Beats Review - IGN, 7.0/10

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)

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Brian52473875d ago

But, that's why opinions exist, eh?

Greatest $5 game ever made.

Psynapt1k3875d ago

I agree with your disagreement with this review.....This is the most fun ever, nothing like loading up Foo Fighters - Pretender and do some beatbuttonsmashing on the PSP...
Is it just me, or does the PSP calculate/records the song beatmapping initially, then when you play the song again, improves the accuracy? - It's probably just me....

Ri0tSquad3875d ago

great joke before I go to bed. IGN you never fail at making me laugh.

coolfool3875d ago (Edited 3875d ago )

If you take a game for what it is, this being fantastic "fun for your money" then this game should be up there in the 9's. Don't get me wrong, I don't think it is perfect but it is a brilliant example of how little fun can cost.

"the first five minutes of the game are just about the same as the next five hours."

But if you get 5 hours out of the game then that is great isn't it? How many games when they first come out offer gaming at a dollar an hour?

Blasphemy3875d ago

Well I was going to pick this up but damn looks like I may have to leave this one behind with all these bugs.

Brian52473874d ago

Your loss. This game did NOT deserve a 7.0, more like a 9.0-9.5.

Doppy3874d ago

IGN is right when they say the first 5 minutes of the game is the same as the next 5 hours, but that's with all rhythm games. It deserves at least an 8/10 especially since it's only $5.