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GF Rating
6.8

268 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Best Move Title to Date....

posted by prneal77 (SPANAWAY, WA) Jun 30, 2012

Member since Nov 2009

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This is what the Move was meant for. The gameplay was great and it was fun. There are a lot of aspects of this game that should be encouraging to those fof us who bought into Move.

While it definitely is not perfect the game's mechanics are pretty solid. Using the move to cast spells worked very well most of the time. While there is a small learning curve to, for instance curving your bolts and casting alternate spells you do not have to even use these to progress in the game. They are just added abilities that once mastered lend to the fun. After playing for an hour or so you pretty much figure out how to hit what it is you are aiming at and I rarely had to recalibrate to stay accurate.

The spells themselves are powerful enough and while there certainly could have been more spells over all the nine or ten spell types are enough for the short length of the game. There are 5 elemental groups aside from the default arcane magic: earth, wind, fire, ice and lightning. Four of those have a main cast and an alternate cast. Earth being the lone spell with only one cast type. The fun (and at times frustrating) part is mixing them on the fly to create powerful combinations to deal lots of damage to multiple enemies. Casting a flaming tornado then shooting acrane bolts into it to send fire balls all over the place is really cool.

There are other things to do beside casting magic but they are also not required to progress and beat the game though they help as alchemy is used to upgrade your spells and comes in the form of a mini game where you use the Move controller to mix them in a cauldron. Pouring, shaking and stirring are all accomplished using gestures with the Move controller. You even have to shake the bottle and tilt it to drink. It all gives you things to do with the controller and are suprisingly fun. Though fun it is limited.

With a decent story and a great use of the Move this game is not to be missed by Move owners.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

GoodNuff

posted by TehPWNZOR (VERNON, VT) Jun 9, 2012

Member since Nov 2009

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

this is a fun game that has its own little hiccups involving small stuff like the camera (but what games dont have at least a few issues involving that) and some unresponsiveness front he controller. the controller can be solved by simply pausing the game and calibrating once in a while. the camera thing is somthing you will need to adapt to and can even prove valuable somtimes. overall its a great game that brings more life into the move but not necessarily saves it from its slippery slope.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Not the Move Savior

posted by wengfu (IOWA CITY, IA) May 29, 2012

Member since May 2012

4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

I had high, HIGH expectations for Sorcery. After E3 a couple years ago this was one of my most anticipated games. The story feels rushed and the characters leave you wanting less. The gameplay becomes a little too simple and repetitive. This is what I'd expect from a Wii game, not an exclusive Sony title.

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