echoshift PSP

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Feb 24, 2010
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. For those who, like me, enjoyed the first game in the Echo series, you will no doubt jump at the chance to continue in the sequel to these strange puzzling adventures and it will be a welcome return.
  2. If you enjoyed echochrome, picking up echoshift is a no brainer. At the same time, if you've been craving a puzzle game that can be enjoyed in short bursts, works your brain muscles and still offers plenty of value, once again, you cannot go wrong here.
  3. 85
    The sense of reward and increasing levels of temporal thinking needed to plow through Echoshift make it instantly more engaging than Echochrome.
  4. PSM3 Magazine UK
    85
    The clean, somewhat clinical presentation hides some seriously hellish later stages, so some patience is required to beat every level but for puzzle fans, this is definitely a logical purchase. [May 2010, p.96]
  5. You're a fan of logic, trial and error? If yes, you should consider taking a look at echoshift. It's great to play, the first 20 missions are for warming up – and further levels are next to hell's kitchen, so don't expect it to stay casual! Travel through time, but look out for the origami.
  6. Whilst not quite as perfectly formed as its prequel, echoshift is still great fun, and offers a relaxing, slow-paced experience that is perfect for Sunday morning brain training.
  7. Please bear in mind when considering this game that Echoshift is hard, and it is meant to be hard. If you have a rough time with earlier levels on the likes of Cuboid and Critter Crunch, this may not be for you; for everyone else who are fans of brain bending puzzle games, if you have the patience and stamina, this is an easy recommendation.
  8. Charming, original and hugely addictive, it is a very interesting proposal for those who look for a challenge they can carry everywhere.
  9. 80
    Echoshift is the spiritual follow up of echochrome with more color in it. If you liked echochrome you will like this as well. It's got more of the same gameplay like before and we can be pretty short about the game: it's a nice one.
  10. The sober exterior of Echoshift is no indication of the complexity of the challenges it harbours. As the game progresses the challenges get tougher, but thanks to a steady increasing learning curve no challenge will ever seem too overwhelming. Manipulating time has been done much prettier by others, but difficulty wise it can easily keep up with the best.
  11. Echoshift is obviously a spiritual sequel to Echochrome not just by a technical point of view but especially on the concept field: it's a neat puzzle-game which challenges the player's timing, cunning and memory. Echoshift tries to be accessible to everyone: advanced stages are very complicated but never frustrating, while the combination of the concept with the how-to-do is extremely balanced.
  12. Always challenging but never impossible, Echoshift goes out of its way to cater to the player in ways that very few titles do, making it an easy game to love
  13. Echoshift is a funny game, specially if you're a fan of logic, trial and error.
  14. AceGamez
    77
    The art style and overall production of the game reeks of class, even if the mechanics aren't as responsive and enjoyable as they were in echochrome.
  15. Even without the magic touch of Echochrome, Echoshift still delivers a nice puzzle experience, surely one of the best available for Playstation Portable. It would have been even better with a level editor for a longer lasting appeal.

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