Von den Indie-Vorreitern Zen Studios (den Machern von Pinball FX2 und CastleStorm) kommt KickBeat, ein innovatives Rhythmus-Spiel mit einem Kung-Fu-Thema, mit 3D-Charakteren und energetischer Musik! Du kannst deine eigene Musik verwenden, um eigene KickBeat-Titel zu erstellen, was ultimativen Wiederspielwert bringt!
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Veröffentlichung: 20. Jan. 2014
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"Kroz dvadeset četiri pesme zastupljeni su drum’n’bass, nu metal i hip-hop, sa licenciranim pesmama od Pendulum, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Celldweller."
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Includes songs from Electronic Super Joy

Six exclusive tracks from the Electronic Super Joy OST, by indie electronic artist enV, have been added to the single player campaign. If you enjoyed the Kickbeat soundtrack, be sure to check out Electronic Super Joy, by Michael Todd Games.

Über dieses Spiel

Von den Indie-Vorreitern Zen Studios (den Machern von Pinball FX2 und CastleStorm) kommt KickBeat, ein innovatives Rhythmus-Spiel mit einem Kung-Fu-Thema, mit 3D-Charakteren und energetischer Musik! Du kannst deine eigene Musik verwenden, um eigene KickBeat-Titel zu erstellen, was ultimativen Wiederspielwert bringt!

Neue Ergänzungen für die Steam-Edition von KickBeat:

  • Sechs exklusive Titel vom exklusiven Electronic Super Joy OST vom Indie-Electronic-Künstler enV wurden der Einzelspielerkampagne hinzugefügt. Jetzt gibt es 24 Titel in der Kampagne!
  • Im Freispiel gibt es jetzt fortgeschrittene Schwierigkeit
  • Der Schlage-deine-Musik-Modus ist jetzt viel früher in der Kampagne verfügbar, wodurch du deine eigenen Titel erstellen kannst, ohne die Einzelspielerkampagne zu beenden
  • Beim Schwierigkeitsfortschritt wurden Anpassungen vorgenommen, sodass sich Spieler an schwierigere Spiellevel besser anpassen können
  • Verbesserte Grafik
  • Anpassbare Tastatursteuerung + vollständiger X-Input-Controller-Support.
  • 42 Steam-Erfolge
  • Trading Cards für Steam
  • Steam-Cloud-Support

Der KickBeat Steam Edition Soundtrack enthält Titel von verschiedenen Künstlern: Von weltbekannten Bands wie Pendulum und Marilyn Manson, über Indie-Musiker Celldweller und Blue Stahli, bis hin zu neuen Talenten wie dem Electronic-Musikproduzenten Voicians und dem taiwanesischen Rapper Shen Yi.

KickBeat Steam Edition Soundtrack
Pendulum - Self vs. Self, Propane Nightmares (Celldweller Remix)
Celldweller – Switchback, I Can’t Wait
Marilyn Manson – The Beautiful People
Shen Yi – War Dance
POD – Boom
Papa Roach – Last Resort
Blue Stahli – Takedown, Scrape, Ultranumb
Southpaw Swagger – It’s Showtime
Pre-Fight Hype – It’s Goin Down
Voicians – Fighters, The Construct
Rob Zombie – Scum of the Earth
Styles Beyond – Nine Thou (Grant Mohrman “Superstar’ Remix)
Pre-Fight Hype & Southpaw Swagger – Tug-O-War
enV – Destination
enV – RPM
enV – Vee
enV – Shakestopper
enV – OCP
enV - Bloom

Der Schlage-deine-Musik-Modus beinhaltet verschiedene Tools, mit denen die Spieler ihre eigene Musik verwenden können, um eigene KickBeat-Titel zu erstellen. Experimentiere mit verschiedenen Musiktypen, um unterschiedliche Kampftypen zu erstellen!

Wir sind die ganzen Balken, Pfeile, Tastensymbol usw. losgeworden, auf die sich andere Musikspiele verlassen und haben sie stattdessen durch vollständig animierte 3D-Charaktere ersetzt. Statt nur Charaktere im Hintergrund zu sehen, die zu einem vorgegebenen Skript tanzen, während das tatsächliche Spiel in einem abstrakten 2D-Interface stattfindet, steuerst du die 3D-Charaktere wirklich und reagierst auf sie. Das bedeutet, dass du deine Aufmerksamkeit auf das konzentrieren kannst, was diese Charaktere tun! Während du das Spiel spielst, erstellst du durch Tastendrücken deine eigene Kampfsequenz. Außerdem kannst du auch alle anderen Interface-Teile (wie Punkte) weglassen, falls du magst, sodass du nicht abgelenkt wirst.

KickBeat enthält eine Einzelspielerkampagne mit wunderschönen handgezeichneten Animationen und einem einzigartigen Grafikstil.

Das sagen die Medien

  • “KickBeat funktioniert als Rhythmus- und Kampfspiel” – JoyStiq
  • “KickBeat kombiniert coole Kämpfe mit gut abgestimmter Rhythmus-Action, und machte dabei so viel Spaß, dass es mich sogar aus meinem Morgenschlaf weckte.” – Pocket Gamer
  • “Die handgemalten Animationen ragen heraus und ich wurde vom hypnotischen Flow der Figuren, die in die Kampfarena und aus ihr heraus gingen, wirklich eingenommen.” – Destructoid

Systemvoraussetzungen

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU @ 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ]Geforce 8600 GT (GDDR2, 512MB) / Radeon HD 2600 Pro (512 MB) category, DirectX® 10 compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU @ 2.40 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 8600 GT (GDDR3, 512 MB) / Radeon HD 3670 (512 MB) category, DirectX® 10 compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® compatible sound card
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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. Dezember 2014
Mir persönlich gefällt das Spiel gut, die Musik is gut und das Gekloppe sind recht witzig aus.
Wie hoch der Wiederspielfaktor ist kann ich jetzt nicht sagen aber ich würdfe 7/10 vergeben :)
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56 von 69 Personen (81%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. November 2014
KickBeat is a rhythm game that's almost good, but doesn't quite hit the mark.

For starters there are only 24 tracks, and they're pretty much all either what wikipedia defines as 'Industrial Rock'/'NuMetal' or the 6 electronica/dance tracks from Electronic Super Joy. This ultimately leads to a pretty low amount of genres. There is an option to make custom tracks out of your own songs, and while you can set the BPM, you cannot add true custom tracking as far as I can tell, leading to a sub-par experience there.

As many other reviews have noted, the notes don't really match up with the rhythm that much, so you will primarily be relying on the visuals to know when to press buttons. This leads into another large flaw of the game - the visuals are incredibly noisy, often making it a strain to know when the 'enemies' are coming.

Another mechanical quirk of the game are the 'power up' orbs. These primarily just give you bonus points or multipliers. There's also a shockwave (clears nearby enemies) and a shield, but using those actually grants less points than not using them. The quirk is that you have to doubletap the button in order to pickup the orb. On the higher difficulties, missing an orb counts as getting hit. This is problematic because it can quickly grow incredibly tiresome to doubletap orb wielding enemies in succession.

The game was initially designed for consoles - as such I used a controller for it, but that brought its own slew of problems. On expert/master difficulty, there are often enemies coming from three directions. As almost anyone who plays on a controller is aware of, pressing an opposing pair of buttons (example: A+Y or X+B) on a controller is incredibly awkward. Combine this with needing to doubletap, and getting punished for hitting extra buttons, leads to a frustrating setup. I imagine this is much easier with a keyboard, but it does raise the question of why the game was designed this way to begin with since it initially launched on console.

Finally, I just wanted to point out the silly unlock system the game uses. You're stuck with playing as the male character until you complete the game's story as him - then you can use the female. Despite being given seperate 'stories' they both play the exact same songs, and have the same gameplay.

Oh - right, this game actually has a story. It's, as to be expected, absurdly terrible. This isn't a problem in itself, except for the fact that there are a couple brief unskippable cutscene parts associated with the 'boss battles' which are painful to sit through.


Anyway, despite all my whining, I did finish the game - which is saying something in itself. There is potential here, and if you picked this up in a bundle, it's worth giving a whirl. Ultimately however, I cannot recommend actually buying this game by itself.
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19 von 23 Personen (83%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19. November 2014
Wow I really don't get the naysayers... maybe some people have sync issues? It seems perfectly synced to me, once I got into it I got lots of perfects. Yes, it's not all on the beat but it even tells you this during the tutorial/training, it's not exclusively using the drumbeats, it's more about the feel of the song I'd say.
I got it in the humble bundle as well and didn't expect too much of it, but I have to say it's really fun. It seems really hard at first, but I got the hang of it in my first hour of playing and it feels awesome when you do get it and start pummeling strings of baddies in a row.
I can't play it too long at once though, playing on a keyboard works fine but after a little over an hour my hand starts aching. It's a great game for a few quick rounds though, and the advantage over something like guitar hero seems to be that the action continues very quickly, 10 seconds or so after a song ends a new one can be starting if you want.
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16 von 20 Personen (80%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 9. November 2014
this game reminds me of the Keep the beat like games like Parapa the rappa back on the PS1 ah good times any way this game ROCKS the story is decent with nice art work the gameplay is solid with flashy graphics and simple and easy to understand controls and the Music just so Awesome

