Sony's EyePet game stars a monkey-like virtual companion who has big eyes, a button nose, and a soft coat of fuzzy fur. The little EyePet creature appears in an onscreen image of the player's own living room space, as captured by the PlayStation Eye camera. Similar to earlier virtual pet games, such as Sega's Seaman or the DS' Nintendogs, EyePet presents opportunities to feed, clean, train, and bond with the creature, and through the PlayStation Move motion-control accessory system -- which is required for play -- the game offers unprecedented possibilities for hands-on interaction. The virtual pet can play with real-world objects it sees in the room, and players can stroke, scratch, tickle, or poke the creature by wiggling their fingers in view of the camera. With simple hand commands, the EyePet can be encouraged to run and jump about. Gamers can also create virtual objects for the pet to play with in the game, such as toys or miniature vehicles, by drawing them on a sheet of paper and then holding them up for the camera to view.
Alternatively, players can draw symbols and shapes on the television screen by tracing them in air with the PlayStation Move Navigation Controller, and the pet will try to reproduce them on his own virtual pad of paper. Other onscreen-only objects can also be called up and used to care for the EyePet, such as a handheld shower for bathing, and a dish and food container for feeding. As the creature develops, players gain access to new outfits and hairstyles for it to wear. For gamers with compatible televisions and viewing glasses, EyePet can be played with full stereoscopic Blu-ray 3D effects. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game GuideEyePet, click here for more details