Description of Echoshift By Sony - PlayStation Portable
- Do you remember Echochrome, that quirky but addictive black and white puzzle game that featured a perspective-shifted environment? Well, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan is getting ready to serve up another healthy dose of puzzle-induced insanity. This time the game is called echoshift, and it introduces the new gaming concept that developers are calling "self co-op" (we can think of another definition for that word, but this is a family website). What it actually means in the context of this game is that players can control their character at different points in time, helping their past selves get through difficult sections of each puzzle. Echoshift shares Echochrome's unique visual style, with players required to maneuver a mannequin-like figure through each level, while solving intricate puzzles within a certain amount of time. Because the puzzles are impossible to complete on your own the first time through, players will need to cooperate with "ghosts" of their previous attempts to help clear each level. The more the player starts over, the more ghosts appear. It is up to the player to strategically use these multiple ghosts to help them through the level and reach the goal. Players will be challenged to solve over 30 different puzzle types, which include moving objects, doors controlled by switches, and crumbling floors, all within nine themed worlds (each will have five levels) based on different puzzle concepts and types. Players who master all 45 levels can look forward to additional, downloadable levels, which will be available on PSN at a later date.