We thought we’d give you a day or two to get used to those vibrantly glowing orbs before we told you what your options were. We have, of course, previously given you a fantastic guide to all thing Move and a lovely little launch guide to get you excited for it. It’s Saturday night though, and you’ve probably got mates coming round who are keen to see your new toy. Here’s what you could be showing them:
Real time strategy control has always been an issue for consoles and Move has the potential to solve that problem. Ubisoft’s latest strategy title seems like it could be a wonderful way to show off just what the Move can do.
This collection of sports games is the familiar hook for anyone that has a passing understanding of motion controls on consoles. Wii Sports is a clear inspiration but the extra precision and subtlety of control afforded by PlayStation’s magic wand makes this a much more realistic, if slightly less accessible, option. Read our full review here.
Start the Party
Augmented reality mini-games that are sure to make a room full of kids become almost unbearably noisy within about eight seconds. Don’t discount it though, there’s a special kind of joy to be found watching yourself swing a cartoon bat at a swarm of bugs. Read our full review here.
It’s a light-gun-style rail shooter set among a range of movie-inspired scenes. You have to blast your way through levels to impress a director and land another role. Sounds like Duck Hunt for the NES with some extra narrative clipped on. Not a bad thing at all if you ask me.
Kung Fu Rider
Probably the most bizarre inclusion in the launch line-up. Made by the same studio that brought you Ape Escape, the peculiarities are perhaps to be expected. It seems to consist of skidding down a Japanese street on an office chair while the PSEye takes photos of you. We’re not sure, will someone let us know?
Another title from Ubisoft, showing the studio’s backing for the new control system is firm. It does exactly what it says on the box. Choose from a variety of racquet sports and take on the AI or a human opponent in another natural fit for motion controllers.
Probably one of the best ways to show the precision of the technology. Tumble is a game in which you stack blocks on top of each other to build a tower. It sounds simple but you have to get the placement just right in order to avoid the sight of your towering erection falling messily to the floor. Read our review here.
Ingenious, compelling, fun and cheap. This is probably the Launch weekend’s must-have title for Move. There’s not a lot that we can say without going back over our gushing review but rest assured that if you buy this you will most likely not regret it.
Tiger Wood PGA Tour Golf 2011
Golf and motion control are a perfect fit. The Wii has been doing it for years and Move’s extra precision means that the most realistic simulation of the game can be even more realistic. The patch is available now when you start up the game.
The US release of this was actually held back to go along with Move. It’s such a natural fit for the control system that it will make you wonder why you ever bothered with that magic card thing. The patch is free and available on loading the disc so existing EyePet owners can’t really lose. Read our full review here.
High Velocity Bowling
I thought it was odd that there was no 10-Pin Bowling game included with Sports Champions until I realised that this was available from the PSN. It seems that this has always been there, waiting for motion control support to come along.
Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition
Play Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition as if it was Resident Evil 4 on the Wii. No bad thing if you ask me. This is probably the first implementation of Move with what many will arrogantly consider to be a “proper game” so it will be interesting to see how it goes down with the self-proclaimed “hardcore” while they wait for Killzone 3 and SOCOM 4.
Heavy Rain (Sept 22nd)
Already utilised PlayStation’s older method of motion control, the SixAxis but Move support should make what was already an immersive experience even more intense. The patch is listed as being available for (free) download on the 22nd of September but there’s a demo on the store if you can’t wait that long.
This had some seriously tricky controls which made it extremely difficult to be precise with. Move could fix all that and make it just feel natural. Everyone loves a bit of minigolf so here’s hoping that swinging your imaginary golf clubs in Planet MiniGolf makes that game finally fulfil its great potential.
Shiny balls controlled by glowing balls. Hustle Kings is definitely a competitor for the title of best pool game on the PlayStation and Move support should reinforce that claim. I just hope I don’t have to enact the motions of leaving my 50p on the table and buying the next round when I’m inevitably beaten.
So that’s about it for the first weekend but there’s a lot more coming in the weeks and months after launch. What about you, what did you pick up with your Move controllers? What has been your most fun experience with it so far? What do you plan on getting over the next few weeks?