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  • Summary: [Playstation Network; Known as "Topatoi: The Great Tree Story" in the UK/EU] Raph, a brave explorer, and his companions have crash-landed in a mysterious corner of a strange planet. Now Raph must hunt for the spare parts needed to fix their skyship - and save his girlfriend too. Fortunately,[Playstation Network; Known as "Topatoi: The Great Tree Story" in the UK/EU] Raph, a brave explorer, and his companions have crash-landed in a mysterious corner of a strange planet. Now Raph must hunt for the spare parts needed to fix their skyship - and save his girlfriend too. Fortunately, our hero has access to the amazing GEMMA - the 'Gyroscopic Exploration Multidimensional Multiterrain Apparatus'. It's a small explorer vehicle that works like a spinning top - which is perfect for the crazy part of the world our characters are trapped in. Controlling GEMMA needs some practice. It's spin needs to be controlled carefully, as the degree of spin - and therefore its overall speed - directly affects its movement and behaviour. GEMMA can also be upgraded with special abilities to help you on your journey, too. Sounds like a solid platform/puzzler, don't you think? [Boolat] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Altogether, Topatoi: The Great Tree Story is a fantastic platformer on the PSN and certainly a unique experience on the service.
  2. Topatoi: The Great Tree Story is a pretty good puzzle platformer that is hurt most by the episodic portion of its package since that means the game ends as you reach the end of the tutorial levels and are about to enter the meat of the game. It feels more like you’re getting one-third of a full game rather than something that’s truly episodic.
  3. Topatoi: The Great Tree Story is a time travel back to the days of Gods and The Lost Vikings on the Amiga System. With the innovative gyroscopic machine, the GEMMA, that Raph handles we get a great gaming experience with many interesting challenges. However, the story is too short and perhaps too easy and the arcade mode isn't fun enough to keep you playing after the game has been completed.
  4. But you’ll find that behind the bad animation and dodgy plot is a game that has sound ideas at its core.
  5. When your whole game is build around a mystifyingly unintuitive control mechanic, you're pretty much screwed from the outset. [Sept 2009, p.113]
  6. With only seven levels, ten challenges, and a couple split-screen multiplayer outings, Topatoi just doesn't last very long.
  7. An otherwise honest attempt at something new, it's not ready to shine just yet.

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  1. Jan 12, 2011
    8
    This is a good game, but not great. The story lasts around 4-5 hours. There is also a challenge mode that will last you a good 1-2 hours.This is a good game, but not great. The story lasts around 4-5 hours. There is also a challenge mode that will last you a good 1-2 hours. Finally the game includes online leaderboards. Overall the game has a good amount of content and is worth the price. Expand