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: 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.
Conclusion: I thoroughly enjoyed my time with EyePet and was surprised by the variety of things to do with him in order to keep things fresh. The game is very clearly aimed at families and kids, so if you don’t tend to like pet simulations already, then you probably won’t care for EyePet. But, if you do, then I think you’ll find EyePet to be the most realistic and satisfying one that you’ve played.
Summary: Parents need to know that EyePet is a cute life simulation game for younger players. Using "augmented reality" technology, which makes it look like the creature is in your family room, kids can interact with the furry creature in a number of ways. There is no controversial content in this game, whatsoever. It's also ideal for siblings to play together, but at least one will need good enough motor skills to use the wireless Move controller to select menus, and such.
Conclusion: Pretty much the same game, only a bit better with Move. It’s cute and lovable beyond belief, just don’t expect it to last long or to really showcase the very best of what Move can really do.