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whatshot PlayStation Move Motion Controller PS3 Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Design 9.0
Features 9.0
Comfort 9.0
Value 9.0
Distributor: Sony
Review Date:
September 2010
Reviewer:
James Wright

9.0


PlayStation Move Motion Controller

With both Sony and Microsoft targeting the casual gaming market, Sony have jumped in first with their PlayStation Movie Motion Controller that creates one of the world’s most accurate motion controlled gaming experience, thanks to the PlayStation Eye Camera. Using advanced motion sensors for increased accuracy, the Move may be dubbed by some as a Wii clone, however at the end of the day, Sony have taken this idea and revolutionised it in ways that most of us were not expecting.

The first thing I noticed about the controller was how well it felt to use which was quite ergonomic and relatively quite light. Like the Wiimote, it features a strap in order to prevent any injuries or unwanted damage to your equipment and a strange ball on the end of the control which is called the dynamic colour changing sphere which has the ability to change colours while you play. We did joke at the office that the Move Motion Controller looked like some strange adult toy, however after using this for just over a week now, it truly created a unique, new and entertaining experience on the PlayStation 3.

The button placement is well thought out with the standard PS3 controller buttons on the front, a move button and PS3 button on the front and finally a trigger on the back. Charging is done via the USB port and because it uses Bluetooth, it keeps the charge quite well and is relatively quick to charge. The controller also supports vibration feedback for additional gaming functionality and you can even use this controller to navigate through menus in games, the PS3 O/S and even movies which is reminiscent of the Tom Cruise movie Minority Report.

We tested all of Sony’s release titles with the Move Motion Controller such as Sports Champions and EyePet PlayStation Move and overall, it was an interesting and thoroughly entertaining experience. I was expecting another “been there, done that attitude”  because the Wii has been doing something similar for quite a few years but Sony have actually improved on this idea and the future potential in gaming will be quite amazing, once more developers jump onboard.

There are some great A-grade titles to be released in the coming months like Killzone and whether your singing or dancing in a game, shooting aliens from another planet or hitting the next home run for the New York Yankees, this new control system will definitely change the face of gaming on the PS3 and will in turn make it more appealing for the casual gamer and even the hardcore gamer. Even though the Move Motion Controller is in its infancy, I’m once again excited to be a gamer and what the future holds, especially on the PlayStation 3 which is now the most versatile and powerful console.

Key Features

  • PlayStation®Move motion controller works with PlayStation®Eye USB Camera to accurately track player position.

  • Advanced motion sensors precisely track both fast and subtle movements.

  • Motion controller's sphere uses internal RGB LED to provide visual feedback

  • Vibration feedback is felt during specific actions

  • Includes DUALSHOCK®3 action buttons for advanced gaming.

  • Utilizes Bluetooth® technology for wireless gaming.

  • Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery

  • Charge the controller and automatically pair with the PS3™ system via a USB cable

  • Up to four motion controllers can be connected at once to the PS3™ system.





 

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