Puzzle Scape PSP

Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
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  1. As good as a derivative puzzler can be. Puzzle Scape won't make you forget Lumines or Tetris, but it will offer enough variety to find a spot in your PSP puzzle game starting rotation.
  2. 75
    The music is better than your average electronic fare, and an engaging visual style will keep your eyes from getting bored. It lacks that addictive quality that is present in all great puzzle games, however.
  3. Puzzle Scape is another flavor thrown into the mix, merging elements of a Nintendo classic with ideas that had not been previously explored. The resulting product is one of challenge, one of entertainment, and unfortunately – without any significant challenges aside from a list of repeated objectives – one of slowness and repetition.
  4. Puzzle Scape isn't terribly original in either concept or presentation, but it's enough like the great games it's copying to be well worthwhile.
  5. Puzzle Scape is a passable but conventional puzzle game that tries, and fails, to imitate Lumines' unique sensibilities.
  6. 60
    Puzzle Scape is not a great game, but is a game that should be purchased by enthusiasts only.
  7. Puzzle Scape seems to try too hard at imitating other games, especially Lumines with its addictive gamplay.
  8. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    50
    Swapping pairs of blocks is unwieldy. [Sept 2007, p.116]
  9. 40
    And although you can probably get twenty bucks' worth of fun out of it with a little effort, why wouldn't you just drop the cash on a game that did it better two years ago?
  10. 35
    It's not an awful game. It's just utterly inferior to Lumines and costs just as much. What's the point?

Awards & Rankings

#82 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2007
User Score
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  1. ChrisP.
    Jun 20, 2007
    8
    Good fun! I played both Lumines games so long that my fingertips blead, but you grow tired playing the same game over and over again. Good fun! I played both Lumines games so long that my fingertips blead, but you grow tired playing the same game over and over again. Puzzlescape provides good continuation to people who enjoyed Tetris Attack and Lumines and similar games. Music was great and I did enjoy the non-music-video backgrounds! Full Review »