With Playstation Move’s release right around the corner, it’s not to see all of the games that are going to support it on or sometime after it’s release. Take for example a game like NBA 2K11, now this isn’t anything new, sports games have been around for a long time now. Yes the games have gotten better and better over the years because of tweaks here and there but we still mainly sit down while playing them. That’s all about to change with NBA 2K11 which has MOVE support.
Slam Dunk Contest with PlayStation Move
Mark Horsley, Gameplay Engineer, NBA 2K11:
It was critical for us to showcase the full range of abilities of the PlayStation Move motion controller, so we started with the Slam Dunk Contest. The dunk contest input interface was significantly revamped for PlayStation Move, allowing the ability to pull off dunks much easier than in years past. When you get your hands on this mode with the PlayStation Move, start by pulling and holding the T button to pick up a ball from the ball rack. As your player runs towards the basket, start the gestures for the dunk you wish to perform. For analog-stick-based controllers, the input is done by twirling the stick. The stick commands translated naturally to gestures using the Move controller. A counter-clockwise circle on the stick translates to moving your hand in a counter-clockwise circle, and similarly translates for other commands. By completing a gesture while running towards the basket, and then quickly completing another gesture prior to takeoff, you choose which dunk you wish to perform. To complete the dunk, simply release the T button to time the release of the ball. Props are placed on the court by pressing the Triangle button on the Move controller, just like in years past with the standard controllers.
Gameplay with PlayStation Move
With the T button pulled, flick the PlayStation Move…
Without pulling the T button, flick the PlayStation Move…
For Passing, we wanted to make sure the gesture was as intuitive as possible for the sophistication of the PlayStation Move motion controller. Pressing the large Move button, in conjunction with pressing the left stick in the direction of the intended receiver, will result in a quick pass. Holding both L2 and the T button while passing will throw a devastating alley-oop pass. You will find that passing is quick and accurate with this method.
So remember if you want to play this game with the MOVE you should also have a Navigation controller. I don’t see this being easy playing with the MOVE and holding a Dual Shock in the other hand trying to hit the L2. Is it impossible? Of course not but if I am supposed to go through all that hassle I would just rather play the game with the Dual Shock.
Dribbling using the PlayStation Move
While dribbling towards the basket, hold L2 and Flick the PlayStation Move…
PlayStation Move defensive controls
While on defense…
Hitting the MOVE button will swap players and hitting the Circle button will setup a pick: it’s easy to access but not something that you’ll press by accident, so the team thinks the location of the button will work well when playing the game. Seems like this is going to be something great for fans, and I bet being able to play as none other but Michael Jordan himself, is just going to be even better.
Written by: Luke
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