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  • Summary: [Playstation Network] Developed by .theprodukkt, .detuned is a personalized, interactive music experience which gives you the opportunity to create dynamic artwork in real-time to accompany your XMB music collection. Manipulate the given scene by interacting with and modifying its unique graphics using the DUALSHOCK 3 Wireless Controller. Plus you can change and tweak your own music to accompany the scene. Download .detuned today for an artistic music experience. [SCEA] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. 74
    .detuned isn’t really a game. The only thing the player can do is use some effects on the music that is playing. The effect is pretty strange, because of the visual style. The concept is original but not everyone can dig this.
  2. Let's get it straight: 99% of the the people who will buy this product won't play it more than twice in the whole PS3 life cycle. To play your favorite mp3s you'll keep on using every other traditional player, and because of the Trophies you'll probably get to see everything .detuned has to offer during your first non-gaming session. This doesn't mean that .detuned is not worthy: some people will surely be deeply fascinated by .theprodukkt's creation to the point of never forgetting it. If you fancy strange and obscure stuff a la David Lynch, don't hesitate: buy this is a weird experiment (along with the more impressive and artsy Linger in Shadows).
  3. It's not a game, but how long this will entertain you will depend on your, er, recreational pursuits. [Christmas 2009, p.80]
  4. Play it for the trophies, if you must. [Jan 2010, p.94]
  5. As demoscene veterans we we're intrigued to see what .detuned would bring to the table, but seeing as this really only is a fun graphic equalizer we were appalled to see that there isn't a demo mode where the program moves automatically to the players own music. A wasted opportunity.
  6. 40
    Currently selling for $2.99 in the US PlayStation Store, that's about a dollar per minute of entertainment. If you have cash to blow and want to see one of the weirdest pieces of software on any system, go for it. Otherwise, just watch our videos and you'll get the point.
  7. You cannot criticise for Sony for trying something new by supporting this endeavour, but sadly .detuned only scratches the surface of what may have been possible.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 9 out of 13
  1. bradp
    Nov 15, 2009
    7
    Low price for a different, interesting demoscene similar to linger in shadows, not to be confused with a PSN game, this is 'interactive art' Expand
  2. MrX7
    Oct 17, 2009
    7
    A psychotically hypnotic venture into mind bending visual arts blended with music that alters viscerally with every morphic evolution...
  3. Nov 11, 2011
    6
    This game does not make sense, it is simply an app that does take 10 trophies in no time!
    He has no history, lasting 3 minutes! and costs 3 â
  4. Jun 10, 2011
    3
    It was alright for a little bit but got boring really fast. If you like to collect trophies these are vaery easy to unlock. It was really cheap so not upset with the purchase. Expand
  5. CliffordA.
    Oct 17, 2009
    3
    Farbrausch (the demogroup behind .theprodukkt.) managed to convince Sony to let them release a demo for the PS3 by calling it a game and giving it limited interactivity, but it is definitely an FR production which means I must just it against the standards they've led me to expect. Unfortunately, this is not very good for FR. The soundtrack by Paniq is kind of dull, and the thing has less going on than pretty much every other release I've ever seen from them. It definitely doesn't seem to push the hardware, which makes me think that this was just kind of thrown together. While it listed most of the FR gang in the credits, I'm led to wonder if this was actually the work of just one or two of them, and the rest were listed because of the fact that they were involved in writing the engine and tool. I bought it because I support my fellow demosceners, but this would probably have gotten an unusually low score on pouet for them. But then, the folks at pouet are all a bunch of mindless jerks, so take that with a grain of salt. But still, no piggie for you, this is definitely a thumb down. Expand
  6. Dec 27, 2012
    3
    The problem with .detuned was its gameplay. It had no draw, no reason to comeback, Its a one trick pony. And that one trick has been done better in other games before it. Expand
  7. BradenN.
    Nov 27, 2009
    0
    I bought this gaming expecting something quite different. And god, this is far from what I expected. Probably one of the worst "games" I've ever played in my life. There is no appeal at all. Stay away, your better of buying a new theme for your PS3 then this crap. Expand

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