Playstation Move Heroes Review (Playstation 3 Move)

Posted by Christophor Rick (TheSuperGuido), Apr 05, 2011 09:29

Playstation Move Heroes from Nihilistic brings together their greatest characters all in one game. Pulled from their respectives worlds, Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank, Sly Cooper and Bentley all get pulled together in what they believe is a mostly friendly competition. But of course, that’s not the case. I’ll leave the story there and move on with the gameplay.PS Move heroes Sly, Ratcher and Jak


Playstation Move Heroes, as the name suggests, requires the PS Move controller, but as a 3D action game it also requires some manner of directional navigation. Thus, you are forced to use a Dualaxis if you do not have the PS Move Navigation controller (which does not come packaged with the game). This is the first major flaw with the game.

The Control Scheme

Having to buy multiple game controllers to play a game is rather annoying as is using the Dualshock 3. The problem is that I’m left-handed and so I use the Move Motion in my left hand. The game requires use of the left thumbstick and L1 and L2 buttons. So I have to either switch hands or awkwardly hold the Dualshock 3 in my right hand making the game no fun at all.

What that does really, is make the game not all that much fun. This is a game that should have simply had standard controls and was shoehorned into the Move control format, much like many other games feel for PS Move. This is a game that would have been far more fun with a standard two stick setup, or even the option to move the secondary controls from the left side to the right side of the Dualshock 3. They also seem to have skipped out on some of the menus. For example, if you choose a challenge and character then there is no way to back out of that without going into the challenge and then quitting.

The control scheme here was so cumbersome that at times it was far more fun to just stand still and play. Of course, you won’t succeed all that much in the game if you never move and so, the game is inherently flawed.

Playstation move heroes gameplay 1


The game consists of several types of challenges including.

  • Survival: Fight your way through waves of enemies. The longer you survive the higher score and better medal.
  • Jailbreak: Break Whibbles free of containment cages using a disc which you throw and then control with the Move controller.
  • Countdown: Bust crystals to power up rockets and help Whibbles escape.
  • Bowling: Bowl the ball and then control it with the Move controller to hit targets and free Whibbles.
  • Protection: Protect the Whibbles from waves of enemies until time runs out.

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Our Rating for Playstation Move Heroes Review (Playstation 3 Move)
6.0 Replay
Not all that high as it’s not all that interesting in a first play through and little drives you to keep going back.
7.5 Graphics
Sort of the Nihilistic standard. Not eye-popping but well-detailed and rich 3D environments,
6.5 Sound
The music just sort of is there and doesn’t really feel like it’s tied into the game. The sounds and voices are of the same caliber of the graphics, sort of standard for an Nihilistic title.
5.5 Gameplay
Played Jak/Daxter, Sly Cooper or Ratchet/Clank? Then the gameplay here is familiar territory. Too bad they hammered it into a less-than-fun control scheme which sort of took some fun out of it.
5.0 Multiplayer/Online Content
The multiplayer consists of team play, which requires two Move controllers where the second player is like an after thought.
6.0 Overall
Another game that feels rushed and shoehorned into the Move controls. This would be far more enjoyable as a regular old dual-stick action title.

Rating: 0.0, votes: 0

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