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For those who know what they're doing...,
This review is from: PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter (Accessory)
I'm getting really annoyed reading online reviews about how this product isn't accurate. I will tell you from personal experience that the gun is VERY accurate and the button layout as very easy to use. It's very easy to navigate with through the game. However, dumb gamers will more than likely hook up the sharp shooter, play for 10 min. and then put it away. You have to spend a lot of time both syncing and familiarizing your self with the sharp shooter. You must re-calibrate your move controller AND calibrate the sharpshooter in game. For most gamers, the sensitivity is going to be far to high right away, simply turn it down (I recommend 0). Then, try playing the campaign for a couple hours and you'll get use to it. Do all of these things, and I PROMISE you that the sharp shooter is a VERY valuable product. I've gotten so use to it, I actually prefer it for online play. Keep it mind it will take hours upon hours before most gamers get that familiar with it. Don't let dumb consumers who NEED instant gratification try to tell you this product is bad.
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Initial post: Feb 28, 2011 9:20:16 AM PST
E Sikorski says:
Thanks for the review and tips. Perhaps, in the future, you could omit "dumb" and replace with "impatient". It will gain you more credibility. ;)
Posted on Mar 2, 2011 12:19:51 PM PST
I agree. It is a new controller. It will take time to learn it. Think back to when you first picked up a dual shock. Did you instantly know exactly how to use it? No, it takes practice learning a new way to interface with a video game.
Posted on Mar 4, 2011 10:13:12 PM PST
Nice review. I'd like to see you omit "dumb" and replace it with "poopy pants". It would make me smile more while ready your review. Try it out, "...However, poopy pants gamers will more than likely hook up to sharpshooter, play for 10 min ...yada yada".
I'm still trying to get used to it after 2 hours. After some frustration I went back to the dualshock for a bit, but I'm back on the sharpshooter and I'm sure I'll get comfortable with it. A lot of folks seem to like 0/0 deadzone so I need to try that out.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 9, 2011 3:24:06 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 9, 2011 3:26:34 AM PST
@ Edward Sikorski - such a dumb comment :)
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 10, 2011 9:34:00 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 10, 2011 9:35:33 AM PST
I disagree with the first suggestion. It's bad enough that dumb (that's right, I said it) people rob us of better products because manufacturers have to build things that cater to them and therefore lack capabilites that some of us could use, BUT now we have to tippy toe around our wording. Not for me.
On the other hand, the poopy pants suggestion cracks me up.
Posted on Mar 24, 2011 12:02:26 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2011 4:12:24 AM PDT
Jacob Cook says:
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2011 8:07:02 AM PDT
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2011 11:32:51 PM PDT
Ronald L Null says:
Nah... they're still dumb. It takes an incredible amount of dumb to be that impatient.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2011 11:44:35 PM PDT
Ronald L Null says:
Oh you're absolutely right. Most "normal gamers" out there are so full of dumb that it is borderline complete and utter stupidity. So much so that in many cases it even reeks of mental retardation. And since there are more dumb (stupid, ignorant, pathetically mentally equipped etc.) gamers than intelligent gamers, products are designed to make things as easy as possible for those average folks that can't figure easy stuff out on their own. Like if the navigation controller moves a bit, add something to stop it. If the pump reloads too easily, rig it up with tape/screws/glue/etc. and disable it yourself, not waiting for the "disable option" in the game or on the controller.
Bottom line--Intelligent people that realize that any new habit takes nearly a month to become habit will realize that they won't instantly be pros upon plug & play. You're training your muscle memory and creating new pathways and connections in your brain. This doesn't happen instantly for most people, even the intelligent ones. But if you put in the time to learn this new input type, you'll be rewarded with a gaming experience that is in my opinion more accurate and intuitive, (and yes even more realistic) than the DualShock.
All that said, this controller wasn't designed by extremely intelligent people that understand the gaming input process and its pitfalls. They probably spend more time in some sweat shop lab somewhere than they do playing video games.