3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Different, fun and addictive,
This review is from: Eye of Judgment for PS3 Playstation 3 Playstation Eye Included (Video Game)
This game is fairly easy to pick up (guidance videos are available with the game), but also requires a lot of thought and strategy to play. It can be quite challenging, and I love the ruleset and how the game works. The use of the camera works very well. It doesn't seem to make any mistakes when picking up the cards, which then come to life beautifully on the screen. When you first start playing the novelty of how it works is very exciting. The use of real cards also has another great implication in that they can be collected. You can buy new 30 card decks for around £7 and booster packs consisting of 8 cards for around £2.50, which i find is quite resonable. The decks also come with a small booklet containing storis and info about the game, and some cards are rarer than other. (I look forward to being able to trade with my mates for cards i don't have.)
This game allows you to either play against the computer, computer vs computer, player vs player in the same room, or online. Online is very easy to use, allowing you to create both public and private games. If set up the mic on top of the camera also allows you to speak to your opponent. The computer is great for practice, but this game is best when being able to play against a human opponent. When i bought this game I was lucky in that most of my friends were also interested in playing it too, allowing me to play them online (which is something i did take into consideration before buying.) Another thing to take into consideration before getting this game is the space required to set it up. This game uses a mat to lay your cards out on. It's best if you hav a good flat surface in a well lit room. I have a desk lamp placed directly over the top of mine, as i've noticed the camera does start struggling to read things when my lights are low.
One thing i would have liked in this game would have been a single player campaign type mode.
The Playstation eye which comes with this game has also received a lot of use outside of EOJ, as other games also work with it. If you already have a camera, i have seen this game available separately for around £40 in the shops.
Overall I'm very impressed with the game. It's unique and fun. If you like card games, fantasy, magic, or just something a bit different, chances are you'll like it too...