What a room can do.
The presence of two cameras that can rotate around its axis and capable of identifying and triangulating elements in space, as well as ensuring the tracking of the body and joints in a similar but decidedly more elementary way than what Microsoft offers, allows the Sony console to take advantage of a series of peculiarities that go beyond video chat, offering discrete implementation possibilities for augmented reality games, such as those offered by Playroom. With Playstation camera it will also be possible to use voice commands and, thanks to the integrated light sensor on the DualShock, it will now be easier to play games similar to Playstation Move and without the need to buy other accessories.
But let's move on to The Playroom, as mentioned, the title is a demo of what the playstation camera is able to do, so do not expect hours of good fun with this pre-installed game. Once Playroom has been started, we will be asked to rub, as if it were an Aladdin's lamp, on the touchpad of our DualShock to bring up Asobo, our personal assistant robot; he will guide us in the functionality of the game and will keep us company when we intend to waste our time, which obviously is worthless, to caress it or punch it. Asobo will move in our living room and show sad and dejected or happy faces depending on your movements.
In our case we verified some small problem simply by getting up or sitting on the sofa: as soon as our tired hind limbs touched the pillow, the "poor" Asobo fell into a catatonic-melancholy state, making us curse this perverse Japanese taste for tamagotchy and other robotic "pets".
This house is not a night!
Lovely Meeting You! - Release ASOBI into your room.
Honey, I'm Home! - Make ASOBI lonely and return to him!
Boo! - Play “Peek-a-boo” with the AR Bots.
Secret Night Club - Create a little beat routine for the AR Bots to dance to.
Wait! Is it One, Two, and we go on Three? - Stay synched up and release the AR Hockey playfield.
Lightning Speed! - Score by using a boost attack.
Don't try this at home… - Splash the screen during a celebration.
- Eye for an Eye - Punch ASOBI and let him hit you back.
- Flight of the Bot - Send an AR Bot flying against the screen.
- Lights out! - Turn the lights off inside the AR Bots' home.
- Super Rally! - Make a rally last more than 10 hits.
- Master of The PlayRoom - Find all of The PlayRoom trophies.
My Alien Buddy DLC Trophies
- Show us that Grin - Stretch Alien's face as far as you can.
- World Traveler - Collect one glowing piece from each of the 4 toy sets.
- Intergalactic Disco Star - Dance along with your Alien Buddy and touch 7 stars.
Finally a game that justifies in the eyes of girlfriend, mother, father, wife and even little brother or sister, the 400 cucuzze spent to grab the legendary Playstation 4 on day one! A deal.
Getting serious for a second, table tennis is the heir to the oldest game in the world, PONG ... in this "next gen" version you basically just have to use your touchpad to move your racket up or down , or crush to give strength to your shot: the winner is whoever arrives first at 7. Nice animation of victory: it certainly shows all the raw power of Playstation 4.
Ultimately what about this The Playroom: certainly as said in the opening words of this small review, we did not expect from Playroom who knows what, it is still a pre-installed demo, however a little effort to integrate some small additional features, some fun games to be used with the camera or other "fancy" things, would have been a very welcome gift and would have given meaning to the purchase of the Playstation Camera, which, at least for the moment, remains a completely superfluous accessory to fully enjoy the Playstation experience.