If you are the one audience member clapping out of sync with everyone else, then this game is not for you. That doesn't mean, however, that this is Dance Dance Revolution episode 99. This is quite a different and innovative little game.
The gameplay is about first listening to a track as it should sound, and then reconstructing it using sound bites that you place on the "circuit" in order to finish and play the track.
As in any other puzzle game you have to use your brain, but your "input" for solving it isn't so much visual elements on a board, but instead sounds, recognition of small variations, and utilizing your short term memory from when you listen to the track (you can do that at any time) to finding the right sound bite/puzzle piece. This gameplay mechanic is quite innovative!-- Should you buy it? --
If you find the concept, and perhaps the trailer, even moderately intriguing, then yes. I think you will be positively surprised.
If you are interested in music, but not usually puzzle games, then still yes.
Casual gamers, and people who don't usually play puzzle games, might get a bit frustrated at times, but it is cheap, so take the opportunity to try something different.
A possible caveat is that your skill in solving the puzzles is quite independent from previous (puzzle) game experience, since it depends on your ability to "hear" and understand the music, and you can't really know until you try it. But you probably have a pretty good idea about whether you are "musical" or not.
- Time to finish all 25 levels (currently) is about 3 hours, and perhaps an additional hour if you want to complete the most challenging achievement.
- If you want all achievements, then I recommend reading the requirement for "Golden Ear" and solve it as you pass through the levels (or make a note of which levels you haven't solved in this way).
- The game includes the soundtrack, which probably isn't something you'd listen to on repeat, but it is pretty cool.