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BEAT ARENA (Oculus Quest)

BEAT ARENA (Oculus Quest)

BEAT ARENA (Oculus Quest)

VR Shop – Silver Award

Price at Time Of Review: £22.99
Comfort Rating: Green (No Movement)
Genre: Music and Rhythm
Supported Controllers: Oculus Touch
Best Playing Position: Standing, Sitting, Roomscale
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG


Description: Strum, strike, and jam away! Liven up your VR gig! A new KONAMI music game is coming to Oculus Quest! Perform on stage in a band as a pianist, a guitarist, a bassist or a drummer, all in VR! You can even create your own custom avatar. Grab your friends’ Play Data and enjoy a VR jam session together!

Review: After playing ‘BEAT ARENA’ for a fair while I can safely say Konami should stick to arcade games. For a start, it has to be the graphics that deserve the most hate. When I am paying £22.99 for a game I expect a certain level of quality content or a lot of content to counteract the bad quality. This game doesn’t have either! The other thing that really grated me was that you have to go into each song for all the information like difficulty and the instruments you can use in it.

But let’s face it, when it comes to music/rhythm games it is all about the gameplay and this game is fun to play at times. The drum scenes are the best, but with the others, the beat mapping can be a little hit and miss. But at the end of the day I did find myself having fun playing it. The whole band thing worked for me and if that ever becomes multiplayer it will feel awesome. I think for now I will give this game a very cautious thumbs-up, but if you are not sure you will like it I would definitely wait for a sale or some updates like multiplayer mode before giving it a go. The potential is here, but it is up to Konami to make something from it.

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