Run, jump and slide to the rhythm of your own music library! In Melody's Escape, advanced audio detection algorithms transcribe the energy that you feel when listening to music into a synchronized gameplay experience, with a captivating and dynamic obstacle course.
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Release Date: May 20, 2016

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May 20

Melody escapes out of Early Access!

Melody's Escape has left Early Access and has now officially launched!

I would like to personally thank the community for all the amazing support and feedback received during this Early Access phase!

This 1.0 update adds 6 amazing music tracks from Shirobon. (including the song from the game's trailer, "Regain Control"). Each track's obstacle course was meticulously manually mapped for perfect synchronization with the game.

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May 18

Update v1.0: now with music!

Major Changes

  • Added 6 amazing music tracks from Shirobon! (including the song from the game's trailer, "Regain Control"). Each track's obstacle course was meticulously manually mapped for perfect synchronization with the game. You can find those songs in the "Bundled Music" menu in the Music Selection screen.
  • The main menu now has music
Minor Changes
  • Reduced the terrain's "waviness" height ranges in Flying intensity, as it was too high in some cases.
  • The game now still runs at full speed when its window has lost focus.
  • "Double Low Tempos" adjustment mode (used in Intense difficulty and Custom) now only works on <=88BPM tracks instead of <=91BPM.
  • Fixed a bug preventing a track to load from cache when it only had "Walking" intensity for its entire duration, or no obstacles at all.
  • Updated track cache format. This will invalidate previously cached tracks and force a new analysis of each song when played.
  • The font size for the "toggle favorite" and "play all" text elements is now bigger.
  • Fixed not being able to exit the "Credits" menu using the Esc key or Back button.
  • Added an "Audio" option to disable the main menu's music.
  • Disabled the F1 to F5 "debug" keys, as it was conflicting with some players' "Screenshots" key. You can enable them again by using the "-debug_function_keys" command line parameter.
  • Updated the FNA framework on Linux and OSX

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Key Features

  • Use your own music library: The gameplay of Melody's Escape is completely powered by your music of choice (MP3, OGG, WMA, FLAC, iTunes® (AAC) and more!*)
  • Works with all music genres and styles: Whether you're a big fan of EDM, K-Pop, alternative, acoustic sessions or classical music, the game will always adapt to the song's energy and rhythm to provide you with a dynamic experience, and will keep you engaged even when your music is calm.
  • Workshop support: Customize the appearance of the game to your liking with custom skins, dynamic hair-styles and color palettes!
  • Each action is synced to your music: Every required input is synchronized to your music, allowing you to completely immerse and focus on the experience!
  • Very accurate and fast music analysis: Melody's Escape features extremely accurate beat-matching algorithms and is optimized to analyse a song in its entirety within a few seconds.
  • Slide on vocals and long notes: There is a strong focus on long vocals and held notes in the game, giving you the opportunity to slide alongside them, intensifying the experience of the most powerful parts of your music.

    * iTunes® (AAC) support requires Windows 7 or above (or the manual installation of the "BASS_AAC" plugin), WMA is only available on Windows.
    * MP3 support on Linux requires the third-party "libmpg123(i386)" library.

About This Game

Run, jump and slide to the rhythm of your own music library!

In Melody's Escape, advanced audio detection algorithms transcribe the energy that you feel when listening to music into a synchronized gameplay experience, with a captivating and dynamic obstacle course. The game will adapt in real-time to the intensity of your music and change the movement mode accordingly, from walking during very calm parts up to all-out flying when your music explodes!

