PixelJunk 4am Video Game ReviewWritten by Michael Siebenaler | | firstname.lastname@example.org
PixelJunk 4am (Sony/Q-Games)
This music simulation game debuts exclusively to the PlayStation Network and PlayStation Move controller. Players have the freedom to create whatever musical masterpiece they want: a stress-free solo environment, a collaborative music studio with a friend (local play only) and/or living room into an online social night club. Online play in the “live viewer” offers feedback (just shake the PS Move) and social media options for friends or anyone on the PlayStation network.
Colorful visual creations complement the corresponding audio so players can build complex layers from each loop/track. The music variety depends on gameplay, so the tutorials must be mastered (try playing with your eyes closed or with two PS Move controllers for an extra challenge). The game progresses nicely with numerous unlockables as players orchestrate the synthesizer/keyboard, bass, drum, and rhythm tracks together represented as columns, strands, and another cool graphics.
Options include reverb, effects, loops, and muting using various control button actions and movements. The Move button and T button (“trigger” underneath) represent the main button actions, along with the colored buttons — triangle for synthesizer, cross/X for drums, circle for rhythm, and square for bass. The select button changes tracks. Extra movements include twisting the PS Move or moving forward utilizing the space depth for added effects. Players also feel vibration when hitting the virtual edges of the screen. This unique game costs $9.99 and comes recommended (***), especially for music fans. Rated E for everyone.