Sound Shapes PlayStation 4

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  • Summary: Play, Compose and Share in a unique take on the classic sidescrolling platformer where your actions make the music. With equal parts musical instrument and game, Sound Shapes gives everyone the ability to make music. Set different shapes into the world to make musical notes and triggerPlay, Compose and Share in a unique take on the classic sidescrolling platformer where your actions make the music. With equal parts musical instrument and game, Sound Shapes gives everyone the ability to make music. Set different shapes into the world to make musical notes and trigger sounds through your actions. Upload your levels for others to download and remix on their own. Sound Shapes creates an ever-changing musical community for everyone to enjoy on the go. Expand

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  1. Nov 13, 2013
    90
    Sound Shapes is a remarkable convergence of music and platforming. Because I've played through the main albums so many times, the levels didn't hit me as powerfully as they once did. But the community levels hammered home just how singular and enthralling this game is.
  2. Nov 19, 2013
    80
    Almost, nearly, but not quite painfully indie cool, Sound Shapes delivers a simple, stylish and highly enjoyable platforming experience that packs some seriously good tunes.
  3. Dec 3, 2013
    80
    If you're the type of person that enjoys user generated content, then this will definitely be your jam – and even if you don't, the clever concept and cross-buy compatibility still make it a sound investment.
  4. Dec 2, 2013
    80
    An inspired and creative musical platformer game with indie values but a great execution.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Dec 16, 2013
    10
    #First
    lol jockes this game is good.
    It has good controls. It has tight movement. the music is good. The editor is great. The online
    #First
    lol jockes this game is good.
    It has good controls.
    It has tight movement.
    the music is good.
    The editor is great.
    The online content is good (sometimes)
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  2. Jan 29, 2014
    9
    Basically its a Platformer.

    Gorgeously done and executed. the theme and the musical creation community potential it just out of this world.
    Basically its a Platformer.

    Gorgeously done and executed. the theme and the musical creation community potential it just out of this world.

    I'm not really a big fan of such games, but it does bring a different pallet from all those action packed games and put a smile on your face. This games has to be appreciated, it doesn't punish (hard) you for failing so it encourages more people to continue on and try again.

    The icing on the cake will be this is a CROSS BUY game...

    sweet deal i say!
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  3. Mar 31, 2014
    8
    This is one of the most innovative games I've played, the way they have mixed both the sound element and the physics of the game play is spotThis is one of the most innovative games I've played, the way they have mixed both the sound element and the physics of the game play is spot on. I was very impressed by this game. Especially by the death mode which was extremely hard and required precision as you have a very short time to complete tasks. The added bonus for a lot of people is that the game is cross-buy meaning one purchase and you can download it on your PS4/PS3/VIta, cross-buy is also included with the add DLC.

    In conclusion, a great game that I would gladly play a sequel of 8/10
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  4. Mar 21, 2014
    8
    Weird, abstract and yet somehow addictive. give it a go and surprise yourself. A blob that makes music by platforming is possibly the oddestWeird, abstract and yet somehow addictive. give it a go and surprise yourself. A blob that makes music by platforming is possibly the oddest game I ever played. Expand
  5. Aug 19, 2015
    5
    Another PS+ (Aug 15) and another game I'd not thought of buying before

    It's fun to an extent. I downloaded it with very little knowledge
    Another PS+ (Aug 15) and another game I'd not thought of buying before

    It's fun to an extent. I downloaded it with very little knowledge other than it was a music based game. It's okay, but....

    As music games go, my favourites are 'Parappa the Rapper', I like Guitar Hero games, and I used to love REZ on the ps2 - a game whereby a beat was struck in time with killing enemies - it worked well.

    And that's my issue with Sound Shapes. It doesn't feel like I'm doing anything other than playing a sub-standard level on Little Big Planet with music attached to items on screen. It just doesn't inspire me.

    I'm sure it'll have its hardcore fan base, and I appreciate it's very open to creativity in designing your own levels, but so is Little Big Planet - I'm not 100%, but I'm pretty sure you could re-create this game better on LBP3.

    I've not been inspired enough to get into the community on Sound Shapes - i played a few user designed customer levels and found the loops/music a little poo and on someones level it was littered with bugs/places the ball would get stuck and need to restart to get out of.
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  6. May 5, 2016
    4
    Sound Shapes is one of those games where the concept is better that the execution. Mixing music with the platform genre has been done well inSound Shapes is one of those games where the concept is better that the execution. Mixing music with the platform genre has been done well in the past (the music levels in Rayman Legends being the best example) but in this case the platforming is slow, and rather dull, and you never really fell as though the the music is actually part of the gameplay. I gave it a good 45 minutes to hopefully pick up but it never did and I won't bother going back to it. Expand
  7. Mar 29, 2017
    3
    There are good ideas in Sound Shapes. The music is (usually) well done enough, and there are some interesting platforming abilities. However,There are good ideas in Sound Shapes. The music is (usually) well done enough, and there are some interesting platforming abilities. However, the way both interact each other is poor and ineffective. Beck and Deadmaus commit great soundscapes (heh), unfortunately the platforming doesn't hold up. Expand

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