That Weird Rhythm Game, Metronomicon, Gets a PS4 Release Date
I’m going to go out on a limb here and start off by saying that I don’t get into rhythm games all that much. I more or less missed the Rock Band and Guitar Hero fad that was going on a while ago. That was intentional. I’ve tried rhythm games and while I agree they can be fun, I just never got into them. But I may give this one a try.
Metronomicon is a mixture of rhythm and rpg. What a strange combination right? Game developer Kasedo Games is apparently fairly well known for making weird games and this one doesn’t look to disappoint. In Metornomicon you’ll take control of masters of “rhythmic combat arts” and fight monsters that are trying to crash parties.
The genre mashup of a rhythm and rpg game should be interesting though. You’ll fight battles by switching between characters who, of course, have different abilities. To use those abilities you’ll have to do a string of rhythm gameplay in a similar fashion to Rock Band or Guitar Hero over that character. Outside of the battles you will collect loot, level up, and outfit your characters with equipment.
The real draw for Metronomicon however is the music. While I don’t recognize a lot of these artists (I’ve been out of the loop jeez) the game has a pretty comprehensive list of indie and underground artists. Check it out.
The biggest one you may recognize is Jimmy Urine who is the frontman of Mindless Self Indulgence. He also played in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (busy guy). For me personally, MSI is one of my favorite bands so this alone is tempting for me to try the game.
Either way, this game looks quirky and interesting and seems like it might be fun even for someone like me that doesn’t get into rhythm games much. The addition of couch co-op tops off what looks be a lot of fun. I just might give this one a whirl when it comes out August 29th. Check out the trailer below. Just be warned, the song is likely to get stuck in your head.
What do you think about game? Does it look like it will be fun? What do you think of rhythm games?
7/25/2017 6:21:46 PM Christopher D. Anderson