BIT.TRIP BEAT: Great game, lackluster port. Review

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Great game, lackluster port.
So, it seems that we have finally received an update that provides iOS 8 support; it's about time, too, I was starting to really miss this. Unfortunately, while it is now playable again, things have been changed in some odd ways. First off, and most apparent, there are several beats that don't seem to travel where they used to, which wasn't a problem in the iOS 7 version. This is perhaps more of an issue with the veteran players who are used to the patterns, but I find it weird that this is even a problem in the first place. It seems to primarily happen with beats that bounce off the walls, so perhaps they've changed the size of the playable area? Nonetheless, this should not have been an issue, and can drastically change the difficulty of some sections to an unfair degree. It also seems that the paddle speed has been changed slightly. It can't seem to keep up with your movements very well, making faster sections harder than they should have to be. Even the old version had a problem with the responsiveness of the paddle, so it's sad they couldn't fix the issue. Lastly, the rhythm of the beats are still pretty janky. Some beats are on point, while others lag behind and really disrupt the flow. It really drags the whole beat, and makes the game far less enjoyable. Note that this is written from a iPhone 5s standpoint, and perhaps the experience will be different on your device, but I really wish they could nail the port a little better. I highly recommend you play the Wii version as it plays perfectly, as intended, and remains as one of my favorite experiences as a gamer. There's still fun to be had, but not nearly as much as there could have been.
DaBonehead93 on May 23, 2015 for BIT.TRIP BEAT
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Bull crap
I've played this game in the wii and love it. Just saw it on the AppStore and had to buy it. Not even 2 minutes into the game it starts skipping and freezing. The games not even up to date on being compatible to ios7 let alone just the iphone 5 which came out a year ago. Screw this app. waste of money.
celloisty on Nov 12, 2013 for BIT.TRIP BEAT
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Does not work on iOS 7
Great game but it no longer is playable on iOS 7 (hangs on loading screen). Fix and I'll bump up my star rating!
sbelli69 on Nov 12, 2013 for BIT.TRIP BEAT
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Game Center bug
It's a fun game, but when game center tries to log in the app freezes.
E80561j on Nov 10, 2013 for BIT.TRIP BEAT
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I bought this for my iPhone 3G and thought the bugs in the touch controls (lag at odd moments) were due to the devices age. Unfortunately, when I upgraded to iOS 7, the game freezes completely on start up and will not even function. When I got a new iTouch, the problems I hoped would go away did not. Very sad, as this game is great fun when it works. I also would like to see some way to tweak the sensitivity of "the paddle," no matter which you decide to use (finger or the gyroscopic controls). Still waiting for an update as of Nov. 2013. Very sad. I would not recommend buying this until the bugs are fixed.
AutumnMoon on Nov 7, 2013 for BIT.TRIP BEAT
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same thing with Bit.trip HD
The game locks up at the title screen with the current IOS. DO NOT BUY
burnouttx on Nov 6, 2013 for BIT.TRIP BEAT
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