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  • Summary: Sports Champions Sports Champions will let you and your friends physically engage in an array of competitive sporting activities as you go head to head in six events. Use your motion controller as a racket in table tennis as you conduct high speed exchanges against your challenger; or igniteSports Champions Sports Champions will let you and your friends physically engage in an array of competitive sporting activities as you go head to head in six events. Use your motion controller as a racket in table tennis as you conduct high speed exchanges against your challenger; or ignite the arena as your motion controller becomes a sword and swing your arm forward to battle your opponent. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 43 out of 64
  2. Negative: 0 out of 64
  1. I honestly wasn't expecting much, but the precise, enjoyably implemented motion controls and event variety totally sold me.
  2. At the end of the day, Sports Champions is a must have release game for the PlayStation Move that captures the potential of this new control system perfectly for the PlayStation 3.
  3. Sports Champions is a good opening effort for the PlayStation Move. It's not going to capture the attention of the world the way Wii Sports did, but it has put to rest any speculation that Sony's technology isn't up to snuff.
  4. This eclectic sports collection is fun with friends and does a good job of showing what the PlayStation Move hardware is capable of.
  5. Right now it's the best demonstration of what PlayStation Move is capable of.
  6. The game true weakness : only six different sports, and all of them aren't unforgettable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Sep 20, 2011
    10
    The responsiveness of the motion controller was just fantastic for the game, and it runs so smoothly. I must've played it for 4 hrs straightThe responsiveness of the motion controller was just fantastic for the game, and it runs so smoothly. I must've played it for 4 hrs straight when I first got it. Expand
  2. Nov 27, 2010
    9
    This is not a game for your grandmother. You actually have to MOVE and do accurate, precise actions (not just flick your wrist around or flapThis is not a game for your grandmother. You actually have to MOVE and do accurate, precise actions (not just flick your wrist around or flap your arms around wildly!). I am completely blown away by the performance of the Move system; lag free and amazingly accurate. The move hardware and system is the real deal. The games have to catch up. Sports Champions is a great start tho. A very good, serious sports game. I play ping pong very good in real life, and I play this ping pong video game with the same moves and strategies and it TRANSLATES into the game perfectly .. I am totally impressed. Archery, Disc Golf, Ping Pong, and Gladiator Dual are all very good. Two controllers really make some of the games come to life. Anyway ... very good start/into to PS Move. Can't wait for more titles. Anyway ... signed up just to write this review. PS Move is the real thing!! Expand
  3. Sep 18, 2010
    9
    I bought a second controller at the time of purchase. difficulty ramps up nicely, and i enjoyed 5 of the six ( haven't really tried bocce yet)I bought a second controller at the time of purchase. difficulty ramps up nicely, and i enjoyed 5 of the six ( haven't really tried bocce yet) alone and multiplayer. It will be interesting to see if they implement the sports which the characters seem most focused on. such as some form of baseball, basketball, football karate. Favorite games are archery and volleyball. I don't bother watching for the green circle in VB and i consistently toss up the fire ball. Camera above TV seems to work better then below. Look forward to new sports. Expand
  4. Dec 6, 2010
    8
    This is a great game which I would have probably passed on had it not been included in the move bundle. The sword fighting is extremely funThis is a great game which I would have probably passed on had it not been included in the move bundle. The sword fighting is extremely fun as well as a good work out. There are lots of moves to learn so beginners can get overwhelmed. I found the ping pong to be a little hard to get the hang of but once you do it is a whole lot of fun. Some of the games are a bit slow for my tastes like the disc golf and boccee ball. This game is good fun and one my girlfriend and friends actually like playing when they come over. Expand
  5. Sep 16, 2010
    8
    Pretty fun game, was expecting it to be a little less challenging and i'm pleased that it's not! Disc Golf is not at all fun imo however tablePretty fun game, was expecting it to be a little less challenging and i'm pleased that it's not! Disc Golf is not at all fun imo however table tennis alone justifies the price. Archery was ok but i'm sure it'd be more fun with a second motion controller. Expand
  6. Sep 16, 2010
    8
    This is a sportsgame that isn't funny but as serious as a sportsgame can be.
    The Bocce, Archery, Gladiator are great, Disc Golf is good and
    This is a sportsgame that isn't funny but as serious as a sportsgame can be.
    The Bocce, Archery, Gladiator are great, Disc Golf is good and volleyball and tabletennis are crap (or just not my thing).
    The games become really challenging later on (Gold), in the beginning (Bronze + Silver) all games are quite easy.
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  7. Sep 20, 2010
    5
    Sports Champions is a sign of the times. It wasn't that long ago that many in the gaming industry panned motion controls as a gimmick thatSports Champions is a sign of the times. It wasn't that long ago that many in the gaming industry panned motion controls as a gimmick that wasn't meant to last. Of course, that was when Nintendo was the only company supporting motion controls. Now in 2010, Sony debuts Sports Champions as the "killer app" for Move. Ultimately, it's their version of WiiSports. I have mixed feelings about the title. It definitely shows off Move and what Sony can accomplish with motion on the PS3. Even though the motion controls were as good as WiiMotion Plus and in some cases a little better, at times it did get wonky with erratic movements when the players (myself and my gf) weren't moving much. Also, the number of times you have to calibrate Move for events can grow tiresome. The number of events are limited which is unfortunate but some are truly enjoyable, Bocce and Archery were great fun but Gladiator and Volleyball just weren't as good as they could have been. The trophy support is appreciated as are the LeaderBoards but at the end of the day, Sports Champions just felt like a Wii HD title in PS3 clothing. There just isn't enough content and it just doesn't offer anything beyond what we've already experienced with Nintendo's offerings. Is this the killer app that Move needed to justify the purchase of the controller/eyetoy/attachments? For the cost of admission, no it is not. Expand

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