IGN: Echochrome II Review

IGN: Echochrome II is a cool use of PlayStation Move. I wasn't that engaged thanks to my "just screw around until I get it" strategy and the game's lack of penalty for such a scheme. There are lots of puzzles to tackle and there should be plenty to download once folks get their hands on the game, but that doesn't offset the stuff that turned me off.

Presentation - 7.5
Graphics - 7.0
Sound - 7.0
Gameplay - 7.0
Lasting Appeal - 7.5

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NewMonday2884d ago

Waiting for this, the PSN is the best place for games like this.

So far all of my Move games are from the PSN

Dead storm pirates
Kung Fu Live
Sack boys Pre-historic Moves

Neckbear2884d ago (Edited 2884d ago )

All those games seem pretty...lame, though.

I wouldn't waste 100$ on a peripheral just to play those games.


He said that, so far, all of his "Move" games are on PSN. And yes, SO FAR, however, said games look pretty lame.

And, after that opinion, another opinion comes in: I wouldn't get a peripheral (or well, more like a set of) like Move just to play those games. It doesn't seems worth it, at least how I see it.

Clear enough?

And, by last, I agree with your on-topic comment: a 7 isn't bad at all. Seems like all games have to be "10/10, Editor's Choice, Game of the fucking Year all years" nowadays.

visualb2884d ago (Edited 2884d ago )

"So far..."

"...a peripheral just to play those games"


=| you are trying a little too hard - he said SO FAR. So no, not JUST to play those games.


this isn't surprising. Unlike the original, this is a bigger risk of agame, and its based on a peripheral so its bound to be less refined.

tbh the first still looks better =) still another game to play for move owners

people, stop acting as if 7 = bad

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-Alpha2884d ago (Edited 2884d ago )

I am proud that they took the risk, but disappointed that it doesn't seem to have paid off.

One thing to note is that the reviewer claims to have "burned out" so there is the possibility that some levels got harder and he simply didn't play it. Still, the idea of randomly moving the Move and winning doesn't sit well with me.

It's very much different from the first game. I was upset to hear that this was Move-exclusive because as a fan of the original I feel that they took the wrong route in ditching us. The shadow concept is very interesting but at the same time sounds gimmicky for Move.

I suggest for those who haven't played it to get the first one. They honestly are like two different games because of the Move and the first one involves a whole different style of puzzle solving

Disappointing score and review, but it's still a very unique game. But it seems to show you that these motion control games are making games too friendly. There are some puzzle games where you solve things without your knowledge of solving them by either spamming moves (Critter Crunch sometimes). Other games require thought, and that's what EC1 required a lot of. In fact, you couldn't ever get away with simply guessing.

@Dead Pixel

The original game got an 8.6 Maybe the game just took a step back?

-Alpha2884d ago (Edited 2884d ago )

@Dead Pixel

Oh good, a second opinion, thanks. Jumped the gun with what IGN said, but now I see two reviews saying two different things. I wonder if that second reviewer ran into what the Miller said. Guess I'll wait for more

NewMonday2884d ago

By "games like this" I meant casual games.

If these games cost the full 60$ then hell no I wouldn't have got them, but they range from 6$-15$-20$, so the for the price they were worth it, and the Move cost me only 50$ since I already have a PSEye.

If Kinect was around 70$ and games cost 10-20$ then I would have got one too, but the price is not worth the experience so far IMOO.

Also looking forward to using the Move in KZ3, crossing my fingers for MG Rising.

IGN reviews went downhill since the layoffs. You can tell their not taking their time with games and get frustrated very quickly, and this goes for their multi-platform reviews too, so nobody start with conspiracy talk.

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ChristianGamer2884d ago

PSN is the best place to find downloadable Move games? No way, get outta town

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Beast_Master2884d ago

I hate greg miller he has horrible taste in games.. I mean anyone that doesn't like God of War and Uncharted should not be giving me advice on what to buy.

mintaro2884d ago

What? He likes uncharted

Sitris2884d ago

Yeah he is a huge uncharted fan, and I I listen to podcast beyond almost every week, and he doesn't love god of war, but he has respect for it. What you smoking bud?

R_aVe_N2884d ago

The reviewer sounded pretty lame that is IGN for you. I am very much looking forward to this game.

R_aVe_N2884d ago (Edited 2884d ago )

Just to get things clear I have not enjoyed an IGN review in awhile. A 7 is not a bad score at all. The review just did not have any rime or reason behind the score. It did not talk much about the game really. The way he was talking it down you would expect it to be a much lower score. Just doesn't make any since.

thor2884d ago

I did wonder how they would create difficulty in this game. It always seemed as though you could quite easily complete each puzzle through messing about with different angles, and IGN have kind of confirmed this. Which is a shame. I don't know if the original Echochrome had this problem (never played it apart from the easy demo).

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