Excerpt: Crush is a puzzle-platformer available for the PSP, no shortage of them you might think, but unlike a lot of other puzzle games on the market Crush actually has an involving storyline that ties everything together. You control Danny, an insomniac with a lot on his mind.
Excerpt: It’s a fact: the best puzzle games are character driven. Zoom!, Loco Roco, Frantix, Q-Bert, Frogger…all of the best games feature a being of some sort. Add Crush to that illustrious list, somewhere way at the top.
Excerpt: If the PSP has proven itself as good for something, it is as a platform for quality puzzle games. From Lumines and PQ to Mercury, Sony's handheld has been a home to a select number of exclusive and innovative brain-taxing titles.
Excerpt: Crush tells the story of Danny, a troubled man with a host of issues and pent-up emotions. He's a nervous wreck, caught in a vicious circle of being unable to sleep at night 'cos of worrying too much, and yet too tired to do something constructive about his life crisis.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Crush or Curse, do none of those to your sexually appealing but extremely modest PSP. Modest cause well, it hasnt had anything great on it flying through lately, unless ofcourse the Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops is your kind of thing.
Excerpt: Crush , for all its flaws, is exactly the sort of game that the PSP needs more of. The visuals are nice and it controls well, but the key element is originality. The central concept of "crushing" an area from 3D to 2D and back again set my brain on fire and made me rub my eyes a few times while...
Summary: If you're one of those people who constantly talks about wanting a new video game concept for gameplay experience, then you should already be on your way to your local game store to pick up Crush.
Excerpt: Illusions and tricks of the eye have been staples of cinematic entertainment ever since those unwitting Lumière fans thought the train was coming right for them. And of late, gaming too seems to have developed a taste for undercutting its own visual conventions and toying with players' expectations.
Summary: Crush introduces a valuable new gaming experience that is wholly suited to the PSP system. Set within a complex, hypnotic 3D world, players will use the game's unique crush mechanic to "crush" the environment and transform it into a more simplified 2D platformer.