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Kotaku: Why Sony's Sorcery Moved Us

Kotaku: "Shown exclusively during the Sony E3 2010 press conference, SCEA's Sorcery made enough of an impression on us to score a Best of E3 nomination for Best New Game. How'd that happen?"

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dangert122615d ago

i need to see more concerning puzzles etc this game defo has potential but i want some nice puzzles in the not just firey tornando spells

Christopher2615d ago (Edited 2615d ago )

I enjoyed that it was a teen-focused game but had that bit of flair that would appeal to adults (combining magic attacks specifically). I know my nephews would enjoy playing this a lot, but the only problem with that is that it's a one-player game and they usually play together.

I think people were most happy at just seeing the use of the movement controls to match with what was happening in game, including the potion drinking. After watching that, it was obvious that it was a better 1:1 tracking than that of the Wii.

Donny2615d ago

i liked how the spells intertwined, like the fire tornado, whoah!

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HolyOrangeCows2615d ago

Same here. It shows that Gameplay is really being thought out.

sikbeta2615d ago (Edited 2615d ago )

I loved what they Showed with Sorcery, I'll get it Day one, Rat Potion FTW!!! lol

RageAgainstTheMShine2615d ago

the game made a good impression

GiggMan2615d ago

I am so glad that I have kids that are spoiled and easily influenced. After showing the E3 presentation to my 7 year old it took me less than five minutes to talk him into wanting it. lol

*Note to others, convince your kids into getting stuff that you want, less hassle from the wife*

Serg2615d ago

I kind of knew Sony would show something that would get my attention on Move, I would've never guessed it would be an unbranded Harry Potter game, honestly. It looked really fun but I am still not sold on Move just yet, I guess I need to try it out first.

Cerberus21252615d ago

GiggMan, LOL, while I don't have problems with the wife that is a good idea,

D4RkNIKON2615d ago

If this game had a major name behind it like Harry Potter it would be HUGE. lol I just got back from vacationing in Orlando and went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter on opening day. This game did get my attention tho when watching Sony's conference. Looked pretty cool to be honest.

beardpapa2614d ago

wind + ice = blizzard?

They should make a Last airbender game using move.

NecrumSlavery2614d ago

Sorcery is to me like Trace Memory was for the DS. It will utilize the controller in every which way to both demo the new technology and deliver a rich core experience. It has that Fable fantasy charm meets Metroid-like exploration. Spells open up new areas, ect. Definitely day one.

Dee_912614d ago (Edited 2614d ago )

but .. i want to see more games for the move before i buy it... i mean i will eventually buy it but its not a first day for me ... yet

Kleptic2614d ago

this was the one thing with move that seemed to stand on its own...I don't mind the idea of HD wii sports either, as long as it really is 1:1...that was my only real complaint with the wii when it released...there was motion control, but it was gimmicky and registered 'wiggles' into canned animations...not to mention the gamecube visuals...

still not sold on Move though...for me to really want one, I want to see what they are doing with shooters...Socom 4 and killzone 3 could be very special for core gamers and motion controls if they are done right...if you can aim on screen in true 1:1 fashion while sitting comfortably at a 'normal' gaming distance...it could rearrange how I play first person shooters on a console...developers are saying the Move has input latency of 21ms, which is roughly half of a DS3...and second only to a wired mouse/keyboard...need to see how it works though, as it is not always that simple...

just saying that if it does what its supposed to...it could end up being the answer to shooters on a console...as much as I like playing shooters with 2 sticks...I can't argue that I miss the days of a mouse and keyboard (as well as PC being the only platform to get the best shooters on...no longer the case by any means)...but with a first person shooter, there is no wiggle room...pun intended...it has to register every mm of movement on screen...and do it quickly...not sure if it can yet...

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morganfell2615d ago

I enjoyed what I saw immensely. Best implementation of any motion control I have seen to date. Absolutely intuitive control.

Narutone662614d ago

games would have been better with Move support.

