Excerpt: Force est de constater que les consoles portables actuelles sont d'incroyables outils permettant de jouer aisément où que l'on soit. Comme le format se prête habilement aux courtes parties l'espace de quelques minutes, les studios de développement se sont rapidement tournés vers des productions structurées de manière à pouvoir être pratiquées à tout moment sans en perdre le fil.
Excerpt: If you enjoyed the mind-warping MC Escher world that was echochrome , then prepare to move from three dimensions to four with the release of echoshift from Artoon and Sony. Dropping the floating platforms used in the previous game, the little mannequin man’s simple world has become a series of fixed, linear courses filled with walls, gaps, and holes blocking his way out. Controls are simple.
Excerpt: There are some games that defy the usual expectations of the genre. Taking the standard stylistic choices and turning them on their head to make an experience that is as rewarding as it is challenging. Obviously finding such a nugget of brilliance in the ever shifting miasma of the nettified-wimberflex can prove just as challenging these days.
Excerpt: Echoshift PSP stylishly manipulates time, as it quietly and efficiently makes mincemeat of our linear thought. I think of it as being about the power of persistence, and that all our activities are built on previous experience...
Excerpt: Everyone likes a good puzzle game; they're challenging and easy to pick up and play. Sony's PSP is an ideal platform for developers to try out new ideas for the genre, and that's where Echoshift comes in. The name probably doesn't strike a chord with you but it should. This is a sequel to 2008's Echochrome - recognisable due to its mannequin main character. It was an important release that showed the potential of creating a puzzle game under one core concept.
Summary: echoshift is, like echochrome, a great puzzle game that could keep you very busy with many hours of head-scratching puzzle goodness, particularly with the promise of more levels to come via DLC. Its simple graphical style will hardly tax the PSP to the limit, but it probably will your brain.