Frederic - Evil Strikes Back - The Bigger, Better, More Awesome sequel. Great new tracks. Great new locations. Great new features. Great new story.
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Release Date: May 23, 2014

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“the game is quite fun, the music catchy, and the story playful”
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“Tell about this game a friend if he likes music games.”
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“The graphics along with background story are really well done and make you want more detail to discover the world of music.”
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About This Game

Defeat famous opponents in musical duels. Immense yourself in fantastic story of Frederic's endeavors. Catch all the Easter Eggs and subtle parodies hidden in the background. Practice your skills until perfection and become the Master of the Piano.

The world of music is once again threatened. The art of soulful music, the kind that touches your heart, is in grave danger of disappearance. The evil forces that you fought so bravely are back! And they are even more powerful and desperate. Once again you'll need to step into Frederic Chopin's shoes and face opponents that have only one agenda - to enslave the musical world, mass produce soulless artists with their same-sounding radio hits, and reap enormous profits, hindering any creativity in the process.

- 10 challenging musical duels with some of the most renown pop stars
- 10 fantastic, catchy tracks, inspired by Frederic Chopin's composition and different music genres.
- Quirky story with tons of parody and twists
- Extremely easy to get to, but hard to master gameplay
- Hand-painted animated comic
- Achievements and leaderboards

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
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • 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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NRieh
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
In case you're not familiar with Frederic yet, you'd better start from the beginning. There's also a 'Director's Cut' version, but it's not that better (and original game is cheaper anyway).

I admit, I've been sceptical about the game, because I always am about the sequels and also because I've seen some negative reviews, but I totally recommend this one.

+++ It's still FUN!
+++ the MUSIC. It's different now. Frederic no longer plays his own sonates and concerts, but has to perform the variations of the more recent music instead. Most of the tracks have recognizable 'prototypes'. Final boss track just ROCKS.
++ the story is still there, somewhat even more hilarious compared to F:RoM
++ the gameplay is more varied now (e.g. pairs of notes, coloured notes)
+ the note patterns seem more logical and less chaotic. I think it's a bit easier than RoM, though some have it vice versa.
+ the characters are all good (and hilarious too)
+ cinematics are as good as in F:RoM (sometimes even better)

- Those who had prefered mouse for the first game are very likely to be annoyed. Some things don't go well with clicking (like hitting double notes or playing some sequences). But controls had never been the strongest point for the 'Frederics'.
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Hoosten
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Very good has hiss
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TigerNDV
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
Awesome game, Even better then the first game!

Pros
-Better graphics
-Better music
-Smoother GUI look

Cons
-No story
-Lower sound quality

Overall, it's an awesome game as story means nothing is a music based game!
Can't wait for the third episode!
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The Emperor ♛
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
- Very nice game.
- Graphics 10/10
- Sounds 10/10.
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Redka!
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
BOOOOOOOOORINNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGG.
As much as I loved the 1st one, the 2nd one is simply 1st one but with different music.
No innovation, no new stuff, no changes for better.
Simply same thing just different music.
And music?
REPEATITIVE..........
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORIIIIINNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
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Bot
( 9.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 23
+And it's great music
+ Jackson, ladygaga's style of music can hear
+ place songs really feel

- it's a real anti human.
-You come to funny story

So
8/10

The music out of the negative points of operation
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Yiasmat
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
This review is aimed at rhythm-game fans like myself. Please have that in mind while i describe the game as "way too easy" and such.

First off i have to say, that i just skipped through every cutscene in the game. They just feel super cheasy but take a lot of time to sit through. I think the development time spent on them might have better been used for improving the core gameplay.
Speaking of which, what does it offer?

