Alter Echo (PlayStation 2)

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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.


Alter Echo PlayStation 2 Saving at the end of a level is optional but as it is possible to die it is a good idea
Alter Echo PlayStation 2 The in-game extras. None of these items are locked
Alter Echo PlayStation 2 This is Nevin. His spaceship has just been destroyed. He fell to earth, or rather Proteus, and he's just woken up. He's a bit confused right now
Alter Echo PlayStation 2 Introductions over and the game begins.<br>The first few levels are basically the game's tutorial with Nevin learning the controls, exploring the environment, and getting to know his saviour

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GamePro (US) Aug 20, 2003 4 out of 5 80
GameZone Sep 05, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Gaming Target Sep 18, 2003 7.4 out of 10 74
GamingTrend 2003 437 out of 600 73
GameSpy Aug 27, 2003 70 out of 100 70 Oct 22, 2003 68 out of 100 68
Gamezilla Sep 12, 2003 2 out of 3 67
Worth Playing Sep 23, 2003 6.5 out of 10 65 Oct 15, 2003 65 out of 100 65
GameCell UK 2003 6 out of 10 60


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

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Rupert Breheny (117) added Alter Echo (PlayStation 2) on May 26, 2004
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