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...
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Release Date: May 16, 2014

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Reviews

“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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.4
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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Hudbus †<CC><
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Controls are obvously designed with touchscreens in mind, and as such this should be on iOS/Android. Playing with a Keyboard is doable, but painful. Which I find somewhat ironic.

Voice acting is nothing worth writing home about. It's laughable. NecroDancer did the whole "Animated Comic" thing better, without the awkward and off-timed mouth movements.

The music isn't great, and if the whole "Classical Is still the best" thing was actually true, the pieces wouldn't be so heavily remixed IMO. I get it, it's to fit the location, but it still seems weird.

The plot isn't anything great either.

For $3 it's a ripoff. For $0.30 it was worth a shot.


TL;DR: It'll stay in my library, but will probably become one of those "Filler" titles.
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Bechstein
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
It's funny and pretty to look and and listen to, but the curved lines at which the notes descend make it very hard for me to keep track of which keys to press. I'm not sure if that's my fault or it really was just a poor design choice. I'll be benevolent, and recommend it anyway.
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UroborosLycoris
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
Wasn't really huge on the story-- but especially wasn't sold on the control mechanism. It's to awkward and there's a bit of a delay; should be played on actual piano keyboard, if anything.
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TigerNDV
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
Love this game, but it's just too hard for me playing Normal mode. The devs need to take it easy!
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kawaiipunch
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
its fun to play, once you get the hang of the controls its not so difficult (although has multiple difficulty options once youve passed easier ones) I dont think I would pay full price, its a pretty short game although if you enjoy it the different difficulty levels and aiming for a better score can keep you occupied. I got it for 90% off if I remember correctly, definitely worth it for €0.59
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SunShine
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 23
After crossing the Chopin around the world fighting music &amp; Rhythm master computer simplified version
Tick sound acoustic Tour Super praise headset control benefits
Tick free path with the original sound
When foreign action set
Chinese animation style
Your funny than countries English pronunciation
Your custom operation can be made up with the magic key
When the world local Terrier
When the difficulty of achievements general achievement need exercise
* plot animation anykey skip (including a screenshot of the F12
* no Chinese subtitles (second have improved
The difference was not different * difficulty changed music or speed
* not comfortably shenru or not eating notes can also reward (reward notes except the random key position of the primary key only brush with don't care for this and lose that
* help Help too many words are not suitable for people who don't understand English (of course, do not look for...
* not to China to
So
8/10
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THE SALTY ANUS
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
Bad game needs slower beats
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riotrooper
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 20
A fun rhythm music game that features nice art and a great soundtrack that features modern remixes of classical music. Add the funny and downright bizarre stoyline and you get a unique original game.
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NRieh
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 20
This game has:
+++ FUN
+++ Music (I demand THAT version of 'Piano Sonata No. 2' for my funeral!11)
++ Story (which is also FUN)
+ Voice acting. A rare thing to come across. Even more so in a small indie game.
+ Art & style

- It's not that long
-- It's hard (but still beatable on 'very easy', so that one can see the whole story)
--- Controls. There are dozens of possible layouts suggested in the forum threads, some should work. Still, it was not designed with the KB+M in mind. Note, that being a real musician won't help much (unless you plug&configure the MIDI keyboard), more like the opposite. Having sense of rhyme would do you some good, but, alas - KB is a poor device for intuitive emulation of the piano keys. They say that touch-screen works good too.

8\10 for the normal price, 10\10 if you see it on sale
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Putin On The Ritz
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 17
It's too hard. I can't beat first level on easiest difficulty. Great art. Great music. Great game. Too hard.
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Lord Dake Kai
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 14
Regardless of what the negative reviews say, I am very entertained by this game.

You sometimes do not need extreme graphics or logic in a game. It just needs to be entertaining and fun.

Great music, different difficulty settings and a story that little kids would even like. Makes me wanna pick up my Rockband guitar and use it to fly. Does it make any sense to say that? No. But I would still be entertained if I could.(and so would you)

Thank you Dev, give me more...
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Sherza95
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 13
Cool story and i like how the story make, somehow creative and i never thought this game kind of hard hahaha..
I like this game <3

Sherza95 ^^~
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bubblygal96
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 11
All the music are soo coool!!
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Reinfarias
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 11
It's OK.
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kayeol
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 7
I really wanted to like this game. I play piano, and chopin is one of my favorite composers of all time. But this game is nothing but frustrating, and kind of mediocre.

The art is really unique. That is the one thing that really drew me to buy this on a whim when I saw it on sale. But there is no way to take a screenshot without skipping to the next scene...!!! It's such a waste.

The story is painfully cliche. But what's really bad is the voice acting. If I had the option, I would have turned it off and just read subtitles. It's pretty bad.

