Excerpt: I normally enjoy Ubisoft video games. This game is on the Wii and Playstation 3 so it can hit a wide audience. Maybe that wide audience can get some exercise thanks to Racquet Sports. But like so many video games on the market today, there are some problems with it as well.
Summary: Racquet Sports attempts to introduce fans of table tennis and badminton to the Move, but falls short by providing less than appealing gameplay. The graphics are better than you'd expect from a Wii game, but this is on the PS3, after all.
Pros: The interesting and well designed competing locations, The detailed graphics, Playing locally with friends is mildly entertaining
Cons: Lag and poor gameplay mechanics are a dismal intro to the Move, All five activities are too similar, Virtually no depth
Summary: Sports like tennis, squash, and badminton seem like they should be a great fit for Sony's new PlayStation Move hardware. Holding the motion controller isn't wholly unlike holding a racket, and the act of swinging said controller could hardly be more straightforward.
Pros: Good number of solo and multiplayer options
Cons: Gesture-based motion controls don't work well, Not enough variety in the five featured sports, Crowd chants take about two seconds to become annoying
Summary: One of the most annoying things about playing Wii Sports with a group of friends is that sooner or later, one of them will realise that they don’t actually have to do a bowling motion to make the bowler bowl.
Conclusion: The Short Version: While the different games offer a degree of variety, it’s mainly visual: in terms of gameplay and feel, there's not enough to differentiate between them. The overhead smash in badminton is a nice touch but when table tennis, tennis and squash feel like the same game – and you’ve...
Pros: It might get Grandma playing on the PS3, It looks pretty cute, Er.. that’s about it
Cons: Ridiculously complex to master / play well, The annoying delay between swing and hit, The lack of customisation