Excerpt: High Velocity Bowling does an okay job of conveying that "bowlarama" feel during the big tournaments where you are on just one of many lanes and each of the more private two-lane locations has a very unique feel, but the overall presentation as far as graphics are concerned, feels very last generation. Character models, while diverse (all eight or so), have a few too many points and sharp edges on them to be truly appreciated as a PS3 game.
Excerpt: If I ran Sony Computer Entertainment I'd have done the same. One of the most popular and simple games included in Wii Sports is Bowling. It's just a perfect fit for the Wii's motion controller and is something everyone can play. So, High Velocity Bowling, Sony's effort at a motion controlled bowling game, makes sense. Sadly it doesn't make for a fun time. The first real thing to point out is that the game isn't nearly as intuitive as Nintendo's unrivalled effort.
Summary: High Velocity Bowling will not disappoint. With its strong game mechanics and realistic feel, the game will give you a ton of replayability. With the added perception that this is a family-oriented title, it'll give you even more reason to play.
Pros: Realistic feel, Decent set of customizations, Decent character set
Excerpt: Bowling is a great sport. The need to figure out how to make the ball move by adjusting your body's movement is a great way to learn about how ones body can bend and flex. High Velocity Bowling is one of the better games that pull this sport into the video game realm. Using Sony's SixAxis motion controller, the game attempts to portray Bowling in a similar fashion to Nintendo's Wii Sports Bowling game.
Conclusion: High Velocity Bowling is a fun and engaging experience that the whole family can enjoy. Team Ramrod has built a solid game; recreating the bowling experience for home consoles in a way that is very much welcomed. With the team promising a steady stream of support for the title in the months following the release of the title, you can bet that this title will have a long and lasting future within the hearts and consoles of PS3 console around the world.
Conclusion: Don't expect HVB to have the same effect on your social gatherings as a copy of Wii Sports -- but if you're looking for a solid bowling game with some nice features thrown in, well, you've found it.