Sleeper Hit of a Monster Collector

User Rating: 8.5 | Invizimals PSP
So like some others I picked this up on a whim (was on sale at target for 10 bucks for the full package). Mainly wanted it for the camera. Hadn't really heard too much about the game. I thought it was going to be a standard kiddie monster collector game (this coming from a man who buys every freaking pokemon game). To an extent it really is your standard "gotta catch 'em all" style game, but the augmented reality from the camera really sets the game apart. You search around looking rather silly for certain colors (i think the amount of light factors in too sometimes) to catch the various critters. You toss down the card that comes with it to lay a "trap" then preform a task (shouting, dodging fireballs, etc) that have you moving the PSP around. I always felt this was what pokemon was missing. The graphics are pretty good and it looks cool to have these little things fighting on my computer desk, coffee table, kitchen counter, etc. There are some glitches that I have run into that center around how well the camera detects the trap card (again seems dependent on light). The problems haven't out weighed the fun, and the collecting aspect is as addictive as any other similar game. Can't wait for Shadow Zone!