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Sorcery will show why Move is better than Wii or Kinect says Sony


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Initial post: Mar 29, 2012 5:22:48 PM PDT
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/329956/sorcery-shows-why-move-is-better-than-kinect-and-wii-says-sony/

PlayStation Move exclusive Sorcery is a title that will demonstrate why Sony's motion control offering is superior to rivals Kinect and Wii, according to Brian Upton, creative director on the game at Sony Santa Monica.

According to Upton, throwing magic bolts and casting spells using the Move controller will be challenging enough to appeal to hardcore gamers without being too tough for casual ones to grasp.

"What we're trying to do with this... it's more hardcore than most motion games are," he told IndustryGamers. "Most motion games are intended to be very, very casual. They have an almost Simon Says quality to them. We wanted something that would appeal to a more hardcore audience and would have depth and complexity.

"That's attention to detail that more serious gamers are interested in. It's not, 'Oh I can just button mash my way through.' By actually mastering the system, I can feel like I'm a more powerful gamer. The fact that Move is so precise, it lets us create that very technical focused, skill-based motion control game.

"I think this title does an excellent job of showing what makes Move a better and different system than other motion controls that are out there," Upton claimed.

"It's tighter, it's cleaner, it's more precise - I don't think you could do a game like this on either Kinect or Wii. I don't think technically they'd be able to support this kind of gameplay."

On Kinect, Upton added: "As a gamer it doesn't really appeal to me that much. I like something a little meatier."

Posted on Mar 29, 2012 5:23:55 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 29, 2012 5:25:05 PM PDT
Xlea says:
Move? O Yeah, that...

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2012 5:26:36 PM PDT
Jawwaad says:
I forgot I even had the Move setup.

Posted on Mar 29, 2012 5:29:37 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 29, 2012 5:53:28 PM PDT
DVvM says:
I think Sony should worry about putting out a good game for the Move platform before they start talking about how it's better than competing options. Neither the Kinect nor the Wii may be fabulous options for precise controls or traditional games, but at least they have put out a number of games that at least entertain people.

So far the best Move games that aren't minigame collections or better played with traditional controls are HD ports of Wii games that sold much, much worse than their Wii counterparts.

I mean, I hope Sorcery is fantastic, but it's a little late for Sony to be thumping their chests about the Move considering how they've half-assed it so far.

Posted on Mar 29, 2012 5:37:41 PM PDT
B. Hoover says:
Sony, you're several years late to the game.

Posted on Mar 29, 2012 5:38:39 PM PDT
As long as it has an option for letting me use a controller besides the Move, I'm fine with it.

Posted on Mar 29, 2012 5:45:20 PM PDT
MrFoxhound says:
I'm sorry, didn't Sony just admit that the Move was a mistake? Now they have a "killer app" for it. Good luck with the sales on this one.

Posted on Mar 29, 2012 5:46:59 PM PDT
John McClane says:
Lol this is the best Sony could come up with to pit against Halo 4?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2012 5:47:26 PM PDT
MrFoxhound says:
Halo 4 is a Kinect title?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2012 5:54:23 PM PDT
I. Flores says:
So far the best Kinect games that aren't dance games or better played with traditional controls are shovelware crap nobody even bothers with.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2012 5:56:30 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 29, 2012 6:00:29 PM PDT
I. Flores says:
I really hope your one year wait for Halo 4 without exclusives is worth it.

In the meantime, I'll be playing Sly Cooper, Dust 514, Starhawk, and quite possibly The Last of Us.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2012 6:01:56 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 29, 2012 6:11:19 PM PDT
DVvM says:
Those dance games are fantastic though.

You also left out Once Upon a Monster. That's definitely not better played with traditional controls. It's for the Sesame Street set, but it counts!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2012 6:10:16 PM PDT
I. Flores says:
Some shooters played with the Sharpshooter/ Move combo are fantastic, too.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2012 6:13:00 PM PDT
DVvM says:
But they're generally either too easy with the Sharpshooter (because of the significant aim assist) or are better with the controller (because of the lack of significant aim assist.)

The thing is, I don't think the Move sucks and I don't want it to suck. I'm just mad at Sony because they didn't put in even half of the effort and resources that the Move would need to be a success. I want the Move to be successful, and I want Sorcery to be fantastic. Why has it taken this long for Sony to give us this game? If they had given it to us a year and a half ago, they probably would have sold a whole lot more Moves and there'd be more excellent Move games on the way.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2012 11:34:02 PM PDT
"Oh, right, motion gaming. We forgot all about that!" says Nintendo.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2012 11:37:12 PM PDT
don't forget he has that alan wake dlc

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2012 11:49:18 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 30, 2012 1:22:14 AM PDT
Huh. In the meantime, I'll be playing a large quantity and wide variety of first-party and third-party titles across ten or more different platforms, released over the course of the last thirty+ years (though a few of which aren't yet available).

You have fun with your four games that aren't out yet, I guess.

Posted on Mar 30, 2012 12:32:24 AM PDT
I was extremely excited for this game a long time ago, but my interest in it has waned. I hope that the game turns out to be a gem, but honestly I don't care anymore.

Posted on Mar 30, 2012 1:05:08 AM PDT
2006

360/PS3 fanboys: Lol @ motion controls! Nintendo is soooo stupid! I want a traditional controller!

2012

360/PS3 fanboys: Our motion controller is soooo much better! Nintendo is just a waggle fest! Kinect/Move is the roxxor!

Oh how the times change... Meanwhile Nintendo has pretty much moved on from motion controllers and is trying their hand at a rather interesting control scheme by including a touch screen on a controller. Wonder how long it'll be before we see Microsoft and Sony doing the same thing?

2012

360/PS3 fanboys: Lol! Nintendo is only going with gimmicks! Touch screens are for casuals!

20??

Xbox/Playstation fanboys: Lol! Our touch screen is so much better! It displayed full 720p, is a whole inch bigger, and is more accurate than Nintendo's kiddy offering!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2012 1:09:31 AM PDT
I knew this was a Flores comment before I even saw the name...

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2012 1:16:00 AM PDT
Dood how do you expect anyone to take you as anything other than a PS3 fanboy with a name Like Nathan Drake?
Seriously.

Posted on Mar 30, 2012 2:18:41 AM PDT
When the trailer first came out for the game it looked intriguing, now after so long it pretty much looks slightly interesting. I see the game is going for $40.00 dollars so I might still put up the money for the game but I truly hope it does as advertised because this will only be the third game I bought for the PS3 Move which is pretty sad.

Posted on Mar 30, 2012 3:47:36 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 30, 2012 3:52:47 AM PDT
Maybe Sorcery will prove the better than the Wii... but after playing Skyward I have my doubts.

Software>hardware

Posted on Mar 30, 2012 4:20:54 AM PDT
Ted Riggs says:
Sony has already shown why the Move is better, but I'm always interested in a good Move game so I'm eager to try it for myself. :)

Posted on Mar 30, 2012 4:22:01 AM PDT
I'll probably pick this up. I really enjoyed using the Move for Heavy Rain.
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