Quick Attack: Wonderbook – Book of Spells

Quick Attacks are Vagary.TV’s way of giving you, the reader, a glimpse at a game we are playing. This could be a game we are reviewing in full or just something we picked up for a few days to kill some time but either way it will highlight thoughts and impressions from the first hour or so of gameplay. Opinions could change before our final review though.

In this Quick Attack, we look at the first few hours of  Wonderbook – Book of Spells for the Playstation 3. Expect the final review in the near future.

  • The above video shows my son playing through the first bit of the game. Apologies for the buzz, no idea where that came from.
  • I did think it was pretty cool how the Move controller turned into a wand. There were obviously a few hiccups with it, but nothing that just made me cringe.
  • It is very much an interactive book. Surprise, right? The story itself doesn’t have me hooked, but giving the player choices such as what article of clothing to remove, or things along those lines, is pretty nifty.
  • The spells themselves, while I didn’t get very far, seem pretty basic so far. Hopefully it doesn’t force you to memorize a dozen semi-complicated spells and then expect you to combo those bad boys out in an intense battle at the end.
  • I think at this point, my biggest concern would be replay value, as well as if there will be more that utilize this book.
  • Speaking of the book, it looks crazy. I highly recommend watching at least the first minute of the video, as the book is a large book of AR pages. I’ve used AR cards briefly with the Playstation Vita, and while I am not a huge fan of doing such a thing on a handheld, I really like seeing your living room come to life (so to speak).

Hope you enjoyed the video. Look for the review in the next week or so.


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Author: Don Parsons View all posts by
Starting out as a founding member of Gamingcore Podcast, Don ventured on to start Gameciety; which began as a podcast, and ended as a blog. Don now handles Vagary.tv's PR work, is part of the reviews staff and has various other little projects he does for the site.