Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians
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"One might think, as inclined as I might be to mix the scrutiny of game design with affectionately-intended trash pop, that Beatbuddy: Tale Of The Guardians is the crux of musicality, ingenuity and design I’d write scads of lovelorn poetry for." - Rockpapershotgun.com
"Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians is a digital love letter to music, merging rhythmic undertones with a 2D action-adventure game." - Digitalspy.com
Awakened from his slumber, Beatbuddy journeys through lush hand-painted environments on a quest to save his companions and his own immortality. Beatbuddy interacts with the living breathing environment that pulses to the beat of an original soundtrack, aiding him as he unlocks new paths and solves puzzles.
Experience an action-adventure game in a whole new way, which incorporates music into every aspect of the beautiful world. Players interact with the environment and a variety of creatures to open paths and solve puzzles throughout their journey.
Six beautifully hand painted levels, each broken into five chapters, take the player through the unique locations and vivid color pallets.
Featuring an exclusively produced soundtrack with original songs composed specifically for the game by known artists including Austin Wintory, Parov Stelar, Sabrepulse and La Rochelle Band.
Play as Beatbuddy, an ethereal creature who travels to unite with his sisters Melody and Harmony and stop the evil Prince Maestro with the aid of Clef who provides comic relief throughout their journey.
Could've been betterMarkDeejay | April 16, 2014 | See all MarkDeejay's reviews »
Beatbuddy... The title suggests this game is all about music and in a way it is, but don't expect something like Bit.Trip Runner, Symphony or Audiosurf here. Beatbuddy is an action adventure where your enemies produce the sounds resulting in a track for each of the six levels. The levels themselves are big and should take you around 30-45 minutes to finish. So completing the game will take you about 5-6 hours. I can tell you that that's more than enough because Beatbuddy just doesn't have enough variety to keep things interesting for much longer than that. True, it introduces new puzzles and enemies in every level that you play, like so many other games really, but for Beatbuddy is just isn't enough. Plus, the fact that I experienced 2 game breaking bugs made me realize that Beatbuddy is a good game, but nothing groundbreaking. I can understand that a game has bugs, as long as they don't break the game but for a game that's 2D and somewhat linear it's unforgiving. Especially if it's such a short experience. On the other hand; the levels are well made and have beautiful art so it's not all bad. My advice to you: grab it when it's on sale.
Pump it up as you go!AkiMatti | April 9, 2014 | See all AkiMatti's reviews »
Now this is a fun game! By combining the flow and rhythm of the game to the music Beatbuddy gives a new feeling to playing. Elements like enemies and projectiles within the game all move in rhythm, making playing easier if you get into it as well.
The colourful environments, the smooth aesthetics of the character and world design, the giddy soundtrack and wonderful animation all combine to a joyful experience. Pretty casual, sure, but sometimes that is not so bad.
Recommended for some simple time waste when you want to take it easy and take in the beats. Gives you a happy feeling!
UniqueDanielZo0 | Aug. 31, 2013 | See all DanielZo0's reviews »
hypnotic entertaining nice feeling from controlling the movement. yes the beats your movements become some hypnotic art. not serious game fun game. Interesting and unique game. It's refreshing to have a game that is challenging and well thought out while being accessible to all. Worth playing and recommended
NiceCavalieroscuro | Aug. 28, 2013 | See all Cavalieroscuro's reviews »
Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians is a very nice, little platformer game. The hand painted graphic is an added value, but the gameplay is simple and addicting. The game is not too long, but it's good if you have some spare time to kill.
GoodBolo | Aug. 7, 2013 | See all Bolo's reviews »
Last production Threaks surprising gameplay and technical execution. So beautiful and great cinematographic production was not long ago.In the game you control a little creatures called BeatBuddym, and walking through the boards try to save his amazing world.BeatBuddy: Tale of the Guardians offers six different hand-painted worlds.I can recommend this game to anyone who likes adventure games.