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Alter Echo

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MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
69
3.1
Xbox
68
2.9
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Description

Alter Echo is a third-person action game with a focus on close quarters combat. It is set in the 29th century where a substance named Multiplast replaces all known construction materials because it can be formed into anything. But something is wrong on the planet Proteus, the only known source of Multiplast. Now the simple worker Nevio has to investigate and stop the megalomaniac shape shifter Paavo who controls an even more powerful substance.

Luckily soon after the beginning of the game Nevo gets his hands on a special suit, which allows him to morph into three forms. The sword form is for melee combat, in which combos can be triggered by using the correct button combinations. The cannon form is a big robot which is more suited for gunplay and the stealth form is a futuristic lizard with a long tongue. During combat the player can instantly switch between the forms, which allows for many combinations depending on the former action or movement. This gets rewarded with plasma points which are used to upgrade Nevio's life energy, new moves or better weapons.

Besides combat, the game features basic switch puzzles and rhythm-based mini games. Most notable is the Time Dilation Mode, which can be activated near enemies - then the mini game begins and, if successful ended, launches an especially powerful attack.

Screenshots

Alter Echo Xbox Gun form takes on the gunship
Alter Echo Xbox Kess starts to taunt
Alter Echo Xbox Nevin pauses in front of the gravity lift
Alter Echo Xbox Gun form fires on gun pods

User Reviews

Ambitious but flawed genre piece in a fascinating new setting. Xbox Rupert Breheny (117)

The Press Says

Cheat Code Central PlayStation 2 2003 4 out of 5 80
MS Xbox World Xbox Oct 20, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Sep 18, 2003 7.4 out of 10 74
4Players.de Xbox Oct 22, 2003 72 out of 100 72
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Oct 22, 2003 68 out of 100 68
Gamezilla PlayStation 2 Sep 12, 2003 2 out of 3 67
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Sep 23, 2003 6.5 out of 10 65
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Oct 06, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Bordersdown Xbox 2003 5 out of 10 50
Game Revolution Xbox Sep, 2003 C- 42

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Extras

Extras within the game include promotional trailers, music videos and a making of mini-documentary.

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Contributed to by Rupert Breheny (117)