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PDC World Championship Darts: Pro Tour has been released on PS3 Move and been provided for us to preview/review by the publisher.
Believe it or not we are still playing it. Here are some extracts of what we made of it in chronological order:
"PDC World Darts Pro Tour is as close as I'll get to professional darts, it is just a shame it's not the experience I had hoped for..."
- Sports Gamer (Tue, 22 Feb 2011)
"PDC Darts World Tour PS3 extends the motion controlled experience in wonderful high definition. If you are happy to wrestle with menus and glitches there is a great game waiting to be discovered here..."
- Teen Gamer (Wed, 08 Dec 2010)
PDC World Championship Darts: Pro Tour refreshes its stance this year as it steps up with Wii MotionPlus and PlayStation Move controls. 360 owners will have to be content with analogue stick throwing for now.
PDC Darts is the best selling console darts game and began life on PlayStation 2 back in 2006. Whilst this isn't the first iteration to include motion controlled throwing, it's the first time for PlayStation Move.
The addition of the Wii's MotionPlus and PS3's Move controls promises greater precision in a game that's all about the feel of throwing the arrows. It's focus on fluid, accurate and simple throwing dynamics have a good chance of delivering this.
The PlayStation version also supports a regular controller, as will the Xbox 360 version, but all the attention is likely to be on the new levels of control on offer. Surprisingly, there is no word on a Microsoft Kinect version, despite darts featuring in other Kinect games such as Game Party in Motion.
As well as new controls, Pro Tour will feature the heavy weights from the darts community including Phil "The Power" Taylor, Raymond van Bernevold and Mervyn King as well commentary from Sid Waddell and John Gwynne. New more detailed character models promise never before seen levels of gold jewellery on your favourite players.
In a niche sport like darts, the addition of more realistic controls could really add to what is already a fully featured game, but one where the use of analogue sticks never really felt involving enough. Whether the precision offered will enable both novices and pros to enjoy playing together is yet to be seen.
PDC World Championship Darts: Pro Tour is released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii on 26th November.
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