Your goal is the help Melody avoid obstacles and collect floating light orbs, all of which are synced to the beats of your music of choice thanks to very accurate beat detection. With the 4 available difficulty modes, you can choose whether to have a relaxing experience or a very intense one.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.8Ghz Intel® Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel® HD3000. DirectX 9.0c compatible with shader Model 2.0 support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound cards
    • Additional Notes: Supports XInput compatible controllers only
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7 or 8 for iTunes® music support
    • Processor: 2.66Ghz Intel® Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce 8800GTS or ATI® Radeon HD 4830 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound cards
    • Additional Notes: Supports XInput compatible controllers only
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8
    • Processor: 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mountain Lion 10.8.5
    • Processor: 2.8Ghz+ Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.3+ support
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
    Minimum:
    • OS: glibc 2.15+
    • Processor: 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
    • Additional Notes: libmpg123 (i386) is required to play MP3s.
    Recommended:
    • OS: glibc 2.15+
    • Processor: 2.8Ghz+ Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.3+ support
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
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Very Positive (2,091 reviews)
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Optimeep Prime
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
This game is the very definition of the feeling of wanting to run away from reality by listening to your favorite music.
You literally run away while listening to music and jumping, ducking and flying through, over and under obstacles in intense rythm challenges. The graphics mesmerize the mind with it's colors and speed in the medium and harder difficulties.
This game is also a great stress releaser in the relaxation mode when mashing one and the same button for a while before switching to another.
I am not the greatest in rythm games but this one totally takes the cake for all that i've played and I could continue my pro's but then I have to make a much bigger list, let's not do that. ;)
10/10 from me, very good game!
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PressTemmie2Pause
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
I am a guitar hero veteran and I played my fair share of OSU! and Audiosurf so I gave this game a shot when it was on sale.... its pretty cool. I wish there was a way to use spotify for the song selection :P

Controller recommended ?
Idk I don't like this game on keyboard.

Also still waiting for temmie skin. There is a papyrus and undyne one wtf.
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hakase
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
10/10 would recommend.
Not the best "advanced algorithm" on the planet, but certainly amongst the top ones. It's insanely fun and great to relax.
The platformer is great. The slow-mo parts are epic. Worth the buy.
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Yaegashii
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Catchy, fun, nice graphics. The big + is for being able to choose your own music.
Would buy again~
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Nine=The=Phantom
( 10.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
A good game for wasting your time.
You can play as long as you have your favourite music in your computer,
But don't expect too much from audio detector it's kinda random sometimes.
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Time Break
( 15.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
You put your favorite music in this game.
You will not focus.







Nah.... Just Kidding :V
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[E.Y.X.] LordExilon
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Its a good game have music and a lot of action and some part hard if you pick some hard music. But its not rly for PC this game its better for mobile device not for PC-LEPTOP-CONSOL its more for Phone and Tablet.
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vinx.909
( 12.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
This was a big an impulse buy as you can get, it was on sale, it was cheap, and it looked cool with some good music, so I bought it.
Didn’t regret it for a second. This game is amazing, a whole new meaning to playing music (yes, this is my first rhythm game so take what I say with a grain of salt). for the longest time my problem with listing music what that I grew bored when I did nothing else, and it was an annoyance when doing something else (most of the time) so this helps amazingly with listening music.
It is also a perfect case of easy to learn, hard to master. I am playing on normal. Just 4 buttons, up, left, right and down. . If you get songs that has to obstacles a second it becomes freaking hard. I am currently doing ok with around 100 per minute and that covers most songs I have, and I don't listen to slow songs. I have seen that harder difficulties throw even more at you.
I also really like the idea behind it. It really operates on listing to music logic. Or the kind of logic of imagining running on the terrain next to a car while driving one. Really the feeling of diving into the music.
I also really love how you don't run faster if the music goes faster. Your character might be running, but obstacles approach at the same speed no matter what how big the music is or how fast the music is. It is just that obstacles are closer to each other. This might not sound big unless you have played some stupid phone games where you can't have a feel for how fast things approach because it constantly changes.
And the obstacles are also amazing. They feel "right", if you know the music you can almost predict them.
The game can only detect 4/4 rhythm. I am surprised how good it is at that. I don't listen to normal music a lot but it doesn't have a lot of problems finding the rhythm in it. and when I doesn't it goes for "energy peeks" while not as good it is still great, and this also means there won't be any music it can't play.
Loading a song will just take a couple seconds. I really have a hard time finding any flaws with it. The biggest problem I have is with the file structure, but that has nothing to do with the game and only with how my my music folder is set up.

