Frantix - A Puzzle Adventure Image

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  • Summary: Frantix is one of the first character-based 3D puzzle-solving adventures for the PSP system. Frantix offers frenzied puzzle-solving action, beautiful 3D graphics, more than 150 challenging levels for players to enjoy, power pick-ups, and a diverse array of monsters and unique obstacles. The game features quick-paced action, surreal environments and challenging levels with deadly traps and dangerous hazards for a fun and captivating gameplay experience. [Sony Online Entertainment] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
  1. The puzzles may not be very compelling once the initial stages are completed (i.e., once the developer’s design and logic tendencies are identified), but there are a handful of levels here that are genuinely brain-bending and rewarding.
  2. The "Frogger"-like way in which you move kind of sucks, especially when you have to run along a riverbed or around burning lava. [Nov 2005, p.96]
  3. Often fun and engaging, despite its flaws. [Oct 2005, p.152]
  4. While that addictive quality that the best games of this genre have is missing, Frantix isn't a bad way to waste time. [Oct 2005, p.108]
  5. 60
    There's no multiplayer to speak of, or any modes beyond the main single-player quest, for that matter. And the puzzles, while plentiful and reasonably well designed, can become frustrating due to funky control and camera issues.
  6. 60
    Frantix is very linear in play, but is good if you have a few minutes to spare as most levels can be finished pretty quickly.
  7. Frantix is a no-frills puzzler in dire need of a personality transplant.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2