April 19, 2012
Rhythm Heaven Fever Review
It’s maddening more often than entertaining, but Rhythm Heaven Fever’s catchy tunes and varied, gratifying gameplay make it worth seeking out.
The one and only major problem with rhythm games is the need for a good sense of rhythm to play them. And you either have it or you don’t, all but locking you out of such games if you don’t possess said sense.
Although in most cases, “good” isn’t enough; superb would be the better word. Nintendo’s Rhythm Heaven series is a prime example of this, asking players to master the beat of a myriad of wacky minigames, which range from playing golf to picking up pieces of food with a fork. They all seem deceptively simple on the surface, but turn into hellish tests of both endurance and rhythmic abilities right from the get-go. As the first installment to land on a home console, Rhythm Heaven Fever lives up to its reputation, bringing its special brand of crazy to a more appropriate format.
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