Tetris Effect - From the designer of Rez and Lumines


#1

This is being talked about briefly in other threads. It sounds like it’s a triumph. Perhaps the definitive version of one of the best games of all time?

Eurogamer gave it an Essential rating.


#2

It can’t be the definitive version if Wii’s Tetris Party actually provides a great head-to-head multiplayer experience and this one doesn’t even try.

That said, I’ll probably pick this up for Switch or Xbox soon.


#3

Isn’t it a PS4 exclusive?


#4

An exclusive definitive edition of Tetris that isn’t on a Nintendo system? Shenannigans!


#5

And a definitive tetris that can’t be played on the crapper as well? Sounds like a very Japanese way of going for something awesome and missing entirely the point.


#6

I can’t deny the presentation is awesome, but it’s still good ol’ Tetris isn’t it?

I mean, you can play Snakes and Ladders in a strip club, that doesn’t make it a brand new experience, does it?


#7

The real shame is there’s no Astro Bot thread.


#8

Nor on a programmable calculator in the middle of class. Agreed.


#9

Drop speed changes with what’s going on in the level, speeding up or slowing down so it’s slightly more than just window dressing.


#10

Definitive Tetris was on the OG game boy, green on grey. But this looks neat.


#11

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#12

The definitive version of the game is Tetris: The Absolute: The Grand Master 2 Plus.


#13

I love Mizuguchi’s games, and he has wanted to make Tetris for a very long time (it’s why he created Lumines). This game is basically what Lumines would have been if he could have made an actual Tetris game, I think.

That said, I’ve never been much of a Tetris fan, so I’m kind of torn on wanting to get this for my new PS4. It is probably a game I will enjoy the experience of for a while, but won’t play again and again.

Maybe it will come to Plus eventually.


#14

Gamestop apparently has this for $20. Amazon briefly price-matched but they must have sold out, since it’s only showing as being sold by 3rd party sellers now.

I’m still debating if I want to brave Gamestop and get a “new” copy (i.e. opened, but they keep the game in a drawer behind the counter), or wait for a digital sale.


#15

Chances are they have a bunch of them, so you should be able to get a sealed copy, especially if you don’t wait a week.

I was thinking about going to get this myself, then ended up buying a slew of stuff in the PSN holiday sale


#16

Wooo I would grab that if it was available.


#17

Yeah I’d like to buy this, but $40 on PSN seems like a bit much for Tetris.

Diego


#18

I am stuck on the last level of adventure mode (normal difficulty) and I wouldn’t mind playing it repeatedly, but I hate the stupid pop song… what to do? I think I will mute the music and play classic tetris music until I beat the level


#19

Did anyone ever approach the game with this mindset and have their mind changed?

I keep seeing Tetris Effect on best of 2018 lists and I’ve already got a PSVR so there’s some pull, almost obligation, to at least try it.

But I don’t really have any affection for Tetris itself. Polygon has it at #4 in their end of the year list, but their entry justifying it says things like this:

For the past three decades, people have zoned out with the help of Tetris. The classic, nigh-perfect puzzle game demands unwavering attention, particularly at higher speeds.
[…]
Its additions ultimately don’t distract from the game; they complement it, reminding us what an addictive, pleasurable and transportive experience a game of Tetris can be.

Other reviews have a similar premise, “we all know Tetris was already the best thing in the world…” if you’ll pardon a little exaggeration on my part.

If I wouldn’t shed a tear over the prospect of never playing another game of Tetris in my life, Tetris Effect isn’t going to wow me, is it?


#20

I was walking outside at 7:30 AM the other day and got a notification from camelcamelcamel that it was on sale for $20 so I grabbed it! I’ve been wanting a decent Tetris game. I haven’t played in years.