Review – Beat Hazard Music & Explosions
Beat Hazard is a game that mixes up two things that I love: music and video games. In fact, the two are so intertwined that one wouldn’t work without the other. Of course the true winners here are the gamers themselves. Beat Hazard actually falls into multiple genres, while technically being a rhythm game it also has elements of an action game as well as that of the shoot ’em up genre.
Finding the rhythm in Beat Hazard.
Beat Hazard doesn’t employ overly complicated game mechanics, which works in it’s favor. You really have one goal in each level, and that’s to survive the level and shoot pretty much everything. Which in many cases is easier said than done.
A large component to Beat Hazard is music. Music effects almost everything in a level from the power of your weapons, to the various formations that the enemy will take. Your choice of music will greatly shape the level that you play. This also allows for a variety of level options, and naturally some musical selections are easier than others.
Of course while the game does a great job of merging music and gaming that isn’t what I find the most appealing about it. Beat Hazard is a game that uses vibrant colors and flash, the colors tend to just pop off the screen. The only word that really comes to mind to describe it is colorful. Beat Hazard also has an arcade feel to it that I find lacking in many games today.
Beat Hazard is a rare gem, that being said while the game is nothing short of amazing it’s not for
everyone. As I noted earlier the game uses brilliant colors and is very flashy so much so that it’s advised that people that suffer from seizures avoid the game. After playing the game I can understand that warning.
Beat Hazard isn’t a new game, it’s been out for a while now. It’s available on most major platforms, and has downloadable content available for purchase as well. PC owners who purchase the game can play the game via a controller or with the mouse and keyboard.
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