Summary: The Good: Great song selection, simple yet challenging gameplay, remix mode is fun The Bad: Visuals can give you a headache, not enough songs, can get extremely hard later on Before Guitar Hero and Rock Band, Harmonix created this fun rhythm game using pop, hip-hop, industrial rock, and other genres. You tap away on your controller with a "pick your own path" type of gameplay. The game is fun and very challenging, and comes with some great tools.
Summary: This is as simple and classic as rhythm games get. See the note, push the button, get rewarded with music. The only way to win is to do and not to think. It'd get five stars, except that a lot of the rough edges in gameplay have been removed in its sequel, Amplitude.
Summary: First off, let me say that initially I didn't like this game - I'm not particularly fond of this kind of music, and when I watched the guy across the hall play it, I just thought it was ... stupid. But then he made ME play it, and I was hooked. Gameplay is fast and exciting, and it has enormous replay value - getting your score just a bit higher to access the bonus levels is just as fun (if not more so) than trying to beat the initial levels.
Summary: This game is unbelievably addicting. If you like music, and if you have played tetris, this is the game for you. Who thought pressing three buttons over and over could be so fun? In frequency, you choose a song that they have on 5 different stages, and instrument by instrument, you add the notes to the song, and when you get through the whole song, you have the finished symphony. This is a great game, and definately recommended.
Summary: Do you like club / techno music? Frequency is an interesting music-based game allowing you to blast through techno remix songs from many different popular artists. The visuals in this game are pretty trippy, offering an entertaining experience while you blast through levels of music. It's nice to know that people are still coming up with innovative new gameplay styles. (The gameplay itself feels quite different from, say, Umjammer Lammy.
Summary: I've never been a fan of rhythm type games but I checked this one out because I liked the music that came with it. It took about one hour for me to get used to the gameplay and objectives but since then I've been hooked. Graphics- The psychedelic background actually can get in the way of the gameplay because you get so distracted by it. Fortunately, there is a track without all the colorful shapes and images. Gameplay- There are three difficulty settings.
Summary: graphics: nothing too special, what there is will mostly just keep the people watching entertained since the players will be transfixed by the game play. Actually this is a game that is tough on the eyes of the players since blinking is actually difficult on many of the songs. If you liked the graphics of whipeout or tempest these will be right up you alley. gameplay: you use the d-pad, 3 buttons and sometimes the left analog stick.
Excerpt: This game for the PS2 is a really easy, yet enjoyable game to play. It has a lot of similarities to Amplitude, but nevertheless is a very good game. This game is great for people who are really into music, be it playing or listening. The game let’s you do both by building up music tracks by their different instruments/ effects and voices. As each of these is added, the music track builds up into the full song.
Pros: Simple aims/targets within the game
Cons: Music may not please to everyone, frustrating
Excerpt: Calling all desk drummers and foot tappers.. The eagle has landed! You cannot overlook this gem. Now found in bargain basements across the land. Pick this up for £20 and you will not be disappointed. I paid the full £40 and it was worth every penny! I switched on my PS2, my sweaty little mitts were trembling.. I'd played the demo of this game and could not wait to see what the full and finished product had to offer.
Pros: Simple to learn difficult to master . Very rewarding .
Cons: Basic Graphics, The superior sequal 'Amplitude' is out
Excerpt: I got Frequency a while ago of a friend and couldn't put it down for a week or two. Its similar to Dance Dance Revolution, although the more shy among us might find it somewhat intimidating to use a DDR Pad, even in their own homes. I am a fan of both and Frequency and DDR, but this game provides a nice change as there is nothing like it currently available, or a taste of the music/puzzle world to those new to the genre.
Pros: Cool game, pick - up - and - playability, nice graphics, very simple
Cons: Music is a bit dated now, gets VERY difficult