAbja90&feature=player_detailpage#t=534s)

phot0Harv
08-17-2011, 01:54 AM
The games I have played have been okay but the one game that is really bad is game party. It's really bad.


you haven't played deca sports freedom.. that one really really sucks...

Fliptriq
08-17-2011, 08:56 AM
So far Fruit Ninja is the only title on the kinect that I've been happy with.

MediumMelanin
08-18-2011, 05:27 AM
Not true, there's Michael Jackson: The Experience!

kabobles
08-18-2011, 08:46 AM
I find most games pretty fun once they get a few title updates..even better with friends..

Maka
08-20-2011, 04:42 PM
Available before the Holiday season:

Dance Central 2
Kinect Sports: Season 2
The Gunstringer
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012


There's obviously quite a few more, like Michael Phelps swimming, Star Wars, Disneyland and a Mech game. You just have to know Kinect works like the regular system, all the good games come out in the months leading up to December. There will probably be a really dry Kinect season from January-August of 2012.

stranger35
08-20-2011, 08:19 PM
There's probably going to be one where you have a staring contest with your friends or something.....actually on second thought that might not be too bad :p

ooo0ooooooo0ooo
08-24-2011, 07:41 PM
Yeah thats no surprise to me whatsoever. I haven't yet, and am never planning on buying a kinect console. Basically everything about it is trash... Nobody i know who owns kinect has enjoyed it. They've had almost nothing but complaints. Hell, i'll resort to wii before i play kinect. And wii doesn't even have achievements lol :)

wariowarrior
09-19-2011, 09:53 AM
Loving Gunstringer. Plays really well for the most part and is fricking hilarious.

mantrius
09-20-2011, 12:18 PM
Has anyone tried Rise of Nightmares yet? I'm tempted but not sure if it's going to be all that great.

chrisk62
09-22-2011, 07:05 AM
Totally agree with the thread title. If it wasn't for Your Shape Fitness Evolved i'd have sold my Kinect by now. Kinect Adventures & Kinect Sports were not too bad but they were launch titles. Ive got high hopes for the Kinect Star Wars game that i think is due for release soon.

Damian227
09-22-2011, 11:41 AM
I too had high hopes for Kinect, got it for xmas from my girlfriend and then sold it in March. Besides Kinect Sports, Adventures and Dance Central, I haven't liked anything... and I didn't like those enough to keep it.

I'm curious what is being added the Mass Effect 3 for it, though I'm guessing it'll end up being more fun with a control pad. I mean the last two were great, so what can Kinect add that improves it?... control of the maps... which will just slow down gameplay? Choice of speaking options... again which'll slow down gameplay?

Kinect strikes me as a gimmicky workout tool, for those not motivated enough to work out without a TV to look at. Shame, as I have such high hopes for it.

Has anyone tried Rise of Nightmares yet? I'm tempted but not sure if it's going to be all that great.

A mate has it and it's a steaming pile of donkey poo. If you like the flail your arms like a fool at a game that looks like it should be on the first Xbox... while struggling to be able to move when you want to, it'll be ok I suppose.

Za25
09-23-2011, 01:18 PM
Loving Gunstringer. Plays really well for the most part and is fricking hilarious.

Does Gunstringer have much replay value? I've been looking at it as next Kinect purchase, but have also been seeing Child of Eden for Ģ15 which seems a good bargain :)

Poundyz
09-23-2011, 04:22 PM
I'm too old for kinect :P
it's too tiring if you're not a gym-bunny
lol

softerxsin495
09-23-2011, 04:32 PM
I agree that the kinect could use a little more variety in their games, however, I don't really think it is something I would want to do everyday anyways. Between working two jobs and going to school full time, its far easier for me personally to just sit or lay down and play with a controller after a long day. I like the kinect, and it does have some pretty good games, but for me they all have gotten tedious after awhile. If they released something that was new and exciting, and not repetative, I think I might enjoy it more and be willing to play, but I do like the idea of the kinect and how it works, regardless of my lack of play using it. One can only hope for some diversity.

