I previously wrote a negative review and I feel that it is unfair. Therefore I have changed my tone of this review.
I am a decent Audiosurf 1 eraser player. I am writing this review assuming you have played AS1 before.
There are a few differences to note while playing this new sequel.YOUTUBE: Click here to view one of my plays in AS1 for proof.Note that these are differences/changes from the previous game, might be better suited for you or not.
This is the biggest complaint of the game I have so far. Everytime you play a track, it's not the same patterns of colour blocks coming to you. Sometimes I see the live scoreboard and I see people scoring huge points for something impossible on my own track at that specific moment. Why not be consistent? In AS1, only bonuses were randomly generated.
-The blocks stay on the board for a longer period of time
Being a player who usually choose fast songs, this ultimately makes things harder for me. I am constantly looking at a full board and it is hard to visualize which blocks are already scored and ready to leave. It's so long that I have to exceed the limit of rows in order to clear the block, assuming the blocks were about to score. This is something I am trying to adapt to.
-Too many whites
Again, being a player who choose fast songs, whites ♥♥♥♥ the puzzle scoring up quite often and can be quite disastrous. We only pick whites up because of the attractive bonus points. But it seems that whites are almost as numerous as yellows now or even blues? Again, this is something I am trying to adapt to, I am treating this as a new challenge for me.
-No difficulty setting
In AS1 you had the option to choose from Casual, Pro, Hardcore and I was usually playing Pro.
Overall, I think the change of UI was quite refreshing, however I feel there is much room for improvement. Adding support for SoundCloud is great, however I cannot view my own playlists or likes which is kinda of missing the point.
These are my first impressions so FAR. If you are a veteran player, you might have to take some time and practice to get used to the new rules. Other than that, this is a new refreshing game which will get you back to AS!
Time to dethrone!