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Quick Look: LOUD on Planet X

We're not exactly sure what the story is for why these musicians are fighting aliens... so join us as we invent one!

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Apr. 26 2016

Cast: Vinny, Alex, Austin

Posted by: Vinny

In This Episode:

LOUD on Planet X

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That Health song came out last year. Great album!

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Edited By mellotronrules • 

whole lot of good canada on this thing.

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Edited By geirr • 

Nice cartoon Vinny there in the thumbnail.

Also lots of good music here. Purity Ring being one of my personal favorites in the last few years.

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The voice of the Vinndawg.

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is it built so if you hit every beat you'll never get hit?

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Edited By chaser324  Moderator • 

Looks like a fairly spartan and straighforward rhythm game, but that soundtrack is fantastic: Chvrches, Metric, Tegan and Sara, Purity Ring. Really good stuff.

is it built so if you hit every beat you'll never get hit?

This was kinda my question too. It looked like even if you hit an alien on every note you'd still end up getting hit.

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Edited By HatKing • 

I love that the characters are modeled after the actual musicians. This is so awesome.

LOOK AT THIS GAME. I want this.

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GRIMREEFZ • 

Giant bomb east should rebrand as "giant sillyvoices skit for too long bomb East." BC that's every piece of content

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calbags • 

Dammit Austin when Wu Tang form like Voltron GZA is the head :D

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Edited By customotto • 

@grimreefz: Vinny's a father to two young children. His life is silly voices.

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Quantical • 

I think I've heard of Austra...... I'm so old.

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As a fan of Canadian music, I approve of this setlist

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This game actually seems pretty cool, I might pick it up. Thanks for showing it guys! :)

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I've seen Fucked Up and the singer stripped off basically midway through the first song.

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I did not expect to see July Talk in a video game today.

Saw them live and they're good. The dude's voice is not something you'd expect to hear when you look at him.

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@kill3rpastry said:

is it built so if you hit every beat you'll never get hit?

This was kinda my question too. It looked like even if you hit an alien on every note you'd still end up getting hit.

I've played this for a couple hours on PC and, having gone through a fair amount of songs on Hard, I didn't encounter any where it felt like you'd get hit no matter what. Also, I don't know how Alex feels about the controller support, but my DS3 was real spotty. Maybe my reaction time was just bad but I had a way more success using the mouse.

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Love the art style and it's great they've modeled the actual artists but... I've literally never heard of any of these bands. I guess they havent really made it big outside of the US or something? Oo

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So it's Chvrches who sing that song. Was that from the Game Awards? Remember it from somewhere.

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afterland • 

Looks like a fairly spartan and straighforward rhythm game, but that soundtrack is fantastic: Chvrches, Metric, Tegan and Sara, Purity Ring. Really good stuff.

@kill3rpastry said:

is it built so if you hit every beat you'll never get hit?

This was kinda my question too. It looked like even if you hit an alien on every note you'd still end up getting hit.

Yeah it seems kind of unfair that aliens don't move on beat but the player can only attack on beat.

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Love the art style and it's great they've modeled the actual artists but... I've literally never heard of any of these bands. I guess they havent really made it big outside of the US or something? Oo

they're defo not top 40, but a big chunk of the lineup (chvrches, purity ring, health) played at this year's or previous coachellas.

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A Space Oddity reference right at the start. Thank you, Austin.

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Edited By Broxdude • 

In Canada when a kickstarter succeeds it doesn't trigger venture capital, that's just when the provincial artist grants start rolling in (mostly kidding but probably not?). Like as soon as I saw Cadence Weapon (who is an awesome Edmonton artist btw) I knew this game was Canadian as hell so I checked out their website. Sure enough at the bottom there are like three Canadian gov't stamps down at the bottom of the page.

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Edited By Ulong • 

How big is the soundtrack in this game, like: They've got Lights, that's cool, but is it just one Lights song, or several?

I think the only artists in this game I'm super into are Tegan and Sara and Lights. I'm sure I might discover some enjoyable music in here too but it seems unfortunate to me if It's one song each from the artists who are, to me, the draw

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@ulong: pretty sure it's two songs per artist, so there should be another Lights song in there

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Ulong • 

@alex: Thanks Alex. That does look a bit better to me than if it was one song each band.

It's kind of strange how hard it is to find a complete tracklist for this game when I google.

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I gotta admit I was pretty confused when I saw the thumbnail and came to the realization that it was cartoon Damian Abraham

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Weird to see a rhythm game with seemingly no combo mechanic. It could probably use one, because the basic mechanics look a little barebones

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only band i recognize is HEALTH, because they did the soundtrack to Max Payne 3....

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I am soooooo happy that Purity Ring is in the lineup! Such an amazing band. I only heard about them in the past week but they deserve more recognition!

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I'm an old man I guess I know none of they songs

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Lots of Canadian bands, I approve.

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Hotsoupe Metoo feat. The New York Metz.

Rhythm game with a wicked soundtrack? Under $10? Sounds good so far. Unfortunately the mechanics are maybe too simplistic for the PC release and locking the attacks to quarter notes doesn't allow for any expression. Seems like the kind of thing that came about because the game also had to ship on mobile.

Oh well, time to load these songs into Audiosurf 2.

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I'm digging what I'm seeing but people are tearing this apart on Steam

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This is just the late aughts Canadian indie scene

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Is it just me, or does the lead singer of F*cked Up have a Giant Bomb tattoo on his chest?

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@manbot47: I've noticed that Steam reviews have a tendency to go severely negative on games that were clearly designed with mobile platforms in mind.

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I don't know any of these bands but this game seems like a super solid rhythm game. Especially if you want to play a rhythm game and have already gotten rid of all your plastic instruments.

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Is that the Giant Bomb logo on that dude's chest??

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Jeez, the reviews on Steam are B A D. As others have said below (or above...) Steam users always seem to hate on mobile ports (which most let's be honest, are horrible) but this one alot of the comments are that the game is really not fun. Haven't watched the QL yet, but it kinda looks OK?

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FYI this was developed in Toronto and hence the majority of bands in this are from that scene.