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"LocoRoco Cocoreccho [PS3]"

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Thu 20/09/07 at 21:29
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Locoroco was a great game on the PSP. What could have been just a cute game with a small cult following became a massive success. Not surprising, when you consider the great stylished cartoony graphics, the simple but highly effective gameplay and those cute little singing Locorocos.

So, with the sort-of-sequel now available on the PS3 shop, how does it measure up to the original? I downloaded it for 1.99 and prepared to find out...

The first thing anyone who has already played PSP Locoroco will notice is the controls. Gone are the left and right tilting of the world, replaced with a butterfly, of all things. This little critter is your new way of getting those cute little balls of fun to their destination. The Cocoreccho butterfly pointer is controlled by the left stick, with the O button being used to coax nearby Locoroco's to follow you.

Sometimes you'll pass other sleeping Locoroco's, which can be woken by passing over them with the ones that are already awake. Just like in the first game, the Locorocos are guided by the scenery, stopping when they reach an object. By tapping the O button you can make them jump or stand on each other's heads. This allows you to reach high objects such as branches that curl out, leading to new paths.

The graphics, however, haven't changed at all, bar the upgraded resolution for HD screens. The Locoroco's are still very cute and even the enemies look about as threatening as an episode of The Night Garden. The music, too, makes a welcome return with the little Locorocos singing their hearts out.

It's all only a little more complicated than the PSP game and you soon get the hang of controlling the little blighters via your butterfly, but the change in control method does make the game seem like it has more strategy and depth than the original. Think Locoroco crossed with a little bit of Lemmings and you have an idea of how this game works. It might stop you and have you scratching your head once in a while, and sometimes moving your pointer around can be frustrating, but it does work.

So it works, eve if it's not quite as instantly accessable, it's as cute as ever and its still very fun to play. For 1.99 its a bargain and worth downloading to play whenever you're feeling in need of cheering up.
Fri 21/09/07 at 11:10
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What Garin says...

:)

I do recommend it, it plays better than some of the full price releases out there and with the lack of other software on the PS3 at the moment, it's a welcome addition.
Thu 20/09/07 at 22:28
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Yes pb has a PS3 and yes he wrote the review himself. ;)
Thu 20/09/07 at 21:37
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Do you have a PS3?
Thu 20/09/07 at 21:29
Moderator
"possibly impossible"
Posts: 24,985
Locoroco was a great game on the PSP. What could have been just a cute game with a small cult following became a massive success. Not surprising, when you consider the great stylished cartoony graphics, the simple but highly effective gameplay and those cute little singing Locorocos.

So, with the sort-of-sequel now available on the PS3 shop, how does it measure up to the original? I downloaded it for 1.99 and prepared to find out...

The first thing anyone who has already played PSP Locoroco will notice is the controls. Gone are the left and right tilting of the world, replaced with a butterfly, of all things. This little critter is your new way of getting those cute little balls of fun to their destination. The Cocoreccho butterfly pointer is controlled by the left stick, with the O button being used to coax nearby Locoroco's to follow you.

Sometimes you'll pass other sleeping Locoroco's, which can be woken by passing over them with the ones that are already awake. Just like in the first game, the Locorocos are guided by the scenery, stopping when they reach an object. By tapping the O button you can make them jump or stand on each other's heads. This allows you to reach high objects such as branches that curl out, leading to new paths.

The graphics, however, haven't changed at all, bar the upgraded resolution for HD screens. The Locoroco's are still very cute and even the enemies look about as threatening as an episode of The Night Garden. The music, too, makes a welcome return with the little Locorocos singing their hearts out.

It's all only a little more complicated than the PSP game and you soon get the hang of controlling the little blighters via your butterfly, but the change in control method does make the game seem like it has more strategy and depth than the original. Think Locoroco crossed with a little bit of Lemmings and you have an idea of how this game works. It might stop you and have you scratching your head once in a while, and sometimes moving your pointer around can be frustrating, but it does work.

So it works, eve if it's not quite as instantly accessable, it's as cute as ever and its still very fun to play. For 1.99 its a bargain and worth downloading to play whenever you're feeling in need of cheering up.

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