SRodriguez28
09-25-2011, 12:40 AM
I agree that the kinect could use a little more variety in their games.

I wish there were FPS titles

CyanideSpirit
09-25-2011, 01:28 AM
I've been on the line about keeping my Kinect, I've recently bought Rise of Nightmares but haven't had a chance to play it yet. Honestly the only games keeping me on this are Kinectimals and Fruit Ninja Kinect, but If there aren't any good titles coming out soon, i'll probably be selling it.

JadeSkellingt0n
10-20-2011, 03:28 PM
I love going on Kinect, it's just waiting untill no ones in the house, as we live with my bfs parents, so when they're in the house the TV downstairs is in their control :(
I agree though, there doesn't seem to be any good games. We've stuck with Adventures and sports, tried MJ, didn't really like it. Might try dance central.
I think the next best thing that will be coming to kinect is Sports 2 :D

8kdznloco
10-21-2011, 09:10 PM
Gunstringer and Fruit ninjas are the ones I play with the kids. They like to play the funlabs game and spend more time playing them then actual games.

Smurfette2010
11-06-2011, 02:12 PM
They do need some new decent games x

wariowarrior
12-06-2011, 02:57 PM
Think I'll be using my Kinect a lot more with the new dashboard update.

MattyGritt
12-11-2011, 08:40 PM
I personally loved the Gunstringer. And it came with Fruit Ninja which is loads of fun with some people. Kinect Sports Season 2 was such a letdown :(

flyingtooth
12-14-2011, 04:37 PM
Has anyone tried the Wipeout game? Haven't heard anyone who played it yet.

xTNTx Half D3ad
01-10-2012, 10:54 PM
They need to get some more good games, your shape is the only one i play on it almost :P

hydrosugar
01-11-2012, 06:21 AM
This may have been true at the time of writing, but it's certainly not the case now.

lmao666
01-13-2012, 11:04 AM
my gf is keeping the kinect going in my house i have not realy found any game i like but she likes most of the dance games

Pyrochaos
01-13-2012, 03:34 PM
Has anyone tried the Wipeout game? Haven't heard anyone who played it yet.

I played it at a buddy's house. The kinect controls don't work great, but the game is hilarious. Seeing your avatar fly around and off things is pretty funny.

cazzandra
01-14-2012, 12:32 PM
I hope fable the journey will be a good game. That and dance central was the reason who made me bought kinect.

Pyrochaos
01-14-2012, 06:11 PM
I just got around to trying out Child of Eden this week. Amazing game. I recommend it to anyone with a kinect.

ZackNovak
01-15-2012, 05:29 AM
Had such a horrible lineup, not even the dashboard update could save mine so I sold it on Amazon. xD

Akuza
01-15-2012, 01:00 PM
Try looking at games that say better with kinect too ..

Frazerz1990
01-16-2012, 04:04 PM
I hate the idea of kinect just prancing about infront of the tv, maybe fun for families but not my idea of fun. I've tried it at a mates house and I didn't like it. The case artwork for kinect adventures doesn't look too bad though. Gameplay I couldn't say.

yummymummy
01-16-2012, 09:12 PM
What is child of eden like?? what is it about?

acmaster24
01-16-2012, 09:36 PM
I agree. All I have is the Adventures and Sports. On the other hand, the Kinect, for me anyway, is for casual gaming and when friends are over. I haven't completed the games yet since I don't play it as much. If I decide to buy some MS points I may get Fruit Ninja Kinect (XBLA). Once some good reviews come out for upcoming Kinect games, I will consider purchasing an additional one, but for now, I am satisfied with it.

JimiDeluxe
01-17-2012, 02:29 PM
I feel cool when I play Child of Eden with my Kinect ...

What is child of eden like?? what is it about?

