Before the Echo combines elements of both rhythm and role-playing games to create an entirely unique experience.
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リリース日: 2011年10月20日

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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

このゲームについて

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

システム要件

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • OS: Lion 10.7.5
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core or Greater
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 250 MB
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit. S3TC support is NOT required.
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core or Greater
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 250 MB
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
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Vivisector
( 記録時間: 8.8 時間 )
投稿日: 7月17日
Combat triple-matrix DDR. If you want to look at RPG combat and rhythym games in a whole new way this isn't a bad game to pick up. My main complaint is that you're going to end up hearing the same song a great many times.
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FedEx
( 記録時間: 5.1 時間 )
投稿日: 7月13日
Very fun, and the music was well done. I find myself humming the songs when doing other things.
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Delirium
( 記録時間: 2.3 時間 )
投稿日: 7月13日
The voice acting / tutorial speaker is really annoying. It put me in a bad mood up until the very end when I was trying to complete it and couldn't figure out how to get through that last part because it was explained awkwardly. I was really trying to give it a shot but was in such a horrible mood from listening to that lady and couldn't figure out how to get out of the tutorial that I just gave up and closed the whole thing. I could consider this an unfair review as I didn't put effort into the game past the tutorial, but the fact that it was torture for me up until that point left enough of a bad taste for me to write this.
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SpiderSensei
( 記録時間: 18.5 時間 )
投稿日: 7月5日
OUTSTANDING game.

First of all, I adore indie games. I love the creativity and teamwork that comes with creating indie games, and they are my favorite genre to play and watch. I picked up this game on my queue during the Steam summer sale, but let me tell you, it's at least worth the five dollars standard price.

As an avid lover of rhythm games, I was pleasantly surprised at the complexity of each level. The difficulty increased without overwhelming the player, and the spells come in a great variety that essentially allow the player to beat the game in their own style. The art style is consistent, entirely due to the fact that every visual was created by the same artist! And it's so very sweet on the eyes.

Moving on to the characters, I have to say that while it is a rather short game (I finished all achievements in around 2-3 hours, after resetting my glitched game, a result of an error on my part) and thus we don't get to see much in terms of character depth or development, the characters' presence was enough to add quality and personality to the game without taking away the mystery and shock of the plot (I loved each of the Guardians and applaud the voice actors, as well as the artist, for providing such animated spirit). The ending leaves several questions unanswered, and if you're ambitious enough to get the hidden ending, you get a taste of even more secrets yet to be revealed.

I couldn't put this game down. It was funny, intriguing, and the artwork and music are STELLAR!

Now, to be fair, the game did have some drawbacks. I feel like the characters were a bit flat, but, if you play the game, you'll figure out why they seem to be so...scripted. It is a short game (hence the low price), but the crew that worked on it was so small! Aside from the voice actors, very few people put together a game that I will proudly call one of my all-time favorites. Iridium Studios, thank you for this masterpiece; I will cherish it for years to come.
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Crimson King
( 記録時間: 2.6 時間 )
投稿日: 7月5日
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Tummyache
( 記録時間: 0.5 時間 )
投稿日: 6月25日
When I was a kid, I really liked DDR. I bought this game because I thought it would be like DDR. I am disappointed that this game is not a whole lot like DDR.

I'm having trouble separating my disappointment of this game as a scratch to my DDR itch and how I feel about the game as its own thing.

So first I have to say, if you want to buy this game because you're like me and want to scratch that itch, give it a pass. The objective of this game is to miss a bunch of notes on purpose, which drives me absolutely insane. Just watching arrows pass by without being pressed.

By itself? I dunno, it's got a lot of cringey humor and some mediocre voice acting. The RPG elements seem kind of compelling? But also really confusing? It just feels really unpolished, I had a lot of trouble grasping how well I was doing because the visual feedback is less than great. I think, mechanically, this kind of step rythm game just wasn't meant to be mixed with an RPG.
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Minandreas
( 記録時間: 22.3 時間 )
投稿日: 6月4日
Definitely an awesome game for anyone that enjoys step mania, DDR, and possibly even rhythm and music games in general. However, if you find Step Mania or DDR challenging or frustrating, this game is likely going to be too hard for you. It forces you to not only hit arrow keys in time with the music in the same fashion, but adds even more layers of difficulty. There are no color codes on the arrows themselves to tell you what beat the note is on. So you have to go purely on listening to the music, and sometimes the arrows are just on really awkward notes or tones of the song, like a series of 16th notes where only a few of them have arrows on them. Tack on that you are watching three sets of arrows at once instead of only 1, having to swap fields of arrows to be hitting, and apply strategic thinking to when to cast spells and what to cast SIMULTANEOUSLY and you need to be so good at something like Stepmania that you don't even have to think about the arrows. You have to be able to do them almost completely subconsciously to keep up with this game (At least at the Hard difficulty level) If you're that good, this game will knock your socks off. It's incredibly fun.