In the end, a great rhythm game with the best music in the world, the music you like. now go buy it!
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Dante S. Ryu
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Seriously, I wish to like this game.
However, I don't see what it can do with my music on iTunes.

Trying to play with Colbie Caillat - Try, the rhythm detection is so so bad.
Okay, it doesn't do Pop, never mind, I'm patient, maybe it's too soft.
So I go with some metal.
The dynamic detection is funny - whenever there is distorted guitar sound, the character flies, e.g. guitar solo
Well, make sense, until I see the character slow down and walking at the BREAK DOWN part... lol I couldn't stop laughing.
Okay, it doesn't know anything about metal, my bad, coz in the trailor, they use e. music. Alright, alright.
What about some hip hop? rap? Okay I have Eminem on my playlist.
This time I got a syncopation from nowhere... Seriously?!
Or is it randomly generated? If so, please tell me, so I don't get so disappointed.

Too be fair, it gives me good graphics, I like it...
but if you are musicians... It will only make you feel...... I don't know... hahaa
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Shomaruki
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
I'm proud of all the work that was done to this game, mind you still more tweeks has to be in placed into this game but never the least go ahead and stream your own music into the game. Though SOME songs won't be 100% sync into the game but it's still trail and ever.

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WellVeron
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
9/10

For now, it only got 100% excellent sync with pop/techno/dubstep genre. I would say 10/10 if it got 100% excellent sync with Rock genre!
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♥❤ Satanic Apples ❤♥
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
This game is perfect for procrastinating.
So if you're looking for a game to make you feel bad for not doing anything with your life, this game is perfect for you.

- Can be very frustrating at times though. *throws keyboard out the window*
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EmberSH
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Really good~ really enjoy it. Sometimes the buttons feel a bit unresponsive if there are too many symbols close together, but it only really causes a problem once you're playing intense.
Very enjoyable to play and nice to have my music in the background. It's fun trying to guess which songs will be hardest, because it doesn't quite follow logic. My hardest song fo far was a slow one, whereas my more metal songs have a better flow.
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[ZSU] Zisty
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Amazing game, mad rep for who ever plays this on the hardest difficulty...
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Dodonino
( 15.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Tried Rashid Theme From SFV in overload difficulty.

E-sport is real.
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khotasanchez
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
I would just like to take some time off of playing this game to write a review on how amazing I consider it to be.

Now, don't get me wrong, the game is not perfect but it is VERY entertaining and VERY adictive. (Especially if you have a large music library.)

I love how endless the possibilities are. Not only with the music, but with the custom skins and color schemes (visit the workshop, I recommend it to make your experience even better.)

No, the game does not get every song perfectly synced bu to be honest, I don't care.

I love music and before this game I would kill time simply listening to music and scroling through some meme page. Now I can keep myself entertained with something more immersive and based on my passion.

The visuals are AMAZING. Simple, but good. (Especially with downloaded color packs)
Character models are endless if you browse the workshop.

I could talk all day about this game because I truly love it, I would recommend it to anyone that enjoys music and runner games. It combines those 2 things flawlessly.

10/10 Would buy again.
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Slovv_Motion
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Played Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins.

"you gotta take it up as HIGH AS YOU CAN GOOOOOOOOOO" was a really long left key resulting in a flight sequence upwards.

10/10 will play this a lot.
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GreenHorns
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Best Beat action by far!!

Try Baki's OST got best beat detection in it and awesome training skills await u!

