Review of the game Puyo Puyo Tetris
Soviet programmer Alexey Pajitnov back in 1984 could not even imagine that harmless hobby once glorify him to the world. On the basis of them bought the puzzle "Pentamino" Pajitnov created his own computer game that uses similar rules, and then showed it to my colleagues from the Computing Center of the USSR Academy of Sciences. "Tetris" suddenly paralyzed the institution: all began playing outlandish development Alexis. Copies of the game spread to Moscow, and then, through the efforts of foreign publishers, and around the world. Today I would like to tell you about the wonderful Japanese game Puyo Puyo Tetris (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch), continues the tradition of the legendary puzzle.
The game "Tetris" very difficult fate. Around unpretentious at first glance puzzle, created by Soviet programmer for more than a decade raged serious passions. Several foreign companies have fought for the right game publishers in different countries and for different platforms. I broke this legal war, that at a certain moment in the negotiations intervened even the Soviet government headed by Mikhail Gorbachev. Most of all in this battle hurt himself Alexey Pajitnov, who did not get to sell their games to nothing. Only in 1996, when the rights to the game back to its creator, Pajitnov began to receive small payments to its sales. That's when he founded The Tetris Company LLC and finally registered the word "Tetris" as a trade mark.
The game Puyo Puyo Tetris was developed by Japanese studio Sonic Team. It is these developers are now responsible for the popular series about a hedgehog Sonic games, the time has glorified company Sega. To my great regret, in 2001, Sega was unable to resist such giants as Sony and the Nintendo, so left the console market iron, fully focused on the release of their games for various platforms. She willingly took place the US, Microsoft with its Xbox. Until now, I remember the warmth of my favorite console of the Japanese manufacturer - Sega Mega Drive and Sega Dreamcast. From time to time, I blow off the dust from them, and hath given nostalgia. The good news in this situation I have is that Sega still produces great games, delighting his many fans.
Puyo Puyo Tetris is a unique hybrid of two popular all over the world puzzles. First, as you know, the same "Tetris" and the second - Japanese puzzle series Puyo Puyo, was born in 1991. If the rules of the first game we all know, that about the second puzzle I have to tell you a little bit. Developers of the very first game of the series from the Japanese studio Compile inspired by the work of Alexey Pajitnov, as well as two other great puzzles Dr.Mario (1990) and Columns (1990). The glass figures instead of cubes falling round colored creatures with eyes, called "Buyeo" (Puyo). Rotate these creatures around and putting on the bottom of the cup, the player must gather a group of four or more balls of the same color, so that they "then collapse," like the lines in the "Tetris".
In contrast to the game Pajitnov in Puyo Puyo player must arrange things so that, skhlopnuv one of the color groups, figure, dropping to form new. This makes the gameplay more thoughtful and complex. You need to think through the strategy several moves ahead, imagining Buyeo will move in this or that situation. Game Puyo Puyo Tetris not only offers players classic mechanics Tetris and Puyo Puyo, but also the first time merges two puzzles together. The glass turns the figures are falling out of blocks, the Buyeo, and the player has to have time to build up your strategy, not allowing the rubble of multicolored objects to reach the top. But the most interesting in the game Puyo Puyo Tetris - an incredible number of various modes that can entertain the player for long months.
In the first place, the game has a full scene Adventure mode. Imagine? Scene mode in "Tetris"! The story tells of the adventures of cartoon characters from the series Puyo Puyo, who collide with people from a parallel world, where the head of all costs Tetris philosophy. Heroes just find out the relationship with each other by means of duels in these puzzles. He plays one whose cup is filled faster than the opponent. Scene mode is not only because of the fights. You will also have to perform various tasks, such as "to cut a certain number of lines in Tetris per minute" or "strictly for the allotted time to dial a certain number of points in Puyo Puyo". Many tasks difficult to pass on the first try. Pereprohodit have to them again and again, perfecting their skills and producing a certain strategy. The complexity of the scene mode is high, but I can not attribute it to the shortcomings of the game. Such calls only heated interest in the player to the passage of jobs.
The fights between characters are exacerbated in those moments when one of them, for example, cuts just four lines in the "Tetris" or collapses several series of balls in the "Puyo Puyo". On the playing field of his rival begin to occur various troubles. In Tetris bottom grow additional blocks of gray, and in the case of Puyo Puyo penalty blocks fall from the top, blocking access to the colored balls. To properly understand the various nuances of the game and its mechanics, I advise you to read the Lessons section. Here in the form of simple and clear video lessons you explain everything to the brightest examples. For example, there is a Tetris in this tricky technique that is called the T-Spin. It allows you to fit the T-figure in a seemingly inappropriate for this site. Having mastered this trick, you get a significant advantage over competitors.