The gameplay itself is very clunky and hard to pick up. The default key bindings make absolutely no sense, and are very cramped. I have tried a bunch of different variations, but nothing has felt comfortable yet. I had to turn the difficulty to easy to play through the game just hoping to get the feel for it. Also, the feedbck for a correct or incorrectly hit key is hard to follow, so when I play I have trouble discerning the mistakes I'm making.

The music, is great. I cannot complain about that, and I can see the pure potential this game has but awkward gameplay and story makes it hard to really feel like this is worth reccomending to someone.

The game is unique, and I wouldn't say it's awful, but i didn't find playing it fun. I'd rather just pick up sheet music for chopin and play the piano.
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KlumsyK
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 23
Very fun and inspiring game, with good art and a good heart. Short and sweet and very musical. The musical arrangements are very groovy and tasteful. And the writing is quite on point! Would recommend to anyone. My thanks to the developer.
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Chris O Semrik
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 12
Funny, beautiful, and entertaining! Definitely a must-try for fans of music-themed games.
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RipperG (灬^ ω ^灬)
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 6
a lovely small and short indie rhythm game (4 h to 5h to finish ) that let you play as Chopin that was resurrected to save music , you will be battling against the worlds greatest pop stars like Bob (rob) and eminem (M&M XD) , as like in guitar hero you will be hitting notes but in piano not a guitare, the tracks are inspired by chopin greatest hits ( remixes of classical hits ) , the controle are bit hard and it takes time to get use to them specially if you dont tipe fast but thankfully you can play with the mouse( i click fast so it helps me in the game) the graphics are cartoon/comic style ( funny and enjoyable), didn't face any problem or bugs or glitches the game was smooth and comes with trading cards and achievements (3 of them are hard to get).
i recommend to play it in the easiest mod so you can enjoy the game and learn how it works then you can play in higher difficulty
worth every penny but you can also grab it on sale ;)
8/10
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Redka!
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 30
Lovely small game, I recommend to anyone who loves Rythm and Music games, with fun story too.

I do feel that it's been designed more for touch device, than anything else,
but You can still play with mouse (which I recommend) because with keys its a bit too hard.
Excellent notes are hard to get, everytime they have different key...
And when You play with mouse it's very distracting. Music is very nice, and I think that's what I enjoyed the most.
For me a bit too short, but I will try again on other difficulty. Tho TOO EASY was not too easy... And for me who knows games like that and plays them, for somebody new might be a challange. Whole game took me 0.9 hrs... :( REALLY, wish it could be longer....

I'm giving 7/10
Pros:
+ Nice music
+ Story
+ Nice graphics

Cons:
- Controls...
- Too short
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Controls are obvously designed with touchscreens in mind, and as such this should be on iOS/Android. Playing with a Keyboard is doable, but painful. Which I find somewhat ironic.

Voice acting is nothing worth writing home about. It's laughable. NecroDancer did the whole "Animated Comic" thing better, without the awkward and off-timed mouth movements.

The music isn't great, and if the whole "Classical Is still the best" thing was actually true, the pieces wouldn't be so heavily remixed IMO. I get it, it's to fit the location, but it still seems weird.

The plot isn't anything great either.

For $3 it's a ripoff. For $0.30 it was worth a shot.


TL;DR: It'll stay in my library, but will probably become one of those "Filler" titles.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Wasn't really huge on the story-- but especially wasn't sold on the control mechanism. It's to awkward and there's a bit of a delay; should be played on actual piano keyboard, if anything.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
I really wanted to like this game. I play piano, and chopin is one of my favorite composers of all time. But this game is nothing but frustrating, and kind of mediocre.

The art is really unique. That is the one thing that really drew me to buy this on a whim when I saw it on sale. But there is no way to take a screenshot without skipping to the next scene...!!! It's such a waste.

The story is painfully cliche. But what's really bad is the voice acting. If I had the option, I would have turned it off and just read subtitles. It's pretty bad.

The gameplay itself is very clunky and hard to pick up. The default key bindings make absolutely no sense, and are very cramped. I have tried a bunch of different variations, but nothing has felt comfortable yet. I had to turn the difficulty to easy to play through the game just hoping to get the feel for it. Also, the feedbck for a correct or incorrectly hit key is hard to follow, so when I play I have trouble discerning the mistakes I'm making.

The music, is great. I cannot complain about that, and I can see the pure potential this game has but awkward gameplay and story makes it hard to really feel like this is worth reccomending to someone.

