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Book of Spells is the new (and as of now, only game) for the Playstation Wonderbook hardware. This game has been developed by SCE London Studio and J.K. Rowling — Harry Potter’s series writer — and is part of the Pottermore experience (creating a Pottermore account is facultative though).
The Playstation Wonderbook is a book that uses augmented reality and Playstation Move to bring the book to life, and to see this in action is VERY impressive! Book of Spells is aimed for a younger audience, but I actually enjoyed it pretty much with my kids!
Music games have all but come and gone but one of the most steady and prolific outside of the perennial Rock Band has been SingStar, which actually predates the first Guitar Hero from 2005 by a year. Studio London has maintained SingStar almost continuously (since 2004 in the PS2 era they released numerous discs and with the current generation of consoles they’ve released biweekly if not more frequently handfuls of downloadable tracks), and they’ve even made all PS2 releases backwards compatible. Every SingStar disc (PS3 or PS2) can be hot swapped into a live Singstar game, making those old collections still useful.
SingStar Guitar is currently only available in AUS and EU as a disc, or as a DLC from the PSN. As of SingStar update version 5.0, at least in EU and AUS, the availability of playing a guitar is there, even without purchasing SingStar Guitar. You will, however, need to purchase guitar compatible tracks, or guitar upgrades for songs already owned. With that in mind, SingStar Guitar is basically just a new SingStar title with the standard “30 new songs”, that are all guitar compatible.
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Today’s review will be a double-header featuring EyePet and Invizimals: Shadow Zone for the PSP. Both games incorporate the use of the official PSP camera attachment and are both augmented reality games.
Having a little experience on the PS3 Eye, I had some foreordained expectations that may not have been completely fair. I fully expected the camera to work as shown, however, I expected lag, lighting issues, blurry images…all of which I did not get. The camera was quick, precise and quite clear. Not one time did I have to move to the perfect lighting scenario or some large flat surface to get the games to function. With that said, the price, picture quality, and picture options are fairly large cons just for the PSP camera alone for general picture taking.
Hardware aside, read on for the individual game reviews.