Before the Echo combines elements of both rhythm and role-playing games to create an entirely unique experience.
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"Rhythm games meet RPGs with an excellent soundtrack and challenging difficulty at the higher levels."
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Sequence renamed to Before the Echo

Due to a legal claim by Jax Ltd., Sequence has been renamed to Before the Echo. Which sucks, but it ain't worth the hassle. Trust me.

Sorry for the inconvenience and confusion, guys.

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“... [Before the Echo] is one of only four or five games I've ever played that lives up to its potential so absolutely and with so little room for improvement.”
100% – http://www.bit-tech.net/gaming/pc/2011/11/07/sequence-review/1

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Due to a legal claim by Jax Ltd., Sequence has been renamed to Before the Echo, which reflects its prequel status to There Came an Echo. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Before the Echo combines elements of both rhythm and role-playing games to create an entirely unique experience. Join Ky on his ascent of a mysterious Tower, guided onward by a mysterious girl named Naia. Encounter deadly monsters and ridiculous characters, and discover the grand scheme behind Ky's mysterious imprisonment...that is, if you can survive the journey.

Key Features:


  • Fully voice-acted, 10+ hour story mode
  • With music by Ronald Jenkees and Michael Wade Hamilton
  • Deep item synthesis and spell customization mechanics provide a full RPG experience
  • Full integration of Steam achievements and cloud saves

Вимоги до системи

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core or Greater
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 250 MB
    • Video Card: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card (shader model 3)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
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13 з 14 людей (93%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
7.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 14 листопада 2014 р.
Art: 9/10 (I am being a little too much critical here, it is above great!)
Code: 10/10 (can not see flaws, very agile and stable! +there is calibration feature to fix A/V off-sync!)
Enjoyability: 9/10 +consists great humour! (especially check item descriptions!)
Beatmaps: 7/10 (sometimes weaker beats result in two keypress, when the strong one is one key press)
Toughtness if necessary: 10/10 (there are four difficulty settings: easy, medium, hard, spasmodic)


9/10

PROTIPS: #1: Use ASDF instead of arrows and numeric keypad 4,6 to rotate and 1,2,3,7,8,9 for spells. Really comfortable! #2: Medium is too easy. #3: Spasmodic difficulty most likely will require playing against easier enemies repetitively in order to level up and beat stronger enemies or to use recipes, because that will help a lot; makes game a little more like RPG because of the repetitions, but that is enjoyable, really. If that is not for you, take hard or normal. When I started with normal and went to 4th floor, I felt it was too easy for me and I went for spasmodic difficulty. I found it really challenging and that is what I really hoped for.
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10 з 13 людей (77%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
9.4 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 18 лютого
Great than Thapster app. It contains a lot of wonderful musics especially the last one with the boss scene, hard like hell but challenging to achieve 100%. The story is basic for me but I have a little surprise of it a bit though.

If you like music-tap game so this is the best game I can recommend.

And the other thing that I love is the publisher releases their soundtracks for free.
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7 з 8 людей (88%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1 людина вважає цю рецензію кумедною
17.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 29 березня
Now I have to admit when I first started playing this game I had quite low expectations of it. I absolutely love rhythm games but I couldnt see how they could successfully combine this into a RPG style. Although I was proved wrong as this game is AMAZING!!

The mechanics of the game are very unique and there is nothing quite like it. You use the rhythm of the music to fight a battle. To this you use the arrow keys and click them as soon as the arrow reaches the bottom of the screen. And this is when it gets unique. You have 3 fields to control via this rhythm ability. Mana, Attack and Defense. Mana is collected and can be used to cast spells in the attack field. You can switch through these fields at your free will. You need to make sure that you use each field correctly and at the right time to survive and win the battle.

The story of this game is what most suprised me. It had me hooked throughout the entire thing. There are many twists in the story that keep you guessing throughout the game. The voice is acting is very well done and the characters are very likable. You really do get to know the characters. In a rhythm game a gripping story is the last thing I would have expected. I am not going to go into detail about the story but just experience it for yourself and you will see how great it is.

The whole look of the game is completely incredible. The art style gives a real great look to the game that compliments the awesome gameplay.

Throughout the floors you get different items. You have collect these items through playing the levels. I felt the items abilitys were very well balanced and contributed well to the gameplay. These items are obtained through a random drop rate on levels. Some items have a very low drop rate on levels later on the game. Unfortunetely this is where my only bad point comes from this game. To get these items it can become very grindy with you having to repeat these levels multiple times in a row just to get it. This can get very boring after a while.

I'll end this review with the best part of the game, the soundtrack. It is made of music by Ronald Jenkees and Michael Wade Hamilton. I always feel that a game has a great soundtrack when I like it so much that I even listen to it outside of the game itself, and with this one I did. It is incredible and goes great with a rhythm game.

Overall this game is a true masterpiece and a bit of a hidden gem. This game is possibly one of the best I have ever played and I really highly recommend it.
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5 з 5 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1 людина вважає цю рецензію кумедною
11.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 27 грудня 2014 р.
A factastic application of Rhythm mechanics to an RPG. Essentially a game about breakdance-fighting monsters. The writing is also hilarious.
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3 з 3 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
17.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 30 грудня 2014 р.
This is an extremely fun game! You should really go and play it!
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2 з 2 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
14.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 20 грудня 2014 р.
Expectation should be left at the door when playing Sequence. Catchy tracks align themselves neatly with "gems" or arrows on the tracks, bringing a truely rhythmic experience.

