PS3 PREVIEW: EYEDENTITY

Sony Computer Entertainment America, or SCEA, attempted to push the gaming envelope back in 2004, by mixing voice recognition into video games. The messy result was a title called Lifeline. In Lifeline, every piece of action or navigation was all controlled by what you told the game's AI. Speaking all of your commands seemed pretty nifty at first, until frustration began to settle in. There were plenty of times where the game's AI could not understand what you were trying to say so no action was taken.

SCEA wouldn't stay down for long however. They have since dusted themselves off, preparing to take another leap into video game innovation.

Enter Eyedentify. Eyedentify is the byproduct of the PS2 USB Headset having it's way with the PS2 EyeToy, and of course SCEA exploiting the poor child. In other words, your voice isn't just part of the game, you yourself are. And there's no need to worry about flailing your arms like a man on fire in order to use the EyeToy in this game.

From what we know so far, Eyedentify revolves around 3 operatives. There are the two sexy anime chicks in provocative clothing, and you. Lucky. We also know that you will be able to interact with the two girls, we just don't know how just yet. One really cool aspect of the game is that when the girls are out on the field, unfortunately you're the lonely remote operative, they will contact you with some comlinks, and a hologram with your face will pop up during game play. Hey, since I can't be a movie star I might as well get in on the games right?

There isn't a whole lot of information out on the game right now, other than the fact that you do become a star of the game. Exactly what kind of control your vocal and facial expressions will have will become questions waiting very eagerly to be answered.

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System: PS3
Dev: SCEA
Pub: SCEA
Released: TBA 2006
Players: 1 - 2
Preview by Devin
RATING (OUT OF 5)
OVERALL
NA
GRAPHICS
NA
CONTROL
NA
MUSIC/FX
NA
VALUE
NA