PlayStation Move: Five ideas we'd like to see

At GDC '10 Sony put the world out their misery by announcing the name of their motion controller - the PlayStation Move. After everyone stopped laughing and saying "Really?" over and over Sony showed the games that their Mega Wands - which is what we'd have called them - will control. And let's be honest, they're fairly under-whelming.

Dangling it over EyePet to make him jump? Yawn. The Shoot - an on-rails, light gun game? Per-lease. Even including it in SOCOM 4 seems to dilute the hardcore nature of the series. Sure it's all in glorious HD but it's the same tripe that Wii owners have had to suffer since launch day.

But it seems that most huge publishers are signed up to support Move so we might not have to wait long before we start seeing some genius ideas being used with it. So on that note, here's a little list of what we'd like to see from the companies already backing the Move-ment...


Game: Spider-Man
Use: Multi-directional web-slingin'
Why?: Although Spider-Man 2: The Game came close to the beautiful swinging momentum of the movies, we've never actually had complete freedom to cast out a sticky line wherever we want. With Move it could happen. Just imagine the exhilarating feeling as you fire a web onto a lamppost and narrowly avoid being stoved by a yellow cab. Or may be it'll just be used to flog insubordinate folk in Modern Warfare. Oooh, topical.


Game: Fight Night
Use: Kicking. Nah, only joking, punching
Why?: Because Motion Fighter already looks crap and there's no way EA will pass up on an opportunity to stick another trademark in their games. Done properly it could allow you to really target specific areas of the face like concentrating your efforts on turning your opponent's nose into paste.


Game: Metal Gear Solid
Use: Whatever Hideo Kojima comes up with
Why?: Remember when you had to put your controller in slot two to confuse Psycho Mantis in MGS1? Or when he later moved it with telekinesis (read: over use of rumble)? Koj is never short of novel ways to explore new technology. We can already see it as a faux-syringe to combat the Foxdie like in MGS4.


Game: Anything new
Use: Something incredibly simple and equally innovative
Why?: The folk at Q-Games are undoubtedly the kings of PSN with sterling titles such as PixelJunk Shooter and Monsters. Both games are ace and no doubt Sony will have sent them the Move tech as soon as it became available to ensure they could create another brilliant game.


Game: Virtua Tennis
Use: Full racket control for those arm-chair sports fans
Why?: Because something's are just inevitable

We know you'll have way more ideas than us about how PlayStation Move could make games better without feeling tacked on, so why not let us know in the comments field and we'll read them out on our next podcast (Wednesday 17th March 2010).


  • 4fromK - March 16, 2010 7:45 a.m.

    Because something's are just inevitable really? no fullstop? or space between "some" and "things"? and a possesive on the thing's(sic)? winrar at jarnelesm
  • alwaysbetondukelombardi - March 14, 2010 5:04 a.m.

    The on rails shooters would work better if you plugged a mouse into the USB slot of your PS3 instead if using this so they're pointless. It's difficult to get accuracy pointing a controller at a screen (painting in Okami on the Wii took so long to get used to). Sword fighting and light saber duels won't work because there's no force feedback. The only thinks that would be good are sports games ping pong and tennis. They'd should use the motion controls sparingly and uniquely like how No More Heroes did, spinning the wiimote when locked in a duel was a great substitution for not having a sword pushing against you in real life.
  • rut4000 - March 12, 2010 5:19 p.m.

    I can't see these being any good, but i won't judge them too much until i use them. which will have to be when a mate gets one, cause i cannot see myself forking out money for these.
  • philipshaw - March 12, 2010 4:20 p.m.

    Your ideas are actually more exciting than the stuff Sony showed. Would love to see what Quantic Dream would do with the Tech
  • Cyberninja - March 11, 2010 10:02 p.m.

    i really dont care want it comes out with as long as they are games not shovelware
  • FunkyDarkKnight - March 11, 2010 7:23 p.m.

    Look stupid, but i hope they release those games they showed at the E3 when they announced this on PSN for free, I wouldn't pay money for them.
  • rockleex - March 11, 2010 6:30 p.m.

    Well these are the generic kind of games that every console has to have. But what I'd like to see is: Ape Escape in 3D with PS Move. The Last Guardian in 3D with PS Move. Demon's Souls in 3D with PS Move. Heavy Rain in 3D with PS Move. MGS Rising in 3D with PS Move, playing as a real cyborg ninja this time! Dynasty Warriors with PS Move? :P
  • Freeman93 - March 11, 2010 5:01 p.m.

    I hope ps3 owners tell Sony where to shove these. They look like they were made for that purpose as well....
  • GamesRadar_NathanIrvine - March 11, 2010 3:31 p.m.

    @TENAXIS Agreed. I'd have preferred something a tad more original too. Still, I'll reserve judgment until I've actually had a play with them.
  • TENAXIS - March 11, 2010 3:28 p.m.

    @GamesRadar_NathanIrvine ok even if its for money, cant they do it right? i mean cmon... wiimotes with giant bubbles on top?? srsly WHATS WITH THE GIANT BUBBLES?? is it like a technical reason or something?? i prefer if they used the money for something we would actually appreciate like iono?? super badass virtual glasses or something? @MrWeaselTips beat u by 1 minute hah!
  • fattoler - March 11, 2010 3:14 p.m.

    Sony CEO: We've got to have..... MUNEH!!!
  • GamesRadar_NathanIrvine - March 11, 2010 2:37 p.m.

  • MrWeaselTips - March 11, 2010 1:11 p.m.

    1st!!! In all seriousness I would actually like to play a tennis game where I have to stand up to do the shots I want, far more exercise than lying down with a wii remote in one hand and pringles with homous in the other!
  • TENAXIS - March 11, 2010 1:10 p.m.


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