KickBeat Review


Developed by Zen Studios

Published by Zen Studios

” Have You Ever Heard of The Sphere of Music? ”



What is KickBeat?

From Zen Studios, the creators of Zen Pinball and CastleStorm, comes KickBeat – Special Edition, an innovative rhythm game with a kung fu theme, fully 3D characters, and high-energy music! KickBeat – Special Edition features a full-length single player campaign, beautifully hand-drawn animations and a unique art style.

The Story:

The game’s story revolves around a love-struck and unlikely hero drawn into a battle for control of the world’s music. Lee and Mei are the story’s protagonists, guided by Master Fu, the leader of an ancient, secretive sect of monks called the Order of the Melodic Fist, who have been the guardians of Sphere of Music for centuries. Lee is the unlikeliest of heroes, but he is chosen to fight to reclaim the music that has been stolen by Radio Earth, led by Mr. Halisi, owner of Entertainment Earth and the nefarious overseer of those who seek to use music for power and control.



The Gameplay:

KickBeat’s Gameplay Is Based all around the MUSIC Every Song to ever Attack is in sync and is done very well the game its self in gameplay wise runs very smoothly on (Xbox One) The Controls are simple to getting use to as it is based on 6 Buttons in total A,B,X,Y And RT And LT (You Can Use RB AND LB If You want to they do the same thing) and what you need to do is hit the correct buttons at the correct time (In Time With The Music) the gameplay is amazing and is very Enjoyable!

The Graphics:

With Rhythm Games I personally think Graphics Don’t matter as most of the time I DOUBT You will be concentrating on them but this games graphics in my opinion look great especially the Cut scenes as stated above each cut scene is a hand drawn animation which I thought was great and gave awesome effect to the game and made me want to watch every cut scene PLUS THE STORY IS WORTH WATCHING TOO.



The Sound/Music:

Seeing this is a Rhythm game Music Matter a lot and in my opinion the MUSIC / SOUNDTRACK in this game is AMAZING!! Each and every song goes with the game also there was many songs i have heard before on there Here are the songs
KickBeat – Special Edition Song List:
· Pendulum – Self vs. Self, Propane Nightmares (Celldweller Remix)
· Celldweller – Switchback, I Can’t Wait
· Marilyn Manson – The Beautiful People
· Shen Yi – War Dance
· POD – Boom
· Papa Roach – Last Resort
· Blue Stahli – Takedown, Scrape, Ultranumb
· Southpaw Swagger – It’s Showtime
· Pre-Fight Hype – It’s Goin Down
· Voicians – Fighters, The Construct
· Rob Zombie – Scum of the Earth
· Styles Beyond – Nine Thou
· Pre-Fight Hype & Southpaw Swagger – Tug-O-War
· enV – Destination, RPM, Vee, Shakestopper, OCP, Bloom

Lasting Appeal:

This game has so much for you to do once you finish the story You can go and play Survival Mode And A Free Play Mode or if you want to try and get 5 STARS On Every Song On Every Difficulty You can do that So I think this game has a lot to do when finishing the story.



Final Thoughts:

This Game is going to Last FOREVER I’m Hoping For Sequels That follow the same kind of story and I found it very enjoyable I want TONS Of DLC with different tracks as this game is that fun I don’t want it to STOP This game is definitely worth getting Like I Said I Enjoyed it ALOT! If Your a fan of Rhythm Games then this is one you should get without even THINKING ABOUT IT!. I Would of gave this game a 10/10 but after playing the game I say for hours maybe even WEEKS on end depending on how much you enjoy Rhythm games me I thought this game is AMAZING But I’m hoping for DLC AND MORE TO THE STORY As that’s what i enjoyed once again this GAME IS AMAZING AND SHOULD BE TRIED OUT!!

My Score – 9/10


The Good

  • Story Is Amazing
  • Story Is Fun And Easy To Follow
  • Great And Simple Gameplay

The Bad

  • NONE!

KickBeat is available now for PS3, PS Vita, PS4, Xbox One, PC & Wii U. Thanks go out to Zen Studios for the game and assets used in this review. Be sure to let me know what you thought of the review in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter & YouTube.

Review by Tenacious Tea Gaming


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