Sorcery (PS3 Playstation Move) Review - Box Art(http://us.playstation.com/games-and-media/games/sorcery-ps3.html)  Rated E 10+ by ESRB. I never really imagined a motion controlled game ever becoming a full-fledged adventure. My assumption was that motion games would remain as mini games forever and more of a gimmick than a credible way of playing games. Sorcery on Playstation 3 aims to change all this, by making a full action-adventure game utilizing their Move controller. The player takes control of Finn, a young sorcerer’s apprentice. Finn aspires to do great and magical things to the world. One day when his master leaves to go to another town, Finn sneaks into his workshop, and “borrows” his magical wand. The player then gets to the real fun of this game, using the move controller like a wand to cast magical spells. It’s a fun concept that works really well with the move controller. However, fun and games come to a screeching halt when the Nightmare Queen breaks free and threatens to cover the land in eternal night. With Finn’s master away, it’s up to him and his talking cat sidekick, Erline, to save the day. It’s a fun concept, sprung from the legends of Irish Mythology, and delivered unto your Playstation 3. You’ll fight everything from goblins to skeletal warriors on your quest to vanquish the Nightmare Queen.

Sorcery (PS3 Playstation Move) Review - Box ArtSorcery (PS3 Playstation Move) Review - Logo(http://us.playstation.com/games-and-media/games/sorcery-ps3.html) Rated E 10+ by ESRB. I never really imagined a motion controlled game ever becoming a full-fledged adventure. My assumption was that motion games would remain as mini games forever and more of a gimmick than a credible way of playing games. Sorcery on Playstation 3 aims to change all this, by making a full action-adventure game utilizing their Move controller. The player takes control of Finn, a young sorcerer’s apprentice. Finn aspires to do great and magical things to the world. One day when his master leaves to go to another town, Finn sneaks into his workshop, and “borrows” his magical wand. The player then gets to the real fun of this game, using the move controller like a wand to cast magical spells. It’s a fun concept that works really well with the move controller. However, fun and games come to a screeching halt when the Nightmare Queen breaks free and threatens to cover the land in eternal night. With Finn’s master away, it’s up to him and his talking cat sidekick, Erline, to save the day. It’s a fun concept, sprung from the legends of Irish Mythology, and delivered unto your Playstation 3. You’ll fight everything from goblins to skeletal warriors on your quest to vanquish the Nightmare Queen.



Graphics:
Sorcery is a fun adventure that features charming and mystical graphics to match the mood of the game. It looks and feels like a fairy tale with the slightly cartoonish graphics and vibrant colors. This style makes Sorcery feel like a fairy tale book come to life. The graphics aren’t overly impressive, but they work well enough for the magical adventure of destroying the Nightmare Queen.

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Sounds:
The soundtrack is very well done, as well. Whenever you cast a spell or flick your wand, you’ll hear a mix of magical sounds based on which spell you’ve cast. The voice acting is also quite respectable. The relationship between Finn and Erline is very amusing, and reminds me of Jak and Daxter’s relationship. Eriline adds in some comedic lines mocking Finn, and sometimes Finn tries to come up with his own. The script is funny and good, something that doesn’t happen too often. Finn will also get excited when he learns a new spell, or fixes something, which really helps you to get a feel for the atmosphere of the world of Sorcery.

Gameplay:
Sorcery’s gameplay is very fun and rewarding, and definitely worth your money if you’re in the market for an entertaining Playstation move game. All ages will appreciate the wonder and mystery of the mystical world of Sorcery, and the humorous dialogue between Finn and Erline is just the icing on the cake. Playing this game made me feel like a kid again. Even though the move controls weren’t too responsive at times, it didn’t diminish the gameplay too much–but did work my arm muscles a bit. Gamers old and young can appreciate a fun game like Sorcery and the world it’s presenting.

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Innovation:
Sorcery is a very welcome addition to the Playstation move library. While it doesn’t innovate too much on its own, it does borrow many popular gameplay elements and successfully merges them to create a magical, humorous adventure. Sorcery does stand apart from other motion games by having its own story, and compelling adventure, rather than just being a conglomeration of a bunch of mini games.

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Longevity:
Sorcery isn’t a terribly long game, but it’s not disappointingly short, either. Adults and kids will get their money’s worth out of this game for a magical adventure that everyone can enjoy. While there is no multiplayer, the single player adventure itself makes up for this. Also, Finn and Erline’s relationship is a very memorable one, which harkens back to the older days of gaming when most heroes came with a funny sidekick. Sorcery will have you craving adventure from the moment you cast your first spell—and it certainly cast its spell on me.

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