DescriptionThe Eye of Judgment is a turn-based card battle game using the PlayStation Eye camera peripheral and a 3x3 rectangular table mat with real trading cards. The camera not only recognizes the cards (using CyberCode matrix codes), but also the position and the rotation. The mat represents a battlefield where players can summon creatures and cast spells.
The story takes place in a fictional world, shaped by The Source. Mankind's vain leads to the construction of the Bioliths, devices of iron to help defeat the gods. After a long war, Jeano, the son on the Source, turns all the devices to rust. Eventually, after a time of re-establishment, four sages found four different nations: fire, water, earth and wood. There is a time of peace, until a mechanical fortress appears in the sky and the Biolith surprise attack wipes out 3 of the 4 nations. The remaining one, wood, receives a message to send a lone wizard to Cape Edgeworth with a single chance to defeat the Biolith Castle.
The game can played through singleplayer (adventure with a path and different kinds of opponents), head-to-head modes, or online. Through the camera, movement is tracked and the creatures seem to come to life on the screen. Each turn, players move a card, rotate it or change its position. The abilities change according to the position and placing a card face-up summons a creature. While attacking, the screen shifts to a battle mode where spells can be used. The center area is always Biolith, while the others are randomly divided over the 4 different elements, influencing the abilities and providing bonuses or weaknesses to certain creatures. Action are performed through mana, received at the beginning of a turn or through certain cards. The first player to capture 5 areas of the field, wins.
Neat tricks with the camera include a profile mode where the player can hold a card in front of the camera to view the information and interact with the creature.
The base game comes with 30 summoning and 4 function cards, and a booster pack with 8 additional summoning cards (5 common, 2 uncommon, 1 rare or ultra rare). Additional packs can be bought separately.
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|Gamesmania.de||Oct 30, 2007||87 out of 100||87|
|4Players.de||Oct 10, 2007||85 out of 100||85|
|Game Shark||Nov 19, 2007||B+||83|
|Video Game Talk||Nov 23, 2007||80|
|Game Informer Magazine||Dec, 2007||8 out of 10||80|
|Lawrence||Oct 29, 2007||7.8 out of 10||78|
|GameSpy||Oct 24, 2007||70|
|The Review Busters||2007||7 out of 10||70|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Nov 06, 2007||7 out of 10||70|
|Super Play||Oct, 2007||5 out of 10||50|
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PlayStation EyeThe Eye of Judgment is the first game to use the PlayStation Eye input device. Bundled with the game, the peripheral was launched at the same date.
Related Web Sites
- Penny Arcade comic (A satirical view in a comic)
- The Eye of Judgment (Official game website)
- Wikipedia: The Eye of Judgment (Article in the open encyclopedia)