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Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise (Wii) Review
15 October 2012
Excerpt: I think there’s been about four times this year where I’ve called a game the Wii’s final great game, but Nintendo manage to continually surprise me – putting out some rather enjoyable experiences in a market which is arguably less than stable right now. Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise is one of those games.
Summary: Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise pitches itself as a quirky entry into the rhythm genre, but it quickly becomes monotonous. Extremely simple gameplay, a control system that doesn't take advantage of the Wii's point of difference, and a limit of only two players all come together to beg the question: why isn't this a downloadable mobile game?
Excerpt: Sometimes you need to mirror on screen characters' actions, other times you're required to react to music, prompted by sounds and pictures. It starts off fairly easy, but becomes increasingly complex as new beats and lyrics are introduced, and concepts get layered on top of one another.
Pros: Great rhythm-action for all types of players., Easy to play but hard to master., Loads of imagination and laughs.
Cons: If you're not a music fan, this isn't for you., Feedback on your performances could be clearer., Taking turns in two-player mode isn't as fun as solo play.
Excerpt: If nothing else, Beat The Beat: Rhythm Paradise is persuasive proof of the importance of context. Break it down to its absolute basics and you've got a game in which you do nothing more than press the A button, or occasionally A and B together.
Excerpt: could turn out to be one of the Wii's final numbers, so it's fitting that it should come in the form of a mini-game collection, the genre that perhaps best defines the system. It's also one of the better mini-game compilations on the platform, combining an excellent soundtrack with games that, while simplistic, are surprisingly difficult, utterly addictive and absolutely bonkers.
Conclusion: The difficulty level may put some people off but it is worth sticking with as the challenge is what makes this game fun. Visually and audibly it is one of the Wii's most unique games and a great title to see you through to the Wii U.
Pros: Extremely entertaining, Wonderful soundtrack, Addictive quality to the difficulty, Option of Japanese and English soundtrack
Cons: Multiplayer is limited, Some games are very challenging