Its no secret how much I love the Rhythm Heaven (or Paradise, or Tengoku, or whatever it randomly changes to in your region) series. Rhythmically punching scribbly footballs, tap dancing with technicolour monkeys or keeping a press conference of sweaty luchadores strictly to the beat sows that sort of addiction that keeps playing behind your eyelids when you go to sleep at night.
However, for a series of such unrelenting fun and colour and sound, these games have the most evil results screen in gaming. And I love it. Feeling like you did ok only to be confronted with the most mockingly busted piano chord and Try Again message covered in uncoordinated spirals (or tears in the western release, the game is crying you sucked so much).
But don’t panic! This is tough love. The game just wants you to be better. Once you hit that elusive pass mark you’ll definitely get a satisfying reward for your efforts:
Yup. You were flawless…..ly Ok. With a sound effect somewhere between a conceding sigh and a fart, and the most ‘you tried your best’ musical ditty ever composed in the background. Oh you wanted that Superb rating? Better practice some more…
I loved the original Mirror's Edge. It had some glaring flaws, but such things were forgiveable at the time given how new an experience in gaming was [..]
And we are back! Here is another installment in the "WNK" series (and yes, I can see what the initials sound like...). In this series I browse Kicksta [..]
2017 is starting to look like a good year for games similar to the explosion of quality we received in 2015. It hard for me to choose a GOTY for 2016, [..]