KickBeat: Special Edition - Review | GamingLives

GamingLives takes a look at the rhythm beat-em-up from Zen Studios.

"Die-hard fans of the genre may well get more out of the game than I did, but as someone who has played and enjoyed games such as Parappa The Rapper, Elite Beat Agents, and Gitaroo Man, I should be one of them. The on-screen action is too fussy to put this much reliance on, the beat matching doesn’t always feel natural to me (as a musician), the gameplay allows progress but punishes you with some very harsh scoring (and the trophies are going to be out of reach for most players), and there’s no variation aside from the occasional boss battle, none of which play much differently to ordinary levels."

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