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Stick-figures get their hero in Echochrome

Enter Echochrome, one of the most interesting and engaging new titles popping up at this year's E3. "Least graphics, most game play is their angle," said Sony's Phil Harrison, as he introduced Echochrome in the midst of Sony's E3 keynote. In addition to our earlier description as, "Jenga blocks, plus stick figure man plus acid," game play seemingly bears a distant resemblance to games like Crush (PSP) and the upcoming PC release Portal. Echochrome looks like it will have players assembling the game world to steer the stick-figure hero to his end goal. An orchestral score keeps an ambient atmosphere, which should help for those ultra-tricky sections that will be sure to induce cold sweats. Ah, the intense pleasures of a great puzzler. Echochrome certainly looks promising and the fact it will arrive on both UMD for the PSP and the PlayStation Store as one of the "more than 80 first-party games available" makes it all the more desirable.

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1. sound cool for psn. i dunno bout umd, psp needs some solid games not this, i gave the psp a big chance before i clucked mine i while ago, i hope those 80 plus titles are worth the purchase of the newer lighter psp

Posted at 3:41PM on Jul 13th 2007 by pete

2. why would I want graphics, just because I spent 600 dollars on a game machine with an 'evolutionary' cell chip. why would I want graphics? when sarcasm keeps me warm at night.

Posted at 3:59PM on Jul 13th 2007 by dradiant

3. hey! sony can't come out with a nintendo game, that's cheating! i think the wii should get a 1080p fps just out of spite.

Posted at 4:17PM on Jul 13th 2007 by nawtyeravgjoe

4. I think this game looks fun. Innovation is just as important as graphics and this game will prove it!

Posted at 5:25PM on Jul 13th 2007 by Andy

5. This game looks addictive, depending how much it is it will be amazing - and lets face it what can u expect from PSN games? Quick dirty fun with crappy graphics :D

As far as the PSP release goes hmm....

Posted at 6:32PM on Jul 13th 2007 by wiggles

6. Yeah this looks like a really hard little game. It forces you to think which may make it harder for FPS fans. :)

Posted at 10:21AM on Jul 14th 2007 by Popfrogs

7. I'm getting this on the PSP, maybe I'll also download it on the PSN. The classical background music is a very nice touch.

Looks very challenging and way more innovative than Nintendo's cooking simulators.

Posted at 10:34AM on Jul 14th 2007 by Bored

8. A game where perspective determines reality

interesting, and probably very addictive

Posted at 6:10PM on Jul 14th 2007 by Mr Khan

9. im not sure i understand... if i purchase the PSN version, can i play it on both my PS3 and PSP?

Posted at 8:32PM on Jul 14th 2007 by kiraXD

10. I'm sorry but... are SONY really producing games like this for their "Next Generation" console? This weird stick boy thing, Nucleus, Blast Factor, Flow, Super Stardust etc? Come on, shiny 3D arcade games are not what I want to see. These are the games I'd expect to see for free on HOME service (in the gaming areas shown in the trailers etc), not pimped as next gen games.

Posted at 5:02AM on Jul 15th 2007 by PJ

11. Play it or ignore it. It only one of the thousands upcomming PSN title. Got to play them all? I pity you.

Posted at 11:55AM on Jul 15th 2007 by Maorice Chavez

12. "more than 80 first-party games available" makes it all the more desirable.
For sure! I dont see that many titles on the 360.

Posted at 2:38PM on Jul 16th 2007 by Lp47

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