Side-Quest 156. Get On The Beat

Hello, and welcome to another episode of Talk This! It’s Dangerous to Podcast Alone. This week, we’re talking about rhythm games! Madelyn turