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PlayStation Move Review: PS3 move games and controller a true Wii beater

This is our first impressions with PlayStation Move for PS3, and one thing that hit us right away within 15 minutes of gameplay was PS Move, and the controllers were a true Nintendo Wii beater.

Having played the Wii since release and knowing that it is the most successful games system to combine fitness and gaming, we knew the Wii system would be hard to beat. The PS3 has something for everyone, be it watching Blu-ray movies, playing the latest games, and now working out while gaming at the same time.

Sony had to bring something that could attract the hardcore gamer, and we believe PlayStation Move is that accessory. Our six hour hands-on was started with excitement and skepticism, Sony had a lot to live up to if this was the system to compete with Wii games that continue to top sales charts.

Our first game had to be ‘Start the Party’, this is something kids and adults can enjoy at the same time, one game that will bring all the family together including grandparents. The mini games vary, from cutting hair to painting and each has three settings for level difficulties.

PS3’s Move is great hardware, but you will need good software to back it up and ‘Start the Party’ is a launch title that does just that, watching my children and their grandparents play the game together was magic, and the best way to review this software, something other review sites forget to do in their tests for ‘family’ software. The smiles showed Sony knew what they were doing with ‘Move’. Technically the PS Move controller and camera combination lets the player do things the Wii could only dream about, it’s more sensitive and allows for added gameplay not possible on the Wii platform.

Sports Champions was the next game we tried and table tennis had to be the first game. After a tutorial and controller calibration we were ready to go, one motion controller each and one side of the screen each. Holding the table tennis bat was impressive, just moving it a centimeter was picked up by the game, and moving it in any direction slow or fast showed amazing response with no lag. Working out what way to stand for different hitting came after a few goes, natural table tennis players will feel right at home.

The second game we tried was archery, and having just played the real thing for a few hours a few weeks ago, I was not expecting great things. In this game we chose to use two motion controllers for one person (where the expense comes in). This allowed for true gameplay, just like the real thing. It was like I was standing in the field the other week, after taking an arrow from the bag on my shoulder with my right hand, I loaded it with two hands, pulled back the string for 100% power and took my time just as taught. After aiming with my left hand for a few moments I let go of the ‘T’ button in my right hand to send the arrow just off target. This game really shows you what’s possible with PS Move.

Other games played included ‘Kung Fu Rider’, which was too like an arcade game for my liking but will be loved by some people. Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition was much more involved and took some time to get used to the controls, and certainly not one for the kids. After some practice this showed a game with graphics not possible on a Wii, and controls that took things that much further. After an hour of game time I decided that a normal controller far suited this game, which may not be the case for everyone.

This is our first impressions of PS Move, the hardware has launch titles that offer something for everyone, but it’s still early days and we’re sure much better games are to come. Next game we’re playing is ‘Racquet Sports’.

Have you had time with PlayStation Move yet? What are your first impressions? If we had to rate PS Move overall, it would get 9/10. Lacking only in game choice at this time.

Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of product-reviews.net; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

Contact Daniel Chubb: daniel@product-reviews.net

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TheZip-

I am OWNING in Killzone 3 with the Move. Don't let anyone tell you it's not a great controller for shooters. I'm rarely lower than third scorer in a room of 24 people… and I'm 56 years old. I've played thumbsticks for years, always hating the interface, and will now NEVER GO BACK. EVER. I will NEVER buy another thumbstick-controlled shooter. It's Move for me, from now on. (And let's not even talk about how cool KZ3 looks on a 55" Samsung LED 3D TV.)

Gracee
Gracee

Play station 3 Games – Very well said. I also have Ps3 games ..and i am very much comfortable.

aaron
aaron

anyone wanna recommend some games?
all i got is sports champions and im considering lbp 2 but im not sure if the move attachment would be good

chitty
chitty

can you still play madden with the ps3 move system

ian
ian

im not sure if these coments are from sony employs but this move is garbage ! its all over the place it losses it accuracy most of these games you have to play with a contoller and wand i just bought four games and there all going into the garbage. the graphics are good but the games are absolutly frustrating !!

lewshoe
lewshoe

im looking for a game system that requires you to use your entire body, not just arms like Wii or something. preferably i want to use it for some of the exercise games. which game system is the best for this?

mike
mike

Got me my PSP Move and imma loving it .

