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Wonderbook: Book of Spells

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Overall 8
8.0

Wonderbook: Book of Potions

EL33TONLINE
25 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Once the books and movies had reached their conclusion, fans of the Harry Potter universe were able to peek into this world once more with
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 8
8.3
Sound 8
7.7
Control 8
7.9
Addiction 8
7.5

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 8
8.0

Wonderbook: Book of Spells

DarkStation
28 November 2012
  • Conclusion: Pretty fantastically awesome is the correct answer.
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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 (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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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

GameSpot
12 November 2012
  • Summary: 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

Canadian Online Gamers
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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Overall 8
7.5

Wonderbook: Book of Spells Review

MMGN
16 November 2012
  • Summary: "It's LeviOsa, not LeviosAR" has never been so important.
  • Pros: + Great use of Move, + A different type of "game", + Harry Potter connection, + Kids will love it
  • Cons: - The story isn't great, - Not much reading, - It's a very solo experience
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Overall 7
7.0

Wonderbook: Book of Spells Review | Accio Peripherals!

Dealspwn
14 November 2012
  • Conclusion: The Short Version: Book of Spells brings Harry Potter's world of witchcraft and wizardry to life in fine fashion, but it runs out of ideas a little too quickly and spends rather too much time telling players how to be a wizard or a witch, without really letting them become one in satisfying fashion. It does, however, potentially point towards a bright future for Wonderbook in terms of execution and originality.
  • Pros: Cracking use of AR and motion control, Potterverse is brought to life in charming fashion, Moments f magic hint at a special future for Wonderbook
  • Cons: But there's not enough substance, Not enough variety, Not enough freedom to ever think for yourself
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Overall 8
8.0

PS3 Wonderbook: Book of Spells

Pocket Lint
13 November 2012
  • Conclusion: Wonderbook: Book of Spells is an ideal example of how augmented reality can work as an entertainment tool when implemented correctly. You may be sitting on a rug in front of the telly, with an oversized and illegible tome resting in front, waving a lighted ping pong ball around and shouting “Wingardium Leviosa” at the screen, but the action on it rewards your endeavours with exciting and interesting effects. Few other uses of AR have worked in the games world.
  • Pros: Essential for Harry Potter fans, great example of augmented reality being used in the home, high production values, great fun to play through whether child or adult
  • Cons: Of limited appeal to those who don’t like the Potter universe, needs some room to play
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