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PlayStation Move hardware and software reviews go live – get them all here

Wednesday, 1 September 2010 08:31 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Here we go. The embargo on Move reviews just went up ahead of the PS3 motion system’s launch on September 15 in the EU and September 19 in the US.

Get everything after the break.

As ever, if you have coverage you want us to link to, stick it in the comments.

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60 Comments

  1. Joe Anderson

    Some pretty good impressions so far, everyone seems impressed with the precision.

    Now all we need are some decent innovative games from publishers other than Sony.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    IGN UK:
    http://uk.gear.ign.com/articles/111/1117286p1.html

    They scored it an 8.5.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Crysis

    Seems like all the nay sayers were wrong, i’d love to give this a go, but i will not be uying it til A. i have spare money & there’s no impressive games out & B. they release some Move only games worth grabbing my attention.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    Added the IGN score.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen

    I tried it at gamescom with a couple of games, and I liked it.

    A fair bit, actually.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Joe Anderson

    @3 I think a lot of the MOVE only games will be released via PSN, such as Tumble which looks awesome.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Crysis

    IGN Gaming Reviews
    Eyepet 8.0
    http://au.ps3.ign.com/articles/111/1117183p2.html
    Sports Champions 7.5
    http://au.ps3.ign.com/articles/111/1117147p1.html
    Kung Fu Rider 3.5
    http://au.ps3.ign.com/articles/111/1116863p1.html
    Racquet Sports 4.5
    http://au.ps3.ign.com/articles/111/1117165p1.html
    Tumble 3.5
    http://au.ps3.ign.com/articles/111/1117324p1.html

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Patrick Garratt

    @7 – Thanks. Added those.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. DrDamn

    Breakdown of the Joystiq reviews …

    Kung Fu Rider
    http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/01/kung-fu-rider-review/ 2/5
    Raquet Sports
    http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/01/racquet-sports-review/ 4/5
    Sports Champions
    http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/01/sports-champions-review/ 4.5/5
    Start the Party
    http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/01/start-party-review/ 3/5
    Tumble
    http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/01/tumble-review/ 4.5/5

    #9 4 years ago
  10. mington

    Kotaku Move round up, including 4 game reviews
    http://kotaku.com/5626491/what-we-loved-what-we-hated-about-the-playstation-move?skyline=true&s=i

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Gekidami

    lol
    Joystiq: 4.5/5 for Tumble.
    IGN: 3.5/10 for Tumble.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Crysis

    mainly wii quality games right now by the look of things, let’s hope we get some kind of star wars move enabled game :D aslong as the lightsaber does not act like a baton =\

    #12 4 years ago
  13. DrDamn

    @11
    I think some reviewers didn’t realise Tumble is a PSN release – not a fully boxed product. Joystiq may not have tested MP either – IGN found it to be a bit broken – which is a shame.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. DrDamn

    @12
    The problem with a lightsaber in any game is that if it was made a good as it is meant to be then it would be a little unbalancing. :).

    #14 4 years ago
  15. jowadmax

    I wonder if the “accurate” PS Move games scored 3.5/10 and 4.5/10. how much kinekt’s games will score? 2/10?

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Crysis

    even a psn game involving killing hordes of droids/rebels/stormtroopers/clones would be kick-ass! tho i know what you mean in the case of a full pledged game, 1 sucessful strike & it’s victory in multiplayer

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Gekidami

    GT’s put up their reviews for Tumble, Kung Fu Riders and Start The Party. Havent watched them myself yet so i dont know the scores.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Patrick Garratt

    I’ll add up the Joystiq stuff now.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. mathare92

    middle east gamers also put up an impressions piece today:
    http://tbreak.com/megamers/12299/features/playstation-move-hands-on-impressions.html

    Just thought I’d represent :)

    #19 4 years ago
  20. mathare92

    Really surprised by the low IGN scores. Especially tumble.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Gadzooks!

    Well that’s a very dissapointing set of reviews, not that I expected anything more than Wii games.

    The only 2 I games I was vaguely interested in were Kungfu Riders and Tumble, which after those reviews I am definitely not interested in anymore.

    I notice there are still problems using the PSEye in less-than-perfect lighting condition – even with the silly glowing ball. That’s completely unacceptable, a real deal breaker.

    I was hoping Move would provide something interesting to get me using the PS3 again, but it isnt going to happen judging by this very poor showing.

    A future consisting of bad Wii clones, substandard multiplat ports and sequels to games I didnt like means I’ll be saying goodbye to my PS3 and trading up for a 360S/Kinect bundle, or maybe go back to having the Wii as my second console, where at least the games have charm.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Patrick Garratt

    OK, that’s all done. I’ve put in another two Kotaku articles as well.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. mathare92

    @21 – So you’re giving up on your PS3 because of Move? :S

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Gadzooks!

