The first and only authentic break-dancing title on PSP stays true to the spirit of B-Boying thanks to the wireless functionality - giving you the freedom to battle on the move — anytime and anywhere — just as B-Boy competitions were meant to be. You're just an anonymous avatar who lives in a really nice studio and dances his or her way to the top of a ladder of respected breakers those who break dance. But then you have to take all that credit away for the fact that it has no story, a Byzantine move system, and repetitive gameplay.
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This makes it easy to put together a single routine that you can ride to victory after repetitive victory.
The first and only authentic break-dancing title on PSP stays true to B-Boy allows you to battle through authentic Hip-Hop break-dancing culture, challenging the world's best B-Boys on the world's greatest B-Boy stages - and hopefully take home an in-game adidas sponsorship along the way. Your moves are split into several groups, but the most important are "basics" and the aptly titled "moves.
You're just an anonymous avatar who lives in a really nice studio and dances his or her way to the top of a ladder of respected breakers those who break dance. We like new gaming concepts, and B-Boy is both unusual and innovative - but it's oc deep enough to sustain your interest. To beat your opponent, you don't have to surpass him or her in every criteria, just the majority of them.
B-Boy for PlayStation 2 Reviews - Metacritic
All this publication's reviews Read full review. I just want to get this straight. It really is unfair to hate this game. I bet they played for an hour and gave up.
The majority of the prompts in this game are beat markers that swirl at your feet; you decide what moves to do and when, just like a real break dancer would. Featuring real life B-Boy characters, every in-game move is motion-captured from the experts, including moves taken from world famous Redbull athlete, "Crazy Legs", who also acts as game MC and end of level boss.
B-Boy Review - GameSpot
The physics feel wrong, as if your dancer were somehow doing the moves suspended in the air and not on the pavement. So, if all five are being judged, you need a routine that will get you a high score in only three of them. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK.
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Key game features include: On top of that, there's the distinction between "moves" and "transitions" to keep straight. Sure, you can throw in finishing moves, entrance moves, and taunts, but these are just wrinkles in an otherwise boring pattern. But then you have to take all that credit away for the fact that it has no story, a Byzantine move system, and tbe gameplay. B-Boy's moves are authentic, and its approach to break dancing is appropriate.
The female avatar faces all look old and leathery, and the urban locales in which you dance aren't very interesting. The motion-captured moves are the bright spot, but even these don't look quite right.
The main mode is Livin' Da Life. Battling around the world, B-Boy features real locations and events, accompanied by the sound of a licensed Hip-Hop and bame Funk soundtrack with each track being selected by the B-Boys featured in-game.
I will admit the learning curve is pretty steep than normal Rhythm, but the reward for pulling off the moves much greater. Take your time, be patient. This game is strictly for the bboys out there and those who have an interest in the hiphop culture.
This should not be confused with your moves bookwhich is accessible only from the Lab your hhe, and Livin' Da Life's huband it lists only honest-to-goodness "moves. More specifically, you're top-rocking, six-stepping, windmilling, and freezing. B-Boy allows you to battle through authentic Hip-Hop break-dancing culture, challenging the world's best B-Boys on the world's greatest B-Boy stages - and hopefully take home an in-game adidas sponsorship along the way.
Whichever mode you're playing, the graphics in B-Boy are not good. Challenges are short break dancing contests that usually pit you against one or a few other breakers.
But underneath its licensed tracks, motion-captured moves, and fancy lingo, B-Boy suffers vame several problems, including bad pacing, repetitive play, and no narrative. You have to give B-Boy credit for taking a novel approach to a relatively untapped subject.