Excerpt: Every Extend Extra is a lesson to all of us here at Family Friendly Gaming. Just because a developer came up with some fun games in the past does not mean everything they come up with is golden. I purchased Every Extend Extra from our fantastic friends over at Amazon. I had high hopes for it because it came from Q Entertainment. I also found it for a good price, so I hoped for another gem. You detonate yourself trying to create a chain reaction.
Excerpt: Q Entertainment kennen we ondertussen allemaal van Lumines voor PSP en het iets minder bekende Meteos voor de DS. Het succes van die twee titels lag duidelijk in het combineren van verslavende gameplay met een origineel concept en een boeiende mix tussen visuele en auditieve elementen. Met Every Extend Extra proberen ze hun succesvolle formule nogmaals toe te passen.
Excerpt: First I have to start by saying that I have no idea what the title of Every Extend Extra is supposed to mean. What I do know is that it is a puzzle game from the makers of the popular Lumines puzzle game. It shares a collection of cool beat tracks and funky colorful backgrounds with Lumines, but its gameplay is decidedly different.
Excerpt: The PSP has seen a few notable puzzle games, the biggest of these being Lumines , which was hailed by many to be the next Tetris . Q Entertainment, the studio behind Lumines , has rolled out Every Extend Extra , a puzzle game that might not see the same acclaim as Lumines , but gives puzzle players a challenge. Every Extend Extra looks like a Geometry teacher’s acid trip.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Every Extra Extend can be frustrating at first but just like all the best music tracks, it grows on you over time and soon becomes endearing. As we have come to expect from Q Entertainment, it is visually and sonically mesmerising, constantly pushing you into the zone. It asks only two questions; what will you risk your precious craft for? And what will you gladly sacrifice it for?
Excerpt: before it, the game took seconds to actually understand, but would give dozens -- possibly even hundreds for those really hooked -- of hours of play time that slowly matured and became deeper the longer you played with the game. It helped creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi's newfound company, Q Entertainment, establish themselves as one of the must-have games for the just-launched PSP, and had everyone wondering just what the developer would be working on. .
Conclusion: Like all Japanese games, the end result is a mass of confusing colour on the screen at any one time and backed by a booming dance track and visuals that will make your eyes go square. Every Extend Extra is one of those games you'll either not be able to put down for hours or be asking for your money back within minutes. One to rent first.