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Sideway: New York (PS3)

Sideway: New York (PS3)
alaScore 86

25 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the action. The multi player mode and single player gameplay get less positive opinions, while opinions are divided on the gameplay.

action

controls, single player, multi player

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the Sideway: New York (PS3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Sideway: New York

 

Platformers were once the bread and butter of the videogame industry. Titles starring famous characters like Sly Cooper, Crash Bandicoot, Mario & Luigi, and Mega Man were everywhere and everyone just couldn't wait for the next “big thing” to make its...

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Sideway: New York

 

The 2D platforming genre is one of the oldest genres in the video game industry. Even though it almost faded into obscurity with the advent of 3D gaming, it has made sort of an unexpected comeback the past couple of years. Thanks to a couple of major...

Sideway: New York is a refreshing take on one of the industry’s oldest genres. Things can get frustrating (boss fights) and the music (unfortunately) gets really repetitive, but the overall gameplay experience is definitely one worth experiencing. It’s...

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Sideway: New York

 

Sideway: New York reminds me of Jet Set Radio, and part of this has to do with the “urban” nature of the game, its setting, and the fact it uses spray paint and graffiti. That's a fairly flimsy comparison, especially as the two games play very...

Good and different use of envirnonments ; Solid gameplay ; Co-op can be fun

Bad camera at times ; No online multiplayer

Drop-in/out co-op is present, and that’s also a real treat. Not only do we get a game that could easily have been a simple retread of what has come before but is instead a fresh offering, we can share it. When the perspective shifts, such as on a...

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Sideway: New York Review

 

The Playstation Network has fast become a hive of innovation, with games like Flower and Journey breaking free of the 'indie' label many downloadable titles can suffer from. Experiences that would never make it onto a retail disc, whether that's...

The moment you realise exactly what Sideway: New York is is a true 'wow' moment.

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Sideway: New York

 

Seemingly out of nowhere, SOE has brought an intriguing new platformer to the PSN just as the fall rush starts to kick up. Its graffiti themed

Despite its warts, Sideway New York is a great way to spend a weekend. The hip-hop soundtrack might not be for everyone’s tastes (the game is rated E10+, which is more than a little awkward when you can hear the F-bombs obviously censored from...

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Sideway: New York Review

 

Imagine for a second that graffiti on the walls of a building in the back alley was more than just graffiti, but rather a living breathing world full of colorful characters, nasty monsters, and puzzling...

Nice art style ; Unique changing perspective ; Rather fun game play

Checkpoints don’t reset puzzles ; The music gets old FAST ; Later platforming can become bothersome

Imagine for a second that graffiti on the walls of a building in the back alley was more than just graffiti, but rather a living breathing world full of colorful characters, nasty monsters, and puzzling environments. That is essentially what Sideway:...

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Sideway: New York is packed with lavish details that make it as fun to look at as it is to play.

Challenging platforming ; Mind-bending 3D perspective shifts never stop being cool ; Fantastic, fluid 2D character animation

Slightly imprecise, floaty controls ; Enemies can overwhelm you quickly

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Sideway: New York Review

 

Bored in NYC

Cool, urban visual style; great hip-hop soundtrack; 2D/3D plane shifting; good level design

Boring gameplay stuffed with elements and mechanics that other games have done better; crap controls

Michael Barnes is a regular contributor to GameShark , as a reviewer and with a weekly boardgame column, Cracked LCD , and is one of the co-founders of FortressAT.com and No High Scores.

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Review: Sideway: New York Takes Platforming to a Whole New Dimension

 

Gorgeous and intriguing at first, this PSN platformer doesn't quite live up to its concept.

Until Super Mario 64 was released, I could never quite imagine what the Mushroom Kingdom would look like outside of a 2D plane. When you become so accustomed to flat images, it's strange to comprehend their existence in true space. This was why...

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Sideway: New York Review

 

If you want to find innovation and creativity in great abundance, you should log on to the PlayStation Network. Downloadable titles have really come into their own this generation; bigger files are easier to deliver via increasingly faster online...

The Ugly: “Aw, I see it now…and I can’t go back. Damnit.”

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