echochrome PlayStation 3

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  • Summary: (Downloadable Game) Featuring an elegant black and white art design inspired by the works of M.C. Escher, echochrome is a puzzle game unlike any other. With gameplay based on optical illusions, players must utilize five simple laws of perspective to join walkways, hide dangers, and create(Downloadable Game) Featuring an elegant black and white art design inspired by the works of M.C. Escher, echochrome is a puzzle game unlike any other. With gameplay based on optical illusions, players must utilize five simple laws of perspective to join walkways, hide dangers, and create new paths to reach the "echos," or shadow guides. Once you've mastered the five laws, use them to create your own mind-bending levels to play and share with friends using the custom level editor. Master perspective puzzles based on optical illusions across 56 challenging levels that are exclusive to the PS3 version. [Sony] Expand
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  1. Positive: 27 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. 95
    As Obi-Wan Kenobi once told me, "Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view." Good advice when thinking your way through Echochrome's frequently mind stumping, addictive I-think-my-IQ-just-went-up-10-points, levels.
  2. 90
    A remarkably spare looking spatial puzzle game, Echochrome delivers challenging gameplay and innovation. As a truly unique experience, Echochrome is hard not to recommend. A dash of Lemmings with a whole lot of M.C. Escher, I think the latter would be proud.
  3. Although it's a bummer you can't download and saver others' puzzles, for 10 dollars, you're more than getting your money's worth here.
  4. The PS3 game is superior by virtue of its additional online features and sharper visuals, but no matter which version you choose, you won't be disappointed.
  5. It's certainly mind-bending at times, but also relaxing. With a level editor in tow, there's more than enough here to warrant a purchase.
  6. Ultimately Echochrome is a concept wrapped up in a game - its minimalist design philosophy paired with new mechanics will win it praise from the games-are-art crowd.
  7. Games Master UK
    54
    Good idea but it's not as clever as it likes to think. No one likes a smart arse. [July 2008, p.82]

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  1. MoreiraNeto
    Jun 20, 2008
    10
    Echochrome is a mix of art and game and music. None comes first, none is background. The graphics are simple, and, yet, disturbingly complex,Echochrome is a mix of art and game and music. None comes first, none is background. The graphics are simple, and, yet, disturbingly complex, for what you see it is the single aspect of the game. What you see is what exists, and what I see in Echochrome is absolute Greatness. 10 dollars for all that fun and inteligent gaming is a real bargain. Expand
  2. InfamousButcher
    Jun 2, 2008
    9
    this game shows graphics aren't needed to have fun. this game will confuse you and provide the most challenging and fun puzzle games this game shows graphics aren't needed to have fun. this game will confuse you and provide the most challenging and fun puzzle games since portal. Expand
  3. AdamP.
    May 5, 2008
    8
    This is an ingenious puzzle game that is simple in concept and difficult in execution. I've managed to wrap my mind around the first This is an ingenious puzzle game that is simple in concept and difficult in execution. I've managed to wrap my mind around the first tier of puzzles and anxiously await getting to the next 6 tiers. Great game all around, despite the occasional dimwitted stroke of luck. Expand
  4. Jan 2, 2014
    5
    good concept, flawed execution. While, the music is relaxing, the game is not. I bought this game to relax, but the experience was justgood concept, flawed execution. While, the music is relaxing, the game is not. I bought this game to relax, but the experience was just frustrating and for the wrong reasons. The controls just did not seem responsive and to work as intended. Could have really been a great game with better design and more polish. Expand