The game is unique, and I wouldn't say it's awful, but i didn't find playing it fun. I'd rather just pick up sheet music for chopin and play the piano.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
This game has:
+++ FUN
+++ Music (I demand THAT version of 'Piano Sonata No. 2' for my funeral!11)
++ Story (which is also FUN)
+ Voice acting. A rare thing to come across. Even more so in a small indie game.
+ Art & style

- It's not that long
-- It's hard (but still beatable on 'very easy', so that one can see the whole story)
--- Controls. There are dozens of possible layouts suggested in the forum threads, some should work. Still, it was not designed with the KB+M in mind. Note, that being a real musician won't help much (unless you plug&configure the MIDI keyboard), more like the opposite. Having sense of rhyme would do you some good, but, alas - KB is a poor device for intuitive emulation of the piano keys. They say that touch-screen works good too.

8\10 for the normal price, 10\10 if you see it on sale
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Cool story and i like how the story make, somehow creative and i never thought this game kind of hard hahaha..
I like this game <3

Sherza95 ^^~
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Regardless of what the negative reviews say, I am very entertained by this game.

You sometimes do not need extreme graphics or logic in a game. It just needs to be entertaining and fun.

Great music, different difficulty settings and a story that little kids would even like. Makes me wanna pick up my Rockband guitar and use it to fly. Does it make any sense to say that? No. But I would still be entertained if I could.(and so would you)

Thank you Dev, give me more...
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Funny, beautiful, and entertaining! Definitely a must-try for fans of music-themed games.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
a lovely small and short indie rhythm game (4 h to 5h to finish ) that let you play as Chopin that was resurrected to save music , you will be battling against the worlds greatest pop stars like Bob (rob) and eminem (M&M XD) , as like in guitar hero you will be hitting notes but in piano not a guitare, the tracks are inspired by chopin greatest hits ( remixes of classical hits ) , the controle are bit hard and it takes time to get use to them specially if you dont tipe fast but thankfully you can play with the mouse( i click fast so it helps me in the game) the graphics are cartoon/comic style ( funny and enjoyable), didn't face any problem or bugs or glitches the game was smooth and comes with trading cards and achievements (3 of them are hard to get).
i recommend to play it in the easiest mod so you can enjoy the game and learn how it works then you can play in higher difficulty
worth every penny but you can also grab it on sale ;)
8/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
If you like music..

or if you like classical music...
or if you like modern music...
or if you like rhythm games...
or if you like fun games...
or if you like music games...
or if you like great soundtrack...

You've definitely like this game. Because Frederic: Resurrection of Music is one of a kind indie rhythm games on steam, and its featuring remixes from Frederic Chopin composition in many music genres.

For the gameplay, maybe its too hard to play it on normal. Sometimes too easy is hard too. Because of default key setting in keyboard is near impossible to master. So, change the key bind is recommended. I'll manage to play this game in chopin level with A+S+D+F (Left Hand) and I+O+P (Right Hand) without any problem. So, its "easy to learn but hard to master" kind of games.

Anyway, this game is one of my favorite games on steam, especially for the brilliant soundtrack.
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24 of 33 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
A brilliant idea that could have been realized into one of the most interesting rhythm games of all time suffers from bad design. Both "Frederic" games' control scheme, both on PC and on touchscreen, is just too cluttered to be understandable. It's to easy to get the order of the notes mixed up. Not to mention that it's extremely uncomfortable to have your hand in this position. The fact that I'm someone who's familiar with keyboard instruments may have something to do with the controls bothering me, making them unnatural and confusing. Also, like all rhythm games, during a song will come a moment where what is heard and what is played has nothing to do with reality, which will also irritate and confuse musicians. Beyond that, the soundtrack is not at all anythign spectacular. Most remixes tend to simplify the originals in attempts to modernise them. As a fan of rhythm games and a musician, I can't recommend this. It's confusing in design and sometimes wrong in sound. However, this is absolutely subjective, so I would recommend trying "Frederic" out. The premise is fun and there are a few moments worth your while, if you manage to get over everything I've said. If you think that the above mentioned things would not bother you - enjoy being the resurected and modern version of one of the best composers the classical era has to offer.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Frederic: Resurrection of Music is a great little indie rhythm game that will certainly entertain those interested in the genre. Don't get me wrong - this is not something paradigm-changing like Crypt of the NecroDancer or the first wave of Guitar Hero, but the price doesn't suggest that, either.

What-you-see-is-what-you-get with this one. You use the keyboard, with your hands in the typing position, in order to play notes piano-style to the appropriate rhythm. It doesn't have the highest production value in terms of music or graphics, but the addictiveness that comes with any great rhythm-based game is surely here.

Pros:
+Incredibly cheap price for a game that will certainly entertain you as long as you wish (considering there is story mode as well as just trying to beat your high score with multiple difficulty levels)
+Its quite fun for nearly all skill levels
+While the music is not Danny B in quality, it is catchy enough

Cons:
-Some people complain about awkward controls, etc. I don't completely disagree. They certainly take some getting used to, and are probably never as smooth as other great rhythm titles.
-Doesn't really bring anything new to the table, or push the genre forward. This is usally a bigger deal for me, but considering the price tag, I was pleasantly surprised with what this title does right.

