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Alter Echo - PS2, Xbox

About.com Rating 4 Star Rating


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Rated: Teen

Alter Echo

The Bottom Line

Alter Echo is not only pretty, it's pretty original. Tired of the same old action? Here is your cure. Transform, control time, control space, level up, it's all here and it's like nothing else before.
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  • Trippy Psychedelic Graphics
  • Extremely Original Action Video Game
  • Transform and Control Time


  • Action can get repetitive
  • Cheesy Dialog


  • Graphics: 4.5 - Very trippy, very hip, but there is a whole lot of pink and purple... hmmmm
  • Sound: 3.5 - Great music, decent sound, but Nevin, the main character will get on your nerves
  • Concept: 5 - Thank you THQ for taking a chance and bringing us something new. Time Dilation rules!
  • Control: 4.5 - Good, felt intuitive, though the camera angles get odd when you are climbing walls
  • Difficulty: Medium - it felt just about right.
  • Replay: 2.5 - Once you've done it, you've done it.
  • All scores are out of 5. The overall rating is not an average of the above scores.

Guide Review - Alter Echo - PS2, Xbox

First and foremost, Alter Echo has is an action game. Run around, fight stuff, rescue a buddy, fight more stuff, solve a puzzle, fight even more stuff... but there are twists.

First, you can transform into 3 different modes, a chameleon like stealth mode, a sword wielding mode, and a heavy arms gun mode. You can also control time and rearrange the terrain, both governed by a mini-game. If you want to freeze time, you have to play a quick puzzle game, if you beat it, time stops and you get to watch Nevin decimate opponents frozen in time. The biggest twist is a Tony Hawk-esque combo mode. Earn big combos for creative kills.

Is Alter Echo perfect? No, it can get repetitive. But, it is fun and original - a fact which few games today can claim.

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