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Post by Marilink » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:30 pm

Ok, guys, this game looks amazing.

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I've heard a ton of good things about it, and everyone that has talked about it has said that the game feels remarkably complete despite its Early Access label. I will most likely be picking this up later today. Anyone else gonna grab it?
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Post by I am nobody » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:49 pm

Already have it. The beat detection algorithm is really weird. Usually it'll clearly pick up either the vocals or the main instrument, but I've had more than a few songs (especially complex instrumentals and electronic/dance music) that it either alternates what it's following randomly or becomes totally fixated on a random background instrument that's hard to even hear. I hope they plan to fix that before full release. That, and the interface for selecting custom music. You have to do it per-level and can only pick one song, which takes forever since it makes you navigate your file system with an in-game menu that only displays about 15 files at a time and can't change drives. It'd be nice to either have shortcuts or the system menu to speed that up.

Other than those complaints, it's fun. It's very unique, and the character unlock screen suggests there's a good dozen variations on the main character's play style. Haven't unlocked any to confirm that, though.

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Post by Marilink » Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:56 pm

Just beat Zone 1, and I love it. I don't foresee myself using the "use your own MP3's" option all that often, because I think the Soundtrack to the game is pretty freaking phenomenal as is. (I bought the soundtrack version, because I expected no less.)

It's my experience so far that the Bow is the best weapon. It's weak, but really safe. I'm always more of a ranged guy, anyway...
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Post by LOOT » Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:08 am

imagine a game where you move TO THE BEAT

and it didn't suck

and it was a roguelike

and you could play WITH A DANCE PAD

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GotY right here, step it up Binding of Isaac YOU ARE BEING BEAT FOR BEST ROGUELIKE ALREADY

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Post by I am nobody » Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:46 am

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It should be the greatest thing ever, but the way it combined the genres just made both of them feel too simplistic. I'd have liked the rhythm elements to follow the song more closely and for the combat to involve button presses beyond just walking into things.


Still a decent game as it stands, just not nearly what I was hoping for when I bought it.

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Post by Marilink » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:17 am

BEAT YOU TO IT, BRO (threads merged)

I'm loving this game a whole lot. I find it super fun and super unique, and I can't wait for the complete game to be released.

I can't beat Zone 3, though. The ice dragons give me way too much trouble. =/
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Post by LOOT » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:44 am

aaaaah you monster

I hit Zone 2 and boy does it hurt.

One day they will remove the ability to do the tutorial first for a free broadsword and 30 gold for Zone 1. It will be a dark day (although I guess I didn't go through it when I finally beat it).

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Post by spooky scary bearatons » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:52 pm

zone three can go **** right off till sunday.

seriously **** everything about zone 3
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Post by Marilink » Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:52 pm

^Except the music. 3-1 Cold is my favorite track in the game.

But yeah everything else is super hard
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Post by Marilink » Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:28 pm

Yo, guys, the full release of this game is officially out. I highly recommend it.
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Post by I am nobody » Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:07 pm

Did they change anything besides adding the last zone? I don't remember seeing it update much in the last 8 months.

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Post by Marilink » Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:16 pm

There is a new, fleshed-out story mode with more cutscenes after each zone. The story mode also progresses through 3 characters: Cadence, Melody, and Aria.
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Post by I am nobody » Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:23 pm

Cool, might give it another go.

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Post by S1x » Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:03 am

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Post by smol Kat » Fri May 08, 2015 3:02 pm

Squeege got it, he really likes it. I haven't tried it yet because I'm too busy Pokemoning it up. But I wanna. Also yeah screw Zone 3
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Post by StarryPeach » Fri May 08, 2015 3:34 pm

I want to buy this. I watched S1x stream it and it looks fun. Plus I like all the musical terminology in this game.

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Post by spooky scary bearatons » Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:36 am

I FINALLY BEAT WORLD 4
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Post by Marilink » Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:24 am

^i have still not done this
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Post by spooky scary bearatons » Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:36 pm

it is only possible for electronic sport pro-fessionals like myself
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Post by Marilink » Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:51 pm

so what you're trying to say is that we e-sports now
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