Bottom line: if you are into rhythm based titles, this is certainly worth it, even at full price. I was planning on buying it and most likely refunding, but I'm keeping this little indie gem.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Interesting and challenging rhythm game but suffers from it's focus on touchscreen

+Remixed music
+Interesting story concept
+Soundtrack in game is lovely
+Soundtrack is included for free for your account
+Touchscreen support, great for windows 8 users

>Videos inbetween duels are ok, not great and not terrible
>Art style and graphics is a hit and miss, I am not fond of it

-Animation is poor
-The game is short
-Voice acting is bad
-Challenging, and hard to get used to
-Story isn't that good, interesting but lacking
-Too high priced for what it is and how short it is
-This game is meant more for touchscreen, harder 0n keyboard

Download Size: 1242mb
Trading Cards: 8 in the set
Achivement Difficulty: Challenging and hard to 100%

Rhythm games should mostly be focused on gameplay and the music as it is about the music and gameplay really. This game was made for touchscreen, and they put in a story as well as cutscenes. It's nice to have story and custcenes but I would prefer greater focus on the gameplay. Keyboard on this game is hard to master to be able to do the higher difficulties. And that makes the game a lot less enjoyable.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Lovely small game, I recommend to anyone who loves Rythm and Music games, with fun story too.

I do feel that it's been designed more for touch device, than anything else,
but You can still play with mouse (which I recommend) because with keys its a bit too hard.
Excellent notes are hard to get, everytime they have different key...
And when You play with mouse it's very distracting. Music is very nice, and I think that's what I enjoyed the most.
For me a bit too short, but I will try again on other difficulty. Tho TOO EASY was not too easy... And for me who knows games like that and plays them, for somebody new might be a challange. Whole game took me 0.9 hrs... :( REALLY, wish it could be longer....

I'm giving 7/10
Pros:
+ Nice music
+ Story
+ Nice graphics

Cons:
- Controls...
- Too short
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2015
Frederic: Resurrection of Music is a game that I recommend because:
- is a method to banish boredom
- have action
- have trading cards
- have music
- is indie & casual

Enjoy!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2015
Good game, good music. A rare game, that I really enjoy to play.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Fantastic music
Atrocious voice acting

Paid £0.49 and already got my money's worth out of the first piece.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
Hard as butts but a fun interesting "classical" retake of the guitar hero sort of game, ironically you're bethovan in the future taking on all forms of music, cute little storyline and artwork!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2015
keyboard hero
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47 of 51 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 2, 2015
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)

  • Game Name: Frederic: Resurrection of Music
  • Original Release: 2014
  • Genre Tags: Innovative; Musical; Avant-Garde
  • My Overall Grade: A-
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 4-9 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: None
  • Recommended To: Novelty seekers; Avant-garde enthusiasts; Casual gamers

REVIEW
Frederic: Resurrection of Music is a short and simple game which employs a fundamental mechanic that will have you using your keyboard like a piano. The game’s best attribute is definitely its innovative feel (even though it borrows heavily from Guitar Hero and the like); and I also thought the soundtrack was pretty enjoyable. Unfortunately, many of the other areas of the game are somewhat lacking.

There is a story and there are cutscenes; some of it is OK and mildly amusing, some of it is cringe-worthy. I wonder if perhaps the game would have been better off without any of that. However, the game is already incredibly short, so I suppose the story helps to add a little fluff. There are only 9 songs in the campaign, and even on the hardest difficulty available it shouldn’t take that long to learn them and to beat them. Then there are also a small handful of bonus songs to unlock in the “arena” mode, but it remains a rather short game. There is, however, a score system, so there is some incentive to replay levels to try to better your score.

The heart and soul of the game is in the gameplay and the music. The central mechanic of the gameplay is quite novel and I found it to be quite refreshing to play something a little bit different. The main way to play is to use your keyboard to strike keys as the notes move across the screen, in a very similar fashion to Guitar Hero. I found this to be challenging and wildly fun. If you find yourself getting your fingers mixed up too much, you can also use the mouse to simply click the notes. This will make the game marginally easier, but (in my opinion) also a little less fun.

As for the music: I enjoyed the soundtrack very much. I even caught myself humming some of the songs in the shower and the car. When you own the game on Steam, you get a complimentary OST in the “music” tab of your library, so you can listen to the songs through Steam even without the game running.

Frederic: Resurrection of Music could use work in some other areas, certainly, but I felt the fresh gameplay and nice soundscape were more than enough to create an enjoyable experience— albeit a short one. I highly recommend this game for anyone who is thirsting to play something that is a little different and innovative.

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