More Reviews
REVIEWS Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Review
Does Beyond Earth lead humanity to a better world or into a nest of aliens?

Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus Review
I had no idea there was that much silicon in Japan. But it only makes the balance that much more impressive, doesn't it?
More Previews
PREVIEWS Super Smash Bros. (Wii U) Preview
Anyone brawling at home will find plenty to love in the latest console version of Nintendo’s franchise, though amiibo figures lend a layer of ownership not seen before.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved
Release date: Out Now

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Release date: 11/04/14

Far Cry 4
Release date: 11/18/14

Dragon Age: Inquisition
Release date: 11/18/14


LATEST FEATURES Xbox Downloads October 2014 - Updating Each Week
Microsoft's Xbox One console continues an Xbox Live revolution started over a decade ago. Here's hoping Summer of Arcade makes it to the platform next year.

PlayStation Download October 2014 - Updating Each Week
Sony's PSN platform had new games each week along with free offerings for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Take a look at the weekly additions for October.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
I Don't Want to, but I Have To...
By oblivion437
Posted on 10/20/14
Well, Gamergate has spilled over into the mainstream media and the coverage appears to be nearly uniformly dreadful. Take " What is Gamergate, and What Does It Say About Gender In Video Games? " by David Konnow as an example.  It appears that the writer has done little to no...

PlayStation Move Review

danielrbischoff By:
danielrbischoff
10/21/10
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Motion Controller 
PLAYERS
PUBLISHER Sony 
DEVELOPER Sony 
RELEASE DATE  

I like to Move it, Move it.


When I was a Nintendo fanboy, as all children (knowingly or not) are, I always thought of Sony as that older brother who steals Nintendo's stuff. The relationship runs deep, with Sony spurned by Nintendo's choosing of Panasonic for the Super Famicom disc reader attachment. When Sony launched the Playstation, they had to update the control pad to account for the Nintendo 64's superior control of 3D space with the analog stick. After the Wii's motion control reveal, Sony shoddily implemented Sixaxis motion support for the launch of the PS3.

click to enlargeIt's easy to deride Sony for being late to every party Nintendo has thrown. To this day, I have yet to own a Sony gaming device, though I have coveted several of them. While playing with the Playstation Move, a seemingly me-too device practically required of Sony by its competition, my perspective was revolutionized, so to speak.

The Super Famicom disc reader never made it Stateside, or even to a place of relevance in Japan. Sony's DualShock controller added a second analog stick, thus making first-person shooters, an industry unto itself, worth playing. Sony's tardiness belies how well they do these things.

Case-in-point: the Playstation Move is what the Wii remote should have been from the beginning. As a piece of hardware, used to play a handful of games, the Move held up against my subconscious, dormant Nintendo fanboy with ease. The Move outperforms in pointing, motion-tracking, and input response.

The Move uses a glowing rubber ball to interact with the Playstation Eye. Accelerometers in the controller also track the orientation and aid in motion tracking. A large comfortable trigger, or T-button, and a large face button, called the Move button, make any in-game button commands intuitive and easy. Move also retains the X-circle-triangle-square, albeit in a "clicky" form.

click to enlargeWhether you like the Move's sextoy-esque look, there is no denying that the technology works exceedingly well. In Sport Champions (read: Move Sports), firing a bow and arrow, throwing a disc, or swinging a broadsword yield remarkably realistic results. Movements on screen are often times one-to-one. If you swing your ping pong paddle to slice, you'll achieve that exact effect on your shot.

The same can be said of traditional sports. In John Daly's Prostroke Golf, if a mistake is made, you'll be sure it wasn't the hardware's fault. In turn, when you accomplish something, like landing on the green, you feel the success because you know it was because of your perfect swing. Now you can play golf without those vomit-plaid pants.

Perhaps even more exciting is the way the combination of Move and Playstation Eye allows for augmented reality, as seen in EyePet or Start the Party. When you're tasked with swatting flies, the Move transforms into a flyswatter in your hands on screen. If you want your EyePet to literally jump through hoops, the Move will turn into a hoop on screen ready for the manipulation to begin.

The Move is an excellent piece of hardware. There are a ton of exciting applications for this technology because the precise, multi-component nature of Sony's Move controller opens a lot of doors for the console. It will be exciting to see what the software does with those opportunities.
A- Revolution report card
  • Precise, easy control
  • Many different applications
  • Comfortable buttons
  • A motion control wand that doesn't suck
  • +/- Sex toy?
    Reviews by other members
    No member reviews for the game.

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.

More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

 


More information about PlayStation Move
Also known as: Sony Playstation Move, PlayStation@Move


More On GameRevolution