It seems this excellent game has had some trouble finding its audience - if you were a fan of rhythm/music games (Guitar/DJ Hero, Rock Band, etc.) through their rise and seeming disappearance, and have a lonely plastic guitar in the closet waiting for some rekindled love, this should be a no-brainer pickup.
The developer was careful not to overemphasize guitar support, to avoid giving an impression that a guitar is required (which it's not), but it's a natural fit, and anyone who did some shredding with Slash in GH3 will feel right at home. A regular controller works very well up to about medium difficulty, but I had some trouble with the higher difficulties in having to sequentially switch multiple lines very quickly, where the guitar's instantaneous any-line switching made things a lot easier and enjoyable. Keyboard control is another option, and might actually be a better option than a regular controller, now that I think about it..
Really great music, dazzling graphics, intricate details, even more impressive that it came from a 2-person dev team. One of them has a really interesting GDC talk about the obsessive development process and the effects it had on his personal life, linked from the "Did this game really sell so poorly?" thread in the game's Steam forum, a recommended watch regardless of interest in this particular game.
Posted: 3 joulukuu(ta) 2013