Recenzie Early Access
Melody's Escape is a game in the same boat as Symphony or *groan* Audiosurfer. Each level is a song in your music collection of choice. Sadly, though, the game doesn't contain any preset tunes, but that's okay as long as you've got a thick selection to choose from. The game doesn't feature any campaign or story, for that matter, but perhaps that would ruin the charm. The game, aside from it's core components (which I remind you are top notch), is rather barren to say the least. Perhaps some menu music (FOR YOUR MUSIC GAME) and some more background elements would help, but I don't know. Local Multiplayer sounds perfect for this title, with 2-4 different players fighting for that perfect score (of course, not colliding). By now, you may be thinking I've been pretty harsh on the game and wondering why I recommend this, and with my answer comes the game's saving grace: Early Access! Just because these notable features aren't included in the game DOES NOT mean they won't be included, because this isn't the final product. While quite a few people I know are always skeptical about this Steam feature after multiple particular blunders (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE), but the devs seem pretty good about it so far. And don't forget that lovely Steam Workshop.
On to the actual gameplay, however! In this humble little game, you control the mysterious Melody as she runs away from, uh, something probably really dangerous and stuff. Yeah, that. It must be really dangerous, though, because she'd rather not face it head-on but instead take the scenic HELL OBSTACLES OF HELL route. Yep, this game isn't as easy as it may lead on. In fact, you better start off with Relaxing mode before even touching 'Normal', or you're gonna have a bad time. Now, slide your headphones on and take a trip through Melody's musical drops, hurdles, and slides, all synced to your chosen song! I have to say that for all the frustration and guilt (Melody's animations when she fails most obstacles are hard to watch) I had starting off, when you get that perfect ranking, you feel like a god. While some songs don't work well, or in some cases, not at all, the ones that do work REALLY work. I'd be sure to have the zoom all the way out, however, or you'll get one hell of a headache. If you can manage, I'd also suggest a 360 controller.
Final Statement: It looks like you can run away from your problems after all.