In 1984, a Russian game designer by the name of Alexey Pajitnov released a simple video game that would go on to change the world. The game relied on geometrical shapes falling from the sky and fitting into place below. Players were tasked with creating lines from these blocks that would vanish when formed, creating space for new lines to form. The addictive gameplay loop crept into the conscience of gamers everywhere, from young children to adults alike. The name, derived from a combination of the Greek numerical prefix "tetra-" - a reference to every single shape in the game containing four blocks - and Pajitnov's favourite sport, tennis, would come to be famously known as Tetris.
Tetris Effect marks the evolution of that renowned game; a passion project from Rez Infinite creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi. This time, the name actually derives from the psychological phenomenon, the "Tetris effect", in which players, through extensive playtime of Tetris, would experience after-effects like visualizing falling blocks long after the game was over. They would dream it, hear it, and naturally, experience it throughout their daily lives away from the screen. Tetris Effect aimed to recreate that phenomenon through more psychedelic means, but it achieves that goal and goes well beyond our expectations.
From the depths of the ocean to a wormhole in the dark corners of the universe, there is no limit to where one can play Tetris.
The soundtrack, comprising of chillwave, synth, trance, and insanely catchy dance tracks, pulsate your controller to the beat, forcing you to subconsciously synchronize the falling blocks in Tetris to the beat too.
...it breathes new life into PlayStation’s virtual reality, and has set a very high bar for all virtual reality games to come.
Writer. Enthusiast of all things geek. Legend has it he completed Final Fantasy VII without a memory card.
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9 November 2018
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