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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. Positive: 70 out of 72
  2. Negative: 0 out of 72
  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: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. Nov 12, 2018
    10
    ....................... TETRIS ist a perfect game. ........................
  2. Nov 9, 2018
    10
    Tetris finally became art
    It may not have a direct online multiplayer or local, but it compensates on music, visuals and apresentation
  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. Dec 20, 2018
    9
    Even for a Tetris game this is a very unique way of presenting it. The combination of music to go along with how well you're doing in theEven for a Tetris game this is a very unique way of presenting it. The combination of music to go along with how well you're doing in the board is great. Some of the animations though can block what you're doing on screen sometimes, and I've lost a couple of times because it was moving so fast and I couldn't see where I was dropping a piece due to that. However this is a game that is very soothing and works well to help wind a person down from a long day. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys Tetris even a little bit. Expand
  5. Dec 20, 2018
    8
    The visuals and music fit perfectly to create the best version of Tetris. One of the few games to really take advantage of HDR. I don't haveThe visuals and music fit perfectly to create the best version of Tetris. One of the few games to really take advantage of HDR. I don't have PSVR, but the game is great on its own. This is the type of game I will be pulling out to play at least once a week or so as a palate cleanser from all the FPS & action games I play. Plus, I picked it up for 20 bucks which should have been the original price. Expand
  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. Nov 11, 2018
    3
    It's a shiny Tetris game. 4K and HDR, or VR do not make Tetris "more fun". The dynamic soundtrack and visuals don't add much either. I thinkIt's a shiny Tetris game. 4K and HDR, or VR do not make Tetris "more fun". The dynamic soundtrack and visuals don't add much either. I think they missed a huge opportunity to re-release Teterisphere, especially in VR. A much overlooked entry in the vast # of Tetris games, this game would have looked great with new visuals/music/gameplay. They could've added a Tetris game with the package. However, for the price tag, Tetris Effect is a no go. Expand

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