The only real downsides to it come from sheer lack of variety. The game has RPG mechanics for sure, and that includes trying to collect items with a % drop rate. Meaning if you get unlucky (And you WILL get unlucky) you may be grinding the same exact monster for half an hour. Which means the same damn song for half an hour straight. What is worse, each monster does not have it's own song. Some repeat. This can get seriously old.

For 5$, this game is awesome. Something I've never seen before and very well put together. And at that price, the lack of variety is understandable. Personally, I'd love to see a sequel, and would be happy to pay four times as much if they just make sure to really crank up the variety so the game isn't such an awful feeling grind at times. The foundations of this game are rock solid. It just needs a few more coats of paint.

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booger
( 記録時間: 20.1 時間 )
投稿日: 5月31日
I really enjoyed this game. I like the whole dance, dance revolution mixed with some slight rpg elements. Decent story.
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Leo of the Butts
( 記録時間: 15.5 時間 )
投稿日: 5月30日
I loved every minute of playing this game. The art is beautiful, the music is great, and the gameplay is very unique. The story isn't very deep and complex, and the game gets a little grindy at the beginning of each floor, but it's definitely worth what you are paying for it.
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[GoC] Col. Mustard
( 記録時間: 10.7 時間 )
投稿日: 5月25日
Score – 8/10 (Excellent)

Despite the game feeling a bit of a grind at times and the last couple of boss battles being infuriatingly difficult compared to the rest, Iridium Studios has cleverly morphed the humble rhythm game into a full-blown RPG and it surprisingly works well. Before the Echo has done for rhythm games what Puzzle Quest did for match-3 puzzle games and I like it. Before the Echo is highly recommended for lovers of rhythm games who want a bit more plot and strategy added to the mix.

http://www.choicestgames.com/2016/05/before-echo-review.html
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かなり前のリズムゲーバンドルで入手しましたが、音ゲー+RPGという説明がピンとこず絵も全く音ゲーらしくないので長くつんでいました。

RPGとはいってもマップ上を歩き回るようなタイプではなく、キャラ同士の会話のみでストーリーが進み、戦闘で必要なアイテムを手に入れて進んでいく、という感じです。
この戦闘が非常にユニークで、売り文句通り完全にクラシカルな音ゲーです。
ただ敵の攻撃・自分の行動・自分のマナ回復が同時に進行するので、集中力が必要な上かなり忙しくなります。

難易度は自分にあわせることが出来、かつレベルをあげて物理で殴る(実際には魔法だけど)戦法が可能なので苦手な人でも安心です。

音楽系ゲームはデフォルトで使われている音楽の質も重要ですが、その点ではかなり良いと思います。
プレイしていて楽しい曲が多いです。
また全編フルボイス・吹き出し付きで、全体的な作りこみも丁寧かつ親切です。
(キーボード操作とコントローラー操作でチュートリアル時のボイスも変わったりします)

続編があったら是非やりたかったと思える作品です。
動画をいくつかあげていますのでもし興味のある方はそちらもどうぞ。
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矢印が判定エァリアに重なるタァーイミングで対応するバァトンを押す!
のがこのゲィムの遊び方さ!

更に攻撃、防御、MP回復の3つの画面にわかれて必要に応じて画面を切り替える操作があるのでDDRの専コンは使えません
総合すると画面の切り替え、魔法の選択・決定、譜面を捌くという忙しい操作になる

軽く遊んだ感じカジュアルゲーなので落ち着いた曲が多くダンスミュージックなどノリのいいBGMが無いのが残念

Let's play DDR!!
Thank you!!
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ホント 音ゲーと何かを組み合わせるのって難しいよね(棒
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did a teenager write this dialogue
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投稿日: 2013年11月27日
As a RPG and Stepmania enthousiast, this would seem like the perfect Indie game for me. And indeed, it was fun to play. It was unique. It was something fresh. And being a RPG fan, I am used with doing repetitive things in order to get that one rare drop.

