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Stir of echoes
By Harry Slater 25 October 2013
Echo Prime | Developer:
Robot Entertainment | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Action, RPG | Players:
1 | Version:
I tap on a couple of buzzing drones on the other side of the screen and my pistol blasts out two gouts of freezing plasma energy, destroying the annoying little critters before they can sink their whirring blades into my armour.
Then from behind two alien swordsmen appear, brandishing blades of white hot energy. I dodge back, then unleash my Echo, dragging a finger across the screen to trace a line of toxic goo that will slow down and damage my assailants, then finish them off with a well-placed sword lunge of my own.
This happens in a matter of seconds, and it's Echo Prime at its finest. My fingers swoop and tap, dancing over the screen as blows and blasts rain down. And while this intergalactic ballet of violence isn't always on show, the game is worth it for the times it gets things so right.
A well put together and entertaining brawler, Echo Prime is a slow burn, but it's worth the effort