Excerpt: Xbox Live Arcade games are getting to hit their stride and gamers are starting to figure out what to expect from them. Sure some of them are just old games released but others get the idea that an Arcade game should be easy to learn, fun to play, and doesn't necessarily take 40 hours to play. Every Extend Extra Extreme is just that type of a game.
Conclusion: Yellow Wizard – Survive 30 minutes on any stage in E4, the game unlimited mode – 10 GS Points Hide and Seek – Stay alive for 60 seconds without a shield in E4, the game unlimited mode – 15 GS Points Quicken-ist – Collect 50 Quicken in E4, the game unlimited mode – 20 GS Points Blue Wizard – Earn 15 trillion points on any stage of E4, the game unlimited mode – 20 GS Points Connoisseur – Earn 125 points in ratings – 20 GS Points Power Player – Achieve 10 consecutive Beat...
Summary: It is definitely not your normal game, but it shows that we are at least getting some better variety on Live Arcade. It is a very stylish and color experience, but it is only really for the hardcore gamers out there that want a semi-causal experience. It is almost as if though the game requires you to completely “get it” for you to enjoy it, and if you don’t completely “get it” your time and 800 points will probably be better spent elsewhere.
Pros: It is stylish, and the way it works with custom music is cool.
Cons: More style than substance, it is kind of an "anti-game".
Excerpt: It’s not easy trying to review a game like Every Extend Extra Extreme (E4). Like Space Giraffe, it’s not about the somewhat traditional gameplay elements; it’s about the way in which the audio and visuals blend together with the gameplay to create an experience rarely found in videogames.
Summary: It's been an interesting journey for Every Extend Extra Extreme. This trippy, rhythmic antishooter started off as a freeware PC game called Every Extend, which Q Entertainment, proprietors of similarly mesmerizing games such as Meteos and Lumines, expanded upon for the release of Every Extend Extra on the PSP last year. The game has been upgraded once again for Every Extend Extra Extreme on Xbox Live Arcade, and not just with additional alliteration.
Pros: Incredible psychedelic visuals, Gameplay is simple and hypnotic