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This review is from: Official Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor with Kinect Adventures (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
As My title says, this is a review on the Kinect itself, rather than what games I have for it.
The camera looks pretty smart and comes with plenty of cable for power and usb connection. You also get provided a USB extender so you can still plug in your wireless adapter if you have one.
The Camera has a motor which adjusts itself to get the best angle to see you. You can manually over ride this for finer tuning if you like.
My 4 year old daughter tried one of the games on Kinect Adventures which involved flapping your arms to fly around a space station, which she loved and needed very little guidance.
I tried river rapids and was pleasantly surprised at how well it interacts with the 3D space. You can move forward and back within the boat, as well as left and right. Then when you had to jump, the amount you jumped actually effected the in game hight which I wasn't expecting. After using the Wii balance board, it was hard to remember I actually needed to move, rather than just lean.
The Voice recognition worked every time (so far), say 'Xbox' and it prompts you with what you can say at the bottom of the screen, or say what box you want. Never has opening and closing a disc tray been so much fun lol.
You also get a small box in the bottom right which is what the camera sees, so you can tell if its seeing you clearly or not.
If you go to far back/forward, it tells you to move accordingly, you soon get use to the play area.
I use a projector so have the lights off and the camera was still tracking me fine. The only issue with the light source coming from behind was the facial recognition for auto sign in, kind of expected though.
I was also impressed with how quickly two players can join in, I was helping my daughter to select an option with her hand, and suddenly I popped up and was playing with her, then move back out of shot and its back to 1 player.
The tech is very good, and can be improved with updates, I dropped a star as the play area is very limited, and recommend you all get out a tape measure and make sure you have enough space. This isn't suitable for every lounge, and certainly not for your average childs bed room, but if you got the play space it is a lot of fun and can only get better with more in depth games in the future.
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Initial post: 27 Dec 2010 15:10:12 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Dec 2010 15:10:29 GMT
Tyson the Beerhound says:
How much room do you need? i.e. how many feet away do you need to stand and position the camera to see you properly?
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Dec 2010 20:44:03 GMT
A. Hardy says:
The recommended play area is between 6ft and 8ft from the sensor. We have set one up in the kids play room in the corner and there is plenty of space (in a fairly standard 13ft x 13ft square room), but in the lounge we have to play immediately in front of the sofa or we are told we are too close.
Posted on 17 Feb 2011 14:20:21 GMT
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Posted on 6 Mar 2011 16:50:17 GMT
Mr. Kim Noakes says:
In the Xbox Kinect box, how long is the USB cable which connects the sensor device to the Xbox?
Posted on 20 Apr 2011 15:22:23 BDT
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