Posted: April 18
Do you like Audiosurf? Then keep reading!
Symphony is a game like Audiosurf and Galaga had a baby together and gave that baby a plot. Yes, that's right, this game ACTUALLY has a plot!
About: As said in the description and trailer, an unknown entity corrupts your artists to become evil demons, composing the Symphony of Souls. Your job is to pass each song you own, defeat a demon version of your favorite musician, and stop the Symphony of Souls from composing. The story sounds a bit cheesy, but it works, and it makes it feel epic! It feels like you're a warrior to the musicians that inspire you!
Gameplay: You play as a starship, blasting your foes as you continue. Like Audiosurf, the game gets intense as the music gets intense. Unlike Audiosurf, there aren't trippy waves. Just lots of glow to focus on. Like Galaga, the enemies enter similarly Galaga, it's a bullethell, and it's like playing an arcade, focusing on scores. Unlike Galaga, you have free control, you can shoot in any direction (Depending on setup.), unlimited lives, and NO ABDUCTIONS. If you collect enough kudos and inspiration from defeated enemies, you can even unlock and upgrade new guns and some power-ups. You can have up to 4 different cannons on your ship, and you can change them in different directions as well. The game works, it gets very hectic, and just awesome!
Graphics: The game graphics are beautiful as you travel a road of liquidy neon! There are also some addition geometric shapes, special effects, and to top it off, an audio spectrum in front of you in an awesome 3-D perspective!
Sound: The sound effects are very arcadish, adding more nostalgia to Galaga. The game also includes a small selection of classical music. (Hence the name Symphony.) In fact, the game uses orchestral terms as well. It adds to the touch. However, if you don't like classical, you can use your own sound library!
+Beautiful graphics, filled with geometrical shapes and glows!
+Very fast and addictive gameplay, making it hard to pause!
+Another game that uses your own music, unlimited gameplay and replay!
+Fun ship upgrades, even some rare ones for more power! Mix and match, and rotate as well for a unique experience!
+Creative boss battles, harder and harder each encounter!
-Very trippy, might give headaches and epilepsy.
-No demon replayable, kinda boring without them.
-No predictability on boss encounters, avoid short or insane songs best as possible.
-Some song files may not even load, very aggrovating.
I would recommend this to someone!