For a few brief moments Fuser reinvigorates the glory days of social music gaming and in the right hands can be effectively be an instrument of music creation, but outside of the campaign there's little for the rest of us to do.
Fuser feels like a natural evolution for Harmonix and, scoring system aside, lets players take control of the music more than ever before.
Combining elements from multiple songs to spin your own creations delivers a special kind of magic
Fuser's core mashup-making mechanics are compelling, but they're best enjoyed as a creative pursuit rather than a challenge-based game.
Fuser lets you become a DJ from the safety of your own home, without having to deal with a global pandemic or 24-year-olds with jaws swinging like saloon doors. Its pricy entry point may be a turn-off for some, but when you’re enthusiastically bopping your head to a mash-up of Amy Winehouse, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Pitbull, you can almost forget that it wants to charge you $1.99 for Evanescence. It’s a fun time with tons of replayability, that will deserve a wider audience than the niche crowd it’s poised to appeal to.
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. Which, in this case, can be quicker than a lot of other rhythm games.
FUSER is to DJ games what Guitar Hero was to guitar games: an enjoyable experience with a good music selection. But here you'll find a way more rich, deeper gameplay, and a very exigent one. Start playing FUSER it's easy, but dominate it needs a lot of time. The good part is, whatever discs you throw to the mix, you're gonna love the sound...
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For the moment, despite my DJ diva heckles being raised to the highest point, I can say it’s pretty good.
For pure musical fun, there are few games in 2020 better than Fuser.
Fuser is a fun game in its campaign and festival mode, with a multitude of customization tools as a reward for our best sessions. In addition, in free mode it can be an excellent tool to believe we are the best DJ ... in our neighborhood.
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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.
Fuser is a wonderful title that will appeal to anyone looking for a good time with great beats. Whether you're spectating a user-created set or making your own beats with the base soundtrack of 100 songs, there's no better time to spin the disc and get the house poppin'!
You're a DJ splicing the drums, bass, melody and vocals of your favourite tracks in dizzy new ways in this latest from the makers of Guitar Hero
Harmonix shows once again why they are very good at what they do - making fun rhythm games. Fuser is a fantastic music creation tool that is a ton of fun to play. Online battle modes are fun, when you can find people to play with. Fuser is something I will be playing for quite some time, if only to try and get five stars for all the campaign missions.
It takes some practice and deep breathing exercises, but getting into Fuser's rhythm is worth the effort. You can become a pro DJ without really knowing what you're doing.
Fuser is, frankly, a staggering technological achievement. The game takes the act of making music, an incredibly challenging thing to accomplish, and practically trivialises it. You don't need to have any kind of prior knowledge to make meaningful music with this title. The game walks you through everything with a perfect learning curve and near-limitless flexibility. It remains to be seen if it will court a large enough player base to confirm its existence, but as it currently stands, this title is yet another unexpected jolt of inspiration for the rhythm game genre, which even just a few years ago looked all but dead. Between the brilliance of rhythm titles in VR and now Fuser, the future is bright indeed.
With a huge variety of music, an amazing UI interface, and enough content to keep you happily bobbing your head for days, Fuser is one of the best music games ever made. Even those with no musical skill will enjoy learning how to create great sounding mixes in Fuser, and the game gives them plenty of leeway to practice. Fuser is a burst of happiness, light, and live music, all of which are sorely needed in the world right now. The highest recommendation.
Even if a better selection of modes would be welcome, Fuser is often a joy to play and potentially the future of rhythm games. 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.
After rocking the world with guitars and other assorted musical stylings, Fuser feels and sounds like the logical next step for Harmonix. It's colourful, brimming with positive energy, and the musical mash-ups that you can potentially create aren't just surprising, they deserve to be heard around the world. If a steady flow of DLC keeps Fuser alive, I'll happily hop back into the DJ booth to create a few more surprise hits.
Fuser is a great little program that serves as an introduction to the art of DJing. It's just not much of a game. So think about this as purchasing entry-level DJ software, and as entry-level DJ software, it's pretty good. It's never going to be as powerful as dedicated DJ software, but if you just want to have a bit of a DJ fantasy then Fuser will give you just that.