It's a trippy rail shooter that rewards you with music and beautiful colors explosions in a space fantasy universe. Like most shmups it's a short game so don't buy it at full price, would be hard by now anyway (I bought it at full price without any regrets because I like to support games that are different). If you like it, don't forget to also buy Rez. Rez have standard controls but more "hard rocking" techno tracks.

Schfooge
01-18-2012, 03:21 AM
I think DIsneyland Adventures is the only real stab at a FULL game for the Kinect so far, and is probably being watched as a test case. If it does well, other developers will jump in.

One drawback that Kinect games have to overcome is that they can be tiring. I find that it can be hard standing and waving my arms around, and often wish I could revert to using the gamepad to play for a bit.

blackfalc0n
01-18-2012, 11:26 PM
There are a fair few good games. But it's worrying, Microsoft are pretty serious about Kinect even though the technology is still very flimsy.

Pyrochaos
01-19-2012, 03:57 PM
There are still quite a bit of games that look good coming out. Like Ryse, Star Wars, Project Draco, Diabolical Pitch, Fable, Steel Battalion Babel Rising, Happy Action Theater, Kinect Rush (Pixar Game).

Plus quite a few kinect supported games like: Ghost Recon, Tiger Woods, FiIFA, Madden, Binary Domain (voice only), Minecraft, Mass Effect 3 (voice only).

duckydan
01-19-2012, 06:52 PM
We've had fun with a few games so far...

For younger kids my daughter hasn't stopped playing Kinectimals and Disney Adventures.

I got Sesame Street for myself when it was on sale :D and that's also not bad... need to play it under my name to get achievements but I just wanted to play with muppets.

We've also played Grease (not as good as DC but still fun) and I thought Rise of Nightmares was fun for what it was. Minute to Win It is also a very cool and fun game that nobody is playing...

keithofse3
01-19-2012, 08:18 PM
i love it amazing step to the future of gaming. it needs sum time to perfect the technology but overall very impressive

ThePassionHole
01-20-2012, 05:02 AM
I agree dont know what it is but that sports game and the adventure game were the best yet. I do like how they incorporated it into other games like 4za but there have been no good 100% kinect games.

azurebAt
01-21-2012, 02:05 PM
'Hard core' gamers are nearly never satisfied with any game. It's the nature of the beast

I love my Kinect!

newbsicle
01-31-2012, 08:02 PM
My problem is I rarely want to play kinect unless someone comes over and says, "Let's play kinect." After they've tried it though they usually don't want to play it anymore, which is tough because I can't have any fun dancing in a room by myself.

jules the great
02-06-2012, 07:34 PM
Agreed with the OP...only good game imo was Kinect Adventures. Well thought out and put together. I played a few others, but was dissapointed. Now i just use it when I watch movies, because Im lazy.

Resurgam040
02-07-2012, 10:16 AM
I bought kinect a few days ago and I agree that there arnt very much good games for it.

However I think that there are a few games that make good use of Kinect. For instance, I really enjoy playing Fruit Ninja since its pretty damn accurate and it does exactly what I want it to do. Gunslinger is a cewl game too.

tehMorag
02-10-2012, 12:04 PM
Sadly, I don't see much of a future for the Kinect unless they come up with some crazy way to use it...
I personally like sitting when i play my games

Crimson Death
02-10-2012, 12:28 PM
Only game I enjoyed was The Gunstringer.

SLiiTz
02-10-2012, 12:36 PM
get like harry potter dh 1 its not fully kinect but it says better with kinect

Wheatgeek
02-12-2012, 11:28 PM
Im not really a fan of the kinect I think they could do some really cool things with it just no one has really stepped to the plate and made anything worth my while.

Capn Doug
02-13-2012, 02:15 AM
I've been watching this thread for a while, but never really weighed in. But my recent Kinect completionist kick kind of made me want to.

