So before everybody starts saying, OMG DONT BASH WHAT YOU DONT KNOW!!!.
I'm not going to bash Kinect, from what I have seen of it over the last few years some parts of it as astounded me while others have made me think meh.
What I am here to talk to you guys today though is the games that will be coming out for Kinect and my views on whether or not games companies are just going to try and cash in on Kinect or not with the average Wii shovel ware crap.
So the main reason why I want to discuss about this topic is the story that as got everybody peed off with Microsoft and that is Joy Ride or as we now have to call it Kinect Joy Ride.
This was announced at E3 2009 as a FREE to download and play game with friends over Xbox Live, but since Kinect was announced Joy Ride as we all know dropped off the radar with not word from Microsoft on the subject until this years E3.
At this years E3 it was then announced that Joy Ride would be riding in on a new name which would be Kinect Joy Ride and as we all know and you have guessed this would now implement Kinect support.
At hearing the news on this I was like, Oh okay then well it sucks to know it's not free anymore, but as long as it stays an arcade download for say 800 or 1200 Microsoft Points then I'm sure a hell of a lot of people will still download it.
Now imagine what I thought after looking around on the internet to discover that in fact Kinect Joy Ride will be Game 1 on both the Kinect Launch Line Up but also the first Xbox 360 game to use Kinect.
Reason for this is simple it was the first announced i.e. back at E3 2009.
So I noticed it would now sell as a retail game with a price tag on SHOPTO.NET of £45.99, now I know aswell as many others shopto sell games on preorder cheaper then other places to get more buys.
With this, it means Kinect Joy Ride aswell as all the other Kinect Launch games will retail in stores such as Game and Gamestop at £50 which i think roughly turns around to maybe $70+.
Now for a game which was supposed to be an arcade game and more importantly free this seems like such a massive price hike for something which as only really been adapted to use Kinect.
Which now also brings me onto another Launch Game that being THQ's The Biggest Loser, a £20 game for WII will now be a £50 game for Xbox 360.
So my question stands as games companies cashing in on Kinect because they know they can. Yeah I'm sure some of the games will be awesome, but some games which will be merly ports of Wii games with maybe updated graphics seems a bit harsh to charge so much more for.
Yes I know Kinect games will drop in price over time like everything does after launch but for now this just seems very unfair on the consumer and for a product that none of us for sure really know if it does what its supposed to do.
Let me know what you think and be fair as this was just my opinion