Tetris Effect is a psychedelic take on the legendary puzzle game

Jun 07, 2018, 06:53
Tetris Effect is a psychedelic take on the legendary puzzle game

The first of Sony's PlayStation Countdown to E3 2018 announcements is Tetris Effect for PS4 and PS VR. So, how will Tetris Effect actually play? Owners of the PlayStation 4 Pro can also enjoy the game in 2D dimensions in 4k at 60fps.

The game will also come to PlayStation VR when it launches in Spring. Tetris Effect is coming to PS4 and PSVR this fall and it's being designed by Tetsuya Mizuguchi, known for award-winning games like Rez Infinite and Lumines. As both the trailer and website point out, the Tetris Effect happens when "players' brains are so engrossed that images of the iconic falling Tetrimino blocks (i.e. the Tetris playing pieces) linger in their vision, thoughts, and even dreams".

Tetris Effect looks like something cooked up by Marvel's Doctor Strange, as it attempts to amplify this phenomenon with some fantastic imagery, shapes and colors, combined with hypnotic music and sounds.

A player grading and leveling system as well as variable difficulty to encourage and reward replayability.

It sounds like the game will include multiple classic play modes, in addition to new modes and options.

What do you think of Tetris Effect?

One of the greatest, most addictive videogames ever created is getting a virtual reality (VR) makeover by none other then Enhance Games.

Several popular gameplay modes will be available in Tetris Effect, including marathon mode, ultra, and sprint.

Almost 35 years after its initial release, Tetris is still one of the best, most addictive games there is, but is it still possible to do something new with the venerable puzzle series?