Oct 23, 2007
Those who play fantasy card games need big imaginations. To normal folk they’re just people sitting round their kitchen table flipping cards at one another, but in their minds they’re mighty goblins and sexy elves taking part in epic mythical battles. But in The Eye of Judgment you don’t have to imagine your cards coming to life, because they do, in hi-def. How? Magic. Except by “magic” we mean “a small plastic camera attached to a stand that reads barcodes on cards.”
Anyway, when you buy the game your box of tricks contains a disc, a pack of cards with lots of different monsters on them, a plastic stand, a PlayStation Eye and a cloth playing mat with a three by three grid on it. Setting it all up is an absolute chore and calibrating the camera is simple. Then when you’ve sorted everything out it’s time to battle.
Or not, because first you have to watch the tutorial. And don’t think you’re Johnny Hardcore and can just pick it up as you go along. It’s incredibly dull and goes on for about half an hour, but when it’s done… well, we had to watch it again because we still couldn’t figure it out.