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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: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Nov 17, 2020
    90
    While it has to appeal to both turntable beginners and disciplined mixmasters alike, which could compromise its instant-click appeal, Fuser isn't found lacking in the slightest, whatever your past experience of DJing. Its purest joy, for all of its online options and battles, is absolutely the freedom of the freestyle mode, where creativity can run rampant - but if you want to face off with bass and beats as your arsenal, Scott Pilgrim-style, with a pal, the option's there. Longevity will be determined by how much the song library grows, but right now, Fuser is an exceptional music game that needs to be heard by, and played by, as massive a crowd as possible.
  2. Nov 6, 2020
    90
    FUSER would be an incredibly special game if it came out last year. But now, in late 2020, it almost seems necessary. FUSER is unlike any music game you have ever played before, and that's by design.
  3. Nov 6, 2020
    90
    Fuser empowers players to remix old songs into brilliant new creations, making it one of the greatest and most creative music games of all time.
  4. Nov 8, 2020
    80
    Fuser makes you dizzy as the possibilities of musical creation are numerous.
  5. Nov 30, 2020
    80
    Fuser succeeds as a celebration of dance culture, as well as being a great DJ simulator, helping to bring your sets to life, making DJing a blast and providing the buzz of giving the crowd the night of their lives.
  6. Nov 9, 2020
    80
    As I was playing FUSER, it struck me that the best way of describing it is as “Christmas Present: The Game”. It’s the perfect game to show when you’ve got friends over or just want to mess around with it, but if you don’t really latch onto the music mixing or appreciate its depth that might be all it is to you. For everyone else, there’s a fantastically deep musical experience here that might be worth busting the headphones out for.
  7. Nov 6, 2020
    65
    Fuser does what it says on the side of the box, but there could have been a more compelling foundation to keep you going past the point where it feels like you've done it all.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Nov 21, 2020
    10
    The game makes me really happy. Creating mixes is awesome. Feeling you are going to music festivals is awesome. I think for those who loveThe game makes me really happy. Creating mixes is awesome. Feeling you are going to music festivals is awesome. I think for those who love music this game could be a useful tool against anxiety and form a kind of music therapy. Genuinely it's that good.

    Make sure you calibrate your settings in game so your video and audio have custom time synchronisation. It makes a huge difference to being able to catch downbeats and satisfyingly progress in campaign mode. The game gives a lot of instructing, follower them carefully to have a really good time.

    PS The VIP edition is currently cheapest on the USA eshop. If in UK you can buy USA eshop cards on Playasia to save about £20.
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  2. Feb 11, 2021
    10
    If you are in any way into or want to get into music, then I can tell you that the one thing that you will experience while playing this willIf you are in any way into or want to get into music, then I can tell you that the one thing that you will experience while playing this will be the weirdest sound you have ever made (maybe, I don't know you)

    That sound is "OOOOOOOOOOOHHH" because this game just makes you feel good while making master mixes, the three "Ms" as my brother calls it.
    The campaign I short, but very sweet, and is a good way to settle players into the real meat of the game, which is the events.
    the events are just mini competitions but are a BLAST to take part in.
    When Covid-19 is gone, I can also see people setting this up on the T.V. at a party to let people create their own music.
    As someone who whants to make music later in life, this game is a sream come true.
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  3. Oct 15, 2021
    9
    We are currently waiting on an update for the Switch version to try and control the game crashing when you try to save mixes, or randomly inWe are currently waiting on an update for the Switch version to try and control the game crashing when you try to save mixes, or randomly in either Freestyle or Co-Op mode. Hopefully Harmonix solves this issue soon.

    Don't let this inconvenience fool you though. Fuser is one of the best music games out there. There are literally thousands of combinations of songs, cheap as chips DLC which unlock even more hundreds of combinations, custom instruments, an extensive solo campaign to show you the ropes, and even a unique Battle mode. Unfortunately this latter mode lacks opponents, but if you do find one it's a brilliant, low pressure time.

    Fuser is a rare game that is never the same twice. Oh sure you can save your favourite disc combinations, but even then you're sure to twist them into something unique within seconds every time. You'll never hear your favourite songs to he same way again - you'll probably start thinking "Yeah that would sound better if I added some Lady Marmalade bass" or similar. Extraordinarily underrated.
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  4. Nov 11, 2020
    9
    Ever wish you could mix together parts of your favorite songs that encompasses all genres of music? Well now's your chance with this next toEver wish you could mix together parts of your favorite songs that encompasses all genres of music? Well now's your chance with this next to be hit from Harmonix!

    Harmonix seems to know exactly what to do to strike gold in the music/rhythm genre of games. They are the creators of Amplitude, Frequency, Guitar Hero... and oh yeah, Rock Band. They have also made excellent games such as Dance Central, Fantasia, and DropMix.

    Speaking of DropMix, this game seems like the perfect spiritual successor to the game that should have garnered much more attention than it did. in the game DropMix, you throw down cards that you have in a deck onto a plastic board that is synced to a mobile device such as a smart phone. When a card is played, an instrument or vocals section of the song listed on the card begins to play. The game continues by mixing and matching various vocals, beats, horns, guitars, and keyboards in a sort of tug of war match between two to four players.

    In Fuser, you essentially do the same thing but instead are competing for the affection of your adoring fans. The mixes in Fuser are also much more customizable and feature a pretty good skill curve I haven't seen in a rhythm game since Guitar Hero or Rock Band first became available. In the main campaign of the game you are constantly tasked with dropping different beats at the precisely "correct" time per instructions the game gives you or your audience members request. You will be dropping, ejecting, looping and mixing back and forth to create a sound that only real world DJ's would dare try to replicate.

    *Work in progress --- need to analyze social features and the vast array of customization and gameplay features --- tentative early score of 9*
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  5. Feb 28, 2021
    0
    CG videos are completely out of synch with their audio, music tracks are not all available by default, and there's no Daft Punk tracks at all,CG videos are completely out of synch with their audio, music tracks are not all available by default, and there's no Daft Punk tracks at all, not even "Get Lucky". When I pay full price for a game with included music, it should damned well be fully available. harmonix shows once again that their last good game was Rock Band 3. Avoid their products. Expand
  6. Jun 6, 2021
    0
    Do not buy this game - update in May 2021 breaks the game on switch and is now unplayable.