I have a few hours to myself, so I thought I'd share my feelings about the new Playstation Move.
I brought it from my local supermarket, itching to get home and have a go. When I got home I frantically searched through the boxes in the attic trying to find my Playstation Eye, like a dog digging for it's hidden bone.
then I set up the camera on the TV and went to play, but I couldn't fit into the view of the camera, (I guess it doesn't help I'm 6'3 and seem to be getting wider by the day) so I had a major move around, pulled my TV out and angled it down the room, moved the sofas to each corner of the room, then went to the back of the room and tried again.
Success! I made it onto the screen!
So by this time I was tired enough, shifting around the furniture as it is, then the game Sport Champions was telling me to start getting physical.
So I thought I'm tough I'll go straight onto the Gladiator mini game,
FAIL! I was swinging my hands like a mad man, I found myself ducking and diving trying to hit the opponent, but he kept blocking. So I was getting angry trying to swing different ways to make contact literally flailing myself about almost on the floor sometimes trying to swing upward to try and hit him.
I was fully into it, I was absolutely immersed and I didn't even realize it until my other half came in and just burst into laughter and said "Why are you running around the room swinging my arms about like a 3 year old?" I was confused, turned around to look at her, loosing the fight, I got knocked off the level.
completely out of breath I explained.
"I'm...playing... Sport Champions, on the... PlayStation... It's...Awesome!"
She immediately wanted me to show her what I was playing and why I was jumping around all the furniture like a monkey. After I finished she basically forced me to let her have a go.
After the first game of gladiators she got the hang of it, played it again then rummaged through the rest of the mini games, I didn't even get a look in for 30 minutes,
While I was watching her play (jiggle), I was thinking, she's only playing the Wii and now this, these games are simple and general, aimed at more casual gamers as opposed to the hardcore like me. This is making them sit up and take notice of the games industry, maybe when Kitect comes out that will sell it and anyone will be able to play games on any console, making them all immediately assessable. Hopefully this will stay the same I I've really enjoyed using Move and playing along with my other half, it's nice to be able to do something together that I ACTUALLY like doing.