Features: Five Games We Need to See on Move
Posted by James Newton
From pipe dreams to no-brainers
PlayStation Move promises to change the PlayStation experience completely, adding extra realism, immersion and brand new control capabilities to the console's library. With that in mind, which games really should come over to Move? Here's five of our picks.
Everybody's Golf (Hot Shots Golf)
Forget Tiger Woods, this is the only golfing game a PlayStation fan needs. Oddball characters in customisable outfits tee off on the world's cheeriest golf courses, with a wealth of unlockable items and outfits keeping anyone within a five foot radius glued to the game. PlayStation Move controls would be the icing on the cake – precise chip shots, delicate putts and huge drives would all be possible with Move.
It's unlikely we'll see Everybody's Golf: World Tour updated for Move as it's been available for years, so a brand new Everybody's Golf – or the almost-as-good Everybody's Tennis – would go down a treat.
House of the Dead Compilation
Wii received House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return as well as the brand new House of the Dead: Overkill, but what we really want is all five House of the Dead games available on one Blu-Ray; Hell, why not throw in Typing of the Dead and Pinball of the Dead too?
So far home console owners have missed out on the massive machineguns of House of the Dead 4, and let's face it: Overkill was never going to reach its full audience on the Wii. Combine them all on one Blu-Ray, with 720P and Move support and we'd snap them up in a heartbeat. Then we'll talk about a Virtua Cop collection, Sega.
Command and Conquer series
Despite valiant efforts on the part of EA, Command and Conquer is yet to make a name for itself as a great console real-time strategy. Although Ubisoft's R.U.S.E. is looking extremely promising, we really want to get our Move on with NOD and GDI. Command and Conquer 4 launched on PC to mixed reviews, but we'd happily take a tightened-up version with extra content like the previous Command and Conquer Red Alert 3: Ultimate Edition.
Samba de Amigo
Another great Sega title let down by the Wii Remote, Samba de Amigo simply didn't work on the Wii's inaccurate controllers. With Move offering absolute precision in all dimensions, including the crucial Y axis, no longer would we have to suffer the heartbreak of missed notes, and the glowing balls would even add to the party atmosphere.
Shadow of the Colossus
Surely we don't have to justify this one? With The Last Guardian blowing minds at 100 paces, and the persistent rumours that Team Ico's Shadow of the Colossus and Ico will be combined onto one Blu-Ray disc, this one's an absolute must. Archery, horseriding and a mystical sword – it's got Move written all over it. Put it in high-definition (is it too much to ask for 3D too?) and it'd sell by the bucketload.
The wishlist that never ends
Of course, these ideas are just speculative at this point, and there are a thousand more titles we could suggest, but let's turn it over to you. What classic games would you like to see revamped for Move? What kind of games do you envision playing on the new controllers in the coming years? Let us know in the comments section!