Tetris Effect is a glorious love letter to Tetris


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Tetris is a game that has followed me for my entire life. It’s the first video game I ever played on the NES, while the Game Boy iteration was the first portable experience I couldn’t put down. Since then, I’ve played it on nearly every device I’ve owned — from terrible mobile adaptations to freeware PC takes on the game. But despite being one of the most beloved and popular video games of all time, the current state of Tetris is rather dire. There are a handful of neat spinoffs, like Puyo Puyo Tetris, but most modern iterations are either gimmicky or just plain bad. It’s hard to find something that’s as good as the pure experience of the original.

That’s what makes Tetris Effect so special: it’s a spectacular, strange ode to everything...

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