Excerpt: As a game reviewer I see many games that are very derivative or are outright knock-offs of other games. Even entire genres often give birth to one indistinguishable game clone after another – a problem that seems to be especially rampant among puzzle games. However, sometimes a game comes along that is so original and creative that it completely captures your attention and makes you wonder why it wasn't done before. echochrome is just such a game.
Excerpt: Echochrome can be quickly described as M.C. Escher , the game. It's a puzzle game that really forces you to think in a whole new dimension, and can be either a source of immense puzzle-solving pleasure, or frustration, depending on how patient you are. When it comes to graphics, you can't get much more basic than this game. Everything is in black and white (I don't mean shades of gray, just black and white). Everything is simple and clean line art.
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a simple yet sophisticated puzzle game available for download on the PlayStation Network. The puzzles are quite challenging, so younger players may struggle grasping the perspective concepts. There is an online component, although it's limited to leaderboards and shared puzzles.
Excerpt: In this day and age games are all about graphics and radical gameplay; well, the latter may be more of a 90’s thing, but at least that’s what it seems like people are culling for these days. On hardware that’s capable of pushing visuals to near-lifelike quality is echochrome, a simple puzzler that uses perspective for mind-bending gameplay.
Excerpt: "In this world, what you see becomes the truth" Welcome to the world of EchoChrome, the trippiest game you'll ever play in your lifetime. The game fits into the puzzle genre with the gameplay involving the player needing to move his marionette from point A to point B within the time limit by using 5 special laws. Sounds relatively simple; but like most puzzle games, there's a catch.
Excerpt: Welcome to the world of EchoChrome, the trippiest game you'll ever play in your lifetime. The game fits into the puzzle genre with the gameplay involving the player needing to move his marionette from point A to point B within the time limit by using 5 special laws. Sounds relatively simple; but like most puzzle games, there's a catch. EchoChrome is based on the famous piece of art, "Relativity," and if the picture is confusing enough, the game's worse.
Excerpt: We fondly recall everybody’s favourite time travelling duo Marty McFly and Emmet ‘Doc’ Brown’s tyres squeal their way through the space time continuum at eighty eight miles an hour in Back to the Future through the late eighties and early nineties. What was so good about the movies was that, amongst other things, the plot was simple enough to be understood by minors, yet at the same time clever enough to be appreciated by the more intelligent cinema-goer.