Rhythm games are the best types of games. Need proof? Just look Unbeatable, a new 2D action rhythm game that has already been Start-up.
UnbeatableThe slogan of “Music is illegal and you do crimes”, in case you want to get a feel for the tone of the project. You play as a girl called Beat who decides it’s time to reintroduce music to her world. With her band (made up of members Quaver and twins Treble and Clef), she travels around town helping strangers and building her concert setlist.
In action, the game has a look the developers are comparing to “a long-lost ’90s bootleg VHS recording of the neighborhood’s newest anime,” and also has an original soundtrack. The gameplay involves running around town to “meet terrible people” and group rehearsal before the rhythm game gets focused. In these gameplay segments, enemies come to beat from its right and left side on two different lanes, one low and one high. Once they cross a threshold, the player has to knock up or down to hit the notes. It’s that simple, but will obviously increase in complexity like any rhythm game does.
The game’s Kickstarter page also discusses an assist mode, which would help make the game accessible to those who just can’t play rhythm games or who don’t want but want to play the story. While the full assist mode will feature colorblind options, modifiers on health loss and regeneration, and a full controller remapping, the game’s demo (coming out today) will have the autoplay feature, which allows Beat to strike notes without player intervention.
The game has been in development since 2018, but still has a long way to go, with the developers going so far as to say that full-time development for the game will continue for at least two more years. So we shouldn’t expect the game until at least 2023. I agree to wait, because Unbeatable Looks fantastic.
Seeing how rhythm sets have adapted since the plastic instrument bubble burst has been endlessly rewarding, and Unbeatable the looks and sounds are worth the wait.