There are so many music-based games
out there now. It seems like everyone wants a piece of that pie.
Sonic Boom Games is throwing their musical hat in the ring and
going for it. In the style of Guitar Hero Rhythm Zone , the game
is available on STEAM or as a Amazon.com download. I was looking
forward to the game, it has its very brief moment…then it
becomes a bit of a disappointment. I can see though that for a
nitch group, they can actually find the game more fun than I
You know the style of game where colored notes come streaming
down amidst visuals that look like the 60’s where good to the
designers? They drop down from top to bottom and players must
tap the corresponding keys on the keyboard as they hit the
bottom of the screen.
Hitting the correct keys puts the focus meter into play. Fill
that up and you get a chance to double the current multiplier
The game does seem to do a good job with creating notes for a
track. As you play, you find that was only an illusion. Nothing
from a game play standpoint stands out… there is no fun in the
notes, no mondo wicked patterns to achieve. They do not seem to
reflect the songs melody in anyway. It just comes across as
generic at best. With two game play modes that feel exactly the
same…what’s the point really? One school of thought here would
say boredom abounds.
The other school of thought would perhaps
say this gives you a chance to practice and get better. Happily,
I tried one certain song several times just to test that
thought. The patterns remained the same, so there is a
competitive feel to the game to get better at a songs note
One thing I do like is the ability to import your own songs from
your hard drive. Even with this though there is no real sense of
progression, nor any feeling of Yea, I got it! The difficulty
levels even at easy seem a bit harder than they should be.
Importing of your own songs just may not be enough of a hook to
keep this game on your hard drive.
Unlimited songs do not make
this an engaging game, though it does make it much more fun. Playing the game to some of your favorite songs tip the scales
in the games favor. It does what it says it does, and some of
the younger set may find this a bit of fun, but after a couple
goes it does not feel as hollow as a first look.
Have fun, play games