HOWEVER this game has a rather high difficulty curve and the turtoral won't really help out much as this game has very fast pace gameplay

and sadly it has some rather nasty Bugs one being and this is also a Recomendation to players DISABLE the Steam Overlay for this game unless you like the frame rate to drop every time you get an achevment

and i also like to say something about the mode not fetured in other versions of this game the game mode where you can make your own stages up to me this is what i would call an expiermental add on simply due to the fact it would never ever reach the same qauality as the games main playlist

but all in all if you like to kick some minion butt to the sounds of music this game is SO for you

plus it has Massive Replay value



Ups

graphics
story
gameplay
soundtrack
replay value rewards

mehs

leader board
expiremental game mode

bads

steam overlay bug
no multi player game mode
rather high difficulti curve



final verdict

an awsome keep the beat Kung-Fu game
if you like Gitar Hero or some other kind of keep the beat play style games this is on i highly recomdend for you

i give this game

9/10
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8 von 10 Personen (80%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
13.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. November 2014
This is just a ton of fun, and I don't know how I had never heard of it. KickBeat is a DDR-style rhythm game with a holistic sensibility about the beat, jumping among drums, guitar, and vocals as they become prominent in the song. It doesn't feel like you're playing the drums with your keyboard; it feels like you're conducting the whole song. The mapping of the built-in songs is precise and joyful. The songs themselves are way more industrial-metal than I usually prefer, but in this game they work perfectly, and you'll agree with me even if it's not your genre.

Apart from gameplay, one thing that really stands out is the unexpectedly hilarious writing of the cutscenes. Honest belly laughs. It's baffling how writers with such good instincts could name their game KickBeat, possibly the most forgettable name for a video game I can think of, right up there with the equally underappreciated Defender's Quest.

The upper difficulty levels sometimes require three simultaneous button presses, and some keyboards -- including both of mine -- have an issue with "ghosting" that prevents them from registering all three. This is not a game bug, it's a hardware bug, but it's still something to be aware of before you buy. The lower difficulty levels are still plenty satisfying and offer lots of replayability.

Full-throated recommendation. This game deserved press and didn't get it.
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41 von 73 Personen (56%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18. November 2014
It's a rhythm based game that doesn't follow the rhythm very well. Sometimes it will do the drum beat, sometimes it will do the guitar beat. Sometimes it will throw the enemies faster, sometimes slower(during the same sequence).

Combine this with changing enemy positions meaning the same beat/riff/whatever changes required keys to press, add horrible camera placement, and you've got a recipe for a game that you will play for 40 minutes and get frustrated with it
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7 von 9 Personen (78%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
7.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24. November 2014
Its show time ... !
Kick Them & Beat you're heart

Cons : - only have 24 beatmap (track) with
- not userfriendly when you making a custom beatmap
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5 von 7 Personen (71%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
32.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. Oktober 2014
It was the frist game i played inside this kind of games, but i can say i loved it. The gameplay i hard at the beggneing, but when you get the hand of it you will actually enjoy this game. A lot.
It comes with Story Mod, which is also pretty cool, with two different playable Character (another 2 that later you'll unlock by getting all the stars), but the songs and enviroments on the story of each character are the same, so there isn't much diversity in that.
The beat your own music freature is a good concept, but needs to be developed a little bit more. It's confusing and we can't customize our songs to looks as good as the ones that came with the game.
The more you progress and win more stars on each track on different difficultys, you'll unlock rewards, which mainly are skins for the playable character.

I'd say this is a game worth to buy
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5 von 7 Personen (71%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
14.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 1. Dezember 2014
This game concept is cool and new to me, kung fu fighting with rhythm game.... hmph. However as soon as you start playing, you find more and more interesting thing in the game like eh? you could use your own music for game. yeah use your own music, there is no time restriction or watever so you could just literally run a 10 hour song and play non-stop. But the beat for your own song doesn't fit correctly sometimes, the rhythm that is, but it is still satistifying. overall? Good. Shall U grab it? Probally during sales and if You are an Rhythm game fan. e.g OSU,Audition,Mstar.
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5 von 7 Personen (71%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
16.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 2. Dezember 2014
Ok, first comes first, I suggest to go straight to the hardest difficulty, since that's the only one where I can actually recognize the rhythm; it's a mid-range challenge, so if you feel you are very good but not particularly exceptional at this kind of games it should be up your alley.
Would have preferred a bigger song selection and some extra way to interact, but I really liked the idea to add some cinematic feeling to the gameplay, especially when coupled with the right amount of cheesiness; I also extremely enjoyed the double tap mechanism, that allows the player to ignore bonuses while getting used to the game and stepping up the challenge by collecting them when he feels confident enough afterwards.
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3 von 4 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
6.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24. Dezember 2014
You like music and Mortal Kombat? Well this game gives you a chance to beat your own music while challenging your gamepad skills.

