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
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.
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.
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'
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
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'
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
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
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
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'
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!"
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
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.