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This review is from: Kinect Sports - Kinect Required (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
I bought this game shortly after getting Kinect after reading a few reviews. To be honest having read numerous reports talking about lag I was slightly apprehensive when I loaded it up. It's fair to say I was blown away by this. If there is any lag it's minimal and you certainly don't notice any lag when you're in the heat of the action.
The choice of sports is great and surprisingly the football works really well. I wasn't entirely sure how that one would work but it's great fun. Boxing is also good fun although being constantly TKO'd by your five year old son every time is not! The track and field is surprisingly varied and the events are all very enjoyable. I particularly like the fact that your avatar whenever it's on screen literally does everything you do. If you want to pull off some Usain Bolt poses before the 100m you can and if you want to taunt your opponent after you've pummelled him to the canvas then it's all possible. It's a small but nice touch. I'm still amazed that Kinect can track your movements in such a way that you can play top spin and slice shots in table tennis and even put spin on the ball when bowling.
The highlights after the game are genius and always have us in histerics when you see yourself pulling off some ridiculous moves!
If I have a criticism then it is probably that the bowling is a little too easy although trust me this is a minor gripe.
A lot of the reviews have talked about the space you need and yes you do need quite a bit of space but the on screen prompts work well to warn you if you need to re-adjust your position.
This is great all round entertainment and for me this is Kinect at it's very best.
If you've got Kinect then go and buy this, you won't be disappointed.