It was only time before EyePet would be released
on the PSP and if you like augmented reality video games than this title
may be your cup of tea... more so for those under the age of 12.
the PlayStation 3, the Eye Pet comes alive in your world thanks to the
programming behind this game that turns your "real" environment into a
playground for this creature. The game can be purchased with or
without the camera and like the PS3 version, it comes with a magic card
to help you interact with your creature.
EyePet on PSP is all about the games and this title
includes lots from trampolines to sailing and even driving a car. The game
also contains a variety of challenges of activities that must be
completed. There is even a track record of your scores that does lend to
some replay value not to mention a wide gamut of unlockable items for
your EyePet which is done through completing challenges. Some of the
clothes for your EyePet looks soooo cute!
Unlike the PS3 version, EyePet on the PSP has a much smaller environment
to interact with your creature that does make this title a little
limiting. Nonetheless, the games contains a variety of augmented reality
games such as bowling and fishing. However in order to make the game
work correctly, you do need some space to play most of the games such as
bowling. There are some mini-games, not may that will work in a small
area but for the most part, you really need a place like a bedroom or
lounge room as opposed to a bus seat.
Another issue with the game are the rather lengthy load times that are
sometimes excruciating. Fortunately the graphics of this title are very
impressive. The EyePet is quite detailed and interacts well with both
his environment and the player. The sound effects and that of the
EyePet are quite cute but the voice over is a little annoying and I
think it's time for children's games to move beyond the condescending
In conclusion, EyePet PSP is a mini version of the PS3
and for the most part, it actually works, however some of the augmented
reality games are a little lacklustre and does require some additional space.
However it's good to see something different on the PSP and if you're
going away on holidays or don't own a PS3, I'm sure most children under
the age of 12 will fall in love with their very own EyePet.