We've seen a lot of very cool-looking trailers that have come out to hype the PlayStation games that are coming out next year, but the trailers for the PS Move games for 2012 in particular are looking really promising. Your mileage may vary, but to my eyes these top 5 Move games have me really salivating.
Star Trek...need I say more? Star Trek games have come and gone, but none have ever really been considered a huge success. This new action-based game is based on the J.J. Abrams revamp, so undoubtedly many Trek purists will have a problem with that fact, but at its heart it's pure Trek. This title will also feature co-operative Kirk/Spock gameplay, a downloadable prequel on the PlayStation Network, and a phaser attachment (!!) for the Move. It appears to have a bit of a Dead Space kind of feel to it from what the trailer has shown, and that's a good thing.
Sorcery was first revealed at E3 2010 to much applause from the crowd in attendance. This fantasy game is based on Irish mythology and lets you take on the role of a young sorcerer's apprentice as you travel through the dark Faerie Kingdom in an attempt to save the world from the Nightmare Queen and her minions. The story doesn't necessarily break new ground, but one look at the gameplay and you can't help but think it's going to be a blast. You have an array of spells and combos to use with your magic wand (i.e. the Move controller) and it's particularly cool that you can drink potions by simulating drinking with your Move controller.
The two Bioshock games that have come out over the past few years have made a lot of waves in the video gaming community and have even had other non-gamer types stand up and pay attention, with a feature film reportedly in the works based on the game's rich story. Bioshock Infinite, however, is veering from the path of the first two games in that it is being designed by a different studio and may not necessarily connect to the first two games in terms of story. Instead of the undersea city of Rapture in the 1960s, we have the aerial city of Columbia in 1912. That aside, given the awesomeness of the first two games, one cannot help but wonder what we'll see in Infinite and how it will incorporate the PS Move.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
The Counter-Strike shooter series began as a mere Half-Life mod, but one could argue that it has now surpassed the Half-Life series in terms of popularity. There hasn't been a new Counter-Strike title in years, but the rabid fanbase of FPS fanatics continues to play. Sony is looking to capitalize on this popularity by offering this newest title in the franchise as a downloadable game on the PlayStation Network. In addition to a lot of (obviously) new content, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will include classic maps as well. Another interesting feature will be cross-platform multiplayer ability, allowing MAC users, PC users, and PlayStation 3 users to play against each other.
Dust 514 is going to be one of the few MMOFPS games out there, combining features of a massive multiplayer online game with a first-person shooter. Dust 514 takes place in the EVE Online universe and will allow players to affect the ongoing EVE Online universe. While the EVE Online game mostly focuses on interstellar combat, Dust 514 focuses on the mercenary troops on the ground, battling planetside. It will also be a PlayStation exclusive (it will be available for the Vita as well), a decision made because Sony (unlike Microsoft) will allow the game to connect to Tranquility, EVE Online's server.
There's Always More...
Of course, this is just a list of 5 and it's highly subjective. There are plenty more great-looking Move games coming out in 2012, including some sports games and dance games. Such games seem ripe for the picking for Move technology, but it's the games that veer out of that territory that generally raise my eyebrows and those of many others. That being said, what PlayStation Move games are you most looking forward to in 2012?
Article by - Brett Huffman