Beat Sketcher, The Best PlayStation 3 Game You Weren't Expecting

Last week: I had no desire to paint music using a PlayStation 3 motion controller. This week: I yearn to play the full version of Beat Sketcher. Remember that game name.

Until I found it lurking as an extra demo on my review copy of PlayStation Move games Kung Fu Rider and Start The Party, I had only heard of Beat Sketcher once. That one time I heard of it was when, at a Sony gaming showcase, I was told that Beat Sketcher had been removed because it wasn't working well.

I assumed it sucked.

Now that I've played Beat Sketcher, that can't be it. Must have just been too noisy.

Beat Sketcher is a musical art game that you control with the PlayStation 3's Move motion controller. It is made by Sony's Japan Studio and will include solo and multiplayer, challenges and a free-form create mode. The way most of that will work is as much your guess as it is mine. All I know are the fundamentals: you draw and paint in mid-air and music is made in the process.

Watch it in action. I shot this video from the single-player create mode, which is the only part of the game available in the demo. It was enough to get me excited.

Bring on more Beat Sketcher!


Comments

    Looks nice but you would want a big TV to give you more room to draw.

    I can't really say that watching (or rather, listening) to this has made me particularly interested, let alone excited... Quite the opposite.

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