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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 Nevin 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 Nevin 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 Nevin'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 successfully completed, launches an especially powerful attack.

Screenshots

Alter Echo PlayStation 2 The game starts with a sequence explaining how the bad guy Paav, this is he, has gone rogue
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
Alter Echo PlayStation 2 The game's title screen is in constant motion. It follows a couple of company logos. There's no animated introduction
Alter Echo Xbox Gun form takes on the gunship

Promo Images

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User Reviews

Ambitious but flawed genre piece in a fascinating new setting. Xbox Rupert Breheny (123)

Critic Reviews

Cheat Code Central PlayStation 2 2003 4 out of 5 80
GamingTrend PlayStation 2 2003 437 out of 600 73
Game Captain Xbox Nov 01, 2003 72 out of 100 72
Game Captain PlayStation 2 Oct 13, 2003 72 out of 100 72
Gamesmania.de Xbox Oct 14, 2003 72 out of 100 72
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Xbox Sep 19, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameCell UK Xbox 2003 6 out of 10 60
Game Chronicles PlayStation 2 Oct 01, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Yiya Xbox Nov 23, 2003 C+ 58
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 Charly2.0 (258851) and Rupert Breheny (123)
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