Excerpt: Da Introduction: "Put down that controller and PLAY!" If you've never thought you'd get a work-out playing video games, think again. Sony's newest creation for PS2 is going to blow you away! The Eye Toy camera gets you off the couch and into the game. Yup, that's right. Your body movement controls everything to do with the game including setting options and selecting the game to play. With 12 strangely addicting games you'll be Kung Fu fighting like there's no tomorrow!
Excerpt: Sony’s EyeToy is the electronic equivalent of a spring chicken – not much more than a sordid twinkle in a randy camera’s lens. Until recently, the selection of mini-games in the bundled EyeToy: Play was the only thing the USB camera was looking out for. Set the focus to funk and get ready to bop, people. EyeToy: Groove is here. For those not familiar with EyeToy, it’s a camera that you plug into your PS2.
Excerpt: As with many dance titles, much of the enjoyment is gathered from playing it with a group of friends so you can mock...err...cheer their dance attempts. Up to four people can participate in either cooperative or competitive modes. The Co-op Mode allows two people (with twice the icons) to play on the screen at once and it can quickly turn into an animated version of Twister. Battle Sync Mode takes the above formula but scores each player separately.
Conclusion: Chances are that the people watching me attempt it had even more fun. That is possibly the true joy of Groove, as it was with Play before it: getting to watch your friends (or students in my case) make absolute fools of themselves. Groove even adds a multi-player mode that lets two (or more) friends play the game at the same time, each with responsibility for a set of symbols. This is truly hilarious to watch.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Fans of the music included in the game may want to pick it up just so they can imagine themselves dancing at a concert, especially the Elvis fans because lets face it... he's dead and he's not coming back! If you have the original Eye Toy pack then you might want to grab this one as well as it's retailing cheaper than a normal game, although if you were after the proper dance game experience I'd recommend buying DDR and a good dance mat.
Excerpt: Achtung, Kamera läuft! Im Sommer 2003 veröffentlichte Sony das ungewöhnliche Spiel 'EyeToy: Play', das zwar bereits in den Monaten zuvor auf Messen zu sehen war und Journalisten auffiel, aber bei der breiten Masse an Videospielern noch recht unbeachtet blieb. Das änderte sich schnell nach dem Release. Das PS2-Spiel war und ist sogar dermaßen erfolgreich, dass zuweilen die Herstellung mit den Bestellmengen nicht mehr nachkommt. Doch um was geht es eigentlich?
Pros: neues Spielmaterial für die EyeToy-Kamera, tolle Songauswahl, simples und kurzweiliges Spielprinzip
Cons: zu wenig Abwechslung, keine sonstigen Minispiele, Mehrspieler-Modus chaotisch
Excerpt: Après les sympathiques mini-jeux vendus avec avec l'EyeToy de Sony, on s'attendait à voir débouler d'autres titres profitant de la caméra. Le premier à ouvrir la danse s'appelle Groove et il va justement nous faire remuer les pieds, enfin... les bras devant nos télés.