Frederic Chopin – a long time deceased classical compositor – returns back from beyond the grave to fight intense musical duels. In his way stand some of the worlds greatest pop stars charmed with enormous profits that wild commercialization...
User reviews: Very Positive (266 reviews)
Release Date: May 16, 2014

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“Insane personality and sly digs at pop culture, Rollingstone Magazine”
http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/blogs/gear-up/new-game-remixes-chopin-into-reggae-20120201

“It’s so well-done and engaging that it’s impossible not to recommend it.”
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“Colorful and full of character, the art direction lends itself perfectly…”
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About This Game

Step into Frederic Chopin's shoes, and embark onto an one-of-a-kind adventure through musical genre in this remastered especially for Steam enhanced version.

Frederic Chopin – one of the world's most talented classical composers, is brought back from the afterlife and finds that he's an involuntary part of a treacherous plan. The world of music is at the edge of destruction. Soulless music labels and mass-produced popstars have hindered all creativity. And you're the only hope of bringing it back.

Accompany Chopin in his amazing journey full of quirky events. Battle your opponents in musical duels, intensity of which will make your palms sweat. Enjoy an hour of hand-drawn animated comic picturing the quirky story. Play through twelve catchy arrangements of Chopin's greatest classics, each in a different musical genre. Practice your skills until perfection and become the master of the piano.

Features

- 12 fantastic remixes of classical hits
- 10 colorful locations from around the world full of hidden easter eggs and jokes
- An hour of outstanding animated comic
- Megatons of humor
- 18 achievements of all difficulties
- DRM-free game soundtrack included
- Trading cards
- Optimized for Windows 8 touch screens

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 7800, ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 320M or higher, or Radeon 7000 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.4
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
The story and voice acting is just terrible, however thankfully the gameplay and music more than makes up for it, and you can skip the sequences to get right to the gameplay.

If you can ignore the animated story sequences, you will probably enjoy the rest of the game if you are into rhythm games.

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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
This game makes me smile, while I am playing it. This is my first music game and I love it!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
this is my 2nd music game. i played o2jam/o2mania before and this game is different. this game is relaxing and makes me smile... my ratings 8/10

great music ♥♥
awesome
stress reliever
with touch support
and fun! ^_^


8/10

two thumbs up... i recommend this game (y)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
its very challengeing and i really like it a lot but as the levels get hard kind of frustrating for me.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Goofy, cheesy and fun! Music is nice and you get to kick the ♥♥♥♥ of some celebs :) Definetly the right game to de-stress and have some no brain fun.
(Played with QSDFGHJ keys, alterning B&W keys)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
I have... not much to say to this game.

It's... amazing. The graphics style, the voiceover, music... It took me about 70 minutes to get through the basic game, but now more difficulty settings are waiting, and even arenas. I can't remember how much I paid for this game, but actual prize 6€ is adequate for this piece, at least for me :)

So, everyone who likes to play music games (symphony, guitar hero, sequence, etc.), try this one for sure!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Now this game right here is bulls h i t.

And I mean it.

Wait, stop, don't go away yet, PLEASE, I didn't mean to call it sh i t literally.

What we got right here is a decent rhythm game with some neat art and music. Ever heard of o2jam or osu!mania? You probably gonna like it then. You didn't? It's worth it anyway, and I'll tell you why.

The plot and voiceacting is bad. And I mean, B A D.

Bad to the point it breaks the bottom of the scale and pops up on the opposite side. Took me two hours to beat it, about half of which consisted of animated comics with some sweetest art, worst voiceacting and silliest script I've seen in a while.

NOT TO MENTION THIS GAME IS HIGHLY EDUCATIONAL:

Did you know that every time you, as the grand composer Chopin, release a new masterpiece, a rasta at the carribean gets mentally traumatized during childhood and has problems pulling chicks for the following 30 years? You do now.

Wanna know what happens when two classic composers battle? They make to fall asleep the ♥♥♥♥ out of each other to see whose skills are truly divine.

Oh, and of course, I wouldn't have ever guessed by myself, but judging by the accent, Chopin was British, despite his Polish origins.

All that combined gonna send you into emotional state where you're gonna do nothing but giggle, wonder what the actual f u ck is going on, giggle again, enquire if this s h it is legit, giggle, repeat. Or, if you're here just to fullcombo the ♥♥♥♥ out of the notes, you could just skip it all and jump straight to action. Missing the whole fun part, of course.

OVERALL RATING: CHOPEN OUT OF TEN, WOULD RISE FROM THE GRAVE TO MOCK MASTERMIND X ABOUT HIS PIGGY AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.

