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  • Summary: Spiral into the crazy, ambient, mellow world of PixelJunk 4am. Create your own music using 4ams unique Virtual Audio Canvas to mix tracks, experiment with audio effects and control your composition using the PlayStation Move controllers full range of motion. 4am gives you the power to make breathtaking music and visuals and perform live to the world through streaming on PSN.

    Consumption of hallucinogens not compulsory prior to play.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Jun 25, 2012
    88
    It may not be for music-making purists, but the matching visuals add to a unique experience, the fruits of which can be broadcast live across PSN. [Aug 2012, p.79]
  2. Unquestionably a niche title, 4am's a cool experiment that those who crave something different can easily get lost in. [Aug 2012, p.83]
  3. 70
    The game offers stress-free, relaxing gameplay that allows its users to be as creative as they'd like to be. Although PixelJunk 4am may have a lack of traditional game elements, that same lack of traditional game elements is what makes it great and one of the most fascinating and intuitive experiences available for PlayStation Move.
  4. 4am's unique interaction style and possibilities deserve that extra bit of polish to match their innovation. [Aug 2012, p.105]
  5. Jun 15, 2012
    60
    4am is too obfuscated for serious music producers who will grow frustrated at the limited number of samples and the lack of visual feedback over which tracks and effects are active at any one time. And the experience is also too inscrutable for beginners, who will find themselves lost in the matrix of noise, unsure of how it may be truly directed or tamed. A fascinating toy, then, but a toy nonetheless.
  6. Jun 9, 2012
    55
    PixelJunk 4AM should be seen as an instrument instead of a game. Unfortunately the Move-controller does not have too many options and that's why this is an instrument that will not be fun for too long. It's too bad you need other people to give you kudos and gamers will probably miss the traditional game elements, which seems to be making PixelJunk 4AM simply not interesting enough.
  7. May 24, 2012
    40
    It's a brief distraction and sometimes interesting, if you get to watch some kid in Moscow making the most beautiful sounds you've ever heard, but that doesn't exactly happen all the time.

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  1. May 29, 2012
    9
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  2. May 25, 2012
    8
    PixelJunk 4am isn't a game. It is an instrument; a music tool; your own personal night club in your living room where you are the DJ. For those who actually have a deeper appreciation than most for music, this is for you. If you're like me, and you walk around all day tapping your fingers on things, humming your own made up little beats and tunes, 4am gives you a creative outlet the likes of which you've never seen (or heard) before. It's simple enough (with a great tutorial) to easily get into, but complex enough that you may be amazed at what some people are already doing with it. It really is amazing how I'll think to myself, "It's midnight. I think I'll play 4am for 30 minutes or so," and the next thing I know, I'm actually playing PixelJunk 4am at...4am. Expand
  3. May 23, 2012
    8
    Pixel junk 4am, a virtual sound canvas, music visualiser and viewer. The viewer or 4am listening channel is free on psn with the option too upgrade too the playable version if you like what you see and hear. This is one of the few times the move has been used to try something experimental with the 1.1 ratio 3d control capabilities of the move. And suceeds in providing a new interactive music media. Tumble used the moves 3d controls quite well but 4am raises the bar on what can be achieved with the move if you put your mind too it. Overall 4am does what it promises and delivers on its sound canvas premise were you can alter pitch and reverb by either a left or right swipe of the move. push the move towards the screen alters reverb, grab a sound from the four corners top centre and so on and drop them into the mix add a grabbed beat and loop it too repeat at will. And you begin too get the idea for the price the content of 6songs with different sets is enough for now hope too see some extra trx as dlc.
    The original songs Baiyou has made are multi-layered so become almost anything you want slow deep sounds or fast and high pitched its youre choice although some samples can be difficult too mix at first. A better tutorial or online manual would also be an improvement. Overall very good as they say weve give you the tools now show us what you can do. pixel junks best so far.
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