[PlayStation 5] Beat Souls Review
Beat Souls from eastasiasoft and ZOO Corporation is a high-speed rhythm game on PlayStation 5 you should check out. Learn more in our Beat Souls review!
Beat Souls from eastasiasoft and ZOO Corporation is a high-speed rhythm game on PlayStation 5 you should check out. The premise is simple: dance to the beat to save everyone! Why? Because you need to battle against the Rhythm Yokai as you bust a move in time the beat before it’s too late! You’ll play as legendary Shrine Maiden Mikoto, who has the power to communicate with the Yokai by way of dancing. Pick a song and difficulty setting, and then try to score as high as possible. Avoid obstacles in each song while collecting spirits as you combo your way towards victory. The soundtrack is great. The art style is great. The neon-infused visuals are great. Are you ready?
To keep your combo going, you need to avoid the noise obstacles by moving around the playing field by using the D-Pad or the left analog stick or jumping over hazards with the X button. Souls are collected by touching them, and you’ll have to change your Otome characters between yellow and blue as needed by pressing the Square button. Pressing the L1 and R1 buttons will move the Otome characters to the left and to the right of your main character to collect souls as needed. Noise is bad for you since it will break your combo while also draining your stamina. Hit enough noise, and you’re done and will need to play the song from the beginning. Learn from your mistakes and give it another go as you play through the 30 songs that Beat Souls has to offer.
The game also has a full trophy list, which will certainly please trophy hunters looking for a new Platinum trophy! The list is split into 12 Bronze trophies, 11 Silver trophies, and 6 Gold trophies. You will unlock them on your path towards a new shiny Platinum by playing a song against the three Rhythm Yokai, playing against each of them 10 times, clearing 5, 20, and 25 stages in the Normal difficulty setting, completing 1, 3, and 5 stages with a full combo and without taking damage, collecting 10, 25, and 50 hearts to recover your stamina, jumping 100, 400, and 800 times, catching 100, 500, 1,000, and 5,000 souls, and gaining enough experience points to get your character to level 3, level 6, and level 9.
Beat Souls is a colorful, fast-paced, and fun rhythm game with a neon-infused presentation that you should definitely check out on PlayStation. With 30 songs to play through, there’s certainly more than enough content to keep you busy for a while. The game also offers some replay value by way of having extra characters you can unlock as you play. Since each one has a special ability – such as, for example, how NeNe can miss up to ten souls without having this interrupt her combo – it will change how you take on subsequent songs. There’s also Hell Mode, which will have infinite stages for you to show how good you really are. Beat Souls is out as a Cross-Buy title, so your $9.99 purchase will get you both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game.
This Beat Souls review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by eastasiasoft.