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  • Summary: Work your way from the basics of mixing all the way to expert level techniques as you perform shows across 6 larger than life stage venues, each with its own signature style.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Dec 5, 2020
    100
    Once these tools are mastered, however, not only is it tremendous fun role-playing as a stadium-filling DJ, it’s also technically possible to stage a crowd-pleasing performance at an actual party – an opportunity that will, for now, have to wait for more communal times.
  2. Nov 6, 2020
    95
    Fuser is as exciting as it is creative, with plenty of options to make music through different genres. Harmonix has made a colourful and enjoyable game, and I can't recommend it enough.
  3. 90
    FUSER is all about player creativity and freedom. It’s less focused on technical recitation of precise button presses and more on how in the groove you can get yourself. For decades, Harmonix has been harnessing the power of music and delivering a feeling of super stardom to players. FUSER puts that directly into the players’ hands more than any game before it. Even with a PS5 and next-gen games in hand, I can’t turn the music off. If you yearn for the days of the plastic instrument revolution, just without all that junk taking up space, FUSER will put you as close to the stage as any music game possibly can.
  4. Nov 8, 2020
    80
    Fuser makes you dizzy as the possibilities of musical creation are numerous.
  5. Nov 23, 2020
    80
    Tapping your feet along to a great mix was always going to be great, but Harmonix has developed the Dropmix idea into a game that’s deeper, more engaging, and a lot of fun.
  6. Nov 6, 2020
    75
    In a year in which festivals have gone extinct, Fuser brings them back in a major, digital way. While the gameplay can be quite difficult to master, it is really fun to mix and match the many different music styles. It would've been nice if the progression system was better though.
  7. Nov 9, 2020
    50
    Fuser is a toy that wants to be a video game. The controls are not intuitive, the vision is limited, and the campaign is cringy to the core. I see that this game had its vision, but it fell through somewhere so they gave us a bunch of mixing options, some popular songs and slapped a steep price on it that is not worth the admission. I would much rather buy a real turntable than spend money on Fuser.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. May 28, 2021
    10
    In the time of covid i had little to do there were no new games that i played and there was fuser i had finaly my new favorite game now i canIn the time of covid i had little to do there were no new games that i played and there was fuser i had finaly my new favorite game now i can make my own mixes like a house mix and dubstep mixes. And i can even go in to co op Freestyle and play with people on all platforms. Or i go in just Freestyle to make new mixes and save them on my fuser profile so people who follow me on fuser can see it. And with a new update i can now show my mixes with alot people in the diamond stage and you can get the diamonds when you lvl up with the new live events it is a amazing game and i say this game is it worth to but if like this type of games btw the community of fuser is one of the best community ever they are not toxic community. Sorry if there is bad english it is becauce english is not my first language Expand
  2. Nov 11, 2020
    10
    Its a must have for whoever love music at least a little bit , and is absolutely fun for people that always wanted to "be a deejay" orIts a must have for whoever love music at least a little bit , and is absolutely fun for people that always wanted to "be a deejay" or remixing music etc... It is really incredibile how much things you can create and mix, I recommend to anyone that have "hear" or tempism with pressing buttons. If you don'thave those " skills" or "gifts, I wouldn't recommend it as you may struggle, but if you like music aniway , you can give it a go , you may have a lot of fun as well. Great Job developers. Expand
  3. Nov 15, 2020
    9
    The game is fun and you can spend hours on it without even noticing, better with friends.
  4. Nov 15, 2020
    9
    This is the game that I’ve been hoping for. being a bedroom DJ who likes eclectic mixes and mashups, I can say that Fuser captures the sameThis is the game that I’ve been hoping for. being a bedroom DJ who likes eclectic mixes and mashups, I can say that Fuser captures the same vibe when you successfully pull off a beat lock mix in real life. As a bedroom DJ with my wife as my only fan, it also gives me the chance to reimagine myself as pre-pandemic, festival-caliber DJ. Yes, there are some DLC and unlocking songs too, and the library isn’t that expansive, but it still gives a challenge in the sense that you have do make do with some songs you like, fuse them with newly discovered ones, and create one, wild, eclectic mix. Expand
  5. Apr 1, 2021
    7
    Before reading this review, you need to know where I am coming from.

    I started clubbing heavily in 99-2012ish? I love House, Techno,
    Before reading this review, you need to know where I am coming from.

    I started clubbing heavily in 99-2012ish? I love House, Techno, Trance, Dance Music in general, Euro music from the 90's, you name it, love it.

    I played DJ Hero 1 & 2 to death and still have both, along with 2 turntables.

    I got super excited to hear a new rhythm game was coming out from Harmonix. COVID took a toll on everyone in 2020. I haven't played a rhythm based game since DJ Hero 2, Rock Band 2. It's been a while.

    Be very careful; this is not a video game as much as it's a tool to create your own megamix/music.

    The Campaign acts as a long Tutorial to show you everything you're able to do with the game, which gave more direction and a drive to collect 5 stars on each set.

    Other than Campaign, there's a freestyle mode where you could play to your hearts content. However, once you beat Campaign, you've pretty much heard the same songs over and over and over again.

    Battle Mode is really iffy and I still don't full understand it. It's multiplayer so I can't really comment.

    Social is where Harmonix will implement weekly challenges and you have to try and reach a top 25 in the leaderboard to unlock new aesthetics, clothing, designs, etc.

    When this game works, it works REALLY well. For me, hearing Paul Van Dyk - For An Angel kick in during the end of a set reminds me of the wee hours of the morning, finally leaving a club after a rave. Part nostalgia but the other part is missing.

    The game falls flat to me when it comes to replay value. I was hoping for more modes, couch co-op, more challenges, more direction? I'm not sure, since I'm not a developer.

    I spent around $90 CAD and bought the VIP version when it was on sale, wish I didn't because you can easily pick the songs YOU want through a DLC.

    Am I playing this game everyday? No. I walk away and walk back in randomly here and there.
    Guilty as charged, I'll buy some DLC here and there when a song drops that I need in my crate like Tiesto, David Guetta or Darude.

    I wish there was a leaderboard of some sort to fight for? It's just missing something to keep wanting to play it other than just creating your own megamixes. I love my dance music and I love the fair share of 80's tunes too as those grew on me in my later years but this new hip hop and pop music is brutal to my ears. If you like the tracklist, it could be for you but for me, it's fun at times.
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