If you are a type of an eclectic audiophile who like good music and gaming then KickBeat is for you. I would also recommend using gamepad for this game cos using the keyboard may turn ugly at some stage, just as trying to walk straight after two bottles of vodka.
The game has a very nice visual layout and graphics. It also offers you several game mods. Of course there is a story mode based on a cliché love story and some good mix or rock and hip-hop. There is a free roam mode and most fun "Beat your Music" mode (warning if you are a Skrillex fan you may want to have a spare gamepad or two).
Overall the game is definitely a joy to play and also helps you develop some basic attention and reaction skills. Oh try Fur Elise in this game, ♥♥♥ kicking implement in a Beethoven music is somewhat of an exquisite joy.

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4 von 6 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19. November 2014
This game has quickly become one of my favourite games, easy to learn and enjoy, can be a tad tricky but that comes with what a should do is to pose a challenge, and it does just that, and the integration of your own music just adds to that enjoyment I must say.
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4 von 6 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. November 2014
This game is both visually pleasing and challenging. I love the gameplay and concept.
For all the people who can't stop crying about their game not being in sync with music, please consider going to the Options and adjusting the Lag Settings in Audio Settings.
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4 von 6 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
4.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13. Dezember 2014
This game is amazing! Slight learning curve but nothing that a couple retries can't fix. The story and unlockables are great and you can use your own music although the stock music is surprisingly good. I can't find anything negative to say about this game so 10/10.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
70.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 7. Februar
Overall a Good game, not Great but also not Terrible.

In similar Beat-Matching games you press buttons to the beat of the song. However, Kickbeat has you pressing buttons along with the beat and in-between the beat. Sometimes it goes with the drum beat and other times the guitars, which makes the game much more difficult, and is the reason most people do not like the game. At the highest difficulty level (Master) there are also button presses linked to the vocals, which turns the game into button mashing madness.

The game has 24 songs, a mix of hip-hop and rock, and 4 difficulty levels to choose from. You start out with one character in the story mode, but can unlock 6 more, and multiple costumes for each, thru game play.

The weakest part of the game is the Beat Your Music mode which lets you play using mp3s on your pc. The game does not automatically synch to the beat of the song, so you must use the included BPS (beats per second) counter to tap out the beat. This becomes tedious very quickly and no matter how much you tweak it the enemies and the beat always seems slightly out of synch.

1, 2, do the Kung-Fu
3, 4, on the dance floor
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
1.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 4. Januar
Umm, DDR and Fighting game. Sure. Kinda fun. Would rate it nutral but that isn't an option.
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2 von 3 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
3.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11. Dezember 2014
This Game Is Awesome!! Cool SP mode. Good story line. Nice SP Songs! Then you can add your own music and play!
I recommend to play this game!

There is just one bad thig about this game. Sometimes it is hard to see what button u need to hit. All because too many fighters on the field so you cant see what color is behind of them. Or too much shining effect so you can't see what color need to press.

p.s.
I read previous rewievs there was said: ("It's a rhythm based game that doesn't follow the rhythm very well") - if song beat don't follow game rhythm then there is song options where u can configure beats and rhythm for song.
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2 von 3 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13. Januar
Subjective review content - half of the music is really awful screamo-industrial garbage. Especially Celldweller and Blue Stahli.
Objective review content - really really wants to make sure I know what's on my desktop every few minutes.

Zen Studios makes games based on things they've heard of but never played. "Rhythm games...oh yeah, that thing where you press buttons in time to music, right?" No sense of beat, timing, or why they don't use crazy dynamic camera angles to hide the notes from you. For a game with so little going on visually, it's really prone to framerate drops, which only further enhance the inconsistent timings with enemy attack animations and the difficulty in seeing where attacks are coming from. It seems like Zen spent all their time trying to make it look cool and forgot to build the game under it.

It's sort of like how Zen thinks pinballs make a plastic "clack" sound on a table. Sort of like how Pinball FX2 is almost a good game but can't quite make it. It's just a little off in all the wrong ways.
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3 von 5 Personen (60%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18. November 2014
I'd play it more if the button presses weren't so god damn strict. I was enjoying the tracks and I got to the first boss and heard Marylin Manson. The feel of the game was alright but the game seemed corny. If it didn't have a good track, it'd be just Kung fu music and it'd be boring. Someone said something about it being like darksouls with the strictness and I have to agree. This game was uninstalled due to rage because of this issue with my player skill.

Would I play the game again? Probably not I'll stick to guitar hero. Should you buy this game for 10 bucks? If you have the money laying around and you want a hard ddr with good music then yes.
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4 von 7 Personen (57%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
0.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18. November 2014
Not your standard rhythym game, but its fun so far. Good soundtrack too.
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