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  • Summary: Grab your Wonderbook peripheral, dig up 150-million-year-old secrets and uncover dinosaur fossils, then stand back as the prehistoric giants come to life right before your eyes. Walk among giant herbivores such as Triceratops and Stegosaurus and come face-to-face with deadly predatorsGrab your Wonderbook peripheral, dig up 150-million-year-old secrets and uncover dinosaur fossils, then stand back as the prehistoric giants come to life right before your eyes. Walk among giant herbivores such as Triceratops and Stegosaurus and come face-to-face with deadly predators including Mapusaurus and Tyrannosaurus. Experience the danger and adventure of prehistoric worlds. Catch up with Patchi and Juniper, stars of Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie, as well as a whole cast of new characters. Expand

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  1. Dec 18, 2013
    80
    Walking with Dinosaurs is not only the best Wonderbook game out there, but a truly enjoyable and educative experience for the target of gamers this game is intend to: The kids. We dig, we fight, we roar, we learn and we feel this is an example of the game all parents want for their children: Constructive instead of just destructive like the rest of +18 or M games. If some of us would have had this game and this device two decades ago, when we went out of theatres after seeing Jurassic Park...
  2. Dec 17, 2013
    70
    Although it has its limitations, it becomes a fun way of interacting and learning about dinosaurs, and a recommended title if you already own Wonderbook.
  3. Jan 20, 2014
    70
    We've played a magician and a sleuth and now we've used Sony's virtual reality book to learn a lot about dinosaurs. It's a fun little game, though aged graphics, long loading times and a couple of technical issues keep it from really hitting it off. Young gamers won't mind though - they'll be too busy enjoying the nicely implemented Wonderbook and PlayStation Move features.
  4. Jan 2, 2014
    40
    Walking with Dinosaurs is a game that tries to entertain and educate at the same time. The result is that it does neither. The knowledge is shallow and the gameplay even more so. It feels more like a cheap use of a license to sell a poorly made game to kids.
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  1. Jun 24, 2014
    8
    You know, the Wonderbook is a pretty special piece of technology. I really have to hand it to Sony for financing something that is soYou know, the Wonderbook is a pretty special piece of technology. I really have to hand it to Sony for financing something that is so obviously just for families who want gaming time to be more about exploring, thinking, and , god forbid, learning. The wonderbook augmented reality just works, and it's immediately shared by everyone in the room. The AR is fascinating to watch in action.

    That said, Walking With Dinosaurs is a neat addition to the Wonderbook library. The graphics are occasionally jaggy with low-rez textures, but the dinosaurs themselves look pretty good. The thing plays out like an interactive Discovery channel show - like a vision of future interactive television that never was, but is, here in this niche peripheral experience.

    Walking with dinosaurs has a consistent order of things - dig up some bones, look for some dinosaurs, answer some quizzes, play some mini games, etc. Each demi-chapter is capped with a quiz to test how much the player(s) actually paid attention - a standard for lesson planning - meaning that the game actually rewards your kids for focusing on the information given. This is great if you're looking for a way to keep your game-loving child in a learning state of mind for a couple weeks during the summer.

    I'm not sure how much replay value this one will have- it depends on how much drive your kid has to gold-star those silver or bronze starred levels. If that drive is there, they'll certainly learn more interesting dino facts, but nothing too deep, especially in terms of the scientific process, which should have been more explicit in the experience, I think.

    Walking with dinosaurs uses the book itself in some nice ways - making the player turn the book to get different angles on the scene - but has more removed from the book experience than other Wonderbook games. Since the book is my favorite part of this AR experience, I was a little disappointed by this.
    Still, this is a worthy addition to the Wonderbook Library- that is to say, if you bought a wonderbook for the obvious reasons, Walking With Dinos is definitely for you.
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