Dec 10, 2007
The novelty should have worn off EyeToy games. The device has been around a few years now and we should be over the thrill of seeing ourselves on TV, and the pleasure of flailing our arms around. We’re not, though, as it takes a cold heart to play games like Astro Zoo and not start giggling.
Just the sight of your face squished into a tiny space helmet was enough to set us off, but there are loads of moments in this collection of space-themed minigames - such as intergalactic sheep-shearing and space-squirrel patting - that strip you of your dignity and force you to enjoy yourself. Of course, just like most party games there’s no real substance to the gameplay, and many of the challenges are just repainted versions from previous EyeToy games, but for hour-long blasts this has the power to entertain anyone - from giddy eight-year-olds to wizened cynics. Just make sure you give yourself plenty of room and the right sort of play pals.