24 people found this review helpful
Recommended
0.0 hrs last two weeks / 2.1 hrs on record (1.7 hrs at review time)
Posted: Jul 27, 2019 @ 1:59pm
Updated: Jul 28, 2019 @ 5:47am
Product received for free

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Songbird Symphony is one of the cutest games ever made. Our little protagonist, Birb, does not know his origins, and he sets out on a musical adventure to find out just that. Through rhythm-based key-tapping musical gameplay, this game just just gushing bright colors and happiness. Even as the story twists and turns, we come to realize that not everything is all rainbows and unicorns, but the one shining Birb will always manage to come out with the joy of music and display it with his cute wiggly bottom.

Accompanying most of Birb's adventure is the half-hatched Egbert (an egg with two legs) who becomes a critical part of progression, as you can ask him to stand still or come with you in appropriate situations. You will find out quickly after playing with him by your side, so there's no mystery in it.

The game is really designed to be played with a keyboard, even though it has full controller support. The beginning few moments are totally okay with the controller, including the first two, maybe three, songs. After that, it becomes evident that having your fingers down on the keyboard is really the way it's meant to be. (Imagine a rhythm game that you are supposed to have 6 fingers on 6 keys, played with two thumbs across 6 buttons instead.)

From what I understand this is not a terribly long game, and you should be able to make your way through the campaign in 7-8 hours. It's not a game that's going to captivate all gamers alike. If you don't like rhythm games, you might want to hold back, despite the cuteness, because the main gameplay is rhythm-based music key-taps in addition to some simple platforming puzzles. For me, I can definitely identify this game as such a bright and cheerful game that I could easily return on any day when I am in a sour mood, for this game to wash all of my worries away.

I am not going to go on and on about this game, but just thinking about this game makes me happy.

I recorded my first half-hour playing this game, so you can find that video here:

https://youtu.be/R5LpaSx6wKQ

Controls
Controller supported, Keyboard recommended.

Graphics
One of the cutest pixel graphics games I have ever come across.

Music
The game lives off its music, and I think it's pretty good.

Audience
The rhythm-action sequences are of moderate difficulty I would say. I have played some other rhythm-based games in the past, and this doesn't seem quite so unforgiving as some others. Nevertheless, the difficulty definitely ramps up. Don't let the easy stuff in my first-look video mislead you too much!

Pricing
Base price is $16.99 USD, and launch week right now offers a 10% discount. I think this game is totally worth it. But if you are just a frugal shopper, it's totally okay to wait for a better sale. For me, this is going to be one of my "happy pills" in the future. There's a demo available, so if you don't know whether to buy now, you can still go and try out the demo.

Conclusion
Songbird Symphony is just lovely. I have not a negative thing to say about it. Look at the demo to see if it's for you, or just pick up the game and have a blast. I definitely recommend keyboard instead of controller, and you will find out why pretty quickly. This is definitely one of the brightest games I have ever played in terms of emotional feel.

If the world were to ever end, you will find me playing this game--entirely at peace.

I received the product for free. I did not receive any compensation to write this review. The opinions represented here are entirely my own and were not influenced in any way.
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5 Comments
YQMaoski Jul 28, 2019 @ 5:48am 
Thank you! I love the vibe that it gives. :D
Mz Cookies Jul 28, 2019 @ 12:52am 
Great, well-written review! It seems we have very similar opinions of this little gem. Very feel-good game, I loved it, glad to see you did too :)
cacrobia Jul 27, 2019 @ 6:04pm 
you re welcome dude :Ibuki_DGR:
YQMaoski Jul 27, 2019 @ 6:02pm 
Thank you!
cacrobia Jul 27, 2019 @ 5:23pm 
wao the game is amazing nice review