P.S.: Oh, there's actually a sequel to this. I know where I'm spending next couple hours, folks.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
This is a really well crafted music rhythm game that's accessible both with mouse and the keyboard and touch screen support if you've got it. Corny story line and some questionable voice acting does little to take away from the excellent game play.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
I've always wanted to learn how to play piano. After playing this I realized that I will never be a modern day Beethoven. I think if I had a touch screen I would be able to get the keys down better, but with a keyboard everything seems so cramped. I even moved the input keys around to better suit my play style, still didn't help. I really wanted a finger finger revolution game, (Stop thinking dirty!) but I guess this isn't what I was looking for. If you don't mind hitting a lot of sour notes, and I mean a lot, then this game is alright, especially for the price of 60 cents. The main character Frederic Chopin reminds me of a dirty Van Helsing.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
There might be some bias in this review, since I really like rhythm games.

Frederic: Resurrection of Music is a game where Frederic Chopin come back from the dead and has many musical battles(rhythm game aspect) with current music of today. The remixes of the orginal songs are good and this game has some pretty good animation(except the talking parts, not really synced) The idea of it I find really great and overall, I really enjoyed it.

I also totally did not play the game again in all the other difficulties so I could unlock the all arena areas.

You should get it if you are a rhythm game lover like me!
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
I really wanted to like this game, I did. I spent a good while trying to get used to the cramped\hard to read notes that come stringing down at your keys on the keyboard. I tried remapping the keyboard controls. I cannot get grips on the fact that it is so hard to distinguist between the notes.. I do consider myself a rhythm-game aficionado, and sadly I cannot recommend this game. I did, however, like the videos between the songs: cool art style that I can appreciate.

Score: 6/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Really love playing this game! The story just drew me in at the start and than the gameplay itself was so much fun I kinda felt like I was playing an actual Piano. Took me just under 2hrs to beat the game on Normal, most levels were easy, but the last 2 levels were pretty hard and A LOT of fun! 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
This was probably one of the most entertaining games I've bought this year, even one of the best game OST'S I have heard in a while that really tugged at my heartstrings.

It has an adorable story with a character who is one hardcore player, also with the art being really eye-popping with a nice color scheme, it fits perfectly with the notation of the story's playfull-ness.

The only complaint I have about this game is the cutscenes being skipped by pressing any key, and how hard it is to play with just the keyboard( or I just could be bad which is the most appropiable answer)

9.8/10 will buy the next installment.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
10/10
-Beautiful music
-nice story
-voice acting is good
-humour
-If u dont have smart fingers you will fail very badly at this game..like me
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
Too easy is too easy.
Normal is hard.
Hard is too hard.

Difficulty simulator 2014.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Frederic Chopin smokes weed and fights Bob Marley

11/10 A++++ would Chopin again
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Must have for those who loves the music of Frédéric Chopin.
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58 of 71 people (82%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 16, 2014
- controls are hard to get used to, even if you re-bind
- all music pieces got a 'modern' makeover without ruining them
- illustrations are wonderful
- could have some more songs, but for the price it's alright

I'd say don't buy it if you're not into music/rhythm games, but if you are and have a few bucks to spare, get it.
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36 of 40 people (90%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
With over 230 compositions under his belt, Frederic Chopin was one of the world's leading musicians in the 1800's. He's been referenced and even starred in multiple video games in the past, and Resurrection of Music is the latest in that trend. It's probably the best fit, being a rhythm game full of imagination and heart. This is an easy recommendation to anyone who enjoys music.

In Frederic: RoM you play as Chopin himself, recently raised from the dead, and musically battle other musicians across the globe. Armed with nothing but a magical piano, it is up to you to show that you are still relevant in an age of Auto Tuners, Synthesizers, and Pro Tools.

The soul of this game is in the music, which is fantastic. A selection of Chopin's own works are remixed to fit the theme of several countries as you fight for global domination. Forever Entertainment has shown great care and creativity in the construction of these songs. Frederic's compositions ring through beautifully, which is a testament to their ability, considering how easily they could have ruined these amazing pieces. Rhythm games are only as good as the music they include, and with so many of them asking the player to provide their own songs these days, it's nice to see a developer actually take the time to hand-craft original tracks. Each song is not only fun to play, but catchy, enjoyable, and memorable as well. The soundtrack comes with the game when you purchase it through Steam, making the price tag all the more worth it.

The gameplay is easy to pick up if you've ever played a rhythm game before. Hit the keys when the notes pass over them. The closer to accurate the timing, the more points you receive. Once you get a combo going, you can pick up bonus points for hitting random keys on the keyboard, and even utilize a musical attack to mess with your opponents. While it's not very deep, it's a blast to play, and you'll feel like a true pianist as you do. Who doesn't want to feel like Chopin?

