WiiFit didn't fail because that was a standing thing. Motion controls haven't failed because you need to be moving your arms around all the time. Your reap what you sow. This is the athletically fit nightmare all those Wii fans created. Now enjoy. The next Nintendo console will require you to stand on your head while playing.
So, Erm, Natal Doesn't Work When You Sit Down
" @The_Laughing_Man said:Will you have to approach and back away from it? Cause well..there is only so much room. Will you lean back and forth?" I got a question thats been on my mind. Wii and Move have analog stick..but how will you move " Forward back words and side to side" with kentic? How would you navigate in a FPS? Or something like that? "
We saw a demo for a star wars game. However it was very staged. He did not move to go forward.
" @OllyOxenFree said:
Will you have to approach and back away from it? Cause well..there is only so much room. Will you lean back and forth? We saw a demo for a star wars game. However it was very staged. He did not move to go forward. "
Hopefully to move forward you stick your right leg out and to move back you stick it back.
" In more than a few demos, Kinect didn't always understand what people were saying. And these were folks without accents and in rooms without a lot of echo or noise. "
" So far Microsoft has eliminated two groups of people:
Congrats Microsoft "
- Those with small living rooms/bedrooms
- Those who have trouble standing up
Looks like they eliminated everyone with an accent too (at least form using the voice recognition).
I don't see why people are so jazzed about the hand gesturing anyways. Yeah it will be cool to use a few times, a nice thing to show off at parties, but at the end of the day I'll take my Logitech Harmony any day of the week.
This Kinect thing has potential. But as it stands it looks half baked at best. This thing is simply not ready for launch. Neither the hardware or software is up to par.
Oh damn, this is a bit of a bombshell. I wasn't exactly expecting to be relaxing in my seat for Dance Central or Kinect Sports but every time I want to navigate a menu, play a racing game or command an RTS I have to be on my feet? I sure as hell hope Microsoft fix this before release (although from what they've shown this thing seems to be nearing the end of it's development cycle) because it will be catastrophic if they don't.
" I don't see why people are so jazzed about the hand gesturing anyways. Yeah it will be cool to use a few times, a nice thing to show off at parties, but at the end of the day I'll take my Logitech Harmony any day of the week. This Kinect thing has potential. But as it stands it looks half baked at best. This thing is simply not ready for launch. Neither the hardware or software is up to par. "Yeah. I'm not gonna say the way we interact with user interfaces is perfect at the moment--far from it--, but I'm strongly against the "no device/remote" interfaces, at least in their current form. I think the problem is not in the way we interact with interfaces, but rather the way those interfaces react to our interactions.
" Well, after all that Microsoft have clarified the issue and IGN have updated their article. Turns out they were completely wrong about almost every one of their points. More quality journalisim from IGN. "I still don't think it's been debunked entirely though. IGN are still reporting that developers have told them it just flat-out doesn't work, contrary to what Microsoft have said.
" This seems crazy, if true. Huge oversight on Microsoft. "Thank you yes. This seems completely baffling & contrary to everything companies know about how video games are played. How many people really play their Wii games standing the whole time anyway? I know I played Mario Galaxy sitting comfortably in an arm chair.
This is just another reason I will not ever jump on the band wagon with these games. I live in a house with fairly small rooms for the most part, not tiny, just not big enough to flail around in. Also, I have all my gaming gear set up in a room on the second floor, and jumping around up there is not an option. This is an old house, floors are solid, but they have some give; a couple of two hundred pound guys kicking and hopping around is not going to be good for the walls and ceiling below us. Hell, a good round of Rock Band makes a lot of noise for any one down stairs, and that is just from people banging on drums and moving around with guitars.
I do not have a Nintendo Wii, and of course no Move, but both of those seem more likely to work in the conditions I have. If I could lean back in my easy chair and wave my arms around with Natal, sigh, Kinect, I could consider it in the future. Until then, I am just really put off by all motion controls period.
yeaaahhh i saw this topic on neogaf. this is automatic failure if it doesnt work. like i've said before, the only thing worth playing on kinect so far is a dance game. other than that, its pointless.
and why does espn thing and menu navigation have to be done using gestures??? i dont get the appeal of this at all.
we all saw how it works. its wayyyyyyyy slower than just using a controller and a bit tedious. even the voice commands were slow and boring.
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