Ive had it since the start of september and played demos of joy ride, kinect sports, dance central and full version of adentures.
To be honest it's not as bad as nearly everyone is making out.
Joyride - utter shite, unresponsive and clunky controls and who drives STANDING UP ?? even my kids (10 & 5) thought it was brutal. Could be half decent if you could use a pad.
Sports - good fun actually, versus table tennis and beers = brilliant craic, track and field events are good fun too, with the volleyball and table tennis being the highlight, though my limbs were aching the next day. Kids loved it
Dance Central - I hate dancing so hardly played it but Mrs Gobsheen and kids enjoyed it immensly.
Adventures - The usual launch mish mash of minigames to kind of show off the tech. Fun and different at first but grows tedious quickly. Kids loved it.
We dont have the voice recognition in Ireland yet (not till early next year) so I couldn't test that.
Anyone who was over in the house who is a non gamer was totally blown away by it and thought it was class.
I think it will only be good for MS.
Some non gamers who play it will buy it and then maybe buy some "Proper" 360 games to try them out so thats more cash for MS and some "hardcore gamers" (I hate that term) will buy it too out of curiosity or for family. Plus I can't see MS letting it sink after putting so much dosh into it.
There is obviously some lag but when playing you really dont notice and it never took away from the enjoyment.
I liked the way you could stand in front of kinect and it would recognise you and sign you in to your profile and in kinect adventures when there was two playing it had no problem recognising my two boys and me and changing avatars whenever people jumped in or out of the game.
Video Kinect worls very well. Quality is decent but the way it follows you around the room (without the camera moving) is kind of a bit freaky.
Overall very impressed with the tech and could be very interesting in the future the way its integrated into games. Dont think we'll ever see a FPS on it