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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
3.0
Gameplay 4
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Storyline 5
5.0

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 6
6.0

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
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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 (PS3)

EL33TONLINE
16 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Wonderbook: Book of Spells is an innovative and engaging augmented reality (AR) title for PlayStation Move that successfully paves the way for future entries in the Wonderbook series. Written in collaboration with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and developed by AR pioneers SCE London Studio (EyeToy, EyePet), this interactive spell book is primarily aimed at children who can’t get enough of all the fantastic charms and hexes featured in the Harry Potter books and...
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Wonderbook: Book of Spells Review

GameSpot
12 November 2012
  • Excerpt: ' When it comes to capturing the imagination, few franchises do it better than Harry Potter. The idea of a magical subculture existing in our world, one that you might catch a glimpse of at any moment, is immensely intriguing. And being plucked out of your normal life and told you have magical powers? Well, who wouldn't want that?
  • 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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