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Music/Dance

FreQuency

Game Description: Frequency allows you to mix and remix songs through each of eight different instrument types. If you remix correctly, you can freestyle and create your own music. The game has six unique game modes, top hits from major bands in a variety of genres, 3D graphics, band video sequences, and online play. Genres include hip-hop, alternative, rock, electronica, house, and rap metal. Play through 21 diverse levels, each consisting of one musical composition, as well as music videos and other visual stimuli. Six unique play modes include solo game, net remix, and multiplayer remix modes. You can create your own awesome freestyle music using techniques and instruments such as scratching, guitar, and synth. You can also capture a variety of power-ups to add to your music juice.

Rez – Second Opinion

Rez is something of an odd duck to review, like many recent genre-bending Sega games. I can definitely appreciate its richness and vibrancy, but I can also understand why it didnt exactly become a blockbuster hit.

Rez

Rez – Review

Playing Rez can be highly infectious even if for just a few minutes, so even the casual gamer might want to try that stage "just one more time." The mix of visuals and sound makes it as fun to watch as it is to play.

Rez – Consumer Guide

Mad Maestro! – Second Opinion

Despite my relatively low scoring for Mad Maestro!, I actually liked it. Perhaps it was the offbeat nature of the premise or maybe Im just a sucker for cutesy Japanese games, but I definitely liked it. While writing this review, I was originally going to give it at least a point or two more, but when I sat down and took a good, hard look at the game, I couldnt really find justification for scoring it any higher than I did.

Mad Maestro! – Review

When it was announced that Mad Maestro! was going to see release outside of Japan, there was a fair amount of head-scratching in industry circles. While its true that Mad Maestro! is a music game, and music games are experiencing a steady rise in population, what really strikes a chord of wonder is that Mad Maestro! centers around classical music.

Mad Maestro! – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Violence

Gitaroo Man – Second Opinion

Gitaroo Man is probably the most demanding of rhythm games I've played and seems more improvisational in terms of working with beats than other music games like the flexibly challenging Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) series or Sega's more tempo-forgiving game, Rez.

Gitaroo Man – Review

It's only March, and it's already been a great season for diverse gamers. For proof, we need look no further than the niche genre of music gaming. For a category of entertainment that had formerly been labeled too Japanese for western tastes, music games seem to be here to stay. It's funny to look back and see that such a thing was almost unthinkable even as recently as five years ago.

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