    @23

    No, I’m giving up the PS3 because there is very little software that appeals to me. Move was to be the thing that saved it.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. mington

    Nice piece on destructoid
    http://www.destructoid.com/first-living-room-impressions-playstation-move-182872.phtml

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Erthazus

    I like the price, still need to see more games.

    from all these i’m interested in Tumble and Beat Sketcher.

    Can’t wait for the Natal/Kinect review round up. This will be hillarious, especially after big PARTY with ponchos. :D

    #26 4 years ago
  27. _LarZen_

    Day 1 buy!

    #27 4 years ago
  28. El-Dev

    Videogamer.com – Move Party Review 6/10

    http://www.videogamer.com/ps3/move_party/review.html

    #28 4 years ago
  29. NinjaMidget

    @24

    If you expect motion controls to be a consoles saving grace you must not be really into games! There’s great games on both consoles without motion controls, go back to the wii idiot!

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Robo_1

    Typical launch lineup really. Some good, some bad but mostly just passable stuff. I’ll be there day one with a copy of Sports Champions ready to go. The Shoot and The Fight will be bought soon after, and hopefully we’ll get Time Crisis soon enough.

    I’ve also got Resi 5, gold edition on the way. Lots of Move goodness in the coming weeks.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. get2sammyb

    IGN are the odd ones out with some of these scores. Tumble deserved better.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. DrDamn

    Was only interested in Sports Champions and Tumble from the initial batch. Based on the reviews SC is as I expected – so fine. Tumble has had a mixed bag, but some have really liked it so it will come down to price. Less than £10 and I’ll get it.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. The Hindle

    http://code1935.jp/

    Thats a website thats hinting at VC 3 dudes. Didnt know where to post it.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. The Hindle

    http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/09/01/disaster_report_ps3/

    And a new Disaster report game coming to the Ps3, was called SOS the final escape in the west.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. DrDamn

    @33
    There is a news thread in the forums. They pick stuff up from there.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. LOLshock94

    i guess its better then the ps3 controller

    #36 4 years ago
  37. cookiejar

    @36` You wanna leave your bedroom practices to yourself, son ;)

    I can’t wait til I get mine now. Some of the launch stuff looks abit basic, but its the stuff other developers can do with it im excited about. genuinely looking the like of it.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. DrDamn

    EG stuff going up now …

    SC – 7/10 – http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-09-01-sports-champions-review
    “But it’s important not to overlook Sports Champions’ redeeming features – the high quality of the better mini-games, and the Move itself. The technology works and this game proves it. The Archery, Table Tennis and Bocce games have real depth and longevity. While the other offerings aren’t brilliant, they’re not bad.”

    Start The Party – 6/10 – http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-08-31-start-the-party-review

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Patrick Garratt

    Cheers.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. frostquake

    I want but there is just WAY TOO many games coming out from now through Christmas…So I will look to purchase this maybe next March, 2011? Unless there is some KILLER game that comes out between now and then, but I don’t think there will be.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. OlderGamer

    About what I expected to be honest.

    Likly going to be a set of good Wii-Sports rip off games.

    The rest of the line up and offerings will most likly end up being crap.

    Just like the Wii.

    Not sure why anyone would have expected more.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. DrDamn

    @40
    I think that is the nub of the problem. The tech is great but I think there does need to be some sort of killer app for it to really take off. Certainly to expand the PS3 user base. I may be happy to replace my Wii with a Sport knock off and taking into account regular game enhancements. That isn’t going to bring many people in though is it?

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Crysis

    Maybe they should revisit some popular arcade games, Time Crisis is looking awesome, i would like to see more of those arcade styled games, but not as full retail price =\

    #43 4 years ago
  44. NiceFellow

    @42 it’s too early to make that call. With Socom 4, RUSE, KZ3 and other such titles also supporting Move it may well offer and support more than pure family/casual titles.

    Remember, decent support for core titles has already been announced for Move, and until we see how they go we can’t make such assumptions

    #44 4 years ago
  45. DrDamn

    @44
    That was what I was talking about when I said “regular game enhancements”. I don’t really see Socom 4, KZ3, RUSE support adding to the PS3 user base though. It will sell Move units sure, and it something I’m looking forward to, but expand the PS3 market? Not so sure.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. OlderGamer

    @44

    The trouble is that having support for move isn’t the samething as having move enhance or improve upon the game experience.

    For some games Move/Wii motion controls not only work but offer you something you can not experience with a standard controler.

