Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians PC

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. PC PowerPlay
    Sep 25, 2013
    90
    With an ambitious concept, it's easy to forgive smaller mistakes - fortunately, Beatbuddy barely has any. [Oct 2013, p.86]
  2. Hyper Magazine
    Sep 4, 2013
    90
    Nails the design, gameplay and mechanics. [Oct 2013, p.66]
  3. Aug 6, 2013
    90
    This is a tremendously unique, wildly creative endeavor that is a blast to play and even more enjoyable to listen to.
  4. Aug 27, 2013
    85
    Beatbuddy reveals a passion and dedication worthy of note, the result of which will repay the player.
  5. Aug 20, 2013
    85
    Threaks' work is a success in almost every aspect. The German team has created a valid, original, amusing and amazing game thanks to an excellent mix of different genres and a perfect harmony between the soundtrack and the scenarios.
  6. Aug 6, 2013
    83
    Beatbuddy’s soundtrack is simply fantastic, and the way it changes as you play is unique and interesting to play around with. The levels are long enough that you quickly become accustomed to each song and start humming along as you solve the simple puzzles. The overall length of the game is somewhat lacking, but the time I did spend playing was very enjoyable.
  7. Sep 30, 2013
    80
    Beatbuddy isn't a flawless experience, but it's definitely something that PC players should check out.
  8. Aug 13, 2013
    80
    Even with its notable flaws, my time with Beatbuddy was mostly positive. When I was in the groove, bobbing my head and solving puzzles the time seemed to fade away… to the beat of the music.
  9. GameStar
    Aug 12, 2013
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  10. Aug 11, 2013
    80
    Beatbuddy feels well worth the $15 sticker price on Steam for Mac, PC, and Linux. While sometimes it feels like its musical ambitions are inhibited by the game design, it's still a strong game in its own right and it's fun to see how the musical elements and enemies combine together as gameplay features.
  11. Aug 7, 2013
    80
    Like how musical theatre uses songs to tell its story, Beatbuddy uses rhythms to instruct its gameplay. It could still be a good game without its music core, but the soundtrack elevates it to be a great one.
  12. Aug 14, 2013
    75
    An adept fusion of music and gameplay.
  13. Aug 6, 2013
    75
    It's beautiful, fun and addictive, but above all the OST is the spirit of the experience. One of those games that should be part of your Steam collection.
  14. Dec 9, 2013
    70
    Some minor bugs and level design issues keep Beatbuddy from being a great title. It's worth checking out for those who want to try something different, and if you're a fan of Austin Wintory's music, his song alone is worth the price of admission.
  15. Nov 9, 2013
    70
    If you enjoy music&rhythm platformers, then Beatbuddy will offer you more than 5 hours of gaming in a sea of electronic music.
  16. Dec 11, 2013
    60
    The foundation for a great game is built here, but the gameplay ranges from passable to dull.
  17. Aug 9, 2013
    60
    Beatbuddy's incorporation of music into its gameplay is truly wonderful, but the repetition of its challenges holds the experience back.
  18. Aug 7, 2013
    60
    Beatbuddy shows off an ambitious concept and captures your heart with its visuals. The level and puzzle design on the other hand, seems too generic and uninspired.
  19. Aug 22, 2013
    50
    Beatbuddy has style and charm in abundance, but lacks the mechanics to be truly enjoyable.
  20. Oct 10, 2013
    40
    If you’re looking for a game with good music and not much else than Beatbuddy is your jam. Otherwise, look for the soundtrack and skip the frustration.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Oct 10, 2013
    7
    Beautiful game with an emphasis on the soundtrack (which is also very good).

    Nice puzzles and pretty much everything in the game is good...
    Beautiful game with an emphasis on the soundtrack (which is also very good).

    Nice puzzles and pretty much everything in the game is good... however I couldn't drag myself to finish the game 'cause all the puzzles and ''platforming mechanics'' stood pretty much the same and got boring to me after a while. Good game still
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  2. Mar 14, 2017
    5
    Un juego simple, donde jugaremos con Beatbuddy, este extraño personaje, que nos llevara a dar una vuelta por curioso y bonito mundo.

    El
    Un juego simple, donde jugaremos con Beatbuddy, este extraño personaje, que nos llevara a dar una vuelta por curioso y bonito mundo.

    El juego tiene una mecánica simple, consiste principalmente en rebotar con el propio personaje, para ir abriéndonos camino y poder seguir avanzando, y resolver rompecabezas, bastante sencillos (en algunas ocasiones la mecánica cambia ligeramente).

    El aspecto artístico del juego es muy bonito, con un raro "3D" en los personajes (no se si se puede considerar 3D) y gráficos 2D con distintas capas, haciendo que el mundo cobre vida por si mismo.

    La banda sonora es muy buena, es casi el principal motivo por el que adquirir, jugar y disfrutar el juego. Es mas, el propio juego la aprovecha muy bien, jugando con ella a placer, haciendo que muchos de nuestros actos hagan cambiar la música.

    El juego no dura mucho, pero lo suficiente para el dinero que cuesta.
    Si te guste este tipo de juegos, lo mas probable es que no te lamentes del dinero que cuesta, pero recomiendo más comprarlo en oferta, ya que es una experiencia extraña, que puede gustarte o no.

    En definitiva, el juego no esta mal si quieres jugar de vez en cuando y no pasártelo muy rápido (ya que si así lo quieres, puede parecer muy repetitivo, tanto la música como la propia jugabilidad).

    Un juego recomendado para pasar el rato.
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  3. Mar 6, 2015
    7
    I played it at the gamescom in Germany in 2014, it was beautiful in art and sound design and the beat went straight through the heart into theI played it at the gamescom in Germany in 2014, it was beautiful in art and sound design and the beat went straight through the heart into the foot! I would easily pay 20 bucks for this game! Full Review »