Review: Energy Cycle Edge (PlayStation 4)

‘Energy Cycle Edge’ is the sequel to the puzzle game ‘Energy Cycle’. The main idea is the same: when you activate each cell in the game field, it changes the colors of the cell and any adjacent cells in a straight line. Each cell switches between three different colors and your task is to make them all match the same color.

Pros:

  • Has graphics.
  • 781.5MB Download size.
  • Play any level you want without restriction.
  • Cross-buy with PlayStation Vita.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Settings- Classic cells on/off or random colors on/off.
  • Puzzle gameplay.
  • Decent brain food.
  •  44 levels in 4 different sets
  • Random colors mode that allows you to go through any level multiple times
  • Classic cells mode for fans of the original game
  • Easy controls.

Cons:

  • No tutorial what so ever, No text on what to do.
  • No in-game guidance or tips.
  • One and done experience.
  • No leaderboards.
  • Basic.

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 5/10
    Accessability - 5/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
6.6/10

Summary

A puzzle game with no instructions, If you bought this game without reading the blurb then you would be baffled. Once you finally decipher what needs to be done, The game can be challenging, Its simple to control but with no leaderboards, The life of the game is a short one, You have no rewards incentivizes you to carry on, It a game that tries something and it kind of works but to be honest its very basic and lacks any length.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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