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[3DS] Crush 3D - dimension shifting puzzle game for $20 new at Gamestop
Crush is a platformer-puzzle video game developed by Kuju Entertainment's Zoë Mode studio and published by Sega in 2007 for the PlayStation Portable. Its protagonist is Danny, a teenager suffering from insomnia, who uses an experimental device to explore his mind and discover the cause of his sleeplessness. Each level of the game, representing events from Danny's life and inspired by artists such as Tim Burton and M.C. Escher, requires the player to control Danny as he collects his "lost marbles" and other thoughts.
Crush's primary gameplay feature involves manipulating each game level between 3D and 2D views, allowing the player to reach platforms and locations inaccessible from within a different view.
It's tough to describe how the game plays, so here is a video:
September 2011, pshh, yeah right!
It came out in Europe on Jan 13, which means it's already got a substantial set of reviews at Metacritic, unfortunately a middling 71 (the original PSP game has an 83, by comparison).
Its American release date is said to be 3/6, though Gamestop puts it at 3/13, which is only significant because for who knows how long, they are selling it for $20, which pushes it into impulse buy territory for me.
So, Crush. Did you play it on PSP? Are you European and have it on 3DS? Did you like it? Is it worth it?
I have to admit the art style seems quite haphazard and unappealing, so I'm totally relying on the quality of the puzzles for this to be a worthwhile game.
Oh, also, there is a demo of it on the eShop if you want to give it a try!