Tetris Effect (or Tetris Effect: Connected if you want to get serious about it) is a magnificent falling block puzzler that we've played a lot on PS4 and PSVR. However, we're itching to get acquainted with the game all over again when it launches on PS5 day and date with PSVR2. It's going to look so good with the spangly new hardware.
The PS5/PSVR2 version of the game will boast 4K visuals and full support of haptic feedback, whether you play on a TV or in VR. But it isn't just a shiny new port that tetrimino fans can look forward to. The game is also set to receive a slate of new mode variations on the same day, and this update will be made available on all platforms for free.
So, what's included in this update? As explained in the above video, some fan-requested additions are being made that make Tetris Effect a little bit more flexible. First up, the Classic Score Attack mode is getting proper single player support, allowing you to rack up a high score without needing to feign having a second player. This will be playable in both the NTSC and PAL game speeds.
Next up is Zone Marathon mode, which is what it sounds like. It's the classic Marathon mode we all know and love, only with the addition of Tetris Effect's brilliant Zone mechanic, which freezes the action and lets you clear a bunch of lines all at once. On top of that, both the Purify and Master modes are getting Endless variations, allowing you to play them to your heart's content rather than be limited by timers.
The video goes into a lot more detail, so if you're a big Tetris fan, give it a watch. Are you excited for Tetris Effect: Connected on PS5 and PSVR2? Will you be checking out these new modes? T-spin into the comments section below.
Lmfao. System Seller right here. Tetris (1984).
But now,... In VR.
@KundaliniRising333 Have you played it? It's a fantastic game.
@get2sammyb Of course he ain't, he's afraid if he does, he might generate a positive thought.
@get2sammyb Tetris? of course. many iterations of it. This specific one and whatever its gimmick is, no.
I was merely jesting at it being released over and over again and now on PSVR2. Not exactly a high selling point for a spendy piece of hardware.
Was my comment necessary? no. I just couldn't resist after seeing headlines news on the site touting a Tetris port to psvr2.
I'm sure it's great as far tetris'ness' goes.
@AdamNovice Translation:" i just may generate a comment that you agree with or blindly supports all things a specific brand and thus it is positive in my eyes."
I consider the majority of my feedback positive, and well intentioned. Whether it is interpreted as such Seems often dependent on the above.
The game is fantastic. That overall synesthesia experience only found in Mizuguchi's work is unparalleled. Even though these few modes don't add a lot, I'm deeply excited to play both Tetris effect and Rez Infinite with the new upgrades.
@KundaliniRising333 FWIW, this particular Tetris interpretation has generated positive buzz when it launched on VR1, then on Game Pass, then on Switch, and now again for VR2. Some games just become classics that are popular forever.
Like GTAV. But, you know. Actually good...
Is this a free upgrade if you already own the PS4 version?
@pharos_haven its $10 to upgrade to PS5.
Never bought it. Will see what the price is for ps5
@KundaliniRising333 exactly what I thought when it was announced. Then I played it. Then after that I played it in VR. Trust me, it's one of the greatest games of all time.
@KundaliniRising333 I'm starting to notice a theme with you. Why are you always negative? Honestly, gaming is a hobby that should be fun. When it starts to make you like this then maybe it is time to consider something else to take up.
@KaijuKaiser you are only noticing what you want to notice. Anything that differs from your opinion or offers some sort of critique that isn't steeped in "all things PlayStation are great," is somehow negative. Its common and you will find a great plenty of those that choose to comment and think in such a manner.
So for you to single out and assume I am somehow some downtrodden gamer whom wallows in negativity is merely your assumption and reflective of perhaps some personal attachment and insecurity within this medium that makes criticism so off putting.
However I assure you I am just fine and enjoy a multitidue of games, hobbies, and life in general. However I have opinions, and comment sections are there for just that. So perhaps rather than take the low route of wandering into the realm of remarking on assumed personal traits, we simply keep this about gaming, the medium, and the "industry," and enjoy healthy discussion.
@Johnnycide ok now I'm curious
one of The greates of all time?
@KundaliniRising333 I just want to stop in here and say that it's also on PSVR1, along with Super Stardust, another game that is played in a flat play area right in front of you. Both are playable the same way both flat and in VR.
Hopefully we can use the PS5 pad to play it in VR still, no dpad on the VR controller plus a pad feels more natural too
Cool if you can upgrade. Have a PS4/Switch version. Music is awesome imo. Big fan of T. Mizuguchi (Sega man). Lumines series was great too!
Tetris God: Squiggly…. Reverse Squiggly.
@KundaliniRising333 yeah buddy. I stand by that. Endlessly replayable and deep mechanics. It's something you can pick up and play for five mins or five hours and never gets boring.
That is exactly what it did for the Gameboy.
I know you've since stepped back from your joke, but thought i'd add some info and subjective reflections.
The series has reportedly sold well over 200 million copies (As many as 520 million if you believe the Tetris company, I don't fwiw) but regardless that puts it in the same conversation as juggernauts like GTA and COD
I remember when US print magazine EGM in their bumper issue #100 game "best game of all time" to Tetris (about 25 years ago). At the time there was outcry from some circles of gamers (who would ever guess that /s) but over the years I think many believed there was wisdom in that decision. The original Tetris, and especially the Game Boy version, are STILL to this day instantly addictive and as engaging as ever to many types of gamers and crucially to many non-gamers.
Personally I'll never forget my mum banning me taking my Game Boy into school, but when I came home she was addicted, couldn't put it down & wouldn't give it back. lol. Other than Wii Sports it was the ONLY time she ever showed an interest in playing games. My elder sister, who says she loathes gaming, is similar with Tetris Effect, can't stop playing.
I guess my point is don't judge based on the graphics, or game, Tetris is pure gameplay and as timeless now as it ever was in an industry that ages quickly.
And as @get2sammyb said Tetris Effect is a FANTASTIC version of that game, that combines gameplay, visuals and music in a trance-like Phantasmagoria. Try it, you might just like it
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