Someone recommended me to get this game, and, well, I got this game, just for getting some excuse to listen to some music. The gameplay is pretty forgiving, so... Even though I'm pretty suck at such type of game, I'm still enjoying it. It seems that medium difficulty suits me the best...
As for the gameplay, it usually analyzes the music good enough, but the long note detection and segment detection is not that accurate. Segment detection sometimes didn't yield the correct result, but it usually works good. Long note detection however, false positive a lot. Apart from that, it does match the emotion of the music pretty well.
One part I don't like is that, the motion blur is pretty strong, so... Not good for eyes I think.
And, the modding support isn't that good. There's no custom animation cycle support at all, static puppy only. This isn't a big issue, but it just kills the possibility of things like flapping wing or waving long dresses. And no different spirtes for different movements.
So, my suggestion:
1. involving a manual beat map editor so that we can correct the mistakes of auto detection. Since the generated beat map is cached anyway, I don't see why this shouldn't be a thing.
2. better support for skin creating. At least allowing us to use animation cycle as a spirte, and use different sprite for different movements.
It's fun to play, I have to say, and even if I smash those keys, the result is not that bad.
But, remember, this is not a good sequencer. You can't draw a line in the sequencer to create a lot of notes, you can't add effect to those notes manually, and if you use your keyboard to record the notes, there's a latency so it's not that easy to put those notes at what you want. Plus you have no idea you are on beat or not.
But well, anyway, want to get some random music? Just play this game.
Edited: got a refund by saying that this game is not fun.
Not too good. maybe suitable for casual playing, but if you are a brony, don't expect too much from this game.
No pegasi or unicorn in this game, but that's not the problem. The real problem is that it's pony model is so weird, like those super cheap dolls. they seriously need to work on the mane and tail. By the way, why can I only change hue rather than all 3 of HSB?
And, this game does not have a good gameplay. It seems to force me to do stuffs which is not fun over and over again.
overall score: 4/10
Seriously, if you are a brony who only love the MLP G4 style, don't buy this game unless you want to hurt your eye.
Eeyup. When you driving on a long way, on highway, what would you do? Get some music. Yes, such casual game this is. Grab a not so shabby gamepad (this game is almost not playable with a keyboard), turn on your favourite music, enjoy the beautiful scenary, then you just need to be aware of being fined too much, and that's all right.
Super recommend, as this game has almost every aspect of an RPG game. Compare to hardcore roguelike game, it's far easier to play, and the combo skill system makes this game almost an ARPG. Also, aspects such as random events, makes the game really rich in content. 9.5/10
In general this game is not very suitable for newbies, for it's really, really hard. I used to play this game several years ago, but finally went AFK, because in my opinion this game had some changes since I first play it, which I was not so like. At first this game is just a funny co-op game, but gradually it become something that Shaman keeps trolling players (not really, but its so hard to control Shaman that it requires lots of practice), also player must (yes, must, not just recommended) know how to do AJ (Air Jump) and WJ (Wall Jump) in order to beat most of the maps. In China however, the game is so lag, so WJ is not something that I can manage to do in several casual playing, so I fell behind other players in skill, plus I have really limited time to play, so I stop playing it. Now this game is on Steam, however the casual and funny co-op style of the game doesn't come back, and the lagging problem is still serious, I think I wouldn't come back and keep playing this time.
Posted February 2, 2015. Last edited February 5, 2015.
Well this game seems to be better in the future, so I give it thumb-up. The game, however, is not really worth a thumb-up at the moment, because the game is not really playable now.
The developer says that the creative mode is easy to use, but I didn't see how 'easy' it is. Well if you have played Minecraft, and you like building, you should probably know the plugin WorldEdit, and that really make building easier. But although this game have a 'powerful' building tool, it can't really make any different. If I want to place a chunk, that's OK, but it's really a challenge to make the chunk in proper size and position. The 'powerful' building tool seems to be more like a terrain brush rather than an assistant tool. In my opinion, something that can be called building tool should at lease have all the function that WroldEdit have. And the build to me function didn't work at all.
By the way, there are no slopes, even no slabs and stairs in the game. Although I can make it an model manually, is that really easy that I need 8 models of one meterial in order to create the roof? And I REALLY want some furnitures but I can't find anything that really seems to be furniture, and I even can't find doors.
Also the survival mode is really hard to play. The ping tool in the scanner really fustrate me a lot, because it can make the screen bright violin and it's hard to see through with these on. Energy things is almost OK, but why can't power centre charge the research centre? Every time I have to move the energy cell right next to the research centre in order to charge it, and transfer energy manually.
And the UI is hard to use. Something that I really want to complain is that, could I have an inventory? And also, drag-drop control is not featured, and I should first select the item in my hot bar, and then open the UI to feed it, and the energy centre have no buffer, so I have to throw in a coal every minute, before I can have any automatic machanic.
So with all these problems, why I still give it thumb-up? The main reason is that I only get the game for 2.24USD (and I purchased 13.44CNY), that's far cheaper than Minecraft. And also you can't expect a lot on a game in technic preview stage. 4 years ago, I used to play the classic version of Minecraft, and that has even less function than this game in this stage, but everyone enjoy that. There's still a lot of time for this game to be improved, and I hope that my 2 USD will worth 40 USD in the future.
So, it's still worth to buy it, but don't expect too much too soon. Buy it and put it aside for several years is OK.