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Loud on Planet X

Pop Sandbox
Apr 19, 2016 - PlayStation 4, PC, PlayStation 5

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7 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Loud on Planet X

LOUD On Planet X is a good rhythm game with a great track listing, but some of the issues within do need fixing. While the beat and button presses do match up in the majority of songs there are some where it all feels out of sync and disjointed. If they’re out of sync then the whole point of the rhythm game is defeated. A longer tutorial to explain parts of the game would also be beneficial too, instead of having tips appear on loading screens. The game won’t reach Guitar Hero levels of success, but if you’re looking for a quick rhythm game fix then LOUD On Planet X may be for you.

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Toronto-based Pop Sandbox's rhythm action game is what might result from a backstage tryst between Rock Band and Plants vs. Zombies

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LOUD on Planet X truly is the indie kid’s rhythm game. While the way it decides the beat of each song can be frustrating at the start, the incredible music catalog aims to keep you coming back.

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Coming from the mind of a Sound Shapes developer, you can really see the influences in LOUD on Planet X; the quirky, minimalist style, the simplicity of its gameplay, and the excellent soundtrack all echo its spiritual predecessor. Yet Pop Sandbox's console debut does plenty to distance itself from its competitors, and its blend of beats and battles makes it a must for any rhythm game fan and a good place to start for those who aren't. Simply put, this'll strike a chord with anyone.

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Music games largely live and die by their soundtracks and one of LOUD’s biggest strengths is its setlist.

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LOUD on Planet X is an interesting combination of great indie music and rhythm-based stage defence gameplay. If you're into this type of experience, then it's well worth picking up.

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Loud on Planet X has some great bands and an interesting gameplay style, but the power-ups fall flat and the game becomes stale after a bit.

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Loud On Planet X is a fun and different rhythm game with a great roster of indie artists. It's well worth the small asking price!

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