Now that I have had the chance to give PlayStation’s Move and Xbox’s Kinect a run through I think I have made my decision on which new motion controller will get my money. Now I want to remind you these are my thoughts and experiences with each one and your experience may differ from mine. So here we go.
First up I am going to give you my thoughts on the Move. I first got my hands on the Move at a Press only event in NYC and I left the Sony sponsored event wondering what they were thinking when it came to the Move and my mind was made up Kinect was getting my money. At first I did not like this motion control device made by Sony as it seemed to just give me a lot of problems capturing my movements and I was given the variety of excuse as to why the Move wasn’t functioning. From the sun shining through the window and throwing the sensors off to my arm span was too long for the Move to fully pick me up. I felt that Sony might need to go back to the drawing board with this one.
A few months passed and I was finally able to get my turn with Microsoft’s Kinect. I must admit I was excited to see the Kinect in all it’s glory as I didn’t need any controllers in my hands and the Kinect would move with me. Well I must say after trying out the Kinect I was utterly disappointed. The Kinect not only would pick me up but if others came to close to the Kinect it would pick up their movements and throw the Kinect out of whack. Now I am not talking about someone that was next to you close I am talking about someone that was a yard away. So not only does this make the game you are playing difficult but you must recalibrate the Kinect to pick up your body alone.
So which one is going to get my money? I am still up in the air as my Kinect pre-order has been canceled and the Move is hot on our heels with a launch date of next week (9/17). I have played both and have my doubts about each one but I am banking my money on the Sony Move because while it was a disappointment at first it, I did get to play around with it for a second time at PAX Prime and I think the issues I had previously have been resolved as my experience was much better this time around.
Now I ask you what is your choose Move or Kinect and just don’t take my word for it as I think everyone should try these out before slapping down your hard earned cash on something you haven’t tried. But from what I have heard from gamers that got to play the Kinect there is a lot of disappointed from them with the Kinect and it seems like more people like the Move. The choice is your and be sure to do your homework and if you can get your hands on either one give them a try and see for yourself.