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echoshift Impressions |

(FYI, this is a PSP only game and does not play on PS3)


  • This games is very similar to the other polished challenging puzzle games on PSP: PQ2, Crush, Exit, Mercury Meltdown, and of course Echochrome.
  • The core puzzle mechanic is very similar to the Clank puzzles in Ratchet & Clank: Crack in Time on PS3.
  • The wireframe visuals and the instrumental soundtrack give the game a very classic and elegant aesthetic.
  • Well suited for small pick-up-and-play bursts.
  • Lots of content: There are 56 levels, with three modes per level, many different puzzling mechanics, and support for extra downloadable levels.
  • Overall, these puzzles get challenging but after playing through about half of the levels, nothing was terribly difficult. Contrast this with PQ2, which is much, much harder.

Subjective Conclusion

This is at the top of it’s class for this genre of puzzler. But if you aren’t a fan of brain twisters like this, this game won’t win you over.

If you are new to the genre and curious to give it a shot, this is the game that I’d recommend.

  • JimmyMagnum

    how much does it differ from the echochrome games?

  • Darrin

    echochrome+ecoshift have the exact same look, music style, branding, and level select screen, they are both puzzle games, and published by Sony.

    Beyond that, they are totally different puzzle games made by different developers.

    Personally, I think that echochrome is a more clever, daring concept, but echoshift is more of a fun, easy to get into puzzle game. echochrome is also PSP/PS3, while echoshift is PSP only. These puzzle games are really suited for portable play, but the 1080p visuals on PS3 echochrome are so nice.

  • JimmyMagnum

    ah, OK, is there a demo for echoshift? I already have echochrome 🙂

  • Darrin

    AFAIK, there is currently no demo for echoshift… later

  • Legion213

    Isnt this the game you can play at the Arcade in Home?

  • JimmyMagnum

    no, that’s a Home version of echochrome