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  • Summary: From deep beneath the ocean to the furthest reaches of outer space, Tetris Effect’s 30-plus stages are more than just backdrops; together with music, characters, and animations tailor-made for each level and triggered by your actions, they’re all meant to make you feel something — to conveyFrom deep beneath the ocean to the furthest reaches of outer space, Tetris Effect’s 30-plus stages are more than just backdrops; together with music, characters, and animations tailor-made for each level and triggered by your actions, they’re all meant to make you feel something — to convey a mood, or even provoke an emotional response. [Enhance, Inc.] Expand
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  1. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Dec 12, 2018
    100
    Tetris Effect and PS VR go together like ham and eggs. It’s the perfect pairing of tech and game design. Don’t have a headset? You can still join in but you’re missing out on the definitive way to play. [Issue#157, p.92]
  2. Nov 12, 2018
    95
    For all its glorious visuals, endless modes, and virtual reality additions, the game of Tetris needs not more than a set of reliable input methods to snatch a dozen hours from right before your eyes. Tetris Effect is a confident, yet elegant, take on the simplest game in the world and a sheer masterclass of game design, at that.
  3. 90
    A masterful reimagining of Tetris that changes little about the core gameplay but still manages to create one of the most immersive video games ever.
  4. Nov 29, 2018
    90
    It's plain and simple: Tetris Effect is the best Tetris-game ever. It looks gorgeous and VR is amazing. Just buy this game.
  5. Nov 9, 2018
    89
    Some games have a personal feeling, and that's the case of Tetris Effect. If you loved the aesthetics, sound and gameplay similarities that Rez and Lumines shared (like every action has a sound effect that impacts the soundtrack), then Tetris Effect it's for you. An original and refreshing way to renew a myth that keeps entertaining big time.
  6. Nov 20, 2018
    85
    We all know the game, we all know its rules... but in VR, Tetris still manages to surprise. Kudos to the dynamic use of colours, which really lifts this game to a whole new level.
  7. Nov 9, 2018
    70
    All the flair that’s been added to the base game lays bare what’s been deliberately and inexplicably left out, like online multiplayer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 54
  2. Negative: 7 out of 54
  1. Sep 11, 2019
    10
    You haven't played Tetris until you have played Tetris Effect. Even without PSVR, it feels like a trip without the danger of one.
  2. Nov 11, 2018
    10
    When I played the demo briefly I thought it was a good gimmick but would not keep me entertained. I was wrong. This is a worthy successor toWhen I played the demo briefly I thought it was a good gimmick but would not keep me entertained. I was wrong. This is a worthy successor to Tetris. It's actually Tetris like it should be in 2018. The weird part is that it feels and plays like Tetris but you experience it as a totally different game.

    The visuals are weird but great and accompanied by a very good soundtrack with matching sound effects make this game worth buying. The presentation is very inviting and clean. This is what I would call an AAA puzzler!

    The only thing I have to warn you about: It's very addictive
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  3. Nov 9, 2018
    10
    No review can sum up the magic of this game. Even if you arent a puzzle game fan, try it. You wont regret it.
  4. Jan 31, 2021
    9
    With countless iterations over the last thirty plus years it’s hard to really do anything all that new with the classic puzzle formula, butWith countless iterations over the last thirty plus years it’s hard to really do anything all that new with the classic puzzle formula, but Tetris Effect when played in VR it manages to do something truly original. In terms of gameplay the only real addition is the ‘zone mode’, which allows players to freeze time and fill multiple lines at once, and adds a new level of strategy to the game.

    Where Tetris Effect really shines however is when played in VR. The music and graphical touches, that react in response to the players actions, are simply mesmerizing and it’s difficult to describe the experience. If you’re a Tetris fan this is a fairly fun iteration, but if you have PSVR, it’s a must buy!
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  5. Nov 24, 2020
    8
    At it's best this game is a 10/10. A perfect synergy of gameplay, visuals and music. The final level, if it all clicks for you, is one of theAt it's best this game is a 10/10. A perfect synergy of gameplay, visuals and music. The final level, if it all clicks for you, is one of the best in videogame history. A moment to remember.

    However the game never hits those highs again.

    It also loses that just-one-more-run feeling all too quickly when compared to the GameBoy original. A brilliant game, while it lasts.
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  6. Feb 10, 2019
    8
    Tetris Effect is a visual audio experience that is extraordinary but misses a few spots to reach perfection. For the regular price tag I wantTetris Effect is a visual audio experience that is extraordinary but misses a few spots to reach perfection. For the regular price tag I want to give it a 7 but as I had really fun with it I decided to give it an 8.

    Tetris Effect features the old-school Tetris experience combined with many other game modes such as such surprise stages, multi-stages, time attacks, marathon and many more. The core is the "journey" where you travel through (20?) different levels with dynamic themed musics and extraordinary graphical support in 4K HDR. Even without PSVR this game features an outstanding game experience. If you like Tetris as a game I highly suggest to get Tetris Effect.

    The gameplay is easy and fluent. Tutorial is at hand for newer people. You can unlock numerous avatars, soundtracks and more. There must be around 10-15 game modes all with minimal differences but they add up to a meaningful Tetris experience.

    Although game-play, visuals and audio are superb the game lacks a few things:

    - There is no multiplayer at all. I think this is a huge missed out opportunity. I m mostly on single player only games but Tetris can be really fun versus others. So this decision makes me a little bit sad.
    - Some of the visuals block the screen, which is really bothersome when you face levels at speed 10+. In my honest opinion, they SHOULD be fixed because it hurts the game-play experience which should come first before visuals.
    - The core journey is very short, which is really sad because it is an awesome experience. On normal it took me around an hour to finish which is way too short for the price tag it is sold at. If they would ve double or tripled the size with considerable stage differences the game experience would ve been insane.

    I want to give this game a 10 because it is awesome but the price tag does not fit. I would suggest to get it at a sale of at least 50%. For this price tag I would probably give it a 8.5 to 9. Still the missed multiplayer opportunity and some visual blockage wont make this a 10 for me. Overall I really like this game and it is a worthwhile experience coming back to Tetris after so many years.
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  7. Sep 5, 2020
    0
    Never forget, never forgive!

    #BoycottEnhance #BoycottTetris #FTetsuyaMizuguchi #FtheEpicGamesStore #FEpicGames #FUnrealEngine
    Never forget, never forgive!

    #BoycottEnhance
    #BoycottTetris
    #FTetsuyaMizuguchi
    #FtheEpicGamesStore
    #FEpicGames
    #FUnrealEngine
    #Source2ForLife
    #FTencent
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