on 17-09-2010 02:59 AM
so i picked up 2 motion controllers and sports champions yesterday. now i have owned a wii but never used the motion plus attachment. the wii was good but the move if fantastic! you instantly get a feel for how sensitive it is when you get to the sports champs menu, navigating is a breeze and the gameplay is accurate too... i such just as bad at virtual table tennis.
the controllers feel weighty and are heavier than i was expecting but it's actually the right amount of weight to make you feel like your holding a bocce ball or sword/shield instead of fighting with a feather. the brightness of the glow ball is quite high but i was disapointed you couldn't select what colour you wanted (or atleast i couldn't find any option anywhere). the button layout is good but i think most player will be pausing by hitting ps button rather than pressing start.
one thing i would not recommend is trying to type any messages back to friends. i had 1 buddy send me a msg last night asking how move was and it took me nearly 5 mins to write a sentance.
i haven't had a shot at any of the other demos but they're sitting on my hdd ready for a look in. so far i'd say that move is everything the ninty fans love about their wii and some. currently there isn't any must have titles (for me) but sports champs is a great pick up and im sure i'll have fun with LBP2 in a few months, and i'd love a zelda style game quick smart please (FFverses13 move ed.).
17-09-2010 03:14 AM - edited 17-09-2010 03:16 AM
Had a fair old crack on this last night with my mates with Sports Champions. I got two Moves also as i'll just use controllers for the navigator stuff. Here's my rundown of my experience so far:
Gladiator - we had a massive stint on this, that was great fun. We took it in turns to take on the oponents which worked well. This really benefits from the two Moves.
Beach Volleyball - My mates had just come back from playing proper Beach Volleyball (which they play in a league) and they reckoned the Volleyball in Sports Champions was spot on. Again, the two Moves really enhanced the gameplay.
Frisbee golf is cool, much the same as Sports Resort one but with better graphics.
Table Tennis I really enjoyed (I used to play a fair bit of TT in my day) although the table just seems to look a little narrow to me. I did find it hard to judge putting mega back & side spin on forehand shots as it seems to hit the handle, maybe I just need more practice with the positioning. It _is_ nice how you move forward and back though to move your bat about.
Archery, now this was fun but the way it wasn't consistent with where you held the bow in relation to the screen annoyed me. Sometimes you'd have to look under/round your hand to be able to see the screen and sometimes you were pointing the bow way up in the air for no reason. In Sports Resort if this happened you just redid your pose, this didn't seem to work. I'll see if there's a way round it. Another niggle with archery - I shoot left handed so when you select that you physically have to swap Move's in each hand, easy enough for a full-on lefty but no good for a right handed lefty shooter. Plus when you do change to left hand, the bow still shows as being held in your right which makes it feel ***** handed. I also prefer it when FPS games let me change the hand the onscreen gun is held in. Apart from those niggles it was enjoyable although the early stages felt a bit easy with the guide line but it soon ramps up later to make it more challenging.
Bocce was fun and more slow paced, i'll play more of that.
All in all, much like Sports Resort but much more responsive with better graphics. As with the Wii games, it benefits having more than one person playing.
It's a good way to showcase the Move and must be impressive as my two mates who played it last night reckoned they'll be buying one with Sports Champions, even though they were earlier harping on about the kinect not needing controllers (they both have 260s, one also has a PS3 and they share a flat). I think Gladiators and Volleyball convinced them most.
I played Flight Control with the Move and that was also much better than using the controller. The XMB navigation takes a little getting used to but is fun, I hope they implement that into the normal SingStar menu system.
on 17-09-2010 03:44 AM
i was disapointed you couldn't select what colour you wanted (or atleast i couldn't find any option anywhere).
I'm waiting for all the pink ones to sell out before I get my blue one
17-09-2010 05:57 AM - edited 17-09-2010 05:58 AM
Mine is pink in Tumble (same colour as the Tumble logo), and either green (when calibrating), or light blue (when playing) in MAG beta. The game chooses the colour, and it usually tries to find a shade/intensity that is clearly visible in the given environment.
But back to the topic at hand. My first thoughts about Move was "me likey!"
on 17-09-2010 06:02 AM
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