Arliss Barrameda

2006,

Location E3

Nintendo: Ok, Introducing, the Wii!

Microsoft and Sony: Hmm, we need to make similar consoles..

4 year's later

Microsoft:Ok, we just made kinnect, and it's not like the pstoy cause it is way more advanced.

Sony:Ok, we just ripped off the Wii controller, but it's more advanced, but the same shit.

Nintendo:Introducing the new 3DS!!!!!

OtherTwo: What the fuck! we spent 3 year's trying to make better stuff!

Mark
Mark

I have just recieved the Move for x-mas. I do like it, but I am not as excited as everyone else. I do not like how the camera zone is small…especially when 2 people are playing. I think Sony should have come out with a better camera before moving onto the Move. Gladiator is very fun. I also like Bocci. Frisby golf is hard ….but so is real frisby just eh slightest tilt of the frisby and it's off course. guess this is a compliment to the Move for making it so accurate. I have not played any of the… Read more »

Kwame
Kwame

Ok…I know this is late compaired to everyone else, but I'm not a 30 year gamer. I'm in the military and really don't have time for this stufff…….buuuuttttttt. the following is now applying to me. I don't have the Wii, but the PS3. Had it for 2 years now and never really paid much attention to the gaming part. Until now. The Move is AWESOME!!! Even my "that does NOT look cool, 18 year old, know it all daughter is looking silly as heck playing volleyball. So far, it's a great system!

mike
mike

I just bought my ps3 move bundle yesterday and man is it ever good!!
the gaming experience, the graphics, the accurasy..as they say.."it only does everything"
very happy with it..costy?..yeah but worth it.
Im just waiting for more games to come with move controlling, kill zone 3 seems to be pretty awesome.

dakota
dakota

i h8 move cuz it doesnt work well at ALL its garbage and should be in the trash

Big Trent
Big Trent

Thats the same thing I said when i played Resident Evil 4 on the Wii

Scott
Scott

Hey Matt Saunders, I have all 3 of them systems and ps3 is pretty ballin, got it for the kids for Christmas, got the bundle with the sports game and ipet…it was absolutely amazing

Fulgi007
Fulgi007

I got the kids the move for christmas and i'm so excited to play it on christmas morning!!

khaled
khaled

i think i can get the games its time for exersaiz

Matt Saunders
Matt Saunders

I have been looking around doing research looking to get the best deal & best game console. What r ur recommendations as far as the PS3’s, the X-Box 360 or the Nintendo Wii? Any suggestions out there? I’m looking to purchase tonight! I’m not a game expert! I would appreciate some feedback & advice on THE BEST bundle out there! What should I buy? Anybody please comment, Thank You for ur help! Happy Holidays to all!

Laurie
Laurie

I bought it for my son, but want to know how long you have to charge the game to start – so we can play with it on Christmas Day??? Thanks.

austin
austin

im getting the move bundle for cristmas do you guys have any fav game for ideas

cassie
cassie

Has anyone tried THE FIGHT: LIGHTS OUT?? I have the demo disc from the bundle but I want something with action + physical. Any other ideas for games??

Chris
Chris

Move is incredible I play Mag with it now all the time very accurate and the wii's motion tracking is not 1 to 1 even with the stupid motion plus PS3 is OWNING!

aaa
aaa

Hi!
I've got the move a month ago and it's AMAZING.
I had Nintendo Wii too, and I sold it the first day, because I saw that I ain't playing it, when I have move 🙂
So, I think move is way better than kinect, like said in the previus comments, in move you actually feel like you're in the game, because it's more realistic that you have a controller in your hand and it feels like for example a racket, a bow, a sword..
In kinect you just wave(well I never played kinect but from videos it looks like).

kayla
kayla

I bought the move and love it. Had to buy an extra controller for my husband to use. Its amazing how accurate it is. I had some wii fans try to tell me it was the same as wii but little do they know since they never tried the move. I always knocked the wii since the time I played a boXinG game with a 4 year old and all he was doing was swinging his arms really fast and kept beating me. That seemed to be the dumbest piece of technology ever. As skeptical as I was about motion… Read more »

guest-o-the-great-o
guest-o-the-great-o

I bought Move and it sucks! Anyone who says it's good is a plant! Don't waste your money! It's a conspiracy! Worst money ever spent! I should have just bought a used Wii for the same price! Ugh!!!

