Reviews and Problems with Wonderbook: Book of Spells
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TOO EXPENSIVE AND DOESN'T WORK
Deborah K. Romme, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: We, the grandparents, purchased this item from the child's list. It worked one time. He hasn't been able to play with it since. It was more than 30 days, therefore, they were unable to return it to the store. It was like throwing away good money on a game that was to be fun. We will not purchase this expensive type of gift again for a grandchild. He can read the books instead and just imagine.
Summary: The concept here is great - you sit in your living room in front of the TV, and the Playstation Move camera makes it look like you are in a wizarding world. The Move controller becomes a magic wand, the plain blue book that comes with the game becomes a magical tome, etc. At first - the wow factor is pretty amazing. But as you start to use it - it becomes very very repetitive.
Summary: I bought this game for my 7 and 9 year old kids for Christmas because they love all things Harry Potter. However, this game has been a pretty big dud around the house. Some reasons include: (1) It's only one player so they can't play with each other or with friends. (2) You have to follow the game script throughout. There is no free play, exploring or creativity allowed. (3) The game was super easy for them to win and since there's no free play then it is basically over.
If this is what wizard school is like, I choose to drop out!!!!
Joshua Glowzinski "Gman", Amazon
29 January 2013
Summary: I got this game from the used and new section. It was new but I got it for a low price. I am glad I did not pay the retail for the game. OK, the game was fun. It was very simple. All you do is remember the moves and move your hand in the direction to give you the power or spell you need. That is it. There were times when the game got hard. But it was because the move did not detect my movement or the game just had glitches. I probably beat this game in less than 6 hours.
Summary: i bought this thinking it would be really fun but after playing it for a couple of hours its really quite boring. there is nothing exciting happening and apart from the spell names has nothing much to do with harry potter
Entertaining for brief moments but tedious in the longer run
21 February 2013
Summary: My seven-year-old has been practising his wandwork with this for a while now and keeps himself reasonably entertained for half an hour or so, before the tedium of repeating spells brings him to his knees. Also, there seems to be a requirement to remember all the wand movements for spells previously learnt. So if one takes a break between playing the game, one often finds oneself having to relearn them. (Or maybe that's just me.
Summary: I followed the hype, is my son playing this since Christmas Day? Nope. Got to say, even I am sick of hearing Robbie Coltrane droning on as we await something to happen. Spent ages aligning the web cam bit to show the room on the screen, had to have all the lights on in the room so it lit up too. It's a gimmick and the kids got bored very quickly (aged 11). One for the charity shop, waste of £50.