Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians Review (GameSpot)

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Music is condemned to play a bit role in most platformers: no matter how good the composer is, and no matter how moving the score, this entire element of a game’s development can often be tuned out with little to no impact on the gameplay. Not so with Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians. Here is a game where the music plays as key a role as the avatar onscreen–where nodding your head to the beat can help you float through Beatbuddy’s mix of adventure and puzzle solving more easily. It’s a strong and unusual concept, although the focus on following the beat bears unexpected consequences for the longevity of the puzzle-based gameplay.

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