posted by pswilliams986 (ROCKY POINT, NC) Aug 6, 2012
Member since Oct 2011
I felt like I wasted $100 on my Playstation Move until I played this. In the two years I've had it this is only the second game I've played with motion controls on the Playstation and the first was Sports Champions that came bundled with the Move. I'm not going to say that this game justified my purchase, because one 6 hour title should not sell hardware. The only disappointment I had with this game is that the game was too short and there was nothing to do afterwards. The gameplay is fun, the characters are semi-memorable and the visuals make this game have it's own personality. It's a shame this game sold so poorly because I would have liked to see a sequel with more replay value. It's not going to win any game of the year awards, but it's going on my list of underrated games alongside Rayman Origins, Shadows of the Damned and Vanquish.
The game itself graphically is a light PS3 game something between the PSP and the PS3. The use of the wand is pretty awesome, highly accurate and a lot of fun. You can curve shots across a huge range with the snap of a wrist. There are different spells, shield, etc...
The game lacks a bit in its production again.... There are parts of the game that do strange things. One of those stuck for no reason at a part of a game without any real puzzle behind it. Its often trying to find the "secret passage" only to find out it was a small rock you had to toss in a bucket to open a door.
Beside those small parts of the game the overall scenes are pretty neat and it kind of gives simple magic a good name. Definitely something I'd like to see improved and used again in the future. Kind of makes you wonder what a Harry Potter game would be like if the makers of the matrix used this style of play in Wharthog saga.
I have to say the story wasn't the greatest, game didn't last long at all. But using the wand as a 'wand' was great, flicking the wrist to throw a fireball quick tough and you'r launching lightning bolts. I'm still surprised how much i enjoyed it, probably the closest one can get to being an actual wizard with a working magic wand. Just wish it lasted a bit longer.