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Makes using the MOVE with shooting games a lot more natural
on 28 April 2011
I'm basing this item review, based around playing DeadSpace Extraction on the PS3 (A quality game by itself).
The MOVE itself, and its navigation controller, is a great piece of kit and works amazingly well. But it has a drawback when using it for prolonged amounts of time (primarily as a gun). If you are holding it up-right, in a gun position, you're hand and arm will soon start to ache and end up in pain.
Holding this small long object in your hand, upright, with all the weight at one end and your fingers rapped around it, just isn't a natural or healthy way to hold the MOVE. Now comes the Sharp Shooter from Sony to compliment the MOVE/Navigation when playing shooting games, and it works a charm.
From a first glance, it looks very toyish, but once you get a hold of one you see its very well built and doesnt look too shabby in my opinion. Placing the MOVE and Navigation controller inside is easy. Just slide them into place, turn both on (by the PS button) and you are ready to go.
The buttons for the MOVE are all digitally moved onto the gun itself, replacing the fire button, start, select, square, triangle and L2 buttons to positions on the gun. The two connect using the USB port at the bottom of the MOVE so there is no lag in controls.
The Navigation stick just sits in the bottom and you use as is, while in its cradle.
But it works perfectly and feels a lot more natural as a gun.
You still maintain the MOVEs amazingly accuracy and it actually helps make shooting better because you can point better. Once the MOVE and Navigation stick are attached, the entire piece gains quite some weight. You will feel this in your hands.
The only bit I find hard sometimes is the pull out, sholder rest. It isn't the comfortable for pro-longed amounts of time and I found that I ended up pushing it under my arm-pit to make it more comfy. But thats a personal thing.
But in terms of comfort... using this has removed most of the hand, arm and finger ache which I had before when using the MOVE as it was. Now Im holding it in a natural fashion, with both hands, and the weight nicely distributed around my upper body.
All-in-All, if you plan to play something like DeadSpace:Extraction, Killzone3 or any shooting game (which supports the MOVE) this is a definite purchase.
Depending on the game though, you may find you have to re-adjust to button layouts and some games may not take 100% advantage of the sharp shooter. But some games you can customise yourself.
I cannot recommend this gun enough. It feels well made, the buttons are all responsive and after an entre day of using it on DS:E, i've had no technical issues at all.