Part of the problem is that a lot of the really big Kinect games are more like a series of mini games than one cohesive game. And you find that in a lot of different releases. Look at Kinect Sports or Kinect Adventures for this phenomenon. I found some of the Kinect Sports events to be pretty fun (bowling, table tennis) but others were pretty dull (soccer was just too dumbed down in the midfield). There are enough negatives to outweigh the positives for some people.

Then you have games like Dance Central, which are aimed at a specific audience, so you might have a novelty factor and then rapidly lose interest if you are not in the target audience. I am definitely in the target audience (I love music games, I like a lot of the music in the game) and I enjoyed pretty much every minute of it, whether solo or alone (and now that I have the 1000 I'm looking forward to getting into DC2). Same thing with Gunstringer, I enjoyed every minute of it, but it is definitely aimed at a people looking for light hearted fun, not for a hardcore shooter experience. I just wish it had been a little longer (I did Strings of Steel in about 3 1/2 hours).

The biggest thing about the games is, they are fun. They may not be the same type of fun as a game like Mass Effect (I'm really looking forward to the voice feature in ME3), where you have freedom to move and explore, but they are fun. And they are definitely more fun if you just let go and stop caring how you look while playing them. And my Kinectimals polar bear was just so f***ing adorable.

PhoenixWolfCub
02-13-2012, 03:20 AM
Well, if you like the Mass Effect Franchise, ME3 is supposed to be really big on the Kinect this year, voice and visual commands both. Looking forward to trying it out myself.

But yeah I was disappointed with the Kinect a bit, kinda like the PS3 Move as well. Not a lot of those types of games hold my interest long I guess.

Dps120390
02-14-2012, 10:09 PM
I am not a big fan of many of the games, however i do like games that keep me moving, (DC, DC2 ) they propblem is the detecting system, when i play games like kinect adventures or worst carnival games:mad: there have been so many times where the kinect will see my movement wrong and i usually end up losing, i like the kinect alot but i feel they could do alot better, but ill keep hoping with ME3 coming out and more Dance central games ( or DLC) on the way

richrubie
02-15-2012, 04:05 PM
Bought my Kinect two weeks ago, so far the most fun and easy to dip in and out of is Fruit ninja.
My problem is that it's always a bit of an event to play kinect - moving furniture and rugs!

I have also found that it takes a while to initialise, so waiting to use it for the menu interaction is a bit of a pain

Sodah
02-15-2012, 07:02 PM
Fruit Ninjas and Gunstringer are fun games. Mass Effect 3 and Ghost Recon Future Solider should be good on kinect.

wariowarrior
02-16-2012, 02:32 AM
After playing the Mass Effect 3 demo I'm glad i have a Kinect. Did not have a single problem with any voice commands and it's so damn cool! The voice commands, for me, all add and aid the gameplay. Apart from saying 'open' to doors and containers.

JonSymtal
02-17-2012, 01:18 AM
I got Kinect over xmas with Adventures and Rise of Nightmares. It was ages until I managed to get rounds to play RoN and wished I hadn't. Really enjoyed the playthrough.

I'm just catching up on Mass Effect, being just about to start 2.. but using Kinect sparingly as an "additional controller" sounds pretty ace, like..

AvengingCactus7
02-17-2012, 04:56 AM
I have Rise of Nightmares. I enjoy the game. It's very simplistic in its nature, but still fun to play. It does become tiresome when you die due to bad movement from the Kinect system not being able to recognize you (i'm in a small room, though), but I find the deaths from the Kinect system sporadic enough that I don't have any real problem with them happening every time I attempt to play the game.

wariowarrior
03-09-2012, 05:49 PM
Seriously ME3's voice commands are amazing. I'm all like ' Ashley move' 'Liara Singualarity' and then swapping from sniper rifle to smg with a careless shout out for cryo ammo. Not had 1 problem.