Red alert 2 same effect ! great beats to run and duck!
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BodyBag93309
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
If you're a fan of Harmonix's Rock Band, this might be right up your alley.
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Gollum McLovins
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I picked this up while on sale for 6.99. Definitely worth the price. If you can pick this up during a sale I would highly recommend doing so. I've never been a huge fan of rythem games as they never really played the types of songs I like, but this game perfectly solves that problem.
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28 of 33 people (85%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
10/10 I had a great time playing this game(and cried a bit).

--Favorite Songs So Far--
Coldplay - Fix You <<(The culprit)
Capital Cities - Safe and Sound
Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
AC/DC - Highway To Hell
Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey
Chevelle - Send The Pain Below
Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Melody's Escape is quickly becoming one of my favorite rhythm games, beaten only by the original Audiosurf.

Pros:
+ Challenging, includes several difficulty levels and supports custom difficulties
+ Good track generation for all different types of music
+ Mod support makes changing characters, hairstyles, and color schemes very simple
+ Supports calibration to account for audio or visual latency
+ Nice visual style
+ Inexpensive

Cons:
- Visuals can hurt the eyes after a few hours
- Backgrounds lack much variety, although this is pretty minor, as you won't really be paying much attention to them anyways.
- No online leaderboards as of May 2016
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Played for about a few minutes. Discovered I didn't actually have music in my music folder.

Ran around the house trying to find old CDs.

Found Dragon Force's Inhuman Rampage from the year 1936 [2006]

Popped in CD.

Melody doesn't stop flying.

Through the Fire and the Flames is for once not the hardest song in a rythm game [BLASPHEMY! Thoughprobably because it's not techno/electronic. oh well.] (NOTE: this is on the hardest difficulty. I just picked this game up about a few hours before purchasing it)

Melody gains super powers from Dragonforce or something. Because in their music, there are many cases where she DOES NOT STOP FLYING. [Except for through the Fire and the Flames. Only sometimes she stops flying in that one. Sometimes.] Make it better, a lot of themes Dragon Force uses in some of their music is flying freely. Glorious!!
City for Eternity gets really hard at the end though, though it's late enough into the song that messing up there doesn't entirely matter.

This game is awesome, and I would recommend it for anyone who loves rhythm and music. I don't usually have my own rhythm and music games, and after picking this one up, I had to share!
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32 of 54 people (59%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
DO NOT PLAY IF YOU'RE A MUSICIAN.

I personally find this game both entertaining and frustrating. I wasn't sure whether or not to vote up or down.

PROS:
Intriguing graphics
Mostly good gameplay
Comes with music
Option to watch a computer-controlled AI go through the level perfectly

CONS:
Rhythm-based gameplay is EVER SO SLIGHTLY off. I'm not even mindlessly ranting either. I'm the percussion section leader, so I know what I'm talking about. The "advanced algorithms" are good, but sometimes they're not quite precise. There always seems to be an annoyingly slight delay on when I should actually be pressing the buttons in order to get 5 hearts.

In conclusion, it still feels like an early access game. It needs a bit of tweaking.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
The game was amazing. I played it for 2 hours without end and it felt great to play.
I'll start with cons, since there are some that I want to mention.
- No "early press" allowed. Some dodges I prefer to start slightly early, but this counts as a miss and disables the dodge and causes you to lose a lot of possible points.
- Rhythm detection only follows 4/4. This means that 3/4 songs don't detect nearly as well.
- Camera motion sometimes hides suprises like two consecutive presses/moves and won't give you nearly enough time to see it.
Pros!
- Really lets you play any song you want, even full instrumentals, and detects them well.
- Gameplay is consistent, without any song being too difficult or any being too easy.
- Awesome graphics. I was super suprised at some of the 'extra' animations that occur at various points.
- The middle mode (between Relaxed and Intense) is perfect for playing casually, allowing you to mash buttons rather than directions when you start panicking.

This is an amazing idea, and if developed further, could easily overrun other custom-written rhythm games like osu!. The fact that I can play any song whether or not someone else has written the beat for it is awesome, and something I've been searching for for a while.