    Bowling, tennis, golf. For examples.

    But the core titles and(the games you mentioned) are played by legiens of core gamers that wield their standard controler with its duel thumbsticks and 16 buttons rather well. Even if the move worked for those games, many if not most would find it awkward at best and most likly want to stick with their Duel Shocks to begin with.

    I really think people need to ask them not does move work, but will move make my game experience better?

    #46 4 years ago
  47. theevilaires

    Can’t wait for this damn thing to come out, I’m getting two complete sets and R.U.S.E. which I’ve never played those type of games before but since the MOVE support is being highly spoken of in that game I’m become a new fan of that genre.

    PlayStation MOVE: Expanding gamers to a whole different level and new genres.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Michael O’Connor

    Only two more weeks. Whoo!

    #48 4 years ago
  49. DarkElfa

    @47, Wow, you’re buying Sony stuff? /s

    #49 4 years ago
  50. OlderGamer

    Hey Tea make sure you check out my updated Live profile.

    You will smile.

    I do think you should take a wait and see approach to Move tho. I have spent a good deal of time trying to enjoy the Nintendo Wii. Beyond WiiWare and VC. There isn’t much to enjoy, and of the stuff I do enjoy(like the New Supper Mario Bros. Wii) I use the classic controler.

    I know it is a PS3 thing so your excited, but temper your enthusiam. Or might get burned.

    That being said, because I already own the cam(from Eye of Judgement), I too al thinking about buying the wand and a sports package for my PS3 this holiday.

    I just want to read more reviews from real people outside of the industry. Too much hype around it right now to get a good reading imo.

    #50 4 years ago
  51. DrDamn

    @46
    This is one of the advantages Move has over the Wii – it can be added as an option to games and doesn’t *have* to be a primary controller. If done well I think it will add to the games listed above. The key is that if it isn’t done well or you don’t get on with it you can just stick with the standard controller.

    #51 4 years ago
  52. OlderGamer

    Maybe, time will tell.

    #52 4 years ago
  53. Chazmers

    IncGamers – PlayStation Move Hardware Review – 9.0/10 http://www.incgamers.com/Reviews/1086/playstation-move-hardware-review/1

    #53 4 years ago
  54. theevilaires

    Well O.G. thats because you guys have all owned a Wii or had a lot of time to be in that motion control for a while. I was never interested in a Wii after I tried it once and the motion just wasn’t accurate enough for me. MOVE seems to be a lot more precise so now I get to experience these motion controls from the start like it should have been 4 years ago.

    Plus I’m such a dork and sucker for doing simple cool things like using the MOVE controller to navigate the XMB. Thats awesome to me. MOVE is worth that alone to me :D Sure I could use my BD remote but just the wave gesture is sweet. I’m not waiting for anyone one else review. I saw everything I needed to see that impress me enough to be a day 1 buyer of this. Engadget has a cool video review.

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/01/playstation-move-review/

    Enough said I’m getting it. Two full sets, one for me and one for my daughter :D

    #54 4 years ago
  55. onlineatron

    As i’m off to Uni this month, and have to leave my PS3 behind (bought by brothers and I) I’m most likely going to buy the MOVE PS3 bundle around Christmas time.

    #55 4 years ago
  56. Psychotext

    This is rather off topic… but you’re old enough to have a daughter TEA? I’m utterly astonished.

    Edit – That sounded like a dig, it isn’t, I just always pictured you as in your late teens. Though I guess it’s technically possible you could have a daughter of gaming age and that still be right.

    On topic, when is this out anyway? I need to grab myself a wand to try out some demos.

    #56 4 years ago
  57. Michael O’Connor

    @56 15th of this month in Asia and Europe, 19th in the US.

    #57 4 years ago
  58. Psychotext

    Wow, not long at all now. I’d have thought the advertising would have ramped up at this stage but I’ve not seen anything yet.

    #58 4 years ago
  59. Michael O’Connor

    @58 True. Hadn’t notice myself due to the fact that I haven’t had TV channels on my TV in about five years. =P

    Still, first day purchase.

    #59 4 years ago
  60. OlderGamer

    When you folks give this thing a go and put in thro its paces fill me in on your thoughts will ya? Post in the forums or something.

    I am interested, but the wands are 50usd, the handheld companion controler(not sure what to call that thing) is 40usd. And that is w/o a game. They do have bundles advertised for 100usd, but I already have a cam, and would like to piece it together one step at a time and for less cash up front if i could.

    Plus I want to know if it really is worth the price or is it just a Wii in HD?

    So give me/us some feedback. I trust real people on this site awhole lot more then the hype wagon that parades along in most sites.

    #60 4 years ago

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