BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
himmatsj Oct 4, 2013 @ 6:51am
Why do people consider this a rhythm game?
Isn't the rhythm element just a small portion of the game? Do you play based on the music? I mean, you can play by turning the volume OFF. How does that make it a rhythm game?
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B.I.E.R. Ocaterius Oct 4, 2013 @ 1:38pm 
You're right. I wouldn't call it a rhythm game. The Music "evolves" if you collect a core. Dodging, kicking or jumping makes sounds as well, which becomes a tune after a while. The levels are most of the time very linear, so the it's still a very linear rhythm game.
PrimeSonic Oct 5, 2013 @ 6:42am 
For what it's worth, you do have to time the inputs with a rhythmic timing that isn't common in platformers.
a531 Oct 6, 2013 @ 5:54pm 
I try to make a rythym while I play, it's not like Rayman Legends in something like Castle Rock that is def. a rythum.
Anonymous Bosch Oct 6, 2013 @ 8:19pm 
To be honest, it's the rhythm that keeps killing me. I'm a (professional) musician, and a lot of what happens in this game is slightly ahead of or behind the beat. There seems to be a lagginess / latency effect that keeps throwing me out if I try to play along to the music.
himmatsj Oct 6, 2013 @ 9:19pm 
Originally posted by a531:
I try to make a rythym while I play, it's not like Rayman Legends in something like Castle Rock that is def. a rythum.

Ah yes, now that is a pure rhythmic platforming level. Castle Rock is amazing. 100x more rhythmic than anything in this.
a531 Oct 6, 2013 @ 9:31pm 
Originally posted by himmatsj:
Originally posted by a531:
I try to make a rythym while I play, it's not like Rayman Legends in something like Castle Rock that is def. a rythum.

Ah yes, now that is a pure rhythmic platforming level. Castle Rock is amazing. 100x more rhythmic than anything in this.

yeah, playing castle rock puts a smile on my face : )
himmatsj Oct 6, 2013 @ 9:35pm 
Originally posted by a531:
Originally posted by himmatsj:

Ah yes, now that is a pure rhythmic platforming level. Castle Rock is amazing. 100x more rhythmic than anything in this.

yeah, playing castle rock puts a smile on my face : )

How I wish they'd have a full Rayman: The Musical game :)
Squidgy Oct 7, 2013 @ 12:14am 
It is a rhythm game in the sense that you have time your movements with a sort of "rhythm".

Think about it. I would honestly consider Punch Out!! a rhythm game as well.
himmatsj Oct 7, 2013 @ 1:25am 
Originally posted by Squidgy:
It is a rhythm game in the sense that you have time your movements with a sort of "rhythm".

Think about it. I would honestly consider Punch Out!! a rhythm game as well.

But as I said, playing with and w/o sound makes little difference.
Squidgy Oct 7, 2013 @ 9:01am 
It has nothing to do with the music though. The game itself just requires you to have rhythm. Rhtyhm is not something that only exists in music. Its a part of life. For instance, you walk in a sort of rhythm in real life.

That's why this game is called a rhythm game. Sure, you aren't trying to follow the rhythm of the music, but you do have to get into a rhythm in order to succeed.
a531 Oct 7, 2013 @ 9:07am 
Originally posted by Squidgy:
It has nothing to do with the music though. The game itself just requires you to have rhythm. Rhtyhm is not something that only exists in music. Its a part of life. For instance, you walk in a sort of rhythm in real life.

That's why this game is called a rhythm game. Sure, you aren't trying to follow the rhythm of the music, but you do have to get into a rhythm in order to succeed.
yeah, I can't carry a rythum in my life.
himmatsj Oct 7, 2013 @ 9:42am 
Originally posted by Squidgy:
It has nothing to do with the music though. The game itself just requires you to have rhythm. Rhtyhm is not something that only exists in music. Its a part of life. For instance, you walk in a sort of rhythm in real life.

That's why this game is called a rhythm game. Sure, you aren't trying to follow the rhythm of the music, but you do have to get into a rhythm in order to succeed.

That is somewhat true. But then it just means ALL precision platformers are rhythm games...no?
Squidgy Oct 7, 2013 @ 9:57am 
I wouldn't say that. In other games, you can stop and wait things out. You can completely stop the rhythm or backtrack. In Runner2 you can't stop or turn around. You HAVE to keep going. Pausing the game can seriously mess you up because it'll put you out of rhythm.

Its kind of hard to explain I guess, but when you play it it just "feels" like a rhythm game, whereas a game like Mario does not.
himmatsj Oct 7, 2013 @ 10:00am 
Originally posted by Squidgy:
I wouldn't say that. In other games, you can stop and wait things out. You can completely stop the rhythm or backtrack. In Runner2 you can't stop or turn around. You HAVE to keep going. Pausing the game can seriously mess you up because it'll put you out of rhythm.

Its kind of hard to explain I guess, but when you play it it just "feels" like a rhythm game, whereas a game like Mario does not.

Ah, so you're referring to it's auto-running feature.

I game quite a lot on my tablet, and the platformers there are mostly auto-runners. If you happen to have any iOS or Android device, be sure to check out two great, great games. Methinks you might like them. Polara and Rayman Jungle Run.
a531 Oct 7, 2013 @ 11:26am 
Originally posted by himmatsj:
Originally posted by Squidgy:
I wouldn't say that. In other games, you can stop and wait things out. You can completely stop the rhythm or backtrack. In Runner2 you can't stop or turn around. You HAVE to keep going. Pausing the game can seriously mess you up because it'll put you out of rhythm.

Its kind of hard to explain I guess, but when you play it it just "feels" like a rhythm game, whereas a game like Mario does not.

Ah, so you're referring to it's auto-running feature.

I game quite a lot on my tablet, and the platformers there are mostly auto-runners. If you happen to have any iOS or Android device, be sure to check out two great, great games. Methinks you might like them. Polara and Rayman Jungle Run.

yeah, Rayman Legends is an amazing platformer but I like all sorts of platformers, e.g. Rochard, Limbo, Alice:Madness, but last and not least bitmip runner!
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