When the scene mode is passed (and make it extremely difficult, because there are as many as 100 levels!), You can pay attention to other modes Puyo Puyo Tetris. In Solo Arcade mode, you can choose any type of job that you have already seen in the Adventure and battle against one, two or even three opponents controlled by artificial intelligence. Here you and the classic Versus, and mixing the Fusion puzzles, and the constant change of style Swap games and fights Party to drop items, giving you an edge over rivals and Space Battle Big Bang. And that's not all!
The game also contains a wonderful Challenge mode offers a huge number of various tests. For example, you are offered in the allotted time to clean almost completely filled with glass figurines. Or hold out as long as possible in the game, to the extent that, as the speed of the falling figures will continue to increase. You can play with the help of the tiny Puyo, which greatly affects the strategy, or try to cut 40 lines on the Sprint mode, the game Tetris. I have listed not all tests, so that the game still has something to surprise you. Exploring the in-game menu, I was not feeling that this game is truly infinite. So many developers of content stuffed into it.
Multiplayer in the game is implemented just fine. Especially when we are talking about the version of Puyo Puyo Tetris for hybrid console Nintendo Switch. First of all, you can play on the same TV with his friends. If you have an extra set of controllers Joy-Con, you can play four. If you decide to play with friends outside the home, it is generally not a problem! Nintendo Switch can be used as a portable TV. Multiple consoles can also be connected to a local network, but it is provided that your companions also bought yourself a new Nintendo console and a copy of this game. If your friends do not share the passion for "Tetris", you can always go online and find interesting contender there.
Online, you will assign the starting grade, and depending on the number of victories over rivals your rank will invariably grow. You can create a room with its own rules of the game or join an existing sessions. You can find your friends online and invite them to play against you. The game also offers opportunities for personalization. You can choose a certain game character, just like in a fighting game. You can be purchased in the built-in store for in-game currency alternative voice to the beloved characters and even a whole new look for the figures "Tetris" and "Puyo Puyo". In a special menu, you will also be able at any time to review all unlocked plot inserts and listen to each music track or sound effect.
The game has a very interesting option to save video replays of your games. This is useful in order to be able to analyze their mistakes after the end of the level, look for additional solutions to seemingly hopeless problems and so on. On the trouble I wandered into this menu and included the video of the game of a professional player from Japan. I should not have done it. Now I will be a serious complex for life. Japanese played with such incredible speed that I sometimes gets the feeling that this is not a man at all. No. Well the truth! How did he even get to keep track of everything going on at that speed? By comparison, I - just a sloth from the cartoon "zootopia".
The music in the game easy, unobtrusive. Traditionally, most of all I liked the Russian folk song "crate" in modern electronic processing. That it sounded in the famous "Tetris", released by Nintendo for their portable console Game Boy back in 1989. Famous melodies in Puyo Puyo Tetris found a new life and sound really impressive. But American voice actors plot inserts, made in anime-style, seemed to me as a forced and unnatural, that pretty quick I just started to miss them. Anything, just not to hear this terrible acting game! Anyway, all these plot insertion struck me as completely unnecessary and far-fetched. Both puzzles in themselves are good, without any ape characters. Something that reminded me of a recent game Super Bomberman R for all of the same Nintendo Switch. It looks like a hideous animation and voice acting for both games have done the same people.
- Both the puzzle look incredibly fresh and attractive.
- A huge variety of modes and complex trials.
- Mode Hybrid Fusion, takes all the best from both series.
- Expanding opportunities for local and online multiplayer.
- The ability to save their own and other people's viewing the video replays.
- Nintendo Switch allows you to play with friends anywhere, anytime.
- It is extremely useful and intuitive learning mode.
- The ability to customize the external appearance of the game.
- Wacky and extremely inappropriate plot inserts.
- Just disgusting English-speaking voice.
- The lack of Russian localization.
- relatively high cost.
Do you love Tetris as I love him? In my home there is a collection of video games cartridges with famous versions of this puzzle game for the Game Boy and Famicom. At the time, I almost never parted with the handheld console Nintendo DS, so I had a chance to play "Tetris" as soon will stand out a free moment at work. Time passes, but Tetris still remains one of my favorite games. As for Puyo Puyo - it is also good, but, of course, is not able to overshadow the masterpiece Alexey Pajitnov.
Puyo Puyo Tetris - a great opportunity to get both a puzzle with a lot of content and game modes. The only thing that spoils the picture - yet enough high cost of games. Now you can buy a cartridge for Nintendo Switch costs 2499 rubles (originally it cost 2799 rubles). Although, considering how lovingly the developers came to the creation of the game, I'm ready to close his eyes even that. After all, Puyo Puyo Tetris is almost impossible to put down. Put the game 8 out of 10.