Joined: Apr 2011
July 04, 2012 12:11:41 AM
Theatrhythm released today and it's an epic one at that. Many of the reviewing sites are giving it high scores and plenty of praises. Which is pretty astonishing considering how niche this title would seem at face value. I thought with it's release, that those that got it can give a shout out and tell everyone what they think of it so far.
I personally am loving this game. I was a bit leery at first being as I am terribad at rhythm games. However I wanted to give it a chance being as it's a game about Final Fantasy music. I'm glad I did. I spent 3 good minutes stuck at the opening screen. Ugh that prelude music is B-U-T-FULL! I've ran FF1, FF4, FF6, FF7, FF8, and FF12 series so far. I'm loving the art style, the 3D works great, and the audio is great. I picked up the controls quickly and havn't noticed any issues as some have claimed. Most of all, the nostalgia is just biting my heart! I about got a tear grab during FF4 event clip where the music ramps up (yeah, I'm a wimp when it comes to FF classic music). I'm a bit concerned about replay value, but I'll address that when it comes. So far, I've already got my money's worth.
Funny story. I pre-ordered through Gamestop to avoid release date shipping charges. When I got there, I paid and walked out. Got in my car, broke open the box, and found no pre-order stylus. I was for sure it was packaged in the cartridge box, but wasn't sure if they changed it. I then walked back in the Gamestop and asked where the pre-order stylus is. One clerk tried to play some lie about there being a cutoff date for pre-orders to get the stylus. While the other guy grabbed a labeled (stylus inside sticker) box and put it on the counter. The funny part was that I slipped the opened one I got first out of the bag, the second clerk grabbed it and they handed me the pre-order one without noticing I opened it. I thanked them and walked out without questioning it. Oh well, Gamestop sells opened 'new' stuff all the time. I don't much care for the stickers, but the engraved stylus is actually kind of nice.
Enough about me, what about you all? Did you get it? Want to get it? Don't want to? What do you think of it?!