Will play most anything: 3/21/12

Contrary to popular belief, I'm totally still planning on doing this! Just got a little busy. And maybe a little lazy to, but hey, we're back, and this time with

GAME OF THE DAY: RHYTHM HEAVEN FEVER

Man, I totally just realized that this box art is incredibly sweet.
Man, I totally just realized that this box art is incredibly sweet.

I haven't really played a game on my Wii in something resembling forever. Mostly because the Wii has been at home and I'm here living in this crappy dorm room. But that has changed and I have my Wii here now, which means of course that I played the shit out of Rhythm Heaven Fever.

I've always been a fan of crazy Japanese stuff, emphasis on the crazy. As a result, I had a really good time with the WarioWare series, which I think may be this game's closest analogue, at least when it comes to art style and sheer randomness. However the goal of this game isn't randomness, rather, it's Rhythm. And this game has it in spades.

I'm not going to go into the minutiae of how the game works, you can look for the Quick Look if you want that, this is just going to be my thoughts.

This game is just a lot of pure fun. It's silly, weird and kind of adorable at the same time. Everything is so friendly and upbeat, and this carries over to the music, most of which is catchy and a joy to listen to. A lot of the songs with words are also really quite good, and the remixes really stand out as far as quality goes. I found something to enjoy about pretty much every game, as far as I'm concerned, none of them are bad.

Reading some of the reviews and forum chatter about the game, I encountered some people who were complaining about the difficulty of some of the games, saying some of them were "borderline impossible" words like that. I've always been pretty good when it comes to rhythm. I was a band nerd in high school, so I've had experience with that. Perhaps this is why I was able to Medal every single game. Now, this did take some effort, quite a few of the games took quite a few tries before I was able to manage a suburb rating, especially Remix 10, which I still managed to fail every few attempts. But I pulled it off, and I must say, it felt pretty damn good. Now perfecting all the games? That's another matter. I've perfected about 20 of them, and while there are a couple I think I'll be able to manage, I'm pretty sure I don't have the patience or time to be able perfect all of them. But I'm sure it's possible.

Overall, this game is just straight up fun, and I think has a surprising amount of content despite consisting exclusively, of minigames. And this content will last you over all especially if you care about getting the best rating or perfecting everything.

OTHER GAMES I'VE BEEN PLAYING AND OTHER STUFF

These titles just get better and better. I've been playing a lot of persona lately. Both Persona 3 Portable for the PSP and Persona 4. Persona 3 portable is a lot of fun, I'm really looking forward to golden for vita as a result, since I find Persona 4 to be superior. I enjoy my on the go RPGs quite a bit. This will continue the trend of me buying a Sony portable device for the sole purpose of a portable Persona game. I'm kind of an idiot.

I also bought Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 for some reason. I just really liked the idea of just tons of characters, and I've always liked both Capcom and Marvel's characters. Usually I'm pretty awful at fighting games, and I'm pretty sure compared to anyone with any degree of skill I still am, but I'm enjoying experimenting with the characters and watching videos to try and get better. It is kind of annoying to watch tournament videos and see the same characters over and over, especially since they tend not to be the characters I like. But eh, whatever. It's made me more excited for the persona fighting game though. Speaking of which

WILL LISTEN TO MOST ANYTHING ESPECIALLY IF VIDEO GAMES

Continuing the trend of awesome persona music is the fighting game! I still can barely believe this exists, and with all the effort their putting into it, with things like this awesome song which happens to be Yukiko's theme, one of my favorite characters from Persona 4. Which doesn't mean much, since I really like pretty much all of the main cast. I know the story excuse is some kind of tournament, but I really want to know what it's for and why the Investigation team has no qualms about beating the crap out of each other. And why does everyone have their basic persona's? You'd have to play like a moron to fail to get a level 10 S. Link with ALL of your party members. Eh, w/e, it doesn't matter at all really!

This is the last bit of Katawa Shoujo music I swear! I posted this one because it's a pretty excellent piano cover of a great song. There's a couple people who've taken it upon themselves to learn the pieces and perform them on the piano, and having used to play piano myself, and having also taken a look at the sheet music, it's pretty impressive.

The connection here to video games is pretty loose, but I've been listening to this song a lot both because I like Electronic Drum and Bass stuff, and because Veela's voice is amazing. And I had never heard of her till a couple of days ago when I stumbled on this video. And to top it off, that's Veela there in the video, the Pretty lady cosplaying as Kerrigan. Pretty cool. I'd say the enjoyment of the music is a matter of taste though, I sure like it, but I could understand why you wouldn't I guess. Her voice shouldn't be your reason. If so, then your opinion is wrong.

And that's all! I hope to write a bit more frequently from here on out. Despite my rambling nonsensical writing, these posts do take quite some time to write! But I'll keep it up.

Thanks for reading!

