Sound Shapes PS4, PS3, and PSVita Review

What can I say about Sound Shapes…not much actually so it’s going to be a really short review

There really isn’t a story with this game. You play as a blob rolling around different landscapes while some techno music plays in the background. There are two different modes along with a beat school mode and a level editor (the level editor is similar to Little Big Planet, but with music instead.) Also, red things are bad.

The campaign mode in this game is pretty decent and is basically an obstacle course set to music. Once you beat the campaign it opens up death mode and beat school. If you’re musically inclined then beat school is awesome for you as you have to match the chords you hear to the chords on the screen. Then there’s death mode. If you’re a trophy hunter you’ll spend way too much time trying to get a certain number of sound balls in a certain amount of time. Some death modes are easy and some are frustrating.

At times this game can be quite addicting. I lost track of time a couple of times while trying to beat a level in death mode, but I wouldn’t call this game the greatest game I’ve ever played. To be honest it doesn’t even make the top 100.

The playability of this game is very tedious. I would say that fine motor skills are required so that you’re not ripping your hair out trying to complete some of the death modes. At times movements are stiff, but I’m happy to report there were absolutely no glitches, freezing, or bugs.

The graphics aren’t something to write home about, but the game is visually appealing. The backgrounds match the music that is being played so everything is in sync with one another.

There are a total of 84 trophies in this game. 34 for the main game and then the rest all DLC. The trophies aren’t all that hard and really just require you to play the game. I have to say though that these are some of the most unimaginative trophies ever. The images are the same for similar trophies and there are no creative names.

There is no multiplayer in this game which is just fine by me.

Overall I give this game a 3 out of 5

What’s Great:
+ While it doesn’t have top notch graphics, the game is visually appealing.
+ Pretty cool music if you’re into techno.

What’s Not So Great
No story.
Short gameplay.
For a creative game, the trophies are bland.
Way too much DLC

If you’re looking for a quick platinum trophy then this is the game for you. If you wanted to use the cross save feature and you have a PS4, PS3, and PSVita then you’ll get three platinum’s for the price of one. Unless you consider that cheating, which I totally do. I would suggest waiting until this game goes on sale before purchasing it though since I don’t really think it’s worth the $14.99 price tag especially since you’ll spend another $8 on DLC if you want the 100% in this game.

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