Andy
Andy

What do you get if you cross the latest console graphics with an incredibly accurate (lag free)motion controller with rumble feedback ? the best immersion into a game yet. Add Sport champions and you have the best interactive experience available to buy right now. Love it. I can’t wait for more motion dedicated games, I’ve tried some motion patched / adapted games and I would avoid them. Bowling and Tiger woods golf were disappointing, we need more games made for the move controller NOT adapted for it. Wii – Sold Kinect – unreliable eye-toy with two cameras, no feedback and… Read more »

Rick
Rick

been playing with the move for 2 days..blown away regarding how accurate it is. Finally motion controls for gamers! Can’t wait for more games. On the meantime, sports champions will keep me entertained. Ping pong is amazingly life like. I play just like I do in real life, and all my moves and strategies translate into the game….. very impressed. Move = no lag, accuracy and motion control for true gamers.

Brandon
Brandon

This seems like it has potential, but motion controls isn't really my thing. I may give it a go, though even though I only liked Mario on the Wii. Hopefully a lot of people have a lot of fun with it, though. Wii has Mario, PSMove has LittleBigPlanet. Wii has Wii Sports, PSMove has Sports Champions. Wii has Metroid, PSMove has MAG, Resident Evil 5 and probably loads more shooters. All these have their ups and downs (except Wii Sports, it just seems to have downs to me.. not very fun) but all in all, the Move is looking as… Read more »

casey
casey

ps move nba 2k11 is it fun?

booyagadget
booyagadget

Good article, if anyone stumbles on this, I've personally made 14 PS3 Move videos if you want a visual demonstration. Hope it helps in addition to this article. http://www.youtube.com/user/BooyaGadget#grid/user

later..

krishanu
krishanu

ps3 is da worst thing ever i had in my life………………………!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ps3smiles
ps3smiles

Just bought the move and I foresee beautiful relationship. I did my homework and looked into all the gaming avenues before Igot it and Im so happy I did.I own a wii and a ps3 and the wii could never compair with the graphics but it was fun but the move is going to be a dream come true with all the upcoming game releases. Boys and Girls I hope you buckled up your setbelt because this is going to be te best rollercoaster ever!!!!!!

shandan
shandan

I am Not a gamer. Please help! I'm looking for a game system for my children (4 Yrs) I was planning on getting the Wii but was wondering about PS3-Move. Most comments are about adult games. How is PS3-move with kids games?

lynsey
lynsey

hiya……i hav a playstation 3 already but what do i hav to buy for the move……i no i hav to get the remote but do i need a sensor thing and a start up disk…:)

SERIOUSLY GUYS, I'M HARDCORE, OKAY?
SERIOUSLY GUYS, I'M HARDCORE, OKAY?

This is hilarious. 70% of all comments started with “i’m a hardcore gamer” as if you need to make sure all of these random strangers on the internet knew this – If you have to SAY you are, you probably aren’t, but whatever. I’m not saying I am, but I don’t CONSIDER myself a casual as I’ve been gaming for years, that’s all. No huge boasting. I’m a Nintendo fanboy, yes, but I’m not 100% out of giving other consoles a fair chance, meaning I do hope to test out the Move at some point. If they can do what… Read more »

umonkee
umonkee

Went on line and read some ideas- we solve to issue and it does work well other than having to calibrate all the time. Probably just takes practice but definitely more for advanced gamers.

umonkee
umonkee

What a piece of crap. Our family is a huge Sony supporter but was really disappointed with the Move and will be returning it. It worked poorly on our 46″ LCD flat screen and took forever to try to adjust unlike the Wii which we just plugged in and away it worked.

wwww
wwww

I hope Kinect does succeed. If Kinect succeeds it will only benefit everyone. If Sony doesn't have competition, they might get lazy. I don't like Kinect at all. I have a Move and love it. Competition makes companies fight for better products to impress people.

wwwww
wwwww

I got the Move on launch day. Worth every penny. I first tried it with no preconceived notions. First few swings of ping pong I was sold. Then tried frisbee golf…sold. Then archery…sold. Then Bocce…surprised I enjoyed it as much as I did. Nothing but good things to say. The real challenge is trying to find someone saying they didn't like the Move and Sports Champions. If the Move works this well with Sports Champions, it can work that well or better with new games coming out for it. How do you impress people with motion control? Give them a… Read more »

zoltan
zoltan

Did the author of this crap graduate high school? Apparently he doesn't understand the difference between a comma and a period.

