Excerpt: Echochrome is a game for puzzlers. Brains will be bent in all kinds of curves and you’ll be more than once with your hands in your hair while playing this PSP game. M.C. Escher, who you probably know from his “impossible” optical illusions, was used as inspiration for the 56 levels that you get on...
Excerpt: Echochrome is the very definition of "minimalistic" when it comes to presentation. Really, outside of Line Rider or one of those Flash games with stick figures, I can't think of many current games that feature as little in the way of visuals as Echochrome .
Excerpt: In a world where imagination is everything, you're sure to meet with all manner of things you haven't encountered before. Read on for a newcomer's guide to the most important features of the marvellous, mind-stretching echochrome landscape.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Occasionally, (and I use the word lightly) there comes a game that makes me stop and think “Who in the world came up with the idea for this game?” Now I don’t mean this in a bad way at all – there are some games that are so unique or just so addictive, that you just...
Summary: echochrome is a puzzle game featuring 56 exclusive levels on each platform, with each unique level designed specifically to match that platform’s characteristics. Gamers are challenged to play within five simple laws of perspective that govern how one advances through each stage.
Conclusion: Echochrome is a unique experience that's easy to recommend. The PS3 game is superior by virtue of its additional online features and sharper visuals, but no matter which version you choose, you won't be disappointed.
Pros: Charming, minimalist presentation, Appropriately challenging without feeling cheap, Perspective mechanics are innovative and fun, Robust level editor and sharing features.
Cons: Controls aren’t as precise as they need to be, Time restrictions are not very forgiving on harder levels.
Conclusion: While not trying to impress anyone, echoChrome has become one of the very best titles currently available on PlayStation Network, mainly thanks to the simple concept, basic graphics and fantastic gameplay. Regardless of which version you decide to pick up, both go for $9.99 on the PlayStation Store.
Summary: Echochrome is a unique yet high quality game which we haven’t seen the likes of in the puzzle genre for a little while now. It’s great in both short and long doses alike, and while it doesn’t exactly look like an award-winner from screenshots, they’ll definitely be talking about this game for years...