Conclusion: Along with the twelve games, there are also a number of extras that come on the game disc. One of the new features is the “Spy Toy”, which basically allows you to convert your EyeToy into a spy camera. You can set your EyeToy to detect sound or motion. Another new extra is the video messaging feature which allows you to record messages onto your memory card. Both of the extras are rather pointless and seem more like filler than anything else.
Excerpt: The little EyeToy camera has yet another game disc for you to throw into your PlayStation 2. EyeToy: Play 2 is the second release of mini-games from Sony that takes full advantage of the creative nature of the camera. For those of you that were turned off or did not enjoy the first release from Sony--fear not. The second disk is full of longer, more challenging, and more fun mini-games.
Excerpt: Sony's Eye Toy is one of the coolest innovations we've seen in gaming controllers. Of course, the original EyeToy Play disc was a bit shallow and remains more of a tech demo. However, EyeToy Play 2 is a really wonderful improvement, offering much deeper gameplay and more enjoyable multiplayer.
Pros: ups: much bigger minigames, creative approaches to just about everything, actually functions as a party game
Cons: downs: still suffers from intermittent camera tracking issues, how many EyeToy cameras will I have to buy?
Excerpt: EyeToy Play 2 is one of the latest incarnations to utilize the nifty little EyeToy PS2 camera, along with Groove, AntiGrav and several more to come. Developed by powerhouse Sony themselves, they had a wealth of resources to throw at this title and it shows. First off, let me familiarize your with the whole concept. A tiny camera sits atop your TV screen, connected to your PS2. This in turns allows the screen to interact with the player and tracks your every move.
latest software for Sony’s innovative camera peripheral, EyeToy: Play 2
features 12 new mini-games that offer deeper, more exciting play. These
mini-games cover a variety of genres from sports to martial arts and
music. Each of the games is slightly more challenging than those found in
the first EyeToy: Play title, making this one live up to the device’s
potential. There are also a number of mini-games and extra modes that add
even more to the total package.
Excerpt: In most situations, jumping up and down while waving your arms frantically might make observers question your sanity (or at least stare at you quizzically). However, if you happen to be playing one of the games in Sony’s EyeToy franchise, you may just find these onlookers joining you.
Summary: Deutlich spassiger und abwechslungsreicher als der Vorgänger watet EyeToy: Play 2 mit allerlei neuen und variantenreicheren Minispielen auf. Ein dickes Plus bildet auch der Multiplayermodus, welcher für gehörigen Spass einer lahmen Party sorgen kann. Da fällt selbst die eher bescheidene technische Präsentation des Games kaum mehr negativ ins Wertungsgewicht. Jeder, dem der erste Teil gefiel und neues Spielfutter für die USB-Kamera sucht, kann bedenkenlos zugreifen.