Eyepet has been around for a year now, but only released in Europe. Now, with the arrival of the Playstation Move, it is being released here in the US with Move compatibility. The question is, should I pick up this $40 animal simulation?
After a sickening sweet professor from the institute of Eyepet introduces you to the game (you’ll really have to be a kindergartener to appreciate this guy… which was cool because my kids are that age. For me, I just smiled and waited patiently until he left the screen for good) you are given your egg.
Huzzah! You crack the shell and out comes your little adorable creature to love and care for for the rest of…? I think in the interest of young children, there is a no kill policy for this Eyepet.
Yeah, ok, it’s pretty cute. Once you’ve got a nice clear area to play with the Eyepet on the floor, you’re good to go on all the activities you can share with it.
You get to play with it with by patting the floor and such, but there are also some toys and games to interact with. They are varied enough that a young child will really think they’re all pretty nifty.
I enjoyed the technological aspect of this creature, and the Move, being a novel gadget for me now, was fun to control to get the pet to do different things.
I had some issues with the floor and lights and the reaction time of the pet, but after I learned the quirks, it worked well.
You can clean the thing, dress it, draw with it, play a balloon popping adventure, fish with it… I think that’s about it.
The graphics look really nice. The Eyepet itself looks pretty cute and moves around your floor in an impressive HD manner. The games are fun for a small child to mess with…
As you can tell from reading, everything is based around having a child in the house. I would never buy this for myself for $40 if I were the only one to play it. My little kids thought it was a lot of fun, although our real cat and dog have been acting strangely since we adopted the new guy. They’re a little left out of the picture.
Maybe if you have kids or a grandkid that comes over, or a girlfriend that just wants to see a cutesy thing on the PS3. The hardcore gamer will only choke and gag and spay or neuter the thing.