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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 8
8.0

Wonderbook: Book of Spells

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

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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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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Overall 7
7.0

Wonderbook: Book of Spells

Trusted Reviews
15 November 2012
  • Conclusion: An impressive first outing for Wonderbook and a genuinely magical experience for younger Potterphiles. However, it’s one best enjoyed in small doses, and you're left wishing that there was more room to wield magic, think, solve puzzles and just play. Book of Spells might convince you you're a wizard, but it hardly ever lets you explore the part. Wonderbook will keep the kids enchanted on Christmas Day, but their enthusiasm may pall before Boxing Day is over.
  • Pros: Inspired use of Augmented Reality technology, Sky-high production values, Effective and entertaining spell-casting
  • Cons: Mundane spell-casting exercises, Gives the reader little chance to think or play
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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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