PataPon: An Interview with Early-Adopter, Twin Twist (Possible Review)

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  1. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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    So Twin-Twist, the game comes out in two days here. Being one of the early adopters of the game (and lucky punk), what can you tell us about the game. Should we be excited about Wednesday?
     
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    Okay, so it's an RTS game, but with a few interesting twists. Firstly it's a side scrolling RTS on one plane. Secondly it's not about positioning troops, resource management during battle or any other staple of the genre other than troop commands. Finally it's rythm based, commands are set by pressing buttons which correspond to drum beats in time to the music.

    So it's really hard to get your head around at first, because it's literally unlike anything you've played before. There's a 4 beat delay between what you command and what your troops do, so you -really- have to be thinking at least one or two moves ahead at any given time.

    If you hit ten perfect sets of beats in a row your troops go in to fever mode and their damage and other stats increase, so keeping the rythm is essential. Unfortunately when you hit Fever Mode it can throw you off your beat and you can lose it as soon as it starts.

    I've played about 10-12 missions, and it's hard, the bosses especially, and once they layer spells in to the mix it becomes incredibly hectic, sometimes too hectic.

    The bad doesn't outway the good, however, and the overall charm and whimsy of the presentation will likely keep you playing through any tough sections and it's well worth your time and money.

    Not the greatest rythm action game ever, but really good none-the-less.
     
  3. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    Is it audience Q&A time yet?
     
  4. Prowl

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    This has been an interview with TT! Thanks for the info. I'm stoked. I did lose some of the rythm when the little guys started singing, so I'm going to have to get my beat mojo back so I don't lose fever mode like I did in the demo sometimes. And then God of War comes out next week. There aren't enough games on PSP :( 
     
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    Sure, I can answer what I can.
     
  6. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    my copies coming tomorrow, looking forward to it. seems like a decent spend of £20.
     
  7. Prowl

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    ok here's a question. Can you go back and replay levels to get new items and money so you can build up your army at your own pace?
     
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    Some areas you can revisit, like the hunting grounds and various bosses you can tackle over and over, but they level up too so they remain challenging.
     
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    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    I have had the Jap. version since it came out and all I can say is if you liked the demo even a little, you will absolutely love this game.
     
  10. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    It's nice to hear that about a game.
    Originality is a lost treasure these days.
     
  11. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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    Indeed... between this and Hello Kitty, looks like originality is making its way back into our gaming lives.
     

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