Excerpt: One of the most interesting new games to hit the market, GripShift blurs the genres of racing, platform, action, and puzzle games. This unique hybrid is all wrapped up and package for you to enjoy on your PSP.
Excerpt: A quick glance at the box art and you may instantly dismiss GripShift as yet another racer for the PSP. A kart racer with weapons and edgy characters is just what the doctor ordered. Yippee! Thankfully, things aren't as painfully dull as they seem, with GripShift actually trying to do something a little bit different from the norm. There are cars, pick-ups, huge leaps, plenty of environments and many more racing game staples, but a racer this is not.
Excerpt: Graphically, GripShift is an interesting game. The graphical treatment is cartoon-like, and the tracks are whimsical and defy the laws of physics. There are a few different types of cars that you can use in GripShift , each with its own strengths and weaknesses. Three of them are available from the beginning of the game, while there are a couple of cars that have to be unlocked. There are four characters you can play as: two girls and two guys.
Excerpt: It’s no secret that the racing/driving genre has been in need of a good strong dose of innovation for a few years now, so when a game comes along that claims to have mixed puzzle games, platform games and racing games ‘ you have to sit up and take notice. That’s exactly what Ubisoft’s GripShift claims, and for the larger part ‘ gets it right.
Excerpt: Driving and Puzzle solving. Not exactly a common combination is it... There’s a bit of a revolution going on in videogames, though, with the release of the PSP and DS handhelds giving developers a good reason to haul themselves out of the ruts they’ve made their home for the latter half of the current generation.
Excerpt: What do you get when you combine puzzle games with racing games? Extreme frustration and sorrow. GripShift is a rather clever game that sadly misses the mark just slightly, which puts it squarely in the realm of the mediocre. Well, the idea behind GripShift is uh... you're a cartoony Gen-X'er that drives a crazy looking vehicle on hovering roads in space.