Posted by crusen (14 posts) 1 year, 8 months ago

Poll: Should I pick up this or Bit.Trip? (23 votes)

Harmoknight 35%
Bit.Trip Saga 65%

So I love the rhythm platformer genre, but can't decide between picking up Harmoknight or the Bit.Trip Saga for 3DS (mostly just for Runner). Both are currently $15 on the eShop. I'd love some opinions from people. Thanks!

#1 Posted by Chaser324 (6745 posts) -

Bit.Trip Runner is an excellent game, so I can definitely recommend that. The other Bit.Trip games in that collection are very solid as well, so $15 is a pretty good bargain.

Having said that, somehow HarmoKnight has slipped under my radar until your post made me look into it, and after watching a few videos on YouTube, I've literally pulled a muscle in my neck because of how quickly I reached for my 3DS. So, I can't say for certain, but HarmoKnight looks pretty cool, too.

#2 Edited by Thoseposers (791 posts) -

I've really only played runner 2 and some of bit trip beat so i can't really vouch for them but i gotta say harmoknight has been lots of fun so far. It's short in case you haven't heard that but there's a good number of stages that you can play on normal or fast speed and it's so super charming.

#3 Edited by Chaser324 (6745 posts) -

Also, Bit.Trip Saga is available on Amazon for $10, so it would actually be cheaper to get it from there unless you really want the digital version.

#4 Posted by Winternet (8055 posts) -

Always go with Bit Trip.

#5 Posted by PhantomGardener (471 posts) -

I have played both, and I enjoyed Harmoknight much more than Bit Trip

#6 Edited by FourWude (2245 posts) -

Funny how my Mark of the Ninja v Dust: an elysian tail thread was locked. But EXACT same replicas are allowed.

Since when did GB give a shit about versus threads? There must have been thousands of threads like this throughout the years on GB forums.

#7 Posted by BeachThunder (12437 posts) -

Definitely Bit.Trip.Runner. I just played the demo of HarmoKnight - the 2D artwork look great, but what I played didn't seem anywhere near as good as BTR (I ended up quitting after it became Quick Timey).

Anyway, the main difference between the two is that HarmoKnight is more about being in time with music, BTR is more about learning a by trial and error.

#8 Posted by jsnyder82 (763 posts) -

Bit.Trip. Easily. As somebody who has played piano since I was 6, I'd like to think I have pretty damn good timing. And the timing in HarmoKnight is fucked up.

#9 Edited by Toadorolum (17 posts) -

I know this is a little late, but this game is really good and I urge people to give it a chance. I have not played Bit.Trip. so I can't speak to the quality of that, but HK is a very cool game that has a few spins to the genre and even has some cool Pokemon themed levels.