BeatBlasters III really surprised me. It features a great soundtrack along with good looking characters and backgrouns, these two come along pretty nicely with some really smooth animations. The art style might not appeal to everyone but I do certainly like it. While the story is quite weird, to say the least, it actually is kinda funny and everything looks pretty great. The core mechanics of the game are pretty simple and easy to learn. You have 3 abilities, one is an attack which launches balls of fire synced with the beat. The second ability is a flying ability which lets you fly and move faster and the last ability is a shield which you can use to protect yourself or others along with moving certain objects in a direction.
However, you can't just spam these abilities, for they have to be charged once their "energy" is depleted. To charge an ability you must sync your abilities with the beat, everytime you successfully sync the abilities with the beat, your energy for that ability charges up.
Other than that the game is pretty simple, and that is perhaps, along with the lack of a better storyline, what kept me from playing this game any longer, I lack the motivation to beat it. Still, I do think that BeatBlasters III is a good game and one that has the potential to provide fun to other people, I unfortunately I'm not one of those people but I did enjoyed quite alot the soundtrack.