Product Type: Sony electronic gaming accessories
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Sony PlayStation Move Starter Pack
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Sony PlayStation Move Starter Pack
Advantages: Well designed controller, Playstation Eye camera, rechargeable controller, demo disk
Disadvantages: Too gimicky, felt designed for children, a let down when compared to the Kinect
Having all of the consoles means that when one does something new you are waiting to see what happens with the others to try to better it and thanks to the Nintendo Wii everyone has been awaiting the responses from both Microsoft and Sony, well here is the offering from Sony in the form of the Move with the starter pack having all you need to allow you to experience their take on the new age of gaming but was it a step in the right direction?
The Playstation Move motion controller which this pack comes with has an in-built battery so that you can keep re-charging the unit without the need to go through batteries or buy an add on to enable you to have a rechargeable controller.
The motion controller comes with a colourful ball on the top is something which is attractive and new for a controller and means that young children are more likely to want to get up and play which is good for their health and their fitness levels. The ball also changes colour to provide a visual feedback of what is going on in game.
The motion controller is (as you would expect) wireless which enables you to have greater movement with the least trouble.
The Playstation Eye Camera included within the starter pack means that not only is your motion monitored but you can be captured and part of the game which is something that is a new feature that we have yet to see in the Wii (what this is trying to take on directly).
The controller has an in-built motion sensor technology that is designed to track a number of different things including the angle of the controller, the rotation of the controller, etc to enable for you to be as accurate as possible.
The starer pack also comes with a disc of demos so you can try out some of what this new control system is able to do.
The motion controller has the standard action buttons found on the standard sixaxis controller to ensure you don't need to keep switching between the two and thanks to a sleep design these are easy to use and navigate.
The controller offers vibration feedback so that during your game you have the most interaction possible.
This is a starter pack and for me it felt like a weak offering as it simply did not offer enough of what you can experience with the new control system. Warnings that these are only demos and may not represent the quality of the final product lead to you feeling like they are unwilling to show their hand fully and for me this is a real let down.
I found the control system to be a bit of a let down as whilst an improvement on the Wii is simply nowhere near the quality able to be had with the Microsoft Kinect and for this reason I sold my Move pack within a few days of purchase.
Overall a poor showing for Sony when compared to their rivals and not the quality I had hoped for/expected. An ok control system but for me aimed at gimicky games for children rather than being a serious piece of kit. Not recommended unless you have children and are looking to keep them entertained.
Summary: Overall a poor offering that I felt very let down by but if you have kids it is worth getting