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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] Expand
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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 15
  2. Negative: 11 out of 15
  1. bradp
    Nov 15, 2009
    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
    A psychotically hypnotic venture into mind bending visual arts blended with music that alters viscerally with every morphic evolution...
  3. Nov 11, 2011
    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
    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. Dec 27, 2012
    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. Collapse
  6. Feb 11, 2011
    There is nothing to like here, the music distortion is not fun to do at all, and the rest of the "game" is watching one of about 15 animations of weird things (such as a man's head morphing into a balloon). At least Linger in Shadows was beautiful to look at. This game has nothing. Aside from a few trophies it's not worth the few dollars it costs Expand
  7. Sep 7, 2014
    this is a game for trophy hunters. you can 100% within 20 minutes. actually this is not a game. this is some kind of interaction like music for children. definitely not worth your money even it is for 1$. Expand

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