Just over a month ago, Sony released the Playstation Move, following our article on the technology behind Move; we’ve taken a look at some of the top PS3 Move titles coming this Christmas. Even with the new technology changing the way we play video games developers seem to be struggling to keep up, we’ve yet to see any real ground breaking titles released for the Playstation Move, as was the way with the Nintendo Wii, I don’t expect to see any big titles for a few months. Below is a list of some of the top Playstation Move games available at your local store.
A side-scrolling style Arcade Shoot ‘Em Up, The Shoot gives players the chance to return to the old school with a simple reticule, infinite ammo and a quick pick up and play style. As with the majority of new Playstation Move titles, The Shoot doesn’t really offer anything unique for gamers. A great game to pick up and play with the kids but for any real gamer, you’ll find your attention wandering after an hour or two of game play. The graphics don’t seem very impressive, you spend half your time shooting cardboard cut-outs and the story is practically nonexistent. Offering no real depth or any unique features apart from the requirement of the Playstation Move, I can’t see this title making much of an impact over the Christmas period.
Fight: Lights Out
This was probably the title I was most excited about and I was thrilled that I wasn’t disappointed. Fight offers you the chance to create your own brawler, fighting opponents and climbing the career ladder through a combination of vicious uppercuts, head butts and elbows. Although a lot of the features are quite basic the fighting itself has given gamers a whole new way to kick ass. It’s unfair to compare this game to the likes of Tekken and Street Fighter but whenever you ask a gamer about fighting games, those are usually the first mentioned and Fight: Lights Out blows both out of the water. I found some of the motions a bit difficult to master, attempting a right upper cut and performing a quick jab can get quite frustrating but it’s probably the only real flaw in the game and seems to occur less frequently the more experience you have performing the motions. A word of caution, don’t play this for a few hours before a hot date, you can work up one hell of a sweat.
There aren’t really many positive things I can say about this one, Kung-Fu Rider fails to deliver on every level a game can offer. You find yourself plunged into a few tracks in a megalopolis, driving down fast courses on crazy contraptions such as office chairs and supermarket trolleys. The story is awful, the game play is repetitive and extremely limited by the abysmal number of levels available, there really isn’t anything I can say about this one expect avoid it.
It would be unfair to expect developers to launch anything ground breaking before Christmas but with industry giants such as EA, Square Enix, Capcom, Konami and Activision joining the Playstation Move third party development list, I don’t think we’ll have to wait long for something special.
Article by - Blaine Smith