Posted by DrakeAsh (80 posts) -

After the dust has settled at E3 with the Kinect announcements, I am left wondering if I am even interested in buying this product.  Thinking about the new 360 Slim, the question becomes do you wait until Kinect is out and get a bundle or do you spring for one now.  While I have two 360's now after having 5 machines fail on me already, the thought of being able to trade in one for a much quieter system is quite appealing.  Add that to the fact that the storage capacity is much greater and Wireless-N WiFi out of the box it is a compelling product.  At this point I am just wondering if I should wait for Kinect to come out. 
 
After watching much of the video that Giant Bomb has provided on MS's Kinect, I have not seen any game beyond Harmonix's dance game and possibly EA's fitness title that intrigues me in the least.  The truth is, neither of these titles is really high on my list right now as well.  This brings up a major question for this new peripheral.  If we as gamers are not interested in the product right now, I am still trying to figure out how it is going to be interesting for the mass market that does not already own a 360.  Herein lies the crux, because I have the sneaking suspicion that this is going to end up like the Vision Camera.  While it is great to use to see my family down south, there is not a single product on the market beyond this that makes it worthwhile.  I got it used.... cheap. 
 
I am really wondering if there is going to be anything in the next year or so that is going to be anything more than tech-demo games.  Right now, the Move looks a lot more interesting, and this is something that even surprises me there.  In the end, I think this new 360 being launched now is confusing the marketing that they are trying to get out for Kinect itself.  It seems like there is going to be a lot of SKU's out there, and I am really wondering what caused them to release the system now instead of waiting a while for the launch in November.  It would seem to me that having it as a pack-in in every system being sold after the Kinect launch, the market penetration would be much more substantial. 
 
I think I am going to pass on it entirely.  Just a thought....

#1 Posted by DrakeAsh (80 posts) -

After the dust has settled at E3 with the Kinect announcements, I am left wondering if I am even interested in buying this product.  Thinking about the new 360 Slim, the question becomes do you wait until Kinect is out and get a bundle or do you spring for one now.  While I have two 360's now after having 5 machines fail on me already, the thought of being able to trade in one for a much quieter system is quite appealing.  Add that to the fact that the storage capacity is much greater and Wireless-N WiFi out of the box it is a compelling product.  At this point I am just wondering if I should wait for Kinect to come out. 
 
After watching much of the video that Giant Bomb has provided on MS's Kinect, I have not seen any game beyond Harmonix's dance game and possibly EA's fitness title that intrigues me in the least.  The truth is, neither of these titles is really high on my list right now as well.  This brings up a major question for this new peripheral.  If we as gamers are not interested in the product right now, I am still trying to figure out how it is going to be interesting for the mass market that does not already own a 360.  Herein lies the crux, because I have the sneaking suspicion that this is going to end up like the Vision Camera.  While it is great to use to see my family down south, there is not a single product on the market beyond this that makes it worthwhile.  I got it used.... cheap. 
 
I am really wondering if there is going to be anything in the next year or so that is going to be anything more than tech-demo games.  Right now, the Move looks a lot more interesting, and this is something that even surprises me there.  In the end, I think this new 360 being launched now is confusing the marketing that they are trying to get out for Kinect itself.  It seems like there is going to be a lot of SKU's out there, and I am really wondering what caused them to release the system now instead of waiting a while for the launch in November.  It would seem to me that having it as a pack-in in every system being sold after the Kinect launch, the market penetration would be much more substantial. 
 
I think I am going to pass on it entirely.  Just a thought....

#2 Posted by EVO (3932 posts) -
@DrakeAsh said:
" I have not seen any game beyond Harmonix's dance game and possibly EA's fitness title that intrigues me in the least. "
Not even Child of Eden? If that didn't spark interest check your pulse.
#3 Posted by Andorski (5352 posts) -

Child of Eden looks pretty bomb.  I even started on playing Rez HD again.
 
As for the success of Kinect... it can go either way.  Examples: Wii, DS.

#4 Posted by niamahai (1407 posts) -

Microsoft is not targeting you.
Microsoft is targeting soccer moms and their friends. 
Microsoft knows you're not impressed, hence they did not shoe-horn Kinect into Gears3 and Halo:Reach.
 
Is you listen to Paul Barnett (i dunno how2spell his lordship name) on E3 bombcast day3, he said that "yes, gaming is popular today, but not the kind of games YOU play", this, is why Kinect exists. To meet the demand for those "non-core" gamers.
 
Also, Penny arcade  had an article up today. Basically it's saying the more "core" gamers hate a gaming product, the higher chance it will succeed rofl.
 
p.s: In the end of the day, you will get it. Just at a lower price point =p

#5 Posted by calidan777 (853 posts) -

I'm hoping that Microsoft is holding out on some killer-app game that appeals more to hardcore gamers like myself because everything I saw from them at E3 left me wanting to play the Playstation Move (which shocked me as I've been singing the praises of project Natal since last E3). None of the games they showed for Kinect interested me in the slightest. So I'm thinking that either: a) They are keeping secret some super bad-ass Kinect games that they'll announce closer to launch, or b) It'll be like Andorski said and Kinect will follow the "slow burn" path of the DS/Wii. After last year's E3 Microsoft had me getting Kinect on day 1, but after this year's E3 I'm not sure if I'll get one at all. I'll have to play it by ear.

#6 Posted by Absinthetic (172 posts) -

For me, its a tie between child of eden and dance central 
 
though, I'm still very much on the no side side of the fence of all the motion controls

#7 Posted by niamahai (1407 posts) -
@Absinthetic said:
" For me, its a tie between child of eden and dance central  though, I'm still very much on the no side side of the fence of all the motion controls "
You. Will. Buy. All. Of. 'Em. Twice. /wavehands.
#8 Edited by DystopiaX (5352 posts) -

Wait for more third party companies to announce games. The forza thing shows a lot of potential, I'm sure more shit like that'll be coming out. The launch/PR is all for the casuals right now, and with YourShape looking like a better version of Wii Fit this thing will sell.  
 
edit- I am saddened by the fact that, by saying they don't know how they're putting all their shit into a game, effectively said that Forza 4 won't be coming out for a long, long time.

#9 Posted by Daveyo520 (6930 posts) -

There is a 3d like Breakout clone it Kinect Adcenture, but it is not really the same thing as Breakout.
#10 Posted by DrDarkStryfe (1154 posts) -

Dance Central is the only title, of the 15 launch title, that has any chance to be the big Kinect seller.  If Just Dance is any indication, dance titles are going to be the next big thing in the rhythem genre.