Excerpt: The first thing you notice about Amplitude is how much it resembles Frequency in its play mechanics, controls, and presentation. While new players shouldn't be intimidated, veterans should be able to jump into the new game immediately without looking at the manual.
Excerpt: The more I play Amplitude , the less inclined I am to simply call it a music game without adding a hefty disclaimer. Both Amplitude and its predecessor, Frequency , take the player to another more intimate level of the music creation process.
Excerpt: I don't think I'll disagree when Erin says that Amplitude sounds an awful lot like top-forty radio. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing probably depends heavily on individual tastes. Still, Frequency's more underground selection of music did give it a big advantage.
Excerpt: Amplitude is then next 'level' of gaming for Frequency lovers out there. The 'Freqs' - characters that act as your avatar in the game - are now 3D, and are highly customizable. At the beginning of the game, you have a good number of choices and tweaks to make the Freq of your choice, but as you...
Excerpt: Rhythm Action, BeMani, music game, dancing simulator, interactive musical tool – call ‘em what you will, they aren’t going to disappear any time soon. On the contrary, the genre seems to be getting stronger and is taking over more people’s lives than anyone could ever have imagined.
Excerpt: Ok, on playstation.com, the genre was \'music.\' But, seeing it\'s intriguing multi-player mode, I\'ll put it in party. Ok, anyways, Amplitude is one of my favorite games of all-time. Why? It\'s unique concept.
Excerpt: Attempting to create a worthy sequel to a game like last year’s rhythm-based surprise hit Frequency is no small feat, and developer Harmonix knew this going in. Aside from the obligatory improvements that people expect from sequels – like enhanced visuals and souped-up sound – Amplitude ups the ante...
Excerpt: Do you dig the music of P!nk , Blink-182 , Papa Roach , Weezer, Garbage and other hot bands ? Are you a video game nut with a Playstation 2 and the urge to be an online DJ ? If you said yes, then Amplitude is the PS2 game for you!
Excerpt: If you like sneaking around abandoned Russian military compounds, Amplitude is not for you. Or maybe you like saving the kingdom from an evil dictator? Again, this isn't meant to address that. There are a lot of things you may have enjoyed about videogames in the past, but they don't matter.
Excerpt: Amplitude uses the default set up of L1, R1, and R2 for each of the left/center/right buttons. While this doesn’t seem like the most intuitive set-up (Amplitude Virgin – Left/Center/Right? Well, Square/Triangle/Circle would work better!