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.
- 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.
- 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.
- No online leaderboards.
- Marmite style of game.
- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 7/107/10
- Accessibility - 7/107/10
- Length - 7/107/10
- Fun Factor - 7/107/10
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.