|Dev: Will Co.|
|Release: November 23, 2010|
|Screen Resolution: 480p - 720p|
Instead, this should be relegated to moments when you want to have a few moments of fun sketching some funny objects around your body. And in this respect this could be a fun game to boot up for family game night. The adults could try some more complex things, or just sit back and watch the kids draw stink lines around each other's images.
You can also superimpose outlined images onto the screen for guidance. For instance, you can trace the outline of a cat on one side of the screen if you need help, and that leaves the other side of the screen open for free drawing.
It's a real shame that Beat Sketcher is such a dainty package, because its rhythm-based gameplay has loads of potential. For a mere $15, it's good enough that curious PlayStation Move owners will want to give it a shot. Unfortunately, it just doesn't have a whole lot of functionality beyond its roots as a tech demo.
But for game-starved hardcore gamers this might be one of the only options out there on the Move. It's one of the few games yet released that actually offers a unique experience that you can't find on the Nintendo Wii. It's also a genuinely fun gameplay experience for the time that it lasts.
Here's the bottom line: if you're bored, Beat Sketcher will fill an afternoon. If you don't mind only getting a small amount of gameplay, then Beat Sketcher works fine as an experimental tech demo. The real value is for families who have kids with an artistic bent. If you're lucky, Beat Sketcher may even satisfy that innate childish urge to paint all over the walls. Just hope that they don't take to painting on the TV instead.
CCC Freelance Writer