Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings
Jan 12, 2014BIT.TRIP BEAT is a music/arcade game where you basically control a Pong paddle, and your goal is hit all the little dots flying around the screen, and you'll do it in time with the shythm of the song. If you do well, the music picks up a few more instruments, and becomes more pleasant to listen to, and more things start happening on the screen. The flashier graphics actually make the game the game more difficult, though. If you do poorly, the music will get worse and the graphics become simpler, making the game easier. If you're close to losing, the game will drop into black and white, with the music just reduced to the beat. This is the sort of game that is be much more interesting to watch if played by a master.
I love the elegance of this game. The controls are very simple, which really lets the rhythm gameplay shine. The game is difficult, and most of that difficulty comes from having to move the paddle quickly and precisely. (Actually, this game was originally on Wii, and the motion controls made this game a lot easier to play.) This game does get pretty frustrating, especially because if you're stuck on a certain part, you have no option except for playing the section until you memorize it. This game's other problem is that there actually isn't a whole lot of content. The game is only as long as it is because you're unlikely to get through without dying many times.
Overall, I'd recommend BIT.TRIP BEAT as a short, but fun experience. Fans of music games and of older games are more likely to enjoy it. It's not a must-play, so wait until it goes on sale.… Full Review »
Nov 20, 2013Hmm… Yeah! I can play this for a while, but then my eyes truly give up on me… Hell I’m still seeing spots! I would guess whoever made this game was completely off of their head! It’s very challenging, but it just isn't interesting enough to hold my interest (possibly because it flashes everywhere and you can’t really see what’s coming and going)… I guess that’s partly the point of the game, but it really makes me nauseous… If you enjoy music based paddle style games and have strong eyes you may very well enjoy this title, it does have the classic feel to it but combines it with a modern sort of, well… Craziness!! It’s just a little bit too much for me!… Full Review »