8.5/10 would recommend.
1.5 -> would ask developers to improve timing sensitivity (or at least give an option to whether accuracy is between so-and-so milliseconds, etc)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Great use-your-own-song game with a fantastic song analysis algorithm. Recommended.

First generation technology of this sort of thing was pretty bad. Vib Ribbon for the PS1 is the first game I know of that tried, but Audiosurf and Beat Hazard made it very popular in the early 2010's. While they improved the formula significantly, it still mostly seemed to just detect the BPM and 'pulse' the levels to the rhythm, changing gameplay elements as the song's speed or volume changed. These games required a pretty good deal of your imagination filling in the blanks to really feel like you were playing the song, not just playing a game with background music.

Not so with Melody's Escape, which feels very, very 'right'. I played through an album's worth of music with varied tempos, musical styles, and instrumentation and I would say that it felt like I was playing a hand-crafted track about 85% of the time. This absolutely blows previous games of the genre out of the water.

As for the gameplay, if you ever played Vib Ribbon, this is pretty much exactly that. It's very solid and time-tested rhythm gaming. Hit the button when you see the symbol.

This is a good way to chill out and experience an album in as relaxed or intense of an environment as you like. The difficulty options in this game are very varied.

If you like rhythm games or just listening to music, Melody's Escape is your go-to game. Once you try it, you won't be able to go back to Audiosurf.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
This game is EPIC and AWESOME and all that positive stuff.

Now if only music made reality like that.... School would be WAY more interesting and maybe i'd even do some exercise for once 乁( ͡°ω ͡°)ㄏ
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
The controls at some points at a bit unresponsive.
Also the Easy difficulty is... well easy. Tapping one button for 30secs+ is quite repetitive. More color alterations would do the trick, over longer spreads.... If possible.
But!
And I meam BUT!
This game is AWESOME!! I love it! Definitely would recommend it to anyone!!
Keep up the good work. I would love to see where you take this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Tried Rashid Theme From SFV in overload difficulty.

E-sport is real.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Relieve your stress
Music is what makes your heart be free and your mind fly
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
I'll happily admit I'm not very good at rythmn games but I tend to enjoy them regardless. However this game had some issues which rendered it nearly unplayable, despite my greatest efforts to fix them.
Firstly, there's the incoming symbols and obstacles. They were nearly a blur and neigh impossible to focus on until I found out that you could zoom out the camera. That helped, but it wasn't quite enough. I also had to turn off the moving background to focus better.
Next there was the lag. I'm not entirely sure the reason for this but there was massive lag at the beginning of a song, and usually at the end as well. This may simply be the song sync and saving of my results, but it was a near-standstill until I returned to the menu.
I'm not sure if its just me, but I also found the symbols a bit confusing at times. I don't feel that there was enough indication to which direction to press, but as I said, that may just be me.
The good thing about this game is the fact that you can put any song or even video audio in and it'll auto generate a level and button prompts. This was something I would've loved in Kickbeat and it was done very well here.
I suppose that in summary, if you are a hardcore rythmn game player or just looking to drop £4 on a sale item, grab this. Otherwise, if you're more of a casual player of these games like me, or sometimes struggle to focus on a screen when there's too much going on, go get something else.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Awesome. It's not like any musical-rythmic-button-pushing game i've played before. It's not too hard to learn, but getting the hang of it can take a while. Some songs are easy, some songs are well near impossible. But it's never boring. I'd definitely reccomend this game to anyone who wants a game to sit down and play for any length of time. The price point is reasonable, nothing is overcomplicated, the one thing that is hard to use is the ModStudio. But hey, modmaking isn't for everyone.

9/10 for this game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
This is a great game! You can have it really give you a challenge or you can just sit back, relax, hit a few buttons, and listen to some awesome music! Gameplay is smooth and very responsive and the colors are really nice! Also the fact that you can literally slide a music file onto the game window and have it design a level based on that song in just second is absolutly incredible!!!!!

melody = new waifu.

