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Lockdown 2020: Rhythm Hell Fever - Part 1

sOrRy I wAs LaTe. . . iT wAs ThE mOnKeY wAtCh. . . i SwEaR. . .

It's a lockdown baby! We're under orders to work from home so here we go!

Aug. 7 2020

Cast: Abby

Posted by: Abby

In This Episode:

Rhythm Heaven Fever

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Monkeywatch is a widowmaker for sure

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OOOKKEE OO KEE OO KEE

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wait i missed the best rhythm heaven game?

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This game is so good. Very excited it's getting some more site time!

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Oh hell yeah

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monkey.

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Edited By LyndBako
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@ybbaaabby Just to let you know, even a small bit of input lag is an absolute killer in this game, and any modern TV is gonna have some input lag. I'm not sure what your setup is like, but I had to pick up one of these to let me redirect the Wii audio to an external source. Totally worth it though, this game is amazing.

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@chessman2391: I think at some point I just thought the game is broken, that's how long it took me to beat that one. Like, more than an hour of constant practice. It's probably the hardest one in the whole game. Or maybe after that, you just get kinda good at them, I dunno.

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@twolines: True, honestly this whole game is practically an engine to make you feel bad. The cartoonish graphics and design make you think you should be breezing through but it's wickedly hard at times

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ooki ooki?

angriest Abby ever

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Don't worry Abby, I'm a former drummer and monkey watch really fucked me up too. The timing is so strict! If you can beat it, you can beat anything this game throws at you.

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@spunkyhepanda: Yeah, I originally played the whole game with headphones plugged into the Wii U gamepad. It worked pretty well.

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I spit out my drink with the line "even a broken watch is ooki ooki twice a day"

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Abby, use the movement of the watchhand that the monkey is holding on to as a reference for the rhythm instead of the monkeys winding up their high-five.

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I can't wait till we get to the wrestler interview!

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This is a perfect combination of relaxing and entertaining. Thanks Abby!

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The Monkey Watch is where I disappointingly gave up on this game. I could never get it.

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Wubbadubbadub is that true?

Whoa you go, big gal!

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Hope you aren't experiencing any lag with the TV, if you're playing on the Wii U you could always try playing from the tablet screen with headphones. This game rules.

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@ybbaaabby Rhythm Heaven is one of my favorite series of games, so I'm really excited to see you start a series for it! The timing windows are deceptively strict for how cute the aesthetic is, so don't beat yourself up if you get stuck on a level. You're doing very well for a first-timer (especially given the input lag your TV seems to be adding)! I don't personally feel like you need to be more talkative during the song, the video's fun as-is. Thanks for all of the great work, as usual.

PS: I dig the dialogue read aloud!

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"These weasels cant get horny till you kick some balls" ~ Abby Russel, 2020

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Man this makes me want to bust out the 3DS version

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Thanks, Abby!

This is a fun video.

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I have never seen Abby so focused! Good job!

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This whole video is an Abby emote goldmine.

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This was great! Partly because yes, this is one of my favorite games, but it's also a lot more satisfying to see someone improve and conquer these levels than to see someone breeze right through them. Hope Abby sees this one through.

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Abby really doesn't have any rhythm does she? :)

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ABBY BRINGING THE WII LOVE THAT GIANT BOMB HAS ALWAYS LACKED. BLESS.

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@spunkyhepanda: ABSOLUTELY AGREE. I FEEL LIKE WHEN THEY FAIL AT GAMES THEY ALWAYS GET SELF CONSCIOUS AND SAY "OH PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO SEE ME DIE OVER AND OVER AGAIN"

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I WANT TO SEE! THAT'S WHY I GO BACK TO STUFF LIKE STEAL MY SUNSHINE. IT FEELS GOOD TO SEE PEOPLE GET FRUSTRATED AND THEN OVERCOME THINGS.

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Oh what?! Oh man! Oh hell yeah! Oh kee oh kee.

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This is great. Now I have to find my Wii to replay this game.

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Ahh Monkey Watch, Fever's Lockstep. I still think Lockstep is harder, but bouncing between on and off beats was always the hardest things in these games for me. And what timing, too, I was just lamenting today how there's no Rhythm Heaven on Switch.

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Wish this was on Switch!

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@wobblysnake said:

Ahh Monkey Watch, Fever's Lockstep. I still think Lockstep is harder, but bouncing between on and off beats was always the hardest things in these games for me. And what timing, too, I was just lamenting today how there's no Rhythm Heaven on Switch.

I'd say Donk-Donk is Fever's Lockstep, since that game has you switching between two different beats.

Monkey watch is more like Space Soccer

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I would love a breaking Abby type show where she tries to 100% some of these mini games.

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@lyndbako: Ohh yeah that's true, been a long time since I played Fever. The zooming out of the Monkey Watch reminded me of the zooms in Lockstep, maybe that's why I relate those two. Space Soccer always messed me up though, too..

Tangentially, playing again has made me realise the cat from Air Rally sounds just like the King from Hamilton.

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@ne_austin: agreed as well! It's why I sometimes go back and watch Patrick and his streams. From Spelunky, to the Binding of Issac. Especially his Dark Souls set. He got so good at those games but I enjoyed the journey to get there.

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I love this! One of my favorite games!

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God, Abby's face of being aghast at 11:50. I felt that. I've been there.

Rhythm Heaven be like that

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Was it just lag that was wrecking tambourine? Two measures of quarter notes, with a rest on the 8th and back on at beat 1; it’s the most straightforward mini game yet.

Edit: fuck monkey watch

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Ooki! Ooki ooki!

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I have never laughed at something on Giant Bomb harder than Abby's "Sunday evening" riff.

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Rhythm Heaven owns.

Abby's experience is similar to mine and based on these comments, a lot of other people's as well! The first few games are hard as balls but suddenly the game just "clicks" around the first remix. It's not so much reacting to the rhythm but actually becoming one with it that takes a while.

Lockstep can go to hell though

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This was absolutely hilarious, thank you Abby!