PS3wannaBe
PS3wannaBe

I am totally into the Move! I bought the bundle package and am very impressed with sports champions. I also own a Wii but this blows the controls on the Wii out of the water. This Christmas will tell the future of all and I personally feel that Kinect will fail hard! I hope that Kinect fails so hard that it helps bring a demise to the company Xbox and push them to go the Sega way, just do software. I feel personally offended by xbox. Pay to play, Costs the most and gives the least, no HD movies, no… Read more »

Scott
Scott

First off, I don't work for Sony. That said, I sold my Wii, with 13 games, and bought the PS3 Move Bundle the very next day it came out. I first pre-ordered the Move only bundle but later retracted the buy because the PS3 (complete system) Move bundle was so much less in price when bought all together and you get the huge hard drive without breaking the bank. I do not plan of going back to nintendo, ever. The only reason I had it was because of the motion controller and of course mario, but now I own something… Read more »

DMX
DMX

I traded my nintendo wii (all games and controllers) in for the playstation move bundle an extra controller and one game and paid roughly $40 out of pocket. The Edge card has paid for itself. No need for two systems in my home anymore now that the Move is here. My kids and I really enjoy it. The wife… not so much. I'm going to have to fork out another $55 for an extra controller though. Baby girl just isn't satisfied watching the rest of us play.

jimmy
jimmy

I recently bought the move and my family loves it. Was thinking about buying a wii for months now but have definetly changed my mind!

jay
jay

I got mine yesterday , I could not stop playing table tennis Playstation rulz

David
David

I got mine last week, and I really do enjoy it. I bought the bundle and I am surprised at how much I like Sport Champion, I thought that Gladiator and maybe Archery would be the only thing I play, but I have tried them all and they are all fun, (although I suck at ping pong/ I have no backhand). . I will also be getting the gun attachment. It is better than the Wii, and I really am excited about the future games that will be able to be developed for this controller. I think there will be… Read more »

Chris
Chris

Would i be able to play with this at like, best buy or something?

help
help

Im considering getting the move but I'm concerned about it's longevity.. For those who have already purchased the move, do you think you'll still be playing it 6 months…1 yr from now?

Morety
Morety

Gladiator!

Shield slam, follow up with a slash to the knees.

Awesome.

John
John

I got Move last night. I'm my case I already had the PS Eye so I skipped buying the navigational controller and got two of the motion controllers with Sports Champions, total cost Canadian: $150. I almost didn't purchase Move based on the price point for entry, but I'm glad I did. I'm having a lot of fun with this technology, lots of people have mentioned how good the motion tracking is, I will re-iterate on this by saying how amazing it is when you turn your wrist or move your hand slightly and the same motion occurs in game.… Read more »

izak
izak

Guys,

Does this Sport Champion support the playstation network? Can we play online? Thanks.

big mac
big mac

i am a hardcore gamer for more than 30 years i have had every system there has been out from sinclare to all ps1,ps2 and so on and the move is the best add on money can buy !!. me and the kids cant put it down !!.well done sony ,just hope more sword games are comming soon , Archery!!! ,gladiators 10/10

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REAL DEAL
REAL DEAL

I am holding off on the MOVE for now.
I bought the WII and WII fit, they are all in the closet now.
WII motion & fit games were too one dimensional and I don't want to spend any
money on gimicks not for true gamers.
Maybe WII screw it up for us real gamers but I'll try it somewhere else or wait for
more games to come out before i buy. Hopefully SONY got it right for harecore gamers.

