EyePet – Move Edition
If you want to a more detailed review of what EyePet is all about, check out our original EyePet review. This review is all about what differences it makes now that EyePet can be played with the Move controller. If you have the game already, there’s a free update to allow you to play it with Move and if you don’t, EyePet: Move is suitably cheap, so we’re not going to argue that there aren’t enough new features for a re-release.
There aren’t many new features and Move doesn’t make a huge difference, but it’s still a slightly better game with Move support. You do use your hands for a lot of the activities though, and that’s just the same as ever. Move adds a handful of new toys, the ability to draw directly onto the screen rather than scanning drawings off endless sheets of paper, and it makes most of the tools look a bit more lifelike in your hand than before. Some of them function a little differently too, using the Move’s trigger to activate them, rather than the automatic or timed activation of the original game.
It’s still as fun, endearing and charming as ever, but Move won’t add much to its depth or longevity, so it’s best to think of it as a short-term distraction for kids rather than a pet for life.