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Kinect Xbox 360: Video Walkthrough Review – Awkward to Play?

Following on from our previous report which informed you about a ‘not so nice’ review for Microsoft’s Kinect hardware for Xbox 360, we now have a very good video walkthrough review for you to take a look at, giving you an exact look at how the Kinect features operate.

Once again, the video comes to us courtesy of Engadget, as they have included this 10-minute walkthrough as part of their review which as we mentioned before, only received a 6/10.

The video shows of the collection of Kinect launch titles on offer, these include Dance Central, Kinect Adventures, Kinect Sports, Kinectimals, Kinect Joyride and Your Shape – Fitness Involved. The video also gives you a good heads-up on how the central Kinect Hub looks like, as this will be your primary way of using voice commands to access certain features on the Xbox 360, i.e Zune for example.

During a preview of Rallyball, you’ll hear Engadget’s Ross Miller point out that when Kinect tries to detect his body into the game, he says that ‘it’s not perfect and that it is pretty awkward’. With that aside though, he says the game works, despite the noticable lag, although again, he makes the valid point that this isn’t a hardcore game so it shouldn’t matter too much.

However, when trying out Your Shape – Fitness Involved, he states that the title is ‘probably the best fitness game we’ve ever seen’ on a console – pretty impressive. The video goes on to give impressions on the rest of Kinect’s launch titles, make sure you check out the boxing part – it’s pretty ridiculous.

Overall, if you are still undecided on whether to pick Kinect up today or over the weekend, check out the video below as it will probably help you with your decision.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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