Brunswick Pro Bowling
I wasn't thrilled with the games that came with the Move so I bought this game after doing some research vs the other Bowling game..The reviews (throughout the web) slightly favored the Brunswick game so I bought it.
In real life I am a above average bowler so I wanted a game that was realistic. This game has it all.
Just like with real bowling you start out just breaking 100 and then with much practice you are bowling in the 200's. I broke 200 a few times but not consistently. I just need more practice....
Remember: The controller is on your hand so it does not take into account your footwork. In order to move you have to press a button and then time your arm movement with your footwork. It takes practice but once you get it , it works great.
Reason why this is NOT a perfect 10: Other games require 2 controllers and a better bowling game would also require 2 controllers: 1) arm 2) leg.. this way you have to take 5 steps & throw the ball instead of just pressing a button to walk...
Worth a look
After CR10's incredibly thorough and informative review I thought I'd actually check out the game and see it's merits and demerits. Unfortunately there really wasn't much out there. Any videos I found were incredibly brief and really didn't get into the game much at all. But from reading about it, the game does seem to be quite realistic with all of the things the Move controller will be tracking. I'm positive the game will be a major step up from Wii bowling. No longer will you be able to throw overhand or swing for the fences as if you're trying to hit a homerun with your rolls. You will actually have to mimic an actual bowling motion in order to get your ball down the lane. And you'll be able to do it with spin, speed, angle, etc. Everything you'd have to do in real bowling. So, if you like bowling at all this game is certainly worth a look. It might be great one. Just not sure until more information/videos come out.
A Bowling Game that Gets it Somewhat Right
Brunswick Pro Bowling is a Great Bowling Game!!! The only thing missing is the PBA Branding. In Brunswick Pro Bowling you take your bowler who is a low level league hack and develop him or her into the next Brunswick World Champ. (As a bowler, this is great and something we have all be looking for in a Bowling Video Game - finally something in the digital world that resembles a Road to Glory from NCAA or a Madden Superstar Mode) The controls are great, a little tricky to figure out at first as timing is everything (the key is to time your release of the x button to the release of the ball on the screen to generate good speed on the shot) How you turn your wrist will also affect how much you hook the bowling ball. This game in essence forces you at least mimic a bowling swing - footwork optional though I find myself doing a 1 step slide routine. Back to the game, the Pin Physics are Good, not great but Good. The Graphics again are Good, not Great but Good, the Level of Depth in the game however is GREAT. If your looking for a Party Bowling Game - Id suggest High Velocity Bowling, But if your a Bowler, a Bowling Fan or Someone who wants a bowling game that offers more than just Bowling, Id Highly Reccomend the latest installment in Brunswick Bowling as truly the only thing missing from this game is the PBA Endorsement
Brunswick is back
Unlike another review on this page, Brunswick pro bowling fans from the ps2 will be very happy with this game. The graphics ARE NOT bad and the gameplay and controls are what they need to be. This game is exactly what I would expect it to be. AWESOME!! I would recommend this to anyone who don't expect to actually buy the game thinking they will have a REAL bowling alley in their homes. 10/10 AWSOME game.
Good not Great
If your looking for a realistic bowling game go to a bowling allley , if your looking to have casual fun by your self or with others this game will do. The graphics are ok not great, game play is good but not consistent I had to keep moving my camera from the floor by my tv to the top to get more accurate game play( the fl. Was my best option) & my PS3 keeps asking me to calibrate the Move controller while I'm playing. Also when you play the carractor u choose should be transparent not solid you can't see the bowling lane when you bowl. In the end if you want a simple game to play, that can eat up a couple hours with a little entertainment this is it. Anything more get your butt over to a real bowling alley!
Worst game ever produced
I just bought the PSmove and wanted a bowling game be an upgrade over wii bowling. What I got was a incomplete piece of shovelware that seem like a fast poorly produced game that was designed to cash in on the move. First off the controls are horrible, and that is an understatement yes, it plays like the Wii but you can swing your arm as hard as you can and the ball only moves 8 to 11 MPH about the speed a little kid throws with 2 hands. The controls make the game almost impossible to play. The Graphics are also terrible you first off get the impression that the pins are so far away in the game that the lanse seem longer then a football field. the Lanes look bland and Jaggie like a PSone title the characters(bowlers) are bland looking. the game has a very generic stripped down feel to it. top with the unplayable controls its a surpise this game was ever allowed to be released in this terrible state. I traded the game in and settle for High Velocity Bowling which is miles ahead of this title and is actually better then Wii bowling. My advice pick up High velocity bowling it is the best bowling title out for any console and the controls are good. this game however is by far the worst game ever to be release on a console and Crave should be ashamed to even releasethis game as it is now.
Game is very accurate with the move controller, nice to see the pins react the way they should and maybe get a pin or two down as they tumble. Would have liked to see more detail in building a character though.
instead of playing this game we spent an hour passing around the move controller seeing if anyone could get it to work right finally gave up
A Clone A Clone my kingdom for a Clone
this started good darn good untill i played the other move title high velocity bowling which got it right upgradable online play new characters and allys and trick shots to download then i got to Brunswick pro bowling and i wished to myself i hadn't purchased this title there are so many things wrong with this title it's like playing the wii version on a corvette the graphics wii the game play wii the online wii the console ps3 this game is not worth the money infact i wish i would have known how bad this game was before i purchased it high velocity bowling got good reviews because it was a fully upgradable bowling game where brunswick i use as a tea cozy
We spent a lot of time setting up the game to use the move controllers and ended up having to share one. The game itself is all right, but when your character is on the approach, he starts moving and you have to get in sync with him. I would have prefered for my character to be in sync with my movements. Once we got it all figured out, the game itself was pretty fun. I just hope that when we play again, we can remember how to set up the move controller.