So far two Hatsune Miku game to be localized outside of Japan and they have been helping diversify and revitalize the rhythm game genre. Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX is the newest title to be localized and will have a new look and gameplay from its PlayStation titles. Do these changes mean that the game won’t be as good as Project DIVA?
Good old Square-Enix milking one of their franchises again. Theatrhythm isn’t a spin-off or squeal to a series nobody wanted; it’s their charming and addicting rhythm game for the 3DS. Curtain Call more than doubles the track list of the original but is this simply a cash grab or is there enough to revisit this game again?
Do you remember rhythm games before Rock Band and Guitar Hero popularized and killed the genre for many gamers. It was a time where this genre embraced whatever the strange and weird ideas that came into the developers heads. These were unique gameplay experiences without the additional investment of plastic instruments, dance pads or motion tracking cameras. Elite Beat Agents came early in the Nintendo DS’s life cycle and when Guitar Hero was just making is way into gamers minds. It also used covers for popular music but it’s the gameplay and presentation that makes it stand out in gamers minds.
The Final Fantasy series has been making enemies of their fans. Whether it be its main games failing to deliver on what fans want or the numerous spin offs that are ignored, fans are becoming tired of waiting for something good from the franchise. While I don’t totally agree with the vocal fans Theatrhythm Final Fantasy has caught my attention. It combines my love of Final Fantasy music and rhythm games. Is this mishmash a good thing on another product waiting to be ignored?
Catherine is developed by Atlus’s Persona Team know for the popular Persona JRPG series. Unlike Persona, Catherine is a puzzle game. You play as Vincent Brooks, a software developer in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend Katherine. You wake up in a nightmare climbing a collapsing tower. The next morning Vincent and Katherine discuss their relationship. Later than night after his friends leave the bar Vincent stays to reflect and meets a woman. He finds himself in the nightmare again discovering that if he can survive and climb the eight floors he can escape the nightmares. Upon waking up is in bed with the beautiful woman from the bar also named Catherine.