mda
03-10-2012, 02:22 AM
I got kinect with no big expectations, main reason was I have 3 kids and it would be some kind of "magic" for them to be able to play a game without them having to hold a controller.The very first time they played on kinect sports/adventure/dance central it was amazing to watch the looks on their faces that they could jump about and what ever they did was replicated on screen....THEN they were tucked up in bed so the wife and myself decided to have a lil dabble, im 37 and felt like a 10 year old again, we started playing at around 8pm and when it got to almost 1am we decided it was time to stop.Point been kinect may not be what everyone expected it to be, but take it as what it is and it can be a whole lot of fun.Not only is it hours of fun for the kids i dont have to worry about a stray (wii) remote flying through the tv screen.

wariowarrior
04-06-2012, 10:30 PM
Really wanted Kinect Star Wars to be good but it was always going to be too much to ask.

Foxxy kyle
04-07-2012, 03:19 PM
Really wanted Kinect Star Wars to be good but it was always going to be too much to ask.

It is still better than everyone thought it was going to be. I heard nothing but crap about it since it was first announced. Now if you go to the overview the user score is 78% which isnt that bad. Of course x360a review was bad but I personally think its because they went into it having it in their minds that they will rate it bad. ( I saw quite a few negative things about the game long before the game came out that staff members said)

pandaliamcod6
04-07-2012, 03:31 PM
No good ones?
Kinect sports 1 & 2
Kinectimals
Fruit Ninja Kinect
Gunstringer
Rise of nightmares
Some of the fun labs(But hey free easy GS)
OK their isn't much, but there still some. It's my opinion so whatever..

GoldenGomez
07-23-2012, 05:45 PM
I've been watching this thread for a while, but never really weighed in. But my recent Kinect completionist kick kind of made me want to.

Part of the problem is that a lot of the really big Kinect games are more like a series of mini games than one cohesive game. And you find that in a lot of different releases. Look at Kinect Sports or Kinect Adventures for this phenomenon. I found some of the Kinect Sports events to be pretty fun (bowling, table tennis) but others were pretty dull (soccer was just too dumbed down in the midfield). There are enough negatives to outweigh the positives for some people.

Then you have games like Dance Central, which are aimed at a specific audience, so you might have a novelty factor and then rapidly lose interest if you are not in the target audience. I am definitely in the target audience (I love music games, I like a lot of the music in the game) and I enjoyed pretty much every minute of it, whether solo or alone (and now that I have the 1000 I'm looking forward to getting into DC2). Same thing with Gunstringer, I enjoyed every minute of it, but it is definitely aimed at a people looking for light hearted fun, not for a hardcore shooter experience. I just wish it had been a little longer (I did Strings of Steel in about 3 1/2 hours).

The biggest thing about the games is, they are fun. They may not be the same type of fun as a game like Mass Effect (I'm really looking forward to the voice feature in ME3), where you have freedom to move and explore, but they are fun. And they are definitely more fun if you just let go and stop caring how you look while playing them. And my Kinectimals polar bear was just so f***ing adorable.

I must agree with most that has been said here. I'd like to add that fitness games are pretty well developped too! I have been working out on My shape fitness 2 for a couple of weeks and it is not for the weak. But it isn't really a "game". Kinect has shown a lot of potential.

As for ME3, I finished the campaign, I kinda liked the voice command integration, especially during combat, but I didn't feel like it was too much of an add-on to the game. I mean, I played the whole series without the kinect and felt like i wouldn't have missed out on much without it for the 3rd episode. It'd be nice to enable those voice commands for the multiplayer experience.

Arsenic 17
08-16-2012, 08:36 PM
I cant agree more. I have only played a few games on kinect (rented, never purchased, unless they were free too) and have never liked any of them. I am not even sure why I purchased a kinect. Got it mostly on a impulse from a sale.

I can honestly say all I do is play is free fun labs games now (haunt too which was free) and use the voice commands while watching movies/netflix. This however, is also another issue, using voice commands when you have the volume at a decent level...impossible.

I dont know too many folks that play games or watch movies with the volume low enough for the sensor to detect it. Unless it is a silent or quiet section of a movie or game, your commands are not being heard!