Sony’s new motion controller for the PS3 console, which hit shop shelves this morning, has largely been a hit with the critics thus far in reviews.
Review aggregate site Metacritic has reported that Move has bagged four “Great” reviews, eleven “Good” reviews and just one “Mixed”.
IGN gave it 8.5 out of 10, and called the system’s motion tracking “incredibly accurate”, but also noted that “frequent recalibration and readjustment can be a pain”, so it lost some marks on ease of use.
TechRadar gave the motion controller 4/5, and said: “Move won’t be for everyone, if only because of its steep price as an optional extra, but those that do invest will find an excellent piece of gaming technology.”
Engadget commented that: “What we’ve seen so far is very promising,” but also that “like its rival, the success is going to be largely dependent upon the games that support it.”
And indeed, the initial line-up of games hasn’t been received with quite as much enthusiasm.
Metacritic averages indicate Kung Fu Rider has been panned, while EyePet: Move Edition and Start the Party have received pretty lacklustre reviews. Sports Champions has done reasonably well for itself with a 75% average, and RUSE is also Move enabled, and has picked up 78%.
Plenty more games are planned, of course, and support for existing games will be rolled out too. Heavy Rain is set to be patched up with Move support next week, for example.