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Old 10-18-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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Is it worth getting a kinect?

Are there any games worth while getting a kinect for?
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:26 PM   #2
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Kinect is not for the lazy gamer. My kids play with mine more than I do, and depending which kind of games you like it`s difficult to answer your question about any worthwhile games. Yes, it can be fun if you play as a family, and is also a nice tool for voice control in certain games. If you`re like myself though, and enjoy sitting and chilling while playing..(lazy gamer), then Kinect is not for you in my opinion.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:32 PM   #3
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Kinect is not for the lazy gamer. My kids play with mine more than I do, and depending which kind of games you like it`s difficult to answer your question about any worthwhile games. Yes, it can be fun if you play as a family, and is also a nice tool for voice control in certain games. If you`re like myself though, and enjoy sitting and chilling while playing..(lazy gamer), then Kinect is not for you in my opinion.
Yeah don't really think its for me thanks for the help
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:56 AM   #4
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The best thing about the Kinect is that it forces you to get up off your couch. The first time everyone plays a Wii game they emulate the actual movement but then eventually everyone realizes you can just flick the remote from the couch.

The Dance games and multiplayer games are really fun when you are willing to get over the embarrassment.
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:53 AM   #5
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I agree with Unamortized. The Kinect Sports games and dance games are fun to play with the family or friends. Sometimes I feel a little self conscious, but it's still fun.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:24 AM   #6
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While the dance games and Fruit Ninja are very fun games (and can be a decent workout), it is hard to say if it is worth the cost of the device. If you can find a used one for cheap, I'd say go for it, or if you have cash burning a hole in your pocket...
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:28 PM   #7
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well i have it but don't use it that much alone... it's fun with friends, or if you like playing online (ping pong here) but it's just a distraction, nothing that actually keeps your focus on
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:02 AM   #8
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Personally, I don't think Kinect is worth the $150 price tag.

To be fair, there are some good games on Kinect like the Dance Central series. But many are plagued with movement/pose recognition problems. And games that claim to be "Better With Kinect" are either mere gimmicks or detrimental compared to simple controller gaming.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:23 AM   #9
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I have had one for well over a year and still have bought no games for it and I only tried a handful of times. It just doesnt catch my interest outside of a fitness or sports game.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:05 AM   #10
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I bought the Kinect with the intention of trying to get fit and it's certainly gets you off your seat and your blood pumping. I bought the Kinect Sports double pack and really enjoy the games. I'm planning on getting Tiger Woods PGA tour 13 next year which you can use with the Kinect so am really excited about that. If you game alone alot you may not use the Kinect as much.
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:50 PM   #11
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Personally, had I the room I would get it, but the required free room is, well, not available to me.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:42 AM   #12
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Smile Re: Is it worth getting a kinect?

I have had Kinect from Day #1, and I love it. I've got lots of Kinect games...including fitness stuff. Tomorrow I am getting Nike+ Kinect Training in the mail. Along with watching what I eat, Kinect has helped me lose 15-20 lbs...and I am feeling really good about that!!!
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:30 AM   #13
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hmm i dont really like kinect
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:21 AM   #14
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kinet is cool but be prepared to get tired after gaming for real lol
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:22 PM   #15
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You will need plenty of space to use it. I have a fairly large room that it is in and I have trouble getting it to recognize my feet from the floor. Makes it had to get 100% dance move or yoga position. If you are not a perfectionist and dont mind big brother in your livingroom (1984) and are looking for a new fun way to work out GET IT.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:52 PM   #16
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If I had the room, Kinect would be ideal for my wife, who exercises. Game wise...I think there's a few I might like but not that many.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:55 PM   #17
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nope. every game i played was crap.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:12 AM   #18
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The kinect isn't really worth it in my opinion. I have one and the last time I can recall playing it was when I first got it too try it out. The games are ok and some games don't even detect your movement which gets annoying. The kinect also makes you look like an idiot in your own home. Other than that the kinect is dead to me it just sits there like my wii acting as a dust magnet.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:20 PM   #19
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The kinect isn't really worth it in my opinion. I have one and the last time I can recall playing it was when I first got it too try it out. The games are ok and some games don't even detect your movement which gets annoying. The kinect also makes you look like an idiot in your own home. Other than that the kinect is dead to me it just sits there like my wii acting as a dust magnet.
Are you in the UK? Do you want to sell it?
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:54 PM   #20
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:55 AM   #21
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I use mine quite alot but i'v never tried any kinect games.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:16 AM   #22
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I love the Kinect, but I feel that the game list is poor. If you are a hardcore gamer, you will probably not enjoy the Kinect, but it's great for casual games. I personally love Kinect Sports, and am having fun with Kinect Star Wars. It's great if you have a lot of friends/family that visit as well. Overall, if you do purchase the Kinect I advise picking up:

Kinect Sports Season 1 and 2
Kinect Star Wars
PowerUp Heroes

For most of these games, if you are looking to only max them, grab them preowned from gamestop because they do not take long to max and can be pricey for the playtime they offer.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:35 AM   #23
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The Kinect games I've bought are usually either awesome or failures, so it's better to wait for a few reviews before splashing out in case the concept is great but they flunked the controls or need more space than you have. Child of Eden is a good game to test the concept for adults, and the Dance Central series if you want to keep kids out of the way at parties.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:36 AM   #24
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Are there any games worth while getting a kinect for?
If you want to jump around like a complete knobber whilst playing games, just buy a Wii they're cheaper.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:17 AM   #25
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I got kinect cause my brother sold it too me cheap i almost never use it but some of the "better with kinect" things can be quite cool although i don't actually use them features either i just try them out.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:52 PM   #26
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The Kinec is really a must. I always play with my son. He is not really good (he's 5) but he is getting the hang of it. The best games iv played so far. Star Wars Kinect and we also like Wreckateer (Got that one for free).
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:47 AM   #27
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I just picked one up today for the simple reason that I don't play in sports teams. I hate working with people so being able to exercise in solitary is a plus.
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The best thing about the Kinect is that it forces you to get up off your couch. The first time everyone plays a Wii game they emulate the actual movement but then eventually everyone realizes you can just flick the remote from the couch.

The Dance games and multiplayer games are really fun when you are willing to get over the embarrassment.
Exactly like kinect sports when I started playing I didn't even notice what I was doing I was even noticing how hard I was going until it showed at the end I looked like a fool but I loved every minute of it.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:35 AM   #29
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Kinect is a step up from 'couch gaming' But, it's not on my wish list as yet...
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:35 PM   #30
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I'm way too lazy for that kinda thing to be honest, i'm not afraid to admit it either. Family games spring to mind, more suited for that I guess?
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