The Wii remote was a big hit when it first came out. The Wii remote was a novel new way to interact with video games. The Wii remote was not just a one time fad now other companies are copying it. The question is how do these companies compare to the original? In this Playstation move review we will find out how the Playstation move stacks up to the earlier and popular Wii remote as well as other remotes.
The Playstation move is an impressive bit of technology. Instead of using IR beams it uses colored leds. To make the move works takes lots of very fancy technology. Up to four players can play at a time using move controllers. The move Playstation move uses the colors to add some effects to game play which may not be major but are a nice touch. With up to four players playing at once you might expect lots of lag but in fact the games all work very well and there is very little lag if any. In fact if you make some kind of move which requires you to say spin and have the control blocked by say your back the camera can calculate where the control is.
On its own the Playstation move can not play all games so there is a supplementary controller. The extra control is not a big problem because most regular controls are held with both hands anyway so not having a free hand is nothing new. Let’s face it having a free hand most of the time might make some even bigger coach potatoes then they already are if they can snack and play at the same time. There is also going to be a gun attachment too which is probably more for aesthetics as the remote would work as is for a gun game. One very distinct advantage the Playstation move has over its earlier competition the Wii remote is that you can recharge the controller instead of having to eat up batteries.
So far all this Playstation move review has done is give you the positive things about the Playstation move but what drawbacks does the move have if any? The move requires more hardware then the Wii needing a camera. While the Wii does have a light bar it is small and barely noticeable but the camera for the move is a bit more of an eye sore. Price is another drawback not coming standard but as an added peripheral and needing more then just one peripheral to play. Also it seems that Sony really hyped the move and it does not live up to the hype.
For my Playstation move review I have to say the move is better then the Wii remote. While it might be better it does cost more and it may not be worth the extra cost. I might wait to see what games come out that will need the move before I made a purchase because many peripherals do not make it. If the move was the only controller choice it would be a no brainer, and maybe the next system Sony makes will start with such a controller from the start. I would look forward to Sony and other companies making these kind of controllers standard.