IGN's Sam Bishop reviews Beats for the PSP. His closing comments:
"Were Beats a full-priced game, we probably would have been a little more upset, but what's here is the perfect definition of what a $5 download can offer. No, it's not nearly as perfect as it could have been, but oh well.
Other parts of Beats come off as a little ham-fisted -- or at the very least like Studio London didn't quite give the game enough time to bake out some of the issues. Little things like not being able to restart a song after you get to the results screen, or just the loading times in general for something that's entirely Memory Stick-based, make it all feel a little less polished than it could have been.
Even still, for just a mere Abe Lincoln (i.e., U.S. $5 bill,) a mostly solid MP3 analysis and rhythm action game is a pretty decent deal, and I know the music geek in me will be playing around with different genres just to see what kind of patterns turn up. Vib Ribbon it ain't, but it isn't half bad either."
IGN Ratings for Beats:
• Presentation: 7.0
• Graphics: 6.5
• Sound: 7.5
• Gameplay: 7.0
• Lasting Appeal: 6.0
• Overall: 7.0, Decent (out of 10 / not an average)