What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game requires the PlayStation 3 Eye and Move motion controller in order to play this game. The mini-games are of the type that might be featured in reality TV shows and will require players to work their arms and hands to perform motions to emulate movements on the screen. You can place your own photo on the head of your avatar, and compete with others in multiplayer mode.
What's it about?
In TV SUPERSTARS, players can use the PlayStation Eye to place their face on a virtual body and then compete in mini-games that emulate reality television shows. The goal is to score as many points as possible in the mini-games, each of which requires using the PS3 Move motion controller to perform movements within the games. There are four main mini-games as well as the ability to perform in a commercial for a fictitious product. More than one player may compete in head-to-head competition.
Is it any good?
While it is exciting that TV Superstars uses the Move controller, the game is hampered by having so few mini-games to play -- there are only four. The way that a player can put his or her face into the game is rather remarkable, and adds to the fun. The game responds well to the motion controls and the overall video quality is bright and colorful. The game's hosts are upbeat, and slightly irreverent, and the games are engaging -- to a point. The repetition, though, can get a bit old. Still, TV Superstars sets a solid foundation for a new type of party games.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about friendly competition and playing games for fun.
They can also discuss why contests presented within the game should not be emulated in real life.
Families can also talk about setting limitations on playing sessions, and about how to play active games responsibly.