While you duke it out with these other musicians, colorful and silly animations play out in front of you, themed to the country, just like the music. They can be very distracting, adding to the difficulty of the duels, but are entertaining in their own right. Sometimes the caricatures and parodies can border on offensive, but they are all in good fun, and people are too easily offended these days anyway.

There is a story here that plays out in animated scenes in-between battles, but it is told horrendously with some of the worst voice acting you'll ever experience in this lifetime. That being said, this is a rhythm game, and who plays rhythm games for the story? You can easily skip these sequences and you won't miss anything important.

What else is there to say? Frederic: RoM is a fantastic experience that should not be missed. There is a sequel called Frederic: Evil Strikes Back, so be sure to check out my review on that game as well. If you enjoy this game, and want to learn more about Chopin, be sure to check out a game called Eternal Sonata, or Trusty Bell depending on your region. You won't be disappointed.
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68 of 94 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 14, 2014
BEFORE YOU POINT OUT MY TIME PLAYED: I've played much more of this game on a tablet. My review for the PC version will be based on the difference in playability between the two. I've played enough to come to a conclusion about that.

Frederic: Resurrection of Music is a rhythm game where you catch falling notes onto piano keys at the bottom of the screen. Think of Beatmania without the turn table, and you've basically got it. The timing for a perfect hit takes a little getting used to, because it's relative to the center of the actual key on the piano itself. Since a black key is much shorter than a white key, a perfect hit on a black note will be higher up on the board than a white note. Otherwise it's fairly simple, with normal notes, hold notes, and swipe notes where you move across as you hit a key (more on that later). The note patterns are fairly good, and fit the pace of the songs. The music is all Chopin compositions redone in various contemporary music styles. The songs are...alright. The western themed one is pretty terrible, but they're all still recognizable as Chopin. It's also worth saying that the story is absolutely insane. Nothing makes sense and it's pretty great.

First and foremost, this is a game meant for tablets. There have been tablet games that have made the jump to steam with varying amounts of success, but Frederic is absolutely designed for a multitouch screen. Before you even boot the game up, it asks if you want to launch the touchscreen version instead. To get around most people not being able to touch their monitors to make things happen, you're given two other control styles that you can mix and match as you want; keyboard and mouse. Keyboard sounds like it would make sense, since you're emulating touching keys on a piano, but it never actually feels right. You can reconfigure the keys to anything you want (except for the space bar, which is reserved for using a special move), but it's still just not a very natural feel. You could probably get somewhat used to it with enough times, but remember, the timing on a perfect black note is different than a perfect white note. So, every other finger has to hit a note slightly earlier than the others.

Remember how I mentioned slide notes? They're meant for you to touch the key and then swipe your finger across the piano. You can't do this with a keyboard, naturally, so those are some points you're just not going to be able to get. Now, you can use a mouse instead and just click the keys, which will allow you to hit slide notes. But then you have some hold notes that continue as other notes are coming down, since it was made with multitouch in mind, which makes the mouse not ideal for that situation. Then there are bonus golden notes that fly up from the piano for extra points. On the tablet, you just tap the note to get them. On the PC, you could click on it with the mouse, but if you're using the mouse to play then you're probably too busy hitting other notes or holding a hold note to go click it. You can also collect those notes by pressing a key on the keyboard, but that key is random each time. So have fun with that.

If you have a tablet or a good phone, I would definitely recommend getting Frederic there if you're a rhythm game fan. It's definitely the way the game is meant to be played and works just fine there. There are two bonus levels in that version that are locked behind DLC (as opposed to this Steam version which has them for free as unlockables), but the bonus levels only cost a dollar total and the base game itself is $2. It's the way the game was meant to be played, and you're just going to get a subpar and sometimes frustrating experience on the PC.

Now, there are two reasons why you might actually want to get the Steam version. If you DO have a touchscreen of some sort for your computer (or if you're using a Surface or something), then you can play the game the way it's supposed to be played and it will work just fine. You would be paying $3 more compared to an app store version, but you do get the soundtrack as an extra if you really want that. The other reason may be if you have a Beatmania controller you can plug into your computer. The keys on the controller match up to the keys in game, so that might actually be kinda cool. Unfortunately, you still won't be able to do slide notes, and unless you play it one handed you're definitely not going to get any bonus gold notes. It's enough of a novelty though that it might be worth playing with.

If neither of these conditions apply to you, then don't bother getting Frederic on Steam. It's just not the way this game is supposed to be played.
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