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Shatter

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Shatter Review

ME Gamers
30 November 2010
  • Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Shatter has been quite under the raider. It came out back in July 2009 and received some attention from video game critics. However it got quickly overshadowed by much bigger retail releases such as Infamous at the time. I heard praise about the game but never actually knew what the game was or even its genre.
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Overall 10
9.7

Shatter

The Gamers Temple
19 January 2010
  • Excerpt: I love what the Xbox Live and PlayStation Network services have become. During the normally slow summer gaming months, both services have stepped up the release of great downloadable games, effectively bridging the "game gap" between May and late August. It's almost bizarre to think back just a few years, when nothing of note was released between The Darkness and Bioshock.
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Making something old feel very, very new

GameCritics.com
1 January 2010
  • Conclusion: Where can I buy this soundtrack?
  • Pros: Masterful reinvigoration of a tired subject.
  • Cons: Nothing... it's all good.
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Review: Shatter (Sony PS3)

Diehard GameFAN
19 December 2009
  • Summary: In my time reviewing games, I have never had such a positive reaction to a game. Simply put, Shatter would be a good game at $30 dollars. For $10, you get a game that might just be a classic, a reinvention of my favorite game genre, and a game that is a blast to play. For less than many, many lesser games, you can pick up Shatter , its amazing soundtrack, and a pizza. There might not be a better deal in video gaming. If you own a PS3, you need to buy Shatter .
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Overall 8
8.0

Shatter

GamesRadar
20 August 2009
  • Pros: Incredible visuals, Push/pull objects mid-flight, Horribly addictive
  • Cons: Mostly just copies Breakout, Visuals can get hectic, Almost too addictive
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Overall 8
8.4

Shatter Review

AtomicGamer
18 August 2009
  • Excerpt: It takes a certain kind of guts to take a classic game, especially one from the 80s, and try to make it modern. You can't go too far outside the original parameters, but you can't just add silly graphics, either. Shatter is an attempt to modernize Breakout , sometimes using newer ideas, and sometimes by actually pulling in ideas from other games of the original's day.
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Overall 8
8.4

Shatter Review

Strategy Gaming Online
18 August 2009
  • Excerpt: It takes a certain kind of guts to take a classic game, especially one from the 80s, and try to make it modern. You can't go too far outside the original parameters, but you can't just add silly graphics, either.
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Overall 10
10

Through the Broken Glass

TotalPlayStation.com
8 August 2009
  • Conclusion: Quite simply one of the best games on the PS3. Every PS3 owner needs this game in their collection. Yes, even you. Especially you.
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Overall 8
8.0

Shatter

Thunderbolt Games
29 July 2009
  • Excerpt: Shatter feels like an extremely polished offshoot of many games. Its physics-heavy twist on the standard Breakout gameplay is reminiscent of Magic Ball ; its pick-up-and-play accessibility echoes that of Super Stardust HD ; its psychadelic backgrounds, visuals and soundtrack echoes Rez HD ; the slick, stylish and understated presentation could have easily stepped straight out of Wipeout HD .
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Shatter Review

GameSpot
28 July 2009
  • Excerpt: The simple concept of brick breaking as the basis for a video game is almost as old as video games themselves. Breakout first came to home consoles more than 30 years ago, captivating countless players with nothing but a paddle, a bouncing ball, and a ton of bricks. The concept has been reinvigorated from time to time by such games as Arkanoid, but it's been under-represented on the PlayStation 3. Until now. Shatter is a truly surprising new entry in the category.
  • Pros: Inventive gameplay builds on existing conventions to create something fresh, Outstanding soundtrack, Memorable boss battles, Good implementation of leaderboards
  • Cons: Too easy to lose sight of the ball at times
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