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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April 21

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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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Gest
11.9 hrs
Posted: September 18
Not so good as first part, but still nice to have.
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tqwert17
3.5 hrs
Posted: September 14
No
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tqwert16
3.6 hrs
Posted: September 14
Terrible controls
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Mongoloid Mike
1.1 hrs
Posted: September 8
Controls are terrible
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chl
2.4 hrs
Posted: August 21
You really do need a panel to work on the high level of this game xD
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ll S.E.S.S ll
3.9 hrs
Posted: August 3
Product received for free
لعبة موسيغي ممتعة شوية لا كنها 100
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Francisco Tarrega
1.5 hrs
Posted: August 1
Really good music, much better than the first game IMO.
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Skywalker
2.6 hrs
Posted: July 30
Amazing musics, fantastic musical show. I love it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
This game is where the series jumps the shark. Aside from all the other reviewers mentioning the songs not being Chopin songs remastered, which didn't bother me at all, I think this game is far worse than the first. The art is very samey everywhere, Chopin acts like a rock star, there are memes all over the place, and worst of all they made it impossible to play the game with a mouse alone. Big mistake. It's not my preferred method to play these games with the keyboard and they force you to if you want to keep your combo up, or play the game on anything but easy mode. Still, when it goes on sale, pick up the 2 pack of games for this one's soundtrack alone, as I think there are a few good standouts worth listening to outside of the game itself.
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59 of 69 people (86%) 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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35 of 43 people (81%) 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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21 of 29 people (72%) 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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19 of 26 people (73%) 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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17 of 23 people (74%) 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

Pros:

+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

Neutral Points:

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

Cons:

-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
Achievement Difficulty: Challenging and hard to 100%

Rating: 4/10
Recommendation: Only worth it on sale

My Opinion:

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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17 of 24 people (71%) 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 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 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 38 people (58%) 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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