Well, a it's been a little over a week since I bought my Kinect, and I though I'd share some impressions.
It's a blast.
There. I said it. I am eating the countless words of scepticism I've spouted since this thing was announced.
My wife can't stand videogames.... but I put her in front of Kinect Adventures and she doesn't stop laughing and smiling. And me, as a 'hardcore' gamer? I have the exact same reaction. We giglle and jump around like idiots, and it is pure simple FUN.
3 times this week, we've had friends stop by either before or after going to the local pub for some drinks. All 3 times, someone has spotted the Kinect, and before you know it a full on Kinect party is in full swing. Everyone who steps in front of it has the same goofy smile across their face the entire time they play it.
Most of us were convinced that Kinect wouldn't be "for us", but I think we had the wrong idea. I will never play Kinect instead of Halo Reach or Mass Effect 2. But that isn't what it is trying to compete with. Kinect is simple, silly, exciting, SOCIAL fun, and it's a great way to spend a couple hours with some friends.