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Newton for Osmo

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Cool physics + drawing concept misses mark.

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The technology involved in interacting with paper and the screen is jaw-dropping, but the implementation raises a few concerns and frustrations. First, the camera picks up any lines, not only those drawn on paper. The lines on your hand, the grain of the wood on the table -- anything the reflector sees shows up as lines in the game. Players have to figure out how to use that to their advantage. Using those lines may actually be necessary, too, because kids could run through a lot of paper if they create new lines for each puzzle. That means they'd need a fresh sheet of paper for each, which can quickly get wasteful. Though the idea is a really cool one, the actuality is less than workable.

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