All About sacatash
'This is madness!', said the foreign ambassador before he was shoved and literally kicked down the pit in the movie '300'. I could also can use that quote due to the high quality games in February. Yes, 2010 has come and gone leaving my wallet bruised and begging for mercy, yet I have three games on my MOST wanted listed coming out next week: Dragon Quest VI, Tactics Ogre and RAdiant Historia. Sigh. Sorry wallet!
I was browsing through the weekly Best Buy and Futureshop flyers last week and Ive noticed that the PS3 Move is available.
The good thing about these stores is that they would allow you, for a Limited time, to trade in select games to own the newest games, accessories or dvd for FREE! For this particular product, they require 3 games. So armed with my 3 games I headed to BestBuy hoping to snag the new Move bundle. Unfortunately, the sales people there have no clue what I am talking about and after a talk with their 'supervisor' broke the news to me, that they 'were sold out.'
Off I went to Futureshop and once I got there and not taking any chances, grabbed the remaining bundle off the shelf and proceeded to grab a sales rep. After 20 minutes talking to another 'supervisor' we proceeded to process the trade-in and off I went.
Once home, I unpack and set-up the Move with the camera, recalibrated the Move control and install the demos and proceeded to try out Sports Champion. Playing table tennis is a blast. The only issue I have is that no matter how I tried the games cannot do a forward-highspeed-side spin drive. Hopefully its only the game and not a Move limitation. Also, I the move doesnt have the audio speaker compared to the WiiMote so the added 3D effect is missing. It is also lighter than the WiiMote and it does need a Silicone jacket of some sort since my hands sweat a lot after just 10 minute use.
All in all I am happy of the bundle, it seems it is geared toward Mature gamers and not kids.
E3 2010 has come and gone. This is my opinion based on what I've watched and read:
A. AAA games:
-Halo Reach: will this be a trilogy?
-GOW3: will this be the end of the series?
-Fable 3: what motion control will it provide?
-COD Black Ops: will this game have any backlash from fans since the main developing team jump shipped to EA
B. My Kinect suggestions to MSoft:
-make it reasonable in price
-bundle it with a killer ap: Dance revolution seems to be that ap
-lower the prices for the Kinect games
-market it more as a fitness or dance peripheral: this is how you can convince the casuals to buy into it
C. New Xbox console:
-Kudos for a quiet console, WiFi N, and lots of storage
-Can you guys get rid of the proprietary HDD already!
-Fix your PSN store since I and thousands of other users still can't use our credit cards on that system
-Add more PSone games on your store especially Vagrant Story, Xenogears
-Something tells me that the new commercial with the school kid is not the solution to solve the PSP sales
-The 3D games are not for the mass market
-When is the PSP2 coming?
-The Sony Move price point is a good step...for people who do not have a Wii
-Where is the LAST GUARDIAN?!!
A. Core gamers. Check.
-Kirby, Golden Sun 3, Zelda, Donkey Kong, NBA Jam, Metroid, Epic Mickey
B. Casual gamers. Check
-Wii party, Just Dance 2, Mario Sports Mix
C. New Tech. Check
-3Ds: with Gamecube-like graphics, three type of user controls(touch screen, gamepad, analog)
-massive 3rd Party support
-Metal Gear, Super Street Fighter 4, Kingdom Hearts, Resident Evil, blah, blah, blah
-What happened to the Wii vitality sensor?
-Hoping that this device will be reasonable in price as promised by Iwata