-mattscout007

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Contrary to popular belief, I'm totally still planning on doing this! Just got a little busy. And maybe a little lazy to, but hey, we're back, and this time with

GAME OF THE DAY: RHYTHM HEAVEN FEVER

Man, I totally just realized that this box art is incredibly sweet.
Man, I totally just realized that this box art is incredibly sweet.

I haven't really played a game on my Wii in something resembling forever. Mostly because the Wii has been at home and I'm here living in this crappy dorm room. But that has changed and I have my Wii here now, which means of course that I played the shit out of Rhythm Heaven Fever.

I've always been a fan of crazy Japanese stuff, emphasis on the crazy. As a result, I had a really good time with the WarioWare series, which I think may be this game's closest analogue, at least when it comes to art style and sheer randomness. However the goal of this game isn't randomness, rather, it's Rhythm. And this game has it in spades.

I'm not going to go into the minutiae of how the game works, you can look for the Quick Look if you want that, this is just going to be my thoughts.

This game is just a lot of pure fun. It's silly, weird and kind of adorable at the same time. Everything is so friendly and upbeat, and this carries over to the music, most of which is catchy and a joy to listen to. A lot of the songs with words are also really quite good, and the remixes really stand out as far as quality goes. I found something to enjoy about pretty much every game, as far as I'm concerned, none of them are bad.

Reading some of the reviews and forum chatter about the game, I encountered some people who were complaining about the difficulty of some of the games, saying some of them were "borderline impossible" words like that. I've always been pretty good when it comes to rhythm. I was a band nerd in high school, so I've had experience with that. Perhaps this is why I was able to Medal every single game. Now, this did take some effort, quite a few of the games took quite a few tries before I was able to manage a suburb rating, especially Remix 10, which I still managed to fail every few attempts. But I pulled it off, and I must say, it felt pretty damn good. Now perfecting all the games? That's another matter. I've perfected about 20 of them, and while there are a couple I think I'll be able to manage, I'm pretty sure I don't have the patience or time to be able perfect all of them. But I'm sure it's possible.

Overall, this game is just straight up fun, and I think has a surprising amount of content despite consisting exclusively, of minigames. And this content will last you over all especially if you care about getting the best rating or perfecting everything.

OTHER GAMES I'VE BEEN PLAYING AND OTHER STUFF

These titles just get better and better. I've been playing a lot of persona lately. Both Persona 3 Portable for the PSP and Persona 4. Persona 3 portable is a lot of fun, I'm really looking forward to golden for vita as a result, since I find Persona 4 to be superior. I enjoy my on the go RPGs quite a bit. This will continue the trend of me buying a Sony portable device for the sole purpose of a portable Persona game. I'm kind of an idiot.

I also bought Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 for some reason. I just really liked the idea of just tons of characters, and I've always liked both Capcom and Marvel's characters. Usually I'm pretty awful at fighting games, and I'm pretty sure compared to anyone with any degree of skill I still am, but I'm enjoying experimenting with the characters and watching videos to try and get better. It is kind of annoying to watch tournament videos and see the same characters over and over, especially since they tend not to be the characters I like. But eh, whatever. It's made me more excited for the persona fighting game though. Speaking of which

WILL LISTEN TO MOST ANYTHING ESPECIALLY IF VIDEO GAMES

Continuing the trend of awesome persona music is the fighting game! I still can barely believe this exists, and with all the effort their putting into it, with things like this awesome song which happens to be Yukiko's theme, one of my favorite characters from Persona 4. Which doesn't mean much, since I really like pretty much all of the main cast. I know the story excuse is some kind of tournament, but I really want to know what it's for and why the Investigation team has no qualms about beating the crap out of each other. And why does everyone have their basic persona's? You'd have to play like a moron to fail to get a level 10 S. Link with ALL of your party members. Eh, w/e, it doesn't matter at all really!

This is the last bit of Katawa Shoujo music I swear! I posted this one because it's a pretty excellent piano cover of a great song. There's a couple people who've taken it upon themselves to learn the pieces and perform them on the piano, and having used to play piano myself, and having also taken a look at the sheet music, it's pretty impressive.

The connection here to video games is pretty loose, but I've been listening to this song a lot both because I like Electronic Drum and Bass stuff, and because Veela's voice is amazing. And I had never heard of her till a couple of days ago when I stumbled on this video. And to top it off, that's Veela there in the video, the Pretty lady cosplaying as Kerrigan. Pretty cool. I'd say the enjoyment of the music is a matter of taste though, I sure like it, but I could understand why you wouldn't I guess. Her voice shouldn't be your reason. If so, then your opinion is wrong.

And that's all! I hope to write a bit more frequently from here on out. Despite my rambling nonsensical writing, these posts do take quite some time to write! But I'll keep it up.

Thanks for reading!

-mattscout007