PlayStation Universe – Tetris Effect Review (10/10)

“Now this is how you do it. Tetris Effect is precisely how you take one of the greatest games of all-time in Tetris and bring it absolutely, bang-up-to-date in what is assuredly the best incarnation this industry icon has ever seen. In a way, we should have always expected this; the mastermind behind Tetris Effect, Tetsuya Mizuguchi, is no stranger to bringing contemporary style and verve to legendary industry IP – as his previous legendary efforts in Rez and Lumines readily attest.

In Tetris Effect however, we’re looking at a different kind of animal. Not only have Mizuguchi and his team of code-wizards been able to encapsulate the very essence of Alexey Pajitnov’s classic at no detriment to its core concept, they’ve also meaningfully built upon it too – adding delicate new wrinkles and wide-ranging changes to the template that are so seamless, so well-judged, that they are practically indistinguishable from the nucleus of Tetris’ DNA. This is the best Tetris has ever been.”