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Crippled by lack of developer support
on 8 January 2011
Forget using this peripheral very often. The only two decent 'gun' games out right now are horribly crippled by this add on.
Lets start with the actual ergonomics of the device. Its nice, it works well and fits over the move wand perfectly.
Heres where the problems start;
MAG - the only proper first person shooter available with MOVE right now. The reload button is stuck on the top of the move wand and you are unable to relaod with your other hand as there is no triangle or square buttons on the navigation remote (why?). Because you only have one hand spare with the navigation controller in your secondary hand you have to either drop the navi remote, attempt to press it with the remote in hand (and look like a total spaz in the process) or press it with your nose..... ...awesome.
Resident Evil 5: Resident evil 5 is an amazing game, I was super excited to play it again with move and the gun add on. Can you imagine how narked I was when I discovered that you have to hold the trigger and then press the move button to fire your gun? Now here's the thing, the trigger is underneath the controller and the move button on top, meaning unless you have 3 hands you cannot actually fire the gun in resident evil 5 with the gun addon attached.... ...shocking, I have tried to change the settings to accommodate this but there is no option to do so.
Now I realise this problem lies just as much with the games developers, but why release a peripheral without making it CLEAR to developers that they must accommodate it? This gun add on is essentially useless unless you wish to use it with the plethora of awful 'on rails' shooting games like Time Crisis.
So the moral of the story is Sony, if you release a peripheral it doesn't matter how pretty it is, if your games developers do not properly support it its a useless piece of over priced plastic.