Product Type: Sony game controllers
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A great motion controller, shame about the price
Sony PlayStation Move Controller
Member Name: Jenraux
Sony PlayStation Move Controller
Advantages: Super accurate, great fun with friends
Disadvantages: Lack of launch games, buttons oddly positioned, costs a lot
I have only played the video game 'Sports Champions' with the Move controller, but i liked what i was seeing.
The accuracy is far greater than that of the Wiimote, that i could tell from just the main menu. I entered the gladiator game, and had a go with that, you can do all sorts of moves with your controller, you can slash, stab and do pretty much any other move that your capable of, the harder you swing the move controller, the harder you will hit your opponent, if you knock them over, you can lift the move controller up and swing it forwards crashing down on them, its almost as if your doing it yourself, although thats possibly not a good thing.
The disc golf mode was also entertaining, you have to be very accurate when throwing your disc in order to make it go where you want too, its like throwing a real disc, or i imagine it is. You can affect what curve it has by holding your controller at an angle, you can control how powerful your swing is by moving your controller faster, you can even throw it straight at the floor!
Despite all this positive stuff, there are some negative sides to Move. Firstly the cost, althought Kinect (360 motion control system) is £125, it does come with 20 mini-games, it also is a one time fee. Move however costs about £40 for the main controller, so thats £160 to play 4 player. Unfortunately the PS3 can only track 4 controllers, so games that require the main Move controller and the Sub Controller are 2 player only, only games that require only the main controller are 3/4 player. As the PS3 has no way of tracking movement, you will need to buy a Playstation Eye as well, which is another £20.
The buttons (Cross, Circle, Square, Triangle) are situated around the main button of the move controller, and luckily arent needed in many games, because they aren't positioned brilliantly imo, you would struggle to hit them accurately if you were busy swinging your remote. Other than that the Select and START buttons are on the side of the controller, took me a while to find them. Lke the Wiimote, the move controller has a trigger on the back, and the main button is on the front.
You will need a average amount of space to play, you need to be about 2 metres from the camera, and ideally needs to see everything from the waist up of your body.
So although its a massive improvement on the wiimote, is it worth £180 to get 4 controllers and the eye, if your lucky you have family/mates to spread the cost with, but still, i would wait a while for it to go down in price. Its a great product, just not worth the hefty price tag.
Summary: A great controller, let down by a few flaws.
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