100/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
This is a great game. with a single problem that could maby be fixed. the problem is simply because of the way the game seems to generate the levels to match the music is programed to generate levels based on 4:4 timing (i dont know how to type that the correct way) so if you have something that is in a different time like 3:4 then your may not get a good level, the game does inform you if its not comfident in the timing. granted this may not seem like a major problem but i think if it was fixed it would allow more songs to be played well, and possibly making more people happy with the product. but i give the game 7/10 and if this could be fixed/coded into the game then it would get a 10/10 from me np.

PS i know my Grammer is something terribal.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Let me preface this brief review by saying: I am bad a rhythm games and have honestly never played one before, and will need significant practice to really get the fullest out of this game. Since this is my first rhythm game, I can't say what, if any, features come standard in games of its kind or what's unique about it. That said, let's take a look pro/con-wise.

TL;DR VERSION: fun, simple game, rather addictive once you get the hang of it; made for a pretty good intro to rhythm games imo; using my own music is great but not all music translates well (acoustic songs or "fuzzy" mastering rate poorly on compatibility); possibly better played with a keyboard rather than controller.

LONG VERSION:
PROS
-use your own library OR in-game tracks
-audio/visual latency calibration (can't vouch for how well it works though, didn't seem to change much tbh)
-slick visual design with a bit of avatar customization
-game will rate how well it can create levels out of songs (no tempo, poor, acceptable, good, excellent)
-customizable difficulty (allows you to use existing difficulty settings as a template, then change things like respawn time and sensitivity)
-flexible control scheme on controller (buttons and directions can be interchangeable on some difficulties)
-it's FUN, which is really important!

CONS
-works best with only certain kinds of music (This is most things with a strong, heavy beat. Songs with "fuzzy" sounding keyboards/snares will confuse the game even if there is a good beat. Songs with predominantly acoustic instruments also do not rate well. Sorry, jazz and swing fans.)
-probably best played with a keyboard (or my xbox controller is lame, but moving my thumb over the directional buttons caused a lot of mistakes while playing)
-slightly confusing menu when navgating your own libraries for music (uses only directional keys, a designated "back" button might be nice for going up folder levels)
-minor gripe: the "B" button/right direction icons are pink, and that's kind of confusing (I get it fits with the aesthetic, this isn't even really a complaint it's just me being petty)
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Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Well i love these kind of games, from guitar hero to rock band 4. This takes me back to the fun days of music and rhythm games. It it definitely a hard game to get going and i am sure even harder to master, but, I am sure it will be fun ride to play with your own music to do it. For the price that is offered this game is a good buy and even a good gift purchase for people who won't get to play rock band 4 on PC.
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Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
I gotta say. I didn't know what to expect when I bought this game. Reading the reviews, most were yays. But it was the comments on it being off beat on certain songs that really made me question if it was going to be good. Now having played it. I would definitly recomend this game. The styalized coloring, the on beat cues for the sustained notes for dashing, and the shifts in difficulty based on the speed of the song in intervals is amazing. I've never played a game so uniquely challanging in a way that allows you to keep your cool, take a breath, and begin again. It's definitly a must have for all you music lovers out there.
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Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
I love this game.
I suck at it... like... the worst parts of songs for me are the slow parts.
However... sometimes the game does really ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ combinations, but as i said, i just suck.

It trains: reflexes, eye-hand coordination

And it inspired me to a story.
Thank you.
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Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Cannot recommend enough.
Relaxing difficulty is just that - which is good when dealing with stress/anxiety.
Other difficulties - Such Stress. Very Challenge. Much sore fingers. Wow.
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Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
This game is perfect for procrastinating.
So if you're looking for a game to make you feel bad for not doing anything with your life, this game is perfect for you.

- Can be very frustrating at times though. *throws keyboard out the window*
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