VIDEO | PS3 Friday, July 24, 2009 | 11:21 AM

Shatter gameplay video

Shatter gameplay video

DjMizuhara sent us this gameplay video of the hybrid breakout/shooter Shatter, available on the PSN.


Gameplay by DjMizuhara

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Commented on 2009-07-24 12:12:42
Does it support custom soundtrack?
Commented on 2009-07-24 12:31:32
Looks pretty sweet. I'm a sucker when it comes to Arkanoid-based games.
Is there a demo?
Commented on 2009-07-24 12:55:53
I don't think it supports custom sound tracks...but for 7.99(US) or 4.99(UK) this game is a must for any PS3 owner.
Commented on 2009-07-24 12:56:33 In reply to krisq
Posted by krisq
Looks pretty sweet. I'm a sucker when it comes to Arkanoid-based games.
Is there a demo?
nope and because of that I'm finding it difficult to make the purchase, for me it's not a question of whether it's good but whether it has legs i.e. will I still be playing it a week from now and a first hand experience will answer this, hopefully next week they'll put A demo out.
Commented on 2009-07-24 13:07:17
Yes you will...it's a score chase...you'll keep seeing your friends scores at the bottom left of the screen and you'll wanna try and beat their score. You'll be score chasing in months to come, go buy this game.
Commented on 2009-07-24 14:23:25 In reply to emet
Posted by emet
Does it support custom soundtrack?
I don't think it does but this game has really superb soundtracks of it's own IMO, some of the best I have heard in a while although I think on principle almost every game should allow custom soundtracks.

Excellent gameplay wise BTW, I downloaded and it seems to have a great deal of content, variety and an almost unlimited number of strategies for breakout fans. A proper reboot of the genre and easily the best of it's kind since the days of Arkanoid.

Also, for anyone on the fence I would say that the videos show pretty much what you are getting albeit with a huge number of variations, it basically plays as good as it seems to from vids if that makes any sense.
Commented on 2009-07-24 14:50:34
Thx for the answers.
Shame, that there is no custom soundtrack but it seems that original soundtrack is quite good.
For now I'm pretty sure I'm buying it.. Hope it's not too short.
Commented on 2009-07-24 14:59:00
Bought it because it was cheap and heard good things about it and I'm very surprised by it's quality.
Very very good and addictive.
Another PSN gem.
Commented on 2009-07-24 19:42:03
Wow, where can I buy the soundtrack? I especially love the boss tune!
Commented on 2009-07-24 22:28:08 In reply to dialMforMike
Posted by dialMforMike
Wow, where can I buy the soundtrack? I especially love the boss tune!
Full soundtrack for you mate:

http://sidhe.bandcamp.com/
Commented on 2009-07-24 23:42:53
Hero!
Commented on 2009-07-25 01:20:23
The soundtrack is awesome.
Commented on 2009-07-25 01:56:44 In reply to DJmizuhara
Posted by whatscrackin
The soundtrack is awesome.
Posted by DJmizuhara
Yes you will...it's a score chase...you'll keep seeing your friends scores at the bottom left of the screen and you'll wanna try and beat their score. You'll be score chasing in months to come, go buy this game.
I took the plunge and I'd have to say it is awesome so far, potentially the greatest PSN week ever, Fury update and this utter heaven :).
Commented on 2009-07-25 02:10:15
I'm not seeing much originality in the brick layouts, which is what these games are supposed to be about... surely if you've already got something like Ricochet Lost Worlds/Infinity you don't need this?
Commented on 2009-07-25 15:00:14 In reply to DDRMidian
Posted by DDRMidian
I'm not seeing much originality in the brick layouts, which is what these games are supposed to be about... surely if you've already got something like Ricochet Lost Worlds/Infinity you don't need this?
By that "logic" if you have already got any game in any genre you don't need a sequel, or an update we may as well just stick with Arkanoid.

Ricochet Lost worlds is pretty much a graphically updated Arkanoid and has not much in the way of pushing the break breaking formula. Shatter has plenty of originality in both the brick types and layouts as well as the arena shapes later in the game. The first levels are relatively simple in both layout, shape and brick type.
Commented on 2009-07-26 23:30:29
Ricochet Infinity and BreakQuest did A LOT for the genre.
(you can also see an Aquaball influence in Shatter, with the round levels)

This game looks pretty fun though. I like the boss battles and the music.
Graphics are pretty snazzy too.

I wonder how crappy I would play with an analog stick though... :/
Commented on 2009-07-27 18:11:42
To me, this is a tweaked version of Ricochet: Lost Worlds. I do like the originality with the fragment showering. If you're a breakout/ricochet junkie, this title is definitely for you. The boss battles add a twist to the game.

I'd give this game an 85. (80 for gameplay, and additional 5 because of the soundtrack working well with the game.)

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