LiquifiedArt2614d ago (Edited 2614d ago )

...Using some design elements with the color changing ability of the ball, struck me as genius. I know they had mentioned it before, but developers really do need to utilize it. Everyone likes colors and colors produce a distinct ambience, which can emotionally attach a player.

Inside_out2614d ago (Edited 2614d ago )

This was the best game Sony showed at E3 by far. At first I was hating it, then as the trailer went on it began to look better and better. In the end, I think this could be the killer app for PS3 Move, YES, that good. Harry potter meets Fable. If they had this game at launch, it would help Sony alot. Zelda WHO...

M$ needs to get ahold of this developer, The workshop. They are obviously very talented. Best graphics on the Sony Move that I've seen...WOW...if Nintendo wasn't worried before, they should be now.

Snakefist302615d ago

Im gonna buy this game to looks fun.This is a perfect game for my baby cousins to play.

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NastyLeftHook2615d ago

this game looks brilliant! im buying as soon as it comes out.

DaTruth2614d ago

I was really against this whole motion control thing from the start. But leave it to Sony to make games that even break down the skeptics!

The most incredible thing is, I wouldn't even want Sorcery without the Move!

PopEmUp2614d ago

getting this game with move

ThanatosDMC2614d ago

I was especially wowed when he took that potion and the Move changed colors to tell him it's ready to chug.

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MariaHelFutura2615d ago

Sorcery was cool. More than being excited for the actual game, it showed the Move can be used for actual games. Which is pretty cool.

JAMurida2614d ago

Well I won't lie, out of all the games shown for Move, this one got my attention the most. I think it looks cool and "might" even get me to purchase a Move controller.

BeaArthur2615d ago

I was not even the slightest bit interested in this game. Lets be honest, if it wasn't designed for Move nobody would play it. It's a step up from shovel ware.

Unicron2615d ago

I have to agree.

I really haven't seen anything from Sony or MS that couldn't really be done on the Wii already.

BeaArthur2615d ago (Edited 2615d ago )

Yeah, I agree. I mean the Wii could not run something like KZ3 or SOCOM, but it could have a game that plays similarly. I'm sure Move is more responsive and a better product that the Wiimote but it's too similar and I already have a Wii which I never play.

Blaze929...yeah I'm not super into 3D either. Call me when I don't have to wear the glasses.

takohma2615d ago

I see what you mean but the fact that the wii still doesn't have games that can do what sorcery can should get your trust that it will only get better for move. Right off the jump they have a new decent game that caught the attention to people who wasn't going to get this. (like me) but that game and the golf game sold me honestly

Iamback2615d ago

thats the whole point of move. If this game was for DS3 then yes no one would care, but MOVE makes it interesting because it is different. I dont want to play Infamous, Uncharted, KZ3, etc with MOVE, i want games like this one to play with move, where it makes sense, where game was build around it not added as an add on. You missed whole point, silly one

ER-AM2615d ago (Edited 2615d ago )

Those things shown weren't designed to show things the Wii can't do. The 360 and PS3 already do that. It was meant to show that they can do what the Wii can and, in Sony's and Microsoft's opinions, do it better. They are trying to sway the casual market away from Nintendo and they can't do that by showing hardcore games.

@ BeaArthur, when has any console/peripheral not had a ton of shovelware at launch?

Unicron2615d ago (Edited 2615d ago )

But ER-AM,

I'M a hardcore player, so that's where MY opinion is coming from. Not to mention, E3 is without a doubt a hardcore's show. Most casual gamers don't even know of it. I get WHY they are doing it, I'm just saying NOTHING has appealed to me from Sony or MS right now when it comes to motion controls.

That's all.

strickers2614d ago

What a bizzare comment this could be done of the Wii thing is.
It's like saying 360 and PS3 are pointless because the games could be done on the PS2.Nonsense.
How about the 360 shouldn't exist because all it's games could be done on PS3?
The Move will have it's own games,Sony made ones too and this usually means good things for those of us that like the Playstation range.
Saying the Wii could run something similar to KZ is one of the stupidest things I've ever heard.The DS could run an FPS if that counts?
Dumb as.