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Beat The Game

Rating Summary

Based on 5 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

61

Top Critic Average

40%

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Based on 5 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCSep 7, 2017

Developer: Worm Animation

Genre: Adventure

Beat the Game is a surreal adventure game where you find your way by collecting items and discovering sounds.Sounds you find introduce cinematic cutscenes as the story unfolds. You can combine a soda can with a drumstick to unlock hi-hat sounds or search the hidden corners of the world and you might run across a character who will share a bassline with you.You’re equipped with a Sound Scanner to help you track down sounds. Rapidly hunt the desert for hidden objects by remote controlled “Roboball” with its first person camera.You create new combinations of sounds with your portable holographic music mixer complete with volume faders and effects. After collecting all the sounds, you will perform a live show. If the audience likes it enough, you can advance to the next level Key Features: * Original sounds and music compositions * Realtime film quality cinematic cutscenes * 8-Channel sound mixing with 24 discoverable sound options + effects * Play with your mouse and keyboard or a game controller * 4K Resolution support

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It's just somewhat obvious that this was meant to be a longer game.

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Beat The Game does not feel like a complete game. You scour a tiny area and collect a bunch of unusual sounds for limited mixing purposes. A few well animated cutscenes are not enough reason to experience this extremely brief adventure. Aspiring DJs may be able to create something pleasing to the ear, but others will prefer the sounds of silence.

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Beat the Game is the living embodiment of style over substance. A colourful sandbox with wacky characters and quirky music can only take a game so far when it lacks in every other regard. Gameplay consists entirely of finding sounds for a live concert with little payoff due in large part to the static premise and short play time. Cutscenes are well presented when they occur, but the absurdist approach to storytelling is pure nonsense, devoid of any actual meaning. Beat the Game fails as a video game, as a work of art, and as a demonstration of what can be done in the medium. It's little more than a glorified tech demo for a far better game.

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If Tim Burton decided to make a music game, this would be it. Prepare yourself for a trippy and introspective adventure.

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