One warning is that even casual gamers who would like to simply play the game and go through the story, might still face some moments where they have to engage battles over and over to get that last item for a recipe. Bite through it, the way you make story progression is quite slow in itself. Ronald Jenkees kicks ♥♥♥, but not after the 6~7th time in a row. Yeah, having only one fixed song per enemy doesn't get you on your toes that much.

On sales it's usually just one buck, so hopefully no buyer's remorse after you've even spent an hour at it.
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40 人中 34 人 (85%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
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記録時間: 20.7 時間
投稿日: 2013年10月28日
A pretty damn awesome rhythm game that sells dirt cheap. The music alone is easily worth the retail price and if you like a bit of RPG sensibilities with your music gaming that has an actual storyline... get it now!
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記録時間: 12.7 時間
投稿日: 2013年11月28日
Before the Echo (the game was known as Sequence previously) is an interesting RPG. The game plays like Dance Dance Revolution with the notes divided into 3 separate note tracks running concurrently on the screen for casting spells, defending against attacks and regenerating mana. There is a quirky story to pull you through to the end but what won me over was most definitely the music tracks behind the gameplay.

I can't really gauge how difficult it is to play for beginners to the genre due to my many years of playing rhythm games from Stepmania, Guitar Hero and my current timesink of Osu!. Anyone who has played such games should find no problems however with adapting to the mechanics.

Due to the RPG nature of the game, it can become a grind for specific items to drop on the monsters which are used to craft items needed to progress in the floors. The game does not come with any additional content beyond the story that I am aware of (I played mostly at release back in 2011).

Before the Echo wasn't the most challenging game personally but it sits in my game library as a comfortable purchase when I look back over two years. Give it a go if it is on sale but just be aware it may not be fun for everyone; the usual disclaimer case for most games in the rhythm genre.
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記録時間: 17.5 時間
投稿日: 2015年3月29日
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.

TheIronicGamers rating system
  • Don't ever buy this game.
  • Maybe consider it on a sale.
  • An average game.
  • A good game that should definitely be considered.
  • A must play!
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21 人中 20 人 (95%) がこのレビューが参考になったと投票しました
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記録時間: 14.1 時間
投稿日: 2014年10月12日
I have to admit, this game surprised me. I got this game from a bundle and decided to install it to try it out. I end up really liking it and played it until the very end. It's a rhythm based game, you have to change between 3 panels with Q and E, you use the arrows to hit the notes.

When I saw the tutorial I thought the game would be insanely confusing and hard to play, but it's quite nicely done, as you see all 3 panels at once at any time, so you see what is coming.

The art is really cool, the music is awesome and the story is even more awesome! I wanted to play until the end to know what happens... It's full of surprises, it's hiralious and you get hooked right into the story.

The spells aren't limited to only damage, you have shielding, direct damage, DOT, healing, boosts... Alot of different spells to use. You have to kill the monsters and ascend floors until you reach the top. All monsters have specific drops which you have a certain percentage of getting everytime you kill them (with music of course). You also have to craft/find your gear and you can learn new spells by using scrolls and completing the songs with high accuracy or note combos.

Theres not many bad things to say about the game... My only real issue with the game is the hitboxes... Sometimes it looks like you miss but it actually works and sometimes you think you succesfully hit the note but you didin't. Luckily this rarely happens so it didin't affect me too much. Maybe i'm just bad at the game though, I don't know!

This game is definately worth looking into, especially since it is only 4.99$. I'd say anybody that likes good stories or rhythm/music-based games should really try it out!
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記録時間: 16.8 時間
投稿日: 2013年8月9日
A rhythm rpg? In the weirdest mashup since Puzzle Quest, this brilliant little indie game manages to create a unique niche and thrive in it. The writing turns some people off but I enjoyed it and found it relatable. Maybe that says more about me than the game itself. It definitely gets grindy, but the mechanics are very unique. Can frequently be purchased super cheap. Give it a shot, you'll probably be surprised.
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