BPM: Beats Per Minute Review (Steam)

BPM Beats Per Minute Review (Steam)

BPM is a rhythm-action FPS rogue-like where you must shoot, jump and dodge to the beat of an epic rock soundtrack. Delve into a randomly generated dungeon where one missed note can lead to your death. Gain game-changing abilities and loot powerful weaponry to defeat your ancient enemy.

Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Controller support.
  • Graphics-fullscreen, resolution, v-sync, dynamic resolution, fps, resolution scale, a field of view slider, gamma, motion blur, anti-aliasing quality, shadows, and post-process.
  • Controller settings-Invert axis and sensitivity sliders along with six layouts.
  • Two difficulties-easy or hard.
  • FPS roguelike gameplay.
  • Gameplays with a song playing and the beats showing on your reticle, shoot with the beat for a multiplier.
  • Moves like a Quake or a Doom.
  • Smooth animation.
  • Every run is randomized.
  • Fast-paced action.
  • Five characters to unlock.
  • Big boss battles.
  • Clear a room to proceed.
  • Enemies can drop coins as well as room clear chests that spawn.
  • Can equip buffs to change how your player acts and what abilities they can use.
  • Rock opera soundtrack.

BPM Beats Per Minute Review (Steam)

Cons:

  • If you get motion sickness from games like Quake, Doom Hexen, etc then you may get it here, I did.
  • No tutorials.
  • Hard to nail the beats and shots.
  • Difficult.
  • No online leaderboards.
  • Marmite style of game.

BPM Beats Per Minute Review (Steam)

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7.2/10

Summary

Beats Per Minute is a fast paced shooter that combines a roguelike with a rhythm action game. They do this by the beat pulsing over your reticuleand shooting as the beat meets your reticule results in a multiplier. It’s a very fast game akin to the old school shooters like Quake or Unreal tournament. I honestly found it hard to play as this type of games make me feel sick so my game time was limited. Its a shame though as the game is silky smooth, the gun play feels good and overall its a good little package. I liked that the rhythm action part is almost voluntary as not doing it won’t ruin the game but doing it gives that bit more. Its a game whereby it has the one base mode but it randomise every run, unlock new characters for different ways to play and overall its a fun game but for me personally I just can’t do it and it’s annoying.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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