I thought I was going to dislike Sideway New York, despite our previous impressions. The title screen looked bad. I was afraid the music would get on my nerves, but I found myself enjoying it, as it fit perfectly with the game. As I played on, all I could think was "This is why you don't judge book covers" or something like that.
What won me over? While the game is a 2D platformer (a la Super Mario Bros. and so many others), you travel along the walls of the buildings and city around you, giving it a 3D feel. This creates a disorienting—in a good way—almost-puzzle like feel.
Watch the video to see what I liked. Sideway is out Oct. 11 as a downloadable game on the PlayStation 3's PSN store.