Sequence occasionally feels like a grind and my experience has only been through PC controls through normal difficulty.
I still rate this game highly on rhythmic value, the combat system is a nice tweek to the typical guitar hero style approach; with switch lanes that reminds me of Frequency and/or Amplitude.

!!! Do not measure this game by store value, it's an experience not to be missed !!!
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3 з 4 людей (75%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
17.6 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 9 лютого
Idea is fun and refreshing, visuals are fine, music is ok, but it gets too grindy for me by the end... It's not too long, so I suggest to give it a shot... Especially if you find it cheap...

7/10
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
25.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 31 грудня 2014 р.
A fantastic blend of Rhythm game and RPG. And the soundtrack is fantastic! I love this game!
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
18.4 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 30 грудня 2014 р.
I recommend the soundtrack to this game.
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 26 січня
I’m horrible at rhythm games, I’ve never had the speed and skills to get through the harder difficulties and at the easier levels it feels like it’s to simple and child’s play. So I was kinda meh about the whole idea behind Sequence. But as soon as I got in there I must say that I really REALLY enjoyed rhythm gaming mixed with RPG elements, fighting, spells, mana and so on. Giving my successes and failures a deeper meaning.

It surprisingly fun to pull of a combo in Sequence and you’re rewarded with fun characters, good dialogue (not the best voice acting maybe but still fun dialogue). And for the first time I want to get further and deeper through the game… and it’s a rhythm game! The hardcore rhythm gamers will probably enjoy this, and the casual ones will like this, and the non rhythm gamers will still enjoy it for feeling more like a puzzle game.

Give this game a chance!

Recommended.

/ Nurgleprobe
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
33.1 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 8 березня
I can't recommend this game enough- It has beautiful visuals, an awesome soundtrack, great characters and a pretty neat story too. It's so fun to play! I just love this game and wish that there was more of it. (You can't grumble at the price either).
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
13.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 19 квітня
Great game, alot of fun
alittle bit tricky with a dance mat
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
2 людей вважають цю рецензію кумедною
16.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 8 квітня
I got a crit trigger-boosted Angel Ray and accidetally the world.
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
16.4 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 10 грудня 2014 р.
Sequence is a solid rhythm combat game, with good emphasis on multitasking. The graphics are nice, but lacking true animation. Music in the game is good, but the limited setlist means several songs will be repeated. That repetition will get on your nerves, as the progression system in the game pushes for RPG-style grinding to craft all the equipment. With 3 monsters to choose per floor, you will have to repeat fights to get all the random crafting parts.

The game is solid and affordable, and I can recognize the music even a year after beating it. It doesn't need much of a sale to be a great deal, and I could recommend it at full price if you like the idea of the combat grind.
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
3.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 15 лютого
A rhythm-based turn-based RPG with a lot of interesting ideas. Paying XP to craft... three different "arrow screens" to rotate between in battles.

There are some negatives:
- You will play the same songs at varying difficulties through the game... I was shocked to enter the second "floor" and see that my battles were some of the same songs (some different, but some the same).
- The writing and voice acting is annoying. If you go to negative reviews you will see this overwhelmingly stated... you can just skip the dialogue... or just not get SO bothered by it... it's not like there is a ton of dialogue in the game. There is a decent amount, but all save the tutorial is skippable.

But, as a positive, the general premise of the game is fun and it has some great ideas. It's a fun game if you don't mind "grinding" some DDR to get loot to craft items, etc.

If you can look past the negatives above and are even remotely interested in rhythm games and RPGs I suggest this game. If you are only an RPG fan and not much for rhythm games... even then I suggest it (just play at the easiest difficulty). At 5$ you cannot go wrong with this game.
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
43.1 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 22 квітня
I liked Sequence a lot, but I don't know about this Before the Echo. Will it be the same as Sequence? IS IT SEQUENCE? What's in a name?

(I'm sorry. This is a pretty good game.)
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2 з 3 людей (67%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1 людина вважає цю рецензію кумедною
18.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 5 грудня 2014 р.
11/10

Cools story.
Cool gameplay.
Challenging gameplay, but you can finish the game without getting fustrated.
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1 з 2 людей (50%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1 людина вважає цю рецензію кумедною
0.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 1 грудня 2014 р.
This game has
WAYYYYYYYYYY
Too many drug references. Apart from that, its got some good gameplay
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1 з 2 людей (50%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
20.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 17 грудня 2014 р.
a fun casual logic-based game
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1 з 2 людей (50%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
20.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 31 березня
I am not musically inclined, I do not play an instrument, I cannot detect a beat or follow rhythm to save my life - BUT I LOVE THIS GAME. The storyline is sarcastic, whitty, and beautiful backgrounds with just enough graphics to not detract from the overall ambiance of the game. Of all the games I completed 100% in the past decade, this one I did because it was addictingly fun and I love showing it off to friends. Beat the entire thing at least 3 times, and still play it randomly to relisten to the songs. :D
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