DREWSKY
DREWSKY

got my my ps3 move and my **** is Jumpin i love it!!! never did i know the balls on the top were rubber tho LOL

gunstar
gunstar

We got the Sports Champion Bundle + an extra Move Controller for $150.00 total. That was all we need. That is $30.00 savings if you buy allthat stuff individually. For the first time, we get to have The Wife play the PS3 Slim a year after the purchase . Archery!!! She learned it in a matter of seconds & she can't put it down. In fact she is better at it than a hardcore gamer like me! It's incredible. Now the value of the PS3 has increased two fold. Daniel Chubb is right. Reviewers must adjust their reviews depending on… Read more »

Hunter861228
Hunter861228

I have ps3 move 3 days now and i cant stop playing gladiators game its awesome i hope there will be more sword games like that i love it thank you sony you finaly make something realy good

him
him

i can not seem to get sound from some of the games on the demo disc

Axe99
Axe99

For all of those who thought Sony copied Ninty, follow this link 😉
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-

As for Move – got it, love it. Used it mainly for RUSE so far, and it really makes the game easier to control (and therefore more enjoyable) Given Sports Champions a quick run as well, and it's streets ahead of Wii Sports Resort (which is still fun, but the lack of precision of the Wii motion plus, relative to the move, means the gameplay has much less depth). Flight control HD is also great fun :).

Jcat
Jcat

Seriously, I have both consoles and after using the PlayStation Move – the wiimote has become officially fossilized.

Pabzuk

Yes I got the move love it, one thing people have got to understand about the move compared to kinect is the physical object, with move u feel more involved with the game with rumble features etc compared with kinect where you will just be waving parts of you body with no feel to the game imagine it all in your thoughts?

Feegus
Feegus

Thats funny…my shoulder is killing me too.

hambosan
hambosan

Very good, and there's actually a great selection of games:
eg the iPhone game Flight Control is even better on the PS3 with Move

Problem is I now have a right shoulder injury that's going to mean I have to take it easy for a while.

jcmendez

Got mine on Friday after being very disappointed with Amazon Prime pre-ordering. The sports champions games are very engaging and responsive. I'll be buying another 2 controllers soon because the experience is much better. Not cheap, but overall a great platform. For sure we'll see games that were just not possible in the past.

hombremacho
hombremacho

I bought it , the bundle that is , even though i did'nt need camera. Ping-pong alone was worth it ,its incredibly well done . I liked it so much i bought another move contoller the next day. time will tell how great this gadget will be. i had to shut it down before i wore my shoulder out. i,m sure online multiplayer games will be the next step , i might have to get Socom 4 just because , ialso tiger woods11, 9.75/10 would have given 10/10 if i could have played against my onlin buddies!

mike
mike

this goes out to mark who thinks wii paved the way for sony and microsoft. well mark sorry to hurt your feelings but that is not the case because sony back when ps2 was around they had the eye toy which was motion controlled gaming. yep that's what i said and also sony was in devolopment of making playstation move before nintendo even knew that was what they were gonna do for their next system. nintendo saw heard about them making it and knew that they were not ready to put it out yet so they made it for their… Read more »

james
james

just a glorified eyetoy and the games look shit

Mark

Come on guys and dolls,the WII has been out in march I thingk of 2006. It’s not far of 5 years.of course the playstation is going to be better they’ve had 4 years plus to see what can be improved.let’s not forget if it were not for the NINTENDO,playstation MOVE,or KINETIC would not be out.remember somebody has to invent the thing before it is improved.one last thing both move and kinetic are add ons the WIIs ones are not.also I’ve played some very top games on WII,I have 63 in total some on wiiware etc,and I have been playing games… Read more »

Jaimitocartero
Jaimitocartero

I purchased the move as well and although I thoroughly enjoyed the accuracy, I think sony will have to step up the software.

Ron henriksen
Ron henriksen

I also bought move was quite excited about it, and I can say it’s amazing, so accurate, colourfully and fits snugly in the hand, forget kinect camera that freezes and fails, this is the future.

bhuphino
bhuphino

I bought a PS move yesterday with the the Nav controller and Resident Evil 5 Gold and wow it is as good as the wii but much better graphics. I own a wii as well and found the move to be way more accurate then the wii. 10/10 top marks sony 🙂

Review the Reviewer
Review the Reviewer

You work for Sony

guest
guest

I just bought move, and I love it. I had to buy the bundle and an extra motion controller but i think it was worth the money. The best game ive played so far is archery. I couldnt put it down last night.

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