Well, sadly not that much. The game gives you 7 keys to work with, 4 in the lower row and 3 in the upper row (as black notes), which is not enough. 4 keys in the lower row mean, that you can´t simulate chords propperly, which i felt was missing from this game. Having 5 keys instead to play chords wouldn´t make a huge difference tho, as there is no second hand to accompany it.
With only one hand, the game is just way too easy. It took me 3 levels to get used to the pattern and after that, i felt that there really wasn´t anything to improve on.
Thats even more troubling as the game lacks the courage to put notes onto the playfield. Instead of using fewer notes for the easier difficulties and then gradually increasing the notes in the higher ones, all difficulties have the same set of notes.
There were so many times that i felt they could have easily tripled the number of notes to make me keep wanting to play the game and improve, to make meactually feel like really playing the song...

that said, there are some good notes here. The music is really cool and the overall design feels very smooth. Tho what i took from this game was starting on the lowest difficulty to get used to the gameplay, finding it too easy, going into a higher difficulty and then figure out that i´ve basically seen it all. Now i had fun in this game for a few minutes, so if you´re really bored just go for it, but there are better, free games out there with way more content that i to this day didn´t get tired of.

So yeah, even tho i liked the game, i can´t recommend it...
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Reinfarias
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 17
It's OK.
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Tawksick Thug
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 10
This game has too many long cutscenes, with weird dialogue and crappy animation, and is not reccomended to anyone that does not have a lot of piano experience.
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FeaR
( 10.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 2
nice
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≛ Chloe.
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 1
What da ***** is game bro?
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HRPrime ♣
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 22
So the game is okay. I enjoyed it mostly.

The visuals were weird sometimes but acceptable. The same style of the last game but more odd. I still like most of it.

The music is great. Not as amazing as the last game but enough good tracks to justify the whole sound track. Some music was out of place to certain fights. But my favorites have to be the Russian one and the final boss.

Many gripe about this being a touch screen game and yes, it was meant to be that. I personally found enjoyment in just using the mouse and stayed away from using the keyboard unless the song needs me to hit 2 notes at one time.

In the end I recommend this game on sale. $8 is ok but I finished the game in 1.5 Hours. So maybe at least 50% off.
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☜Δ ΣRRΩRC☢DE Δ☞ TRADE
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 13
TRADITIONAL MONGOLIAN DUBSTEP
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Kalgore
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 9
Good for a blast but be careful its addictive!!!
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gabrielgarcezabreu
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 7
it´s like guitar hero, too hard on the kb though. i can only asign letter keys, why?
and it doesnt recognise my generic usb controler, would be much better if it did.

but all in all, it´s worth to buy on sale. i got both game at 90% off, so I recomend it at that price, especialy if you have an original controler.

obs. its hard but not impossible on Kb, the default buttons are not the best way because you can only use one hand, i can´t even type very well let alone play piano hero having to press 7 diferent keys in sync, i kept mistaking the keys.
so here´s how i set it up, white keys Z X C V, black keys I O P, this way i can use both hands, a little awkwardly but way better than trying to master the game with one hand. if you can do that go earn money playing a real paino
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RipperG (灬^ ω ^灬)
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 7
same as the first games , beautiful and well executed , the graphics are funny and enjoyable ( cartoon/comic style)
the story is a bit awkward and funny but thats the point of the game :p this time chopin needs to get his heart back and he goes SSJ blue XD well more like SSJ violet lol and you get to face new pop stars like Kiss ,MJ and freddie in a music dual.
the songs are remix of the hits of the one you're facing, some of the tracks are great but personally i prefer the first traces of the first game you get the OST for free just like in the first game ( no need to buy them as dlcs ;) sweet gift from the devs i love it )
didn't face any problem with the game, no bugs or glitches smooth gameplay and perfect sound effect but i did fine that this game is much much harder then the first episode so i recommend you to play it on too easy so you can enjoy it with out rage quit
worth the money but you can grab it on sale , just like now while i type this review the frederic bundle is just for 0.99$ ( best deal ever)
8/10
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jmzero
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 2
The visual presentation of this game makes it very awkward to play. I don't know how to explain it better than that - but I'm perfectly capable of typing - hitting keys on a keyboard - and yet I couldn't get a feel for hitting them in this game. I like Guitar Hero, I like Typing of the Dead, I'd like to like this, but I pretty much just can't play it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
In case you're not familiar with Frederic yet, you'd better start from the beginning. There's also a 'Director's Cut' version, but it's not that better (and original game is cheaper anyway).

I admit, I've been sceptical about the game, because I always am about the sequels and also because I've seen some negative reviews, but I totally recommend this one.

+++ It's still FUN!
+++ the MUSIC. It's different now. Frederic no longer plays his own sonates and concerts, but has to perform the variations of the more recent music instead. Most of the tracks have recognizable 'prototypes'. Final boss track just ROCKS.
++ the story is still there, somewhat even more hilarious compared to F:RoM
++ the gameplay is more varied now (e.g. pairs of notes, coloured notes)
+ the note patterns seem more logical and less chaotic. I think it's a bit easier than RoM, though some have it vice versa.
+ the characters are all good (and hilarious too)
+ cinematics are as good as in F:RoM (sometimes even better)

- Those who had prefered mouse for the first game are very likely to be annoyed. Some things don't go well with clicking (like hitting double notes or playing some sequences). But controls had never been the strongest point for the 'Frederics'.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
+And it's great music
+ Jackson, ladygaga's style of music can hear
+ place songs really feel

- it's a real anti human.
-You come to funny story

So
8/10

The music out of the negative points of operation
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
BOOOOOOOOORINNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGG.
As much as I loved the 1st one, the 2nd one is simply 1st one but with different music.
No innovation, no new stuff, no changes for better.
Simply same thing just different music.
And music?
REPEATITIVE..........
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORIIIIINNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
More or less the same as the first game but with different music

+Touchscreen support, great for windows 8 users
+Soundtrack is included for free for your account
+Soundtrack in game is good, this game has newer songs in it

>Art style and graphics is a hit and miss, I am not fond of it

-Story is bad
-Animation is poor
-The game is short
-Voice acting is cheesy
-Challenging, and hard to get used to
-Too high priced for what it is and how short it is
-This game is meant more for touchscreen, harder 0n keyboard

Download Size: 1899mb
Trading Cards: 8 in the set
Achivement Difficulty: Challenging and hard to 100%

While this review is much like my review for the first it is because the sequel is very much the same game just with different music. Everything else save the story is the same. The biggest issue this game has is it's focus on touchscreen, maybe at a much lower price I could recommend both the games but for what they are and how much they are to buy I would not recommend the game.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
same as the first games , beautiful and well executed , the graphics are funny and enjoyable ( cartoon/comic style)
the story is a bit awkward and funny but thats the point of the game :p this time chopin needs to get his heart back and he goes SSJ blue XD well more like SSJ violet lol and you get to face new pop stars like Kiss ,MJ and freddie in a music dual.
the songs are remix of the hits of the one you're facing, some of the tracks are great but personally i prefer the first traces of the first game you get the OST for free just like in the first game ( no need to buy them as dlcs ;) sweet gift from the devs i love it )
didn't face any problem with the game, no bugs or glitches smooth gameplay and perfect sound effect but i did fine that this game is much much harder then the first episode so i recommend you to play it on too easy so you can enjoy it with out rage quit
worth the money but you can grab it on sale , just like now while i type this review the frederic bundle is just for 0.99$ ( best deal ever)
8/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
When I got this game I expected something like Dance Dance Revolution or Deemo..... My mistake... This game's story makes no sense at all and it's really REALLY corny. The controls are awkward and personally I don't like how the whole thing works.... In other words, don't get this game full price, if anything get it while it's on sale.

On the bright side I only spent 99 cents!
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51 of 61 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
Frederic: Evil Strikes Back is the sequel to one of my favorite rhythm games of all time, Resurrection of Music. If you haven't yet read my review on that game, take a minute to do that now.

RoM was a fantastic game for many reasons, the most important of which is the music. Carefully remixing select compositions from Chopin's work was a stroke of genius, and was the heart and soul of an amazing experience that should not be missed. If you haven't yet played it, you are missing out on something really special. So the sequel should be another masterpiece, right?

It is with a heavy heart that I have to condemn this game for what it is. What made the first game special, the music, is why the sequel falls flat on its face. Take the heart and soul from a work of art, and you're left with an unrecognizable shell, feeding off of the success of its predecessor. That is what has occurred here, and I couldn't be any more disappointed with the results.

When I try to imagine what they could do to make a fantastic sequel, I see many possibilities. Something as simple as more of the same, remixing more of Chopin's compositions into more tracks, would have been perfectly acceptable. Teaming up with other well known musicians like Beethoven or Bach and remixing their music would have been great as well. If the premise isn't broken, then you shouldn't try to fix it. Forever Entertainment has already proven that they are more than capable of doing any of those things, so my expectations were high for the next game in this franchise.

Unfortunately, that is not the direction the developers took with this sequel. All of the tracks in this game are completely original, and instead of matching the style of a particular country, they match the style of famous musician. For example, a couple of the characters you come across are parody versions of Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga. Not a terrible idea, but the original music fails to be catchy, fun to play, and in some cases, even tolerable to listen to. As I have stated in the past, rhythm games are only as good as the music they include, which makes this game absolutely terrible.

Taking Chopin's work out of the franchise entirely just doesn't make sense to me. Remixing his compositions to fit the style of these particular musicians would have been easy enough, and it would have been interesting to hear Lady Gaga's rendition of Raindrops. Without his music, this game just feels uninspired, and it becomes a chore to even finish it.

To be fair, the rest of this game hasn't changed a bit. The gameplay is exactly the same, the art style hasn't changed, the story is just as nonsensical, and the voice acting is just as stroke inducing as in Resurrection of Music. There are no surprises here.

It's a shame that the developers forgot what made the first game so special. Maybe the third game in the franchise will return it to its roots, but I will be researching it first before wasting money on another sequel.
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32 of 40 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 13, 2015
The main reason I'm not recommending this game is that this sequel is so much worse than the first game - Frederic: Resurrection of Music. The music is worse, the story is worse (overall plot about the same, but not the execution), and worst of all (in my opinion) is that this time around the songs don't match the enemies you duel at all. One early fight puts you up against a parody of the band KISS, and the song is about as far from Hard Rock or Metal as you can get.

It's hard to believe that the original team is responsible for this sequel. The gameplay is about the same, but what's around it is beyond dissappointing. Go back to Resurrection, no need to bother with Evil Strikes Back.
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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 7, 2015
Unfortunately, a quirky presentation does not make up for poor design. While the game may have some charm, it is let down by its execution. Three examples:

- The game is designed for touch controls, not keyboards. That is a limited market, and it is made worse by very poor rebinding options. You can't spread controls adequately across the keyboard because the numberpad and several other keys cannot be bound.

- "Easy" mode does not make the gameplay (which is quite tough at times) any easier at all. It's the same flood of notes at the same speed. The difference is that it simply lets you win pretty much no matter how badly you do. So much for any sense of achievement.

- Worst of all, the autosave system is terribly designed. After winning a battle, you are presented with a screen allowing you to go to the main menu, replay the battle or continue. If you go to the main menu, you'll resume after that battle, right? NO! It takes you back to the START of the battle. Want to save after a battle? Well, you'll have to skip through all the cutscenes and quit at the start of the NEXT battle in order to do so. Utterly bizarre.

Add in the fact that the game can be completed in under two hours, and it's hard to recommend.
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 20, 2015
Not designed for keyboard or mouse controls. Can't hit chords with the single mouse input and can't click the flying notes when you are using the keyboard. The game is 100% designed around touch and do not buy this if you aren't going to be playing it on a touch device.

On top of this, the notes you need to play will randomly be out of sync with the music, so if you play to the music, like you should in rhythm games, you will miss notes.

Lastly, the entire interface, notes and keys, are WAY too big for monitors. If they made a proper version of this for the PC, it should be smaller so that you can see everything easier and let you see the upcoming notes sooner.
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 22, 2015
CONS:
- Impossibru achievement.
- Bindable keys are very limited (cannot bind numbers, colon, spacebar, etc..)
- Lack of option settings.
- Music is lengthier and has more depth in terms of variety of instruments and stuff but still melodies are not catchy enough compared to the previous game (pretty much they are all remixes of pop songs and one or two pieces of classical music.)
- Excessive parodies, some stereotypical jokes, and pop culture/internet memes are hardly funny.
- Game now depicts Chopin as a more idiotic and one-dimensional character (actually all characters are like that in this game.)
- Chopin is no more Chopin (he will look like Goku in the next game, I believe.)
- Insignificant spacebar attack and its animation.

PROS:
- Subtitles available for cutscenes.
- Cutscenes are a lot shorter and have less awkward pauses between the dialogues compared to the previous game.
- Music games are relatively uncommon so this can be a good refresher for bored gamers.
- Developers of the game are artists in their own ways and I acknowledge their uniqueness (it is up to gamers to appreciate or disregard...)
- Chopin (actually I don't mind a fictitious story about historical figures, whatever they may be.)
- Story is so weird (I do like weird stuff.)

Final Remarks:
Game is fun and refreshing because there aren't that many rhythm games, but it didn't lead me to write a positive review. I don't understand the mentality of indie developers putting so-called "impossible" achievements or extremely difficult ones especially when their entire games are so easy and bloody casual. It seems that the developers want to ruin some fun for some of their players, or they just didn't put much thought before adding them. Not all games have to be easy and some are extremely hardcore. But again, if you aim to make a casual game, please don't add impossible achievements. This alone pisses me off so I don't recommend this game.

. REPUDIATED .
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 25, 2014
Both of the Frederic games really surprised me, as I haven't played an indie music game before, only mainstream. The second (Evil Strikes Back) is by far my favorite, although they're both very good, cheesy story line and voice acting considered. It's just a really charming series, even if both can be completed in a good hour or so of play. In Evil Strikes Back the original scores have very catchy melodies, so much so that I plan on adding at least a few tracks to my collection. I highly recommend both Frederic games, they're very well done, very fun, and it's hard to beat free soundtracks as well.
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22 of 37 people (59%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 23, 2014
Easy to play, hard to master

Definately already one of my favourite rythem games so far! I wish there are more like this.

The only let down is the bad voice acting, but it does contrast to how weird the story is anyway, it's comic, it's fun to play, and you'll be replaying the songs over and over just to get the perfect score
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2014
Not many songs to be played, but it is a fun game. I have stupid fingers, so it is frustrating at times. If you can grab it on sale, it is a good buy.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2014
For a game that promises to be bigger and better than its predecessor in every way, Evil Strikes Back falls flat in almost every area except for (arguably the most important) the music. Whereas the previous installment was equal parts satire of the recording industry and love letter to the late, great Frederic Chopin, this one has more nods to musicians that were deceased far more recently, with amazing tributes to the likes of Falco, Freddie Mercury, and Michael Jackson. You won't hear Chopin's influence here, but you'll still hear some amazing tracks that duplicate the folk and contemporary music of the regions that you visit. It's not only deceased musicians who get their due, either, with characters lampooning the likes of KISS and Lady Gaga.

The part that was disappointing to me, however, was the story. The first game was quirky and charming, with clever satire mixed with other jokes and jabs at pop culture or random silly bits strewn about. Frederic himself was a somewhat smug, if charming, fish out of water, what you would expect of a composer who had been dead for a century and a half being brought back to life in today's world, trying to adjust to modern musical trends while keeping his own legacy alive and learning the reason for his return.

This time around, Frederic is almost insufferably full of himself, not to mention extremely modernized. This could have worked if some amount of time had passed, but the story is supposedly set immediately after the ending of the last game. He frequently trades substance for style, which seems to be running theme of this game this time around. It's still entertaining, it's just sad to see the hero, who was so lovable the first time around, turn into something rather obnoxious with little reasoning for it.

SPOILERS:
At the beginning of the game, Frederic loses his heart (I assume in a metaphorical sense, considering the imagery), which could explain the way he's behaving, if it weren't for a few things: 1.) he still manages to be kind and charitable when it suits him, 2.) he was acting this way both before and after it was returned and 3.) the first game already dealt with him trying to find his heart, in a more literal fashion (a nod to the controversy surrounding the fact that while Chopin was interrered in Pere Laichez cemetary in Paris, his heart is enshrined in an urn filled with alcohol in Warsaw). Basically, he's already gone around without a heart, and managed to be a good character regardless of it, if an unwitting pawn in a grander scheme.

That's not to say this game isn't without its own degree of charm and humor. Most of the references are nods to internet memes this time around, sometimes subtly, sometimes more obviously but to hilarious effect (especially the ending). But as a music game, if you're not in it for the story, then it's still more than solid. The soundtrack is easily equal to, if it doesn't surpass, the first game's, and the gameplay hasn't been radically changed, but mixed up just enough to keep it fresh.

It's sad that the storytelling isn't as strong as it was the first time around, but like the previous game, the fact that it includes a free copy of its stellar soundtrack makes it worth the price of admission alone. That you get a fun and quirky music game in the deal is all gravy.
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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2015
I should have known I wouldn't enjoy this given how the previous game ended. chopin becomes some kind of weird ♥♥♥♥♥♥ with a keytar at the end of the first game, and then you spend this game running around playing a lot of music that sounds good but some pairings don't make sense, like pairing an abba sounding song with a kiss themed band, cause that makes sense, I saw "Hiss" and was obviously psyched to play a kiss themed song, turns out to be abba and I knew I wasn't gonna enjoy this. baring in mind I skipped every god damn cutscene cause I could not stand them this time around, I watched the first one, realised this was how they were gonna do the rest of them and decided forget it I'll just skip through everything. and honestly I feel like I dodged a bullet with that decision given how much I disliked the rest of the game. Now to explain how impossible it is to play this on pc, so I played the last game with my mouse and had a generally good time the story was dumb and the ending fairly awful, but the music was good , this time you cannot play with a mouse no matter how good you are with one. basically from the onset you are beset with a swarm of notes that you will miss most of, and as you go further it obviously gets harder and more likely you will get a lower score. Keyboard is no better you're undoubtedly off tempo with keyboard, like I changed up the keybindings for keyboard and, even though I followed the tempo i still missed almost every note. So yeah controls are awful seriously just play this with touch input. there is a point where I almost quit because a German dancing robot hit me with a million simultaneous notes at once, like how do you hit all those notes at once? do i just slam my hand all over the keyboard and hope for the best?
Maybe I should have headbutt my monitor for best results.

TLDR:

Aside from some decent music, this game is a definite pass.

Play the previous title in the series, way more fun and you get to play as a proper respected Chopin, not some swaglord ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ who by the end of the game goes super saiyan for some ridiculous reason.

If you absolutely must get this game wait for a sale, do NOT buy at full price it's not worth it.

2/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2015
Enough awesome idea by the developers, partly laughters while playing. References to Falco, Freddie Mercury and MJ are just sufficient to try it.

It's more fun if you play with someone :)

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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 28, 2014
The sequel to the first awesome frederic game, but more a DLC than an actual game. If you loved the first game, you have to get this one too, otherwise you'd better off starting with the first episode.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 4, 2015
The songs are good
The game is good
The enemies are hard even on normal
So yeah its a pretty challenging game but fun to play
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