|Release: March 22, 2011|
|Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p||Fantasy Violence|
The graphics too are quite solid, and all the characters are as good looking as they've ever been. You just can't do a whole lot with them. The challenges are bland, and there's more than a slight logic gap involved in combining the characters of all three major Sony platforming games...in a game that doesn't let them jump. Weird, right?
The voice actors similarly muster the will to give a proper performance in this game, but you don't hear enough of them. For a game that highlights its characters on the front marquis in flashing lights, one would think that the characters would take the forefront, but they really don't. A game like this was designed to be a fan service cash-in, and as such probably would have been far better off if it was essentially a cartoon heavily featuring the characters the fans came to see. I doubt many people will be satisfied by merely looking at the back of Sly's head for the scant time it will take to beat this.
The bottom line is that Sony really needs to get its act together with the PlayStation Move. This game was one of the few titles that fans held out hope for after the system's initial offering of tech demos. Now it's been half a year since Move came out, and early adopters have nothing to show for it. All of the best games for Move are games that are perfectly playable without it, and at best are marginally improved by its use. Killzone 3 is a perfect example of pitch-perfect Move controls that nobody needed.
I've written several times before that I think PlayStation Move is by far the best motion controller available on the market, but it's hard to maintain that stance when Sony is releasing so few reasons to even use the thing. Each game that comes out is a testament to the potential power of the controller that nobody seems willing to invest in taking advantage of. It's been eight months, and Sports Champions is still the best game on the system.
The bottom line is that you'd have to be beyond desperate to buy PlayStation Move Heroes. Even at its budget price, it is vastly overpriced in today's gaming market. Sony is going to need to do a lot better than slapping its characters on the box to win over Move converts.
Save your money and pick up Auditorium HD or Sports Champions if you haven't already. Those are the real games worth owning for Move. This isn't worth your time or your money. This could have been a great game, but Sony didn't spend nearly enough time or money developing this product. The result is an extremely shallow game that takes no risks, and offers nothing you haven't already been playing for four years on the Wii.
CCC Freelance Writer