BreakQuest Extra Evolution
Getting jiggly with it
by Peter Willington 22/11/2012
Product: BreakQuest Extra Evolution
Format: PSP, PS Vita
Genre: Action, Arcade, Puzzle
I like BreakQuest Extra Evolution. It's a bit weird, it's a bit inventive, and it's a bit Breakout. It takes the fundamentals of the ball, bat, and barricade formula and adds a few new twists.
Sadly, there are a few issues with its premise that – while absolutely fascinating in principle – make for a slightly frustrating experience in practice.
You already know the basics of this game. You have objects to break at the top of the screen, and to do this you bounce a ball off a controllable paddle at the bottom.
If you can't keep the ball from leaving the lower area of the playfield then you'll lose a life, and when things speed up or if the ball is approaching at an odd angle this can happen often. Happily, there's a neat power-up that allows you to build a wall beneath you.
Strange, obtuse, and a little unfair, BreakQuest Extra Evolution is a more artistic take on the typical game of Breakout
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