Excerpt: I have been excited about the PS3 Move since I flew all the way out to Los Angeles, and tried it at E3. I have had some concerns about Sony’s approach of motion gaming, and targeting the adult audience. When a reviewable unit did not arrive for the PS3 Move, we saved up money to purchase one. Went with the Sports Bundle with our friends over at Amazon. That bundle comes with Sports Champions. I had high hopes for this game, and honestly it let me down.
Conclusion: Luckily this is just 1/6 of Sports Champions 2 , and given how much fun there is to be had with the Archery and Skiing sections in particular it's hard to be too disappointed here. As Move games go, there's not much else that is as easily accessible and downright fun as this, a true shame given the potential of the technology.
Excerpt: In spite of Sports Champions being a launch title for the PlayStation Move device, it still remains as one the best examples of just what the controller can do, proving that, provided that the time and effort is put in by the developer, Move can be a seriously impressive take on motion control. The game has finally received a sequel, simply titled Sports Champions 2 .
Summary: Not the most attractive selection of sports on offer, but a shed load of content, solid local multiplayer and smooth Move implementation makes Sports Champions 2 ideal for some healthy competitive gaming between family and friends.
Pros: Great Move implementation, particularly in Tennis, Bowling and Archery, Solid local multiplayer system with strong customation giving it a more personal touch, Lots of content with some very entertaining arcade games
Cons: Skiing is soooooo boring, No online multiplayer. If you have no willing friends, you play alone, Would like to have seen some more popular sports to take advantage of Move
Conclusion: Not every sport is a winner, but there's no denying that Sports Champions does a great job of showcasing what the Playstation Move has in store for us over the coming years. If you're looking to pick up a Move and one launch title, make it this one - both the single player and multiplayer action are good, solid fun.
Excerpt: It feels like only yesterday that Sony unveiled their Wii-beating motion control peripheral PS Move to a largely unenthusiastic gaming public. It might have been a case of too little too late, but the fact is the technology worked and no game displayed this more admirably than the much lauded Sports Champions. However here we are two years later and with precious few exceptional Move titles queuing up to take punters hard earned cash. What ever are people to do?