The person is good. And Guitar Hero is fine. So, would it be great if someone put them together? Loud, an upcoming rhythm adventure from developer Hyperstrange seems to answer that question, and it’s now available to add to your Steam wishlist.
Playing Astrid, a budding young musician, Loud challenges you to beat to the beat of a series of increasingly complex – and quite possibly loud – rock songs resembling a cross, in terms of mechanics, between Guitar Hero, Rock Band and Parappa the Rapper, may he rest in peace.
Alongside the arcade-style gameplay, you follow Astrid’s journey from budding bedroom-bound guitarist to full-fledged stadium rocker. Combined with the game’s colorful art style and focus on teenage ambition and dreams, Loud also has a hint of the Persona series. Fashion, music, and teenage anxiety combine here to create an up-and-coming coming-of-age tale.
There’s no official launch date yet – Hyperstrange, which previously developed the affectionate Postal spin-off Brain Damage, says the game will release “when it’s ready to rock!” – but you can now find Loud on Steam and add it to your wishlist.
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As Astrid grows, her music, outfits, hair, and locations also change. It comes with 12 levels, each with their own distinctive soundtracks, and three difficulty levels, with an unlockable “extreme” mode also available. If, like us, you remember nailing Knights of Cydonia in expert mode and turning to your adoring fans, only to find them drinking and talking to each other because you were at a party and no one Was really impressed with your quality. at Guitar Hero, this setting is made for you.
Hopefully Loud will allow us to recapture some of that interactive, vicarious cool. Otherwise, you can always get the Rock Band drums out of the attic.