Droplitz - PS3 - Preview
The concept is rather simple – droplets of water are generated at the top of the screen and players are tasked with arranging pipes to create the water flow to the bottom. However, the pipes are not shaped in such a manner as to make that effort particularly simple.
Therein lays the heart of the puzzle game from Atlus – Droplitz (yes, that is a variant of droplets) – a game that will find a home on the PlayStation Network, XBLA and iPhone. Atlus showed off the game at E3 on the PS3 console system.
While the first goal of the game is to create that initial passage for the water, you can earn combination points by splitting the droplet stream and creating more routes.
Other features of the game include:
Distinct layers of complexity keep the challenge fresh with Classic, Zendurance, Power Up, and Infection modes! Learn how to deal with sluggish, infected dials; strategically use bombs to clear sections of the game board; speed up the action or just aim for the highest score in a limited amount of time.
The timeless satisfaction of making combos, clearing boards, and earning top scores will keep you coming back for more. Ever increasing speeds and larger boards ensure that there will always be a challenge ahead!
Online leaderboards and 12 trophies/achievements mean that when you're the best, everyone will know it. Score-based gameplay makes every game a competition to get to the top of the charts!
The graphics are serviceable and should not detract from the game’s focus, which are the puzzles. The gameplay mechanics are also kept simple and should be easy to pick up and play.