A Musical History Review: Unique Cartoon Rhythm Game Is Short But Sweet On PS5

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This budget game tries to offer a unique insight into musicality while constantly enticing you to play by suspending a story unfolding in front of you.

A musical story involves you successfully playing melodies to unlock new memories as you slowly remove the onion to tell the story of a 70s band on the road.

The gameplay looks unique at first, but is actually well-trodden ground.

It’s reminiscent of the likes of the hit naughty game Guitar Hero, as you’re tasked with pressing certain button combinations in time to the excellent soundtrack.

Once you’ve completed a full wheel of actions, it unlocks the next part of your party’s road-movie-style journey.



The cursor scrolls around the circle and it’s up to you to press the right buttons on the colored parts

There is no text or dialogue.

The whole story is told through the game’s original music, influenced by bands such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Air, and a distinct 8-bit animated art style.

It works well, and the developers do a decent job of setting up a love story that ends up turning into tragedy.

But it’s a one-trick pony, and players will soon get bored of the call-and-repeat gameplay that basically boils down to hitting the same two buttons over and over.

While it looks cool and the music is outstanding, there isn’t enough here to keep gamers playing for too long.



The music is amazing and really drives the story forward
The music is amazing and really drives the story forward

If you’re looking for a game that you can play an afternoon and never come back to, this might be your next purchase.

For music lovers who don’t know how to play instruments, perhaps wanting to learn how the songs fit together, this will appeal.

But for gamers considering an indie purchase with longevity and gameplay diversity, it’s best avoided.

OPINION 3/5

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