Excerpt: Xbox Live Arcade fans are drowning in the sorrow of manipulative development strategies. Only months ago, Tetris Evolved was released at an affordable price-range, for the 360. Things were fine. Sure the game was a bare-bones package, with about 15 backgrounds to distract you from the fact that THQ barely improved upon the title since Tetris Worlds was released circa original Xbox launch.
Excerpt: Games don’t usually offend me. I understand that there are bad games out there, and that’s fine (to some degree), but when classic games are repackaged in such a way that they are merely vehicles for a hidden, more sinister objective to ride in, I tend to get a tad pissed. But I digress, I’m getting a little ahead of myself… The game’s title screen of the Tetris Online logo morphing into the Tetris Splash logo does a nice job of setting the tone for the entire...
Summary: Overall this is an incredibly addictive game that is great exercise for the brain, and just trying to get the achievements will get you hooked. At 800 points or ten dollars it is definitely a better option than the Tetris game already available for Xbox 360 that you buy at the stores.
Summary: Way back in the day, when I was young and apparently most people were even younger, a game called Incredible Crisis captured my imagination. Your goal was to keep the main character out of trouble on what was the worst day of his life, by playing a range of minigames. It was fun, quirky, made little sense and above all, was incredibly Japanese. Not only was it all those things, but it was also quite brilliant.
Conclusion: In the end you are left with a very solid, if unremarkable, Tetris experience. The single player is as addictive as ever, but I guess it is somehow diminished by the fact that Tetris is already available on a variety of platforms – from PCs to mobile phones. It is hardly a unique experience and there really isn’t anything new on offer as far as the Tetris goes. The multiplayer is fun, but could have been programmed a bit better to make the experience more streamlined.