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  • Summary: The sequel to Sony's "Frequency" features music from such artists as David Bowie, Weezer, Garbage, Quarashi, Logan 7. Trigger drum, bass, vocal, and guitar tracks by tapping the control pad in time to rhythm, and you'll generate an amazing lightshow to accompany your musical stylings. EvenThe sequel to Sony's "Frequency" features music from such artists as David Bowie, Weezer, Garbage, Quarashi, Logan 7. Trigger drum, bass, vocal, and guitar tracks by tapping the control pad in time to rhythm, and you'll generate an amazing lightshow to accompany your musical stylings. Even better, Amplitude is compatible with Sony's online adapter, so multiplayer game aren't limited to folks sitting around in your living room. Online options will include full chat modes and a ranking system, as well as the ability to create a remix online, which can be saved by the system for other players to listen to and play. Expand
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  1. Positive: 34 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Superior to the original in every way, and retains its charm while creating a new direction for the series to follow. It is without a doubt one of 2003's best titles, not only for PS2 but across all platforms.
  2. Amplitude has two great qualities going for it: it's addictive to play and the music really pumps you up. This is one of those rare games where it is actually fun to go back and replay the levels you've already cleared.
  3. Accessible to everyone and extremely addictive to anybody who picks up the pad. It’s a meltdown of different sensations and probably the type of videogame you’d pick to generalise exactly what ‘Playstation’ is all about.
  4. The closest anyone's got to nailing the mainstream music game concept. If it was just 20 quid, we'd tell everyone to get it. [PSM2]
  5. 83
    The biggest change - the flattening of "Frequency's" cylindrical play field - ends up as more of a curse than a blessing. [May 2003, p.49]
  6. Amplitude is actually the perfect sequel. Not an expansion pack; a game that doesn't set out to mimic its forefather, but seeks to change the rules slightly without wholly perverting the initial concept. [June 2003, p.92]
  7. The way that Amplitude is structured lends itself more to good reflexes, the memorization of patterns, and concentration rather than simply a good ear for music.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. ManitsX
    Apr 19, 2003
    10
    This game is incredible. I had a friend over and we played all night and the next morning he woke up, turned my PS2 on and told me he had to This game is incredible. I had a friend over and we played all night and the next morning he woke up, turned my PS2 on and told me he had to play because he was dreaming about the game in his sleep. Be warned though, this game is ADDICTING. I mean, I HATE some of the music in here but I still love the game, which says a lot about the gameplay. And not to sound like a Burnout, but hitting the Slow-Mo powerup while you're high is really trippy. If you like music at all...GET THIS GAME! Expand
  2. CosmoWilliams
    Apr 15, 2003
    10
    A great, exciting, and fun game. I wish it had better music, though. Get this game. It's extrememly addictive, and better than Frequency.
  3. aspentitan
    Jan 15, 2010
    10
    This game rocks! (pun intended). It is 2010 as I write this and I'm puzzled because even though this game came out in 2003 it is the This game rocks! (pun intended). It is 2010 as I write this and I'm puzzled because even though this game came out in 2003 it is the first game I'm rating as a perfect 10. It has been a while since I played this but I honestly can't remember anything at all that bothered me about this game and I remember really enjoying it from start to finish. Graphics, gameplay, design, controller mapping, replay value, online, unlocking, remixing songs. At no point in any area of the game could I find any flaws. I started to replay in 2009 and also enjoyed just as much as when I first picked it up. It is so well done and fun it is still worth looking for and picking up, but unfortunately the online aspect has been terminated. It's till a 10 offline only anyway though. Now that it is 2010 I'm really glad to own this because although I don't mind rhythm games, I'm not enough of a fan of them to pretend to play them with a fake guitar controller such as with guitar hero. Expand
  4. ManitsX
    Apr 19, 2003
    10
    This game is incredible. I had a friend over and we played all night and the next morning he woke up, turned my PS2 on and told me he had to This game is incredible. I had a friend over and we played all night and the next morning he woke up, turned my PS2 on and told me he had to play because he was dreaming about the game in his sleep. Be warned though, this game is ADDICTING. I mean, I HATE some of the music in here but I still love the game, which says a lot about the gameplay. And not to sound like a Burnout, but hitting the Slow-Mo powerup while you're high is really trippy. If you like music at all...GET THIS GAME! Expand
  5. Dexx
    Feb 12, 2005
    10
    Super game! i'm addicted!
  6. Inn0cence
    Apr 29, 2005
    10
    I play anyone online, and i'll take you down.
  7. MetalInc
    Jun 12, 2003
    5
    Why am I the only one who doesn't like this game? I loved Frequency so naturally I was jacked to get Amplitude. I got it....2 hours Why am I the only one who doesn't like this game? I loved Frequency so naturally I was jacked to get Amplitude. I got it....2 hours later had it beat on every level and was incredibly bored with it. What a let down. The new graphic additions were nice as well as the updated multiplayer mode...also slo motion was kinda fun the first few times. All in all it was way too easy. I beat 90% of the levels my first time, had all bonus songs unlocked and decent scores on each song all within about 2 hours. Boooooo. If you liked Frequency or lack even basic grade school beat than by all means rent it before you buy. Expand

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