Excerpt: One of the coolest things about Family Friendly Gaming is we tell it like it is. Not everyone enjoys the truth when it gets in the way of their progress or profits. On the flip side we admit when we were wrong about something. We have been negative about the Playstation Move. Fun, family friendly games like Eyepet show what the Move is capable of, and that is fun. Eyepet on the Playstation 3 is one of the most impressive virtual pet games I have ever played.
Excerpt: EyePet Move Edition is a title with enough charisma to keep you coming back to its charming range of activities (and lovable pet) day after day. On the whole it’s a user-friendly experience which implements motion control in a non-intrusive manner. The game’s look is one of its most remarkable features, and all in all it’s an utterly unique, worthwhile experience for PS3 owners to undertake.
Excerpt: No! No! Bad digital creature on the TV! Once, I wondered why parents would refuse to get their children a puppy. My family has had two dogs and there were never any serious issues. Then, in high school, I puppy-sat for some friends. The first thing it did was pee on the floor. The EyePet is aimed directly at families hoping to avoid that experience.
Pros: Entertaining as a toy, Great for kids, Lacking in content, Technical difficulties, Can't
Excerpt: EyePet is a unique motion controlled game by the folks at Sony’s London Studios. EyePet was originally released in Europe bundled with just the PlayStation Eye camera peripheral that allowed for motion sensing gameplay similar to titles that used Sony’s last generation motion camera the EyeToy.
Excerpt: You thought it was all over, you thought it was safe. You thought the weird little monkey creature had gone or was at least trapped in his box collecting dust on some shelf somewhere. But you thought wrong, because The monkey’s back!
Excerpt: When EyePet was first shown off at Sony’s summer press event in 2008, it looked like a potential killer app for Sony’s floundering PlayStation Eye camera. It also looked too good to be true; the video showed a horrific little Monchichi clone scampering about on a family’s television, responding to their every action. He copies pictures you draw, and he purrs when you pet him! Now, after a spotty European release, it’s out as a showcase for the new Move motion controller.
Summary: It's easy to fall in love with Sony's EyePet. This weird amalgam of puppy, monkey, and kitten is an expert at furry cuteness and wide-eyed wonder, but sadly, the love doesn't stick around for long. While the game successfully uses the motion-sensing capabilities of the PlayStation Eye camera and the PlayStation Move controller to create an immersive experience, it's ultimately short-lived.
Pros: Fun challenges, Good use of PlayStation Eye camera, Plenty of content, Effective motion-sensing interactions
Cons: Lack of instruction and feedback, No evolution of virtual pet, Poor online functionality, Slow loading times