How much space am I gonna need to play this?

#1dante2k5Posted 11/5/2010 4:28:16 PM
I can move back up to about 6 feet which is fine, but width-wise, I only have about 4ish feet.

Is that enough room to bust a move with this thing? There's no way I can re-arrange my setup, so if it won't work, I guess I won't be pickin up a Kinect. Dance Central is the ONLY reason I want one.....LOVE DDR, but the ability to learn and pull off actual dance moves is just gonna be sick!

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#2AladrinPosted 11/5/2010 5:36:50 PM
I can't speak for dance central, but for the kinect adventures, I need to be about 8ft from the tv and have about 6-8ft around me as well.
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#3dante2k5(Topic Creator)Posted 11/5/2010 5:42:57 PM
Sweet mother......well, I guess that puts an end to that.
I REALLY wanted to pick up Dance Central, but there's just no possible way to organize my room to where I would get that much space.

Awesome :-/
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#4Ard0rPosted 11/5/2010 5:45:53 PM
I've seen a couple youtube videos where people were playing with limited space.

The fact is that you can cheat at a good number of the moves.

There are a lot of moves where you have to move or jump side to side. It's possible to do many of them in one spot. So as long as you have enough distance, the width isn't quite as important.

4 feet of side to side should be perfectly fine for most of the moves...You just have to center yourself so you don't drift off and hit the wall or something when you do something a bit aggressive.

Imagine you are in a packed club, but you want to bust some moves. You can't go all out, but you can do them as long as you are careful.

By the way, if you love DDR, maybe look into DanceMasters? Some people were saying it's really good, but it's not getting any press in the US at all. I don't know if that needs more or less space.

Dance Central is totally worth it.
#5dante2k5(Topic Creator)Posted 11/5/2010 5:53:55 PM
Can you link me to some of those videos? I failed at locating them :-/

If I can see how much space they're able to make work, maybe I can get a better assessment of whether or not I can do this.
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#6Ard0rPosted 11/5/2010 6:11:08 PM
Found a great video for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRyEPK0WNKw

It's a big guy playing DC. There is a circle painted on the ground and he stays within the boundaries the entire song.

He's playing Poison at hard difficulty and he's totally half-assing a lot of the moves, but it gives you a great idea of how much room you need.
#7Ard0rPosted 11/5/2010 6:18:07 PM
Hmm...

Just to be on the safe side, I really would recommend that you find a way to borrow the Kinect unit from someone before buying it. Or buy it from a store with a good return policy.

The disc in the box (adventures) comes with a DC demo and has a couple songs. If you can play them, you can play all of them.
#8deadpigs101Posted 11/6/2010 9:18:46 AM

From: Ard0r | #007
The disc in the box (adventures) comes with a DC demo and has a couple songs. If you can play them, you can play all of them.


where is this demo?? I don't seem to have it
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#9Axl_RedPosted 11/6/2010 10:10:17 AM
Reviewers have repeatedly stated you will need at least 7 feet to play this game. Anything below that, and the kinect sensor won't be able to see your full body.

But just remember, if you have six feet of space available from your t.v to your couch, installing the kinect t.v mount on top of the t.v will add about an extra foot to your play space. That was the case I was in, and luckily, installing kinect on top of my t.v gave just enough space for me to play kinect.
#10Katamari_MamboPosted 11/6/2010 10:28:26 AM
I need around 6' to 7' from the TV (reportedly less if it's at the top of the set), but the side-to-side space isn't half of what's required on Kinect Adventures. You'll just need enough to comfortably move without knocking a bunch of crap over.
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