Sound Shapes PlayStation Vita

Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 55 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
  1. 70
    Sound Shapes is an experiment that doesn't quite live up to its potential, but if you play it as a challenge of your skills as a level and audio designer, there's a unique experience here that shouldn't be missed.
  2. Aug 27, 2012
    70
    Music and platform adventures is really nicely tied together in Sound Shapes, and the excellent level editor makes this game last for many hours. Still, the gameplay could have been a little bit deeper.
  3. Aug 18, 2012
    70
    I can only hope the community breathes some life into this title. While the few songs that are included are a decent afternoon distraction, in the end, it feels like a wasted effort; the illusion of innovation wrapped in the familiar shell of Locco Rocco, LittleBigPlanet, and to a lesser extent, Frequency. Innovation is one thing, but familiarity breeds contempt.
  4. Aug 17, 2012
    70
    Sounds Shapes is not a brilliant game, but it is a bold, often beautiful experiment that stands and sounds apart. And in one of the driest, dreariest periods for console gaming in memory, that's music to my ears.
  5. Aug 9, 2012
    70
    Sound Shapes is a short, unremarkable platformer that's transformed into something quite special when mixed with the sights and sounds of its killer line-up of artists.
  6. Aug 7, 2012
    70
    A rhythm platformer with a great focus on user created material. It has a nice minimalistic feel and playing to Beck's "Cities" is a great experience, but other than that Sound Shapes falls a little short.
  7. Aug 7, 2012
    70
    I found it mightily upsetting to have something in my hands capable of such beauty, such triumphant gaming bliss, only to have that thing ultimately turn into disappointment and frustration. It's almost more upsetting than playing something that was never up to much in the first place.
  8. Aug 7, 2012
    70
    Sound Shapes is an experiment that won't be the killer-app the Vita needs. But it still offers an experience unlike any other on both platforms.
  9. Aug 20, 2012
    60
    Sound Shapes is really what you make of it. The campaign, while a unique and thrilling musical ride, is criminally short and can be completed in under an hour on your first attempt.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 160 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 36
  2. Negative: 3 out of 36
  1. Aug 7, 2012
    9
    I bought the game in the morning and playing since then, It is awesome game, It is a steal at 15$ for both Vita and ps3. Everything about theI bought the game in the morning and playing since then, It is awesome game, It is a steal at 15$ for both Vita and ps3. Everything about the game simply rocks, buy it if you love platformers, customization, infinite gameplay , music, trophies, art, graphics or casual games...well I only hope that the menu interface for community levels is changed...i would feel more happy if there were options for top rated levels, top played, most favorite users and highly rated and things like that. Full Review »
  2. Aug 7, 2012
    10
    Do you like music games? Then get Sound Shapes, the most innovative game of 2012, it has a great gameplay perfect for your Vita, its veryDo you like music games? Then get Sound Shapes, the most innovative game of 2012, it has a great gameplay perfect for your Vita, its very addictive and has many content. Full Review »
  3. Aug 14, 2012
    1
    Frustrated.
    The uniqueness in the mechanism in this strange game is undeniable. But as an action game it doesn't do anything new and as a
    Frustrated.
    The uniqueness in the mechanism in this strange game is undeniable. But as an action game it doesn't do anything new and as a music game there is not satisfaction to be had from the incoherent control, visuals, sound and music. The "harmony" simply isn't there.
    And the editing mode is easily as complicated as that in LBP. Not recommended unless you have to find out how disappointing this wonderful idea ends up with.
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