The Eye of Judgment Update

Sony shows of an updated version of the new card-driven PlayStation Eye game, including new cards.

We got an updated look at Sony's funky PlayStation Eye-powered card game at its recent press event. We've been excited about the game since we got our first in-depth look at it a few weeks ago. While the version on display didn't show off anything drastically new--the PlayStation Eye and game mat were still a work in progress--there were a few new cards shown off. And despite the incremental improvements to the experience, we still continue to be intrigued by what we saw.

The game was set up in a corner of the games area at the event and allowed up to two people to play against each other. The turn-based game played just like it did the last time we played but with smoother performance and a modest selection of new cards to use in battle. The new cards didn't have final US names yet because the game's Japanese development team was still tweaking them. The cards included new monsters with unique attacks, bonuses, and elemental affinities. While most of the new cards stuck closely to what's been discussed before, others required you to play them in tandem with other cards for a bonus. For example, a new dwarf card offered a boost to your stats when put it into play while a specific ax dwarf card is already on the board.

The Eye of Judgment's presentation is still roughly the same as the last time we saw it, with some refinements to performance. The crisp visuals move a little more smoothly and consistently, with the menagerie of critters and soldiers doing their thing in high-resolution detail. The audio continues to bulk up, with an announcer presenting the name of the cards put into play, as well as offering some descriptive commentary as you play.

Based on the low-key update on display at Sony's press event, The Eye of Judgment is still looking like the coolest-looking card game we've seen in a while. The combat continues to offer an accessible experience to anyone who tries it out. The PlayStation Eye and the game's visual representation both smartly contribute to the game's appeal. The handful of new cards we saw in action also helped highlight the solid amount of strategy used in matches once the combatants start playing at higher levels. If you're looking forward to The Eye of Judgment, this recent update should only serve to fuel anticipation. Look for more on the game in the coming months as its fall release approaches.

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42 comments
herbertfkj
herbertfkj

we can always depend on sony to come up with loads of such quirky but unique ideas.

SpeNce718
SpeNce718

I think Eye of Judgement is one of the coolest and most innovated games I've seen. It is amazing to me how advanced games are becoming. I can't wait to give Eye of Judgement a try.

wateverboy
wateverboy

this is probably the coolest thing i seen so for since the nintendo power glove.

p00phead
p00phead

Sony always uses their gizmos wisely

ice9dogg
ice9dogg

what about online play how would u stop someone from cheating looking through their deck for cards they need i see this was never thought up

jussimple
jussimple

This has the all the ingredients of the next innovation in gaming. I really hope this succeeds. I can only imagine the realm that this technology will open for so many franchises. I for one am hoping that alot of our favorite anime card games will utilize this system so that we could litterally see the creation of actual duel master tournaments. Tooo Cooool!!

Titanicles
Titanicles

it looks a bit like Yugioh: DotR

Serious
Serious

This game looks so interesting. I'm not one for card games but I have friend that are. It like those Yugioh cartoons where the card come to life. I would really be interested in playing a DC or Marvel version of card game like this.

Dukeofterror
Dukeofterror

this game will definetly kick a**. love the concept.

Myriam_D
Myriam_D

Ah, the virtual duel. I remember praying for this sort of thing when I still enjoyed running out to the Drug Store with every penny I had and buying out Yu-Gi-Oh cards. This is certainly set to be the next obsession, maybe our mates at PS3 land should be looking around here for the next console seller. Hey, if we little brats religiously raised mountains of cash just for done-up pieces of paper, you can see what they'll be doing for online, 3-D card combat. Chao from someone unusually optimistic about PS3; Myriam D.

majormauser
majormauser

It sort of looks boring.... there is a version of this type of game in japan where it is much more real time.... there is another Mode in EYE of Judgement that is like that I think... They really should be working on that.

ps3lord
ps3lord

Maan If They Use This The Right Way were in for one hell of future inovatine cool games i mean this can be used in so many diffrent ways oh maan sure would like to see a yu gi oh tournament soon ^_^

casensation
casensation

I, am not really a card game fan, but if this game is a success I can see other card games like this coming out like Yu-gi-oh,Pokemon,Magic, etc. Its innovative, but it depends if its fun to play.

jimbobb23
jimbobb23

Catch up? In terms of good games it looks to be even by years end. In terms of sales...who cares? I don't have stock. The Wii will probably kill everyone in sales. I will probably buy the Gamecube 1.5 when the price gets below $100. But for innovative gaming, the PS3 seems to be leading the crowd.

Abs0Iute_Zer0
Abs0Iute_Zer0

does any1 think the ps3 will be able to catch up to the 360 at this point? btw this game looks pretty sweet

RorshachV
RorshachV

why didn't someone come up with this before? I'm sure the Pokemon guys could have done it if they had put out some effort.

VietPryde127
VietPryde127

the guys over at yu-gi-oh should take advantage of this! i would SO love to play yu-gi-oh with this new technology.

Kaos_Hybryd
Kaos_Hybryd

This is revolutionary gameplay. Sony may be behind in console sales, but they are years ahead in terms of technology. I can't wait for the final version. I think a place on the mat for the deck and graveyard would be ideal to help against cheaters online. (just like -oG-ShAdY said)

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

So it's like Magic: The Gathering.

smoothn00dle
smoothn00dle

this game would be the next big thing.. Think about Pokemon card with this technology... playing it in a shop.. WOWW!!!

Dukeofterror
Dukeofterror

i think they will have some kind of "copy protection" like a metal strip in the card that reflects anythingor something. i don't think you'll be able to just photocopy it, i mean, it's sony^^

-oG-ShAdY
-oG-ShAdY

I think if they show the deck in the view then players will be able to see if the other is cheating. Also, create a system for reporting abuse. Rack up enough complaints from different people and you get your account frozen for the game.

pop4
pop4

what I am thinking about is what about someone photocopy the card?

slayer12bot
slayer12bot

looks good, but theirs one flaw. How will you know if your opponent selects his cards, instead of "drawing" them ex just looks through his deck whenever he needs something specific...?

menciawatcher25
menciawatcher25

its tight so do you have to buy cards seperately or wat?

Somini
Somini

Eye of Judgement could be absolutely awesome, or an abyssmal failure, I don't know which it will be, but I hope that it will be great.

Cbordi
Cbordi

this looks good ^^,

coolasj19
coolasj19

thats why im not getting it unless some else gets it for me or it is a AAAA

plavo
plavo

Pewee - I was thinking the same; looks like it could get costly.

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

i love the visuals for game. hopefully its cheap

Zero_Beat
Zero_Beat

Gonna have to sell some stuff to fund all these games!

fireblazer236
fireblazer236

I hope that have a fusion card that lets you combine monsters. I love fusing stuff together.

Morhavoc_IRL
Morhavoc_IRL

this is either gona be crap, or will turn into an absolute craze and the world will fall into something that a lil bit like(yet not exactly like) yugioh.....i think itll be the 2nd one...............honestly, i hope its the second one

zsoujiro
zsoujiro

it seems this is gonna be great, i'm hoping that. I really like the concept of the game.

Legir
Legir

I'm a sucker for card games and hopefully this will turn out good.

Mystearical
Mystearical

This game is quite original! Looks wicked... can't wait for it - hope it doesn't dissapoint

The_Dark_Jester
The_Dark_Jester

This looks to be an amazing game. I'm hoping they include an online mode, and if they do I hope they figure out how to keep the cheating to a minimum.

chrisius007
chrisius007

I can see big competitions in Japan with this game and the winner going home with some CASHMONEY!