Ethan: Meteor Hunter PlayStation Vita

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  • Summary: 'Ethan: Meteor Hunter' is a single-player genre mixing game that blends the very best of platform- and puzzle-gaming. The game features Ethan, a rat with an attitude, who was hit on the head by a meteorite giving him supernatural powers! You, yes you, must guide our rodent hero through 50'Ethan: Meteor Hunter' is a single-player genre mixing game that blends the very best of platform- and puzzle-gaming. The game features Ethan, a rat with an attitude, who was hit on the head by a meteorite giving him supernatural powers! You, yes you, must guide our rodent hero through 50 levels of challenging fun across 3 unique worlds. Getting struck by space trash does have its advantages! For example, our hero has the power of telekinesis and the ability to freeze time, enabling him to move objects around while the world is on hold; a truly unique feature you will need to overcome a number of difficult puzzles and obstacles.
    With its themed levels, expressive art style, addictive gameplay, realistic physics, awesome graphics, mind-bending puzzles, and multiple ways of completing the game, 'Ethan: Meteor Hunter' will quickly immerse you in its enthralling world!
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Apr 22, 2014
    69
    Ethan: Meteor Hunter is a deep and extremely challenging game. At times it gets too challenging, though, and it lacks the personality needed to emerge in a crowded genre.
  2. Apr 21, 2014
    66
    There's a solid base behind this game, but the controls are not precise enough, and the artistic side of the game is way too generic to make it more appealing. Still, the PS Vita version is the best out there, thanks to the mix of physical controls and touchscreen.
  3. Apr 9, 2014
    50
    Unwieldy and unfocused, there's a good game struggling to emerge from the core of Ethan: Meteor Hunter, but it never quite manages to do so.
  4. 50
    Ethan: Meteor Hunter is an interesting little game and a decent platformer with interesting concepts, however sometimes the unrefined controls can get in the way of being truly enjoyable.
  5. Apr 15, 2014
    50
    Seaven Studios has some good ideas up its sleeves and Ethan Meteor Hunter shows moments of brilliance. However, it is let down by clunky movements and puzzles that don’t always offer a challenging but fair game.
  6. Apr 30, 2014
    40
    Ethan: Meteor Hunter plays around with some interesting concepts, but although its pitched as Super Meat Boy meets Braid, it fails to do either justice. With frustrating controls and irritating puzzles, we recommend avoiding this one like the plague.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jul 2, 2014
    10
    This is by far my favourite game on the PS Vita. It's a shame its not on next gen consoles, so they should at least make a special edition PSThis is by far my favourite game on the PS Vita. It's a shame its not on next gen consoles, so they should at least make a special edition PS Vita. I'm not sure about 'Ethan' however. Maybe 'Bennedict' or 'Eugene' would have been better. But that's just my personal preference. Expand
  2. Jun 11, 2015
    8
    Take your superpowered rat on a quest for power and revenge on Playstation Vita!

    Your are Ethan, a rat hit by meteors granting him
    Take your superpowered rat on a quest for power and revenge on Playstation Vita!

    Your are Ethan, a rat hit by meteors granting him telekinetic powers and the ability to stop time and move stuff around him. Now he is looking for more meteors that fell in the area to gain more power and get payback on his neighbor who destroyed his home!

    Freeze time and manipulate objects all around the map with infinite possibilities: solve puzzles however you choose there is no hand-holding (after the initial tutorial of course). During the course of navigating this time-stopping platformer,?you will die a few times, but it will only make you feel that much better as you progress further.
    The game is difficult, but not the hair pulling kind, plus you respawn as soon as you die so no worries. Eventually, you'll even start to like tourturing the poor little guy. Ethan's Telekinetic powers use real time physics. You will be able to pause time and move objects around to solve puzzles and build the solutions you want. Each level can be solved in a variety of ways. Over 50 levels and 3 worlds await you. For all you completionist types, finding all the meteor fragments, and 100% of the achievements and secret bonuses. Is going to be a real chore to keep you busy for weeks!. Time-attack, fragment collection and other modes only add to Ethan's replay value! The online leaderboards will be the final destination for those who wish to beat your friends and claim mousey, meteor hunting superiority!

    Good: clever level layout, fun story, replay value
    Bad: difficultly of at times, but it's no deal breaker
    Verdict: radioactive rat, superpowers, time stopping, and a smart game that keeps you coming back for more, what more do you want?
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