Eyetoy Play 3 PS2 Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Gameplay 6.0
Graphics 6.0
Sound 7.0
Value 6.9
Distributor: Sony
Classification:
G
Review Date:
November 2005
Reviewer:
Tory Favro

6.9

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Eyetoy Play 3

As Bon Jovi once said, it's all the same, only the names have changed and it's true with this title that not a lot of stuff has really changed from the last version of Eyetoy Play. I almost feel like a bit of a cheat with this review however seriously how many ways do you want to do the same things? If you love this title then you are going to be stoked with it, if you were looking for innovation then you will not be impressed with the title. 

What happens? Well you move and stuff reacts on the screen to that movement. It's that simple, all you need is a body to move and an Eyetoy (without which you are really wasting your time). 

I've noticed that the game still has not taken much of a step forward with the technology although there is a lot of mini games within the primary titles on this disc. Some would argue that there is really just the main games to go through but you can find a lot of smaller games within, really giving this puppy a fair heck of a lot of playtime. 

Possibly the trippiest game on the disc is the bowling one where you are actually the ball, directing the ball into the pins. It's a sweet take on the game and really whilst not going to set the world on fire, it was a lot of fun and was certainly the game that I played the most. I've outlined the rest of the games below in case you care enough to take a look through them. I know that sounds terrible but I am fully hanging for an Eyetoy game that is immersive and can keep you going for hours on end following what might possibly be an amazing story filled experience. 

This doesn't do it, nor does it promise to. 

VOLLEYBALL:
Longest arms may win as you take on one of the gorgeous in-game opponents - or beat one of your mates. Play singles or doubles and then up the pace with the bonus games 'Speed Rally' and 'Bomb Ball'

BOWLING:
Get so close to the action that your face appears on the bowling ball! 10 pin bowling gets a makeover as you challenge your mates in a straight-up tournament with up to 10 frames. Or check out the new spin on bowling, with the bonus games 'Pin Precision', 'Marching Pins' or 'Giant Lane'

TOUCHDOWN:
Go for stadium drama in the 'TouchDown Run' challenge. When you have tackled your way to glory, make way for the new bonus games 'Mascot Dash' and 'Goal Kick'

DJ:
Take to the decks and free wheel your way through loads of great tracks. Keep pace with the MC as you spin those decks, go head-to-head in 'DJ Showdown' and play the bonus games 'Gimme 5' and 'High Flyer'

BE THE BAND:
It's battle of the bands as you choose from rock, blues and cool funk tracks. Get on stage and play all of the band's instruments, bringing a new meaning to the term 'one man band'... But beware - bad playing means terrible tunes

MAESTRO:
A classic game with classical tracks, pick-up the baton and conduct the orchestra in 'Maestro Clash'. If you have it under control, you may be ready for the bonus games - 'Up Tempo' sets a ferocious pace, whilst 'Perfect Score' will ensure that your tune is on pitch and your timing is perfect

BEAUTY SALON:
Make sure you look stunning with the very best in beauty treatments as you cut, style, colour style, make-up, manicure, nail polish, massage and wax to create an out of this world new look

GHOST GRAB:
A truly other world experience! Punch and dodge those ghostly bodies as they fly towards you. And don't forget to move your body like you've never moved before in the bonus games 'Ghost Juggle' and 'Slime Squash'

BOOT CAMP:
Get in shape with the Sergeant on 'Basic Training' and 'Combat Training'. Still not worked up a sweat? Then it's onto the assault courses. Boot Camp is complete with sound recognition to make sure you answer the Sergeant with a very loud "SIR, YES SIR!"

ATHLETICS:
It's a full-on tournament as up to four people compete head-to-head in six Olympian sports including the 100 metres, Long Jump and Discus. Get traditional, get Greek, get in shape, get going!

KITTY LOVES ME:
The challenge here is to attract the kitten. Take part in a series of quick fire rounds that will have you and your mates fighting it out to burst balloons, swat flies and fish for ducks. For every win you earn a fish to woo the cat with

MONKEY RAMPAGE:
Crush those buildings by jumping up and down like a manic monkey. Improve your crushing ability by feeding your monkey persona bananas, earned by winning the quick fire multiplayer mini-games including 'Log Jammin', 'Sack Race', 'Boulder Chase' and 'Basket Battle'

So there you have it, you probably don't think that it's worth getting this game, and judging by the score, I've probably compounded that. If you look to our other reviews you will see that the score is higher and if you have not played an Eyetoy title before, then subtract this score for the score of Eyetoy 1 but if you are expecting a lot of the game in terms of progression then don't look here for the next big thing. If you are still confused, give it a rent.   






 
 



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