More Reviews
REVIEWS Resident Evil Revelations 2 -- E Review
In this second chapter we see the "survival" part of "survival horror" come charging into the forefront.

Screamride Review
If you've been wanting a game that makes you scream “WHOO!”, Screamride has just the ticket.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Swords & Soldiers II Preview
Join Redbeard and his fellow Vikings as they set out yet again to restore order to the land!
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Screamride
Release date: Out Now

Helldivers
Release date: Out Now

BLADESTORM: Nightmare (working title)
Release date: 03/17/15

Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones
Release date: 04/01/15


LATEST FEATURES 15 Criminally Underappreciated Titles in the PS2 Library
The PlayStation 2 turns 15 today! Better get off the road, everyone, because someone's getting a driving permit!

Biggest Games at PAX East 2015
PAX East features big upcoming releases every year, and 2015 is no exception.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
A Means to Disseminate Honest-to-God Leaks
By oblivion437
Posted on 02/02/15
Wikileaks, though technically not a wiki, provides an easy means to disseminate information that some find it desirable to share against the wishes of those who find it desirable to keep secret. Aside from the morality of the leaking itself, such a service provides a look into the activities of...

Frequency Member Review for the PS2

Ivory_Soul By:
Ivory_Soul
09/01/12
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Puzzle 
PLAYERS 1- 2 
PUBLISHER Sony 
DEVELOPER Harmonix Music Systems 
RELEASE DATE  
E Contains Mild Lyrics

What do these ratings mean?

The Good: Great song selection, simple yet challenging gameplay, remix mode is fun

The Bad: Visuals can give you a headache, not enough songs, can get extremely hard later on

Before Guitar Hero and Rock Band, Harmonix created this fun rhythm game using pop, hip-hop, industrial rock, and other genres. You tap away on your controller with a "pick your own path" type of gameplay. The game is fun and very challenging, and comes with some great tools.

You use the square, circle, and triangle buttons to tap away on a track. Use the D-pad to rotate the tube and pick any track you want to play. You will know when you have to play when you see a green line connecting dots. This gives you a break between sections so you can rest your thumb for a second. Tracks range from the vocals, synth, bass, drums, guitar, and other instruments. When you successfully complete a section that instrument will continue playing. Score perfectly in that section of the song and the instruments won't turn off when you enter the next gate. I found this a little annoying, but it encourages you to play perfectly the song doesn't stop. You are scored, as usual, and a meter is shown on how bad or well you are doing. Fail too much and you will fail the song.

That's the entire game in a nutshell. It seems simple, and it is, but the game is challenging later on when you have to do longer sections and faster button presses. There's some pretty good music here by Powerman 5000, No Doubt, Fear Factory, and others popular musicians. The visuals are trippy and can give you a headache after a while. They are psychedelic and full of bright colors and fractal shapes. One thing I found useless was the free scratch mode which lets you press one of the three buttons while moving the left stick back and forth to scratch. This isn't there for anything but for fun I guess.

Once you beat the main game on each difficulty you can go into Remix mode which plays a song while you add your own notes to the song. This can be pretty fun for people who want to change-up the game themselves. However, I did find that there should have been more songs, but I guess remix mode is supposed to remedy that. There's a good dozen hours of gameplay here and you will keep coming back to master the game.

For just a couple of dollars Frequency is one of the most fun I have had in a rhythm game since Rock Band 2. I found myself coming back and trying to master the songs. The music may not be to everyone's taste, but if you open your mind you will find a gem of a game here.


More information about Frequency
 
Frequency
fullfullfullhalfempty
Views: 1411 Review rating:
Reviews by other members

comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution