Frederic: Resurrection of Music
Really fun, piano hero for the PC
Kudos to the developers on this one! This is creative and different from any other casual game I've played.
You play along with music from Chopin, but the developers have adapted the music to different styles. So, for example, you duel "Rob Marley" in a laid-back Carribean version of a Chopin piece. Duels consist of hitting notes correctly. You can use the mouse or pick which letters on the keyboard you want to be your 'piano'. There is a gradation of challenge, so you can pick how hard you want it to be.
The music they selected is lovely and catchy. Makes me want to listen to the original Chopin.
The comic book story didn't appeal to me, but you can skip it to get to the musical game. It may appeal to others, though, who may like bright cartoony graphics.
If you don't like music, you won't like this, but if you do, I recommend this as an addictive game that has you going back to play along with music by Chopin over and over again.
February 3, 2013
Something completely different
The idea of the game is very good and interesting, and I've never played a game like this before. I even bought this after I tried the demo, but it turned out that it's very short (I finished it in less than two hours, I think), so I'm now regretting paying the full price for this game.
Also, the game is way too difficult! I tried it first on the computer keyboard, but that didn't work very well for me (since I've also played the piano, I'd instinctively try to play according to the music, but it doesn't match with real piano keys), so I switched to mouse. With the mouse, I completed the "too easy" mode without too much work (had to replay a couple of levels), so after I finished and realized how short it was, I thought of trying again in "normal" mode. I managed to complete the first level, but simply gave up on the second - it seems impossible. I tried over and over again, but didn't even get close to winning the duel, although I thought I was doing okay, considering the speed of the music, and actually got quite a lot of points.
So, it's a fun game, but the balance between price and length is not right, and the difficulty modes are way off. I'm hoping for some new, similar game with these things fixed. :)
January 1, 2013
This is a fun, different and exciting game! The trial was way too short. I'll probably buy this game and when I finish I'll review it again. Btw, to skip the movies, hit the space bar. I give it a 4-star just 'cause I almost never give a 5.
December 11, 2012