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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a simple yet sophisticated puzzle game available for download on the PlayStation Network. The puzzles are quite challenging, so younger players may struggle grasping the perspective concepts. There is an online component, although it's limited to leaderboards and shared puzzles.
Is It Any Good?
Initially, Echochrome feels difficult, even frustrating at times, as you learn the laws. However, after a few rounds studying and implementing the proper perspective tools, the game turns to a surprisingly soothing experience. Minimalist visuals reminiscent of M.C. Escher and soft classical music create a highly relaxing environment. As you master techniques, the puzzles become a bit easier to figure out. In Freeform mode, you'll tackle a group of random puzzles that must be solved before time expires. One annoying feature is the lack of a visible timer. Only auditory cues signal when time is about to run out. Atelier is less constrictive, giving you an opportunity to choose between the game's 56 puzzles. If you've conquered them all, you can create and share levels in Canvas mode. While Echochrome requires patience to surmount, it still provides a fresh, hypnotic experience.
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