Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Sports Champions was a game that bristled with solid confidence. Its aims were simple: to show off what the Move could do and, more importantly, why it was a more precise experience than its competitors. It worked, the game was a huge success and did exactly what it set out to do. SCE San Diego and Zindagi's follow-up, another Move title named Medieval Moves, takes the duelling, archery and frisbee golf mechanics and slaps them all into an on-rails action title. You play as a skeletal zombie named Edmund (Sony dropped the 'Deadmund's Quest' sub-title in Europe) fighting his way through a bunch of undead henchmen, a few sub-bosses and eventually attempting to take down an evil super-baddie named Morgrimm, who's gone and nicked a magic amulet - the same guy who turned you into a walking pile of bones in the first place.
We're very much in Saturday morning cartoon territory here, and nearly every aspect of the game nods towards a focus on a younger audience. The character models are delightfully endearing, the animations smooth and often comical, there are little bits of slapstick humour here and there to get the youngsters giggling and it has to be said that there's a certain charm to the whole venture that manages to provide a little whimsy.Click here to read more...
If anyone could make another great game for the PlayStation Move, it would be the team behind its best game so far. Rather than knock out Sports Champions 2, Zindagi Games have opted for a fun action title. You might recognise parts of the game from the early tech demos for the PlayStation Move back at E3 2009. It’s good to see that demo become a full game, we’re just surprised it took this long.
Medieval Moves is a first-person action adventure game with movement around the game world taking place automatically and the action kicking off between stops. This leaves your hands free to concentrate on using your weapons and other cool gadgets to get through the medieval settings against an army of skeleton warriors and other ghoulish foes.
If you’ve had a look at the screenshots, you'll be able to see it’s not exactly Skyrim as it’s aimed at a family friendly audience that favours soft textures and comedy characters. Don't let the visuals fool you into thinking this is another just-for-kids title though as this could be one of the most immersive titles yet for the Move.Click here to read more...