Awards & Rankings
Mixed or average reviews- based on 53 Ratings
Sep 1, 2015A game that relies heavily on player-created content. The meat of the game comes from making your own levels and downloading ones made byA game that relies heavily on player-created content. The meat of the game comes from making your own levels and downloading ones made by others. If that's not your thing then this might not be the game for you. What little content it does already come with mostly just serves as a way to introduce players to the game's at times touchy mechanics.
All of this revolves around a musical theme. Every item you use to make up your level makes a sound in some way. This allows for you to not only create exciting levels, but great music at the same time. The two systems come together beautifully allowing for a new take on creation systems. You'll by crafting new levels with both your eyes and your ears.
As far as the actual gameplay goes it's a rather simple platformer. The only distinguishing feature is the ability to stick to some surfaces. Of course the creative type can ensure it does become much more than that. Some issues with cross-saving does occur in regards to trophies, but everything else works fine allowing you to take your creations with you and let you finish them on the go.
Those who aren't big into creating their own fun might find this package to be a bit lacking. However there is plenty of hidden depth here for those who are. Even then the wealth of content created by other players can add hours of extra content. Those with a knack for enjoying or creating original tunes all while playing or creating their own games are sure to find a treat here.
I give "Sound Shapes" a 7.5/10.… Full Review »
Nov 5, 2013Beautiful but frustrating and sometimes stupid, Sound Shapes rely on a strong community and truly amazing visuals. While Beat School isBeautiful but frustrating and sometimes stupid, Sound Shapes rely on a strong community and truly amazing visuals. While Beat School is fantastic, Death Mode is a disaster… Full Review »
May 25, 2013Sound Shapes is probably one of the most imaginative platformers that I've played in a while. It takes music and makes you go through levelsSound Shapes is probably one of the most imaginative platformers that I've played in a while. It takes music and makes you go through levels collecting notes to make more music, everything in the game adds to the music. It's obviously pleasant to listen to being a game that's based almost entirely around music. Some levels were really hard, though. I wouldn't say that they were just hard in terms of completing them, but in terms of completing them 100%. I did die numerous times, so this is pretty challenging for people who like to get 100%. I did like how it was a challenge though, games nowadays are relatively easier than they used to be. If you want it to be really hard, play the death mode. It's another mode for the game that applies to all levels, the level is replaced by a single one challenge of getting a certain amount of notes within a set time period. These are most certainly not easy, there's always obstacles that will try to stop you from succeeding. I should mention that you can't unlock this mode until you've beaten all of the main levels. The levels are also infinite, there's a ton that are user generated. There's a lot of items that you can use to customize your own levels to make it truly unique, you unlock new items to use in the level editor by completing the main levels. This is a great 2D platformer for people who are fans of the genre and people who like music. It's a truly unique and great concept for a game and it succeeds. If you're going to download this game, I would highly recommend that you play with headphones.… Full Review »