I just picked up the Playstation Move controllers today and with it I purchased Tumble from the Playstation Store for $10.
Now, I plopped down $100 for the two controllers (I was lucky enough to have a PSEye from a couple of years ago (collecting dust) and was a little hesitant about which game to buy. Read Playstation Move Release Titles for advice on which release game to get for yourself based on your gaming wants.
I figured $10 more wouldn’t hurt, since the game looked like a good use of the HD and new technology.
Player(s) must move blocks around in a variety of single or multiplayer co-op or competitive challenges. The games range from stacking the unique blocks (of different shapes, textures, weight: like glass (which is slippery) to grippy rubber) to get the highest tower, or blow up some with explosive charges. The variety is ok, but not extensive. You’re paying only $10 for a downloadable game, so the variety can’t be too much.
I liked the games, they really showcased the precision of the Move Controller.
Having two controllers is a must for the co-op/competitive multiplayer aspect, since you can only play local multiplayer matches.
The controls in this are quite intuitive. You get explicit directions in the tutorial section which are easy enough to follow. My 5 year old picked up the controller and she was stacking blocks in no time.
You can rotate the pieces, flip them, move them in and out of the screen, and it is all intuitive. It makes sense.
It is a simple game, but the graphics are slick and the colors bright. The music is fairly bland, but you’ll have fun anyway once you throw another person into the mix.
As a single player “Game” you will be disappointed after awhile. Sure it is a great start for the PS Move to showcase it’s fnctionality, but it is only a stacking game.
With a couple of people over, however, it is a lot of fun.
If you need a cheap (price) game to test out the Move to see what it can do, then check out Tumble.