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Wonderbook: Book of Spells

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Overall 8
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Gameplay 9
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Graphics 8
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Sound 8
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Control 8
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Addiction 8
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Expert Review

PSX Extreme
7 January 2013
  • Excerpt: I’m not easily swayed by new technology, especially if it only exists for the sake of flash or seeks to replace substance with dumbed-down special effects.
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Overall 5
4.5
Design 3
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Gameplay 4
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Storyline 5
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Wonderbook: Book of Spells

GameTrailers
30 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Sony's take on Harry Potter may not feature the bespectacled wizard and his loyal friends, but it is set in the same universe and has one distinctive feature: new stories written by J.K. Rowling presented with a new type of peripheral: the Wonderbook. It isn't a new novel penned by the Potter scribe, but rather a 12-page prop with large, augmented reality symbols in lieu of text.
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Overall 8
8.0

Wonderbook: Book of Spells

DarkStation
28 November 2012
  • Conclusion: Pretty fantastically awesome is the correct answer.
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Wonderbook: Book of Spells

NZGamer.com
28 November 2012
  • Excerpt: The PS3’s new Wonderbook peripheral launches with possibly the best hook ever... the magical world of..
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Overall 8
8.0

Innovative interactive book opens new door to Harry Potter.

Common Sense Media
26 November 2012
  • Summary: Parents need to know that Wonderbook: Book of Spells is a less a game than a collection of Harry Potter-themed stories and activities. It requires a Wonderbook -- a paper and cardboard storybook that comes with the game -- as well as a PlayStation Move controller and PlayStation Eye camera. You can purchase the game and Wonderbook, or a bundle that also includes the Move and Eye camera.
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Overall 7
7.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 8
8.0
Control 5
5.0
Addiction 8
8.0

Wonderbook: Book of Spells Review

Cheat Code Central
18 November 2012
  • Summary: The Wonderbook Isn’t Quite Magical, But It’s Close.
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Overall 8
8.0

Wonderbook: Book of Spells Review

GameSpot
12 November 2012
  • Summary: Wonderbook: Miranda Goshawk's Book of Spells is a great augmented reality adventure that deftly imagines the experience of spell-casting at Hogwarts.
  • Pros: Augmented reality makes great use of the Move, Captures the magic and wonder of Harry Potter
  • Cons: Little in the way of replay value, Disappointing ending
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Overall 8
8.0

Wonderbook: Book of Spells (PS3) Review

canadianonlinegamers.com
16 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Book of Spells is the first game to come out that supports Sony’s Wonderbook peripheral which was first introduced at E3 this year.  Despite a demo that dragged on for too long and that was plagued by technical issues, I really warmed to the idea of Wonderbook after spending some hands on time with it (the mock living room with carpet and fireplace in Sony’s booth didn’t hurt either).
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Wonderbook: Book of Spells – review

Guardian
14 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Wonderbook has patterns on its cardboard pages that PlayStation's camera recognises, creating an augmented reality view on screen that shows a magical animated book with spells and stories spilling from its pages. Your Move controller turns into a chunky wand making you a trainee wizard, learning spells and completing simple tasks. The experience of turning its pages and pointing the wand is compelling, but interactions are simplistic and occasionally frustrating.
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Overall 8
8.0

Wonderbook: Book Of Spells

Empire Online
13 December 2012
  • Summary: It’s impossible to approach Sony’s cross-media Wonderbook as you would a ‘normal’ video game. To cynical, adult eyes, it’s more of an independent peripheral, and a fairly odd one at that. A large, padded book full of Augmented Reality markers that, when matched with a PlayStation Move wand and a PS Eye camera, brings its contents to life on screen. The technology and concept behind it is brilliantly... basic, almost.
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