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7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 55
  2. Negative: 8 out of 55

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  1. Sep 1, 2015
    7
    A 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
    A 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.
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  2. Nov 5, 2013
    7
    Beautiful 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
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 27, 2012
    90
    Sound Shapes is a charming and beautiful platformer based on music and rhythm. Your goal is to collect notes and build on the song playing in the background. All the levels have a different look, with a team of graphic artists and performers combining their talents to make something truly enjoyable and unique.
  2. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Sep 29, 2012
    90
    A beautifully detailed experience. [Nov 2012, p.105]
  3. Sep 19, 2012
    85
    Sound Shapes is a refreshing change of style and pace for the PSN. Although not perfect it does a lot of things that have not been seen (or heard) before and should be commended for doing so. Add to this a small price tag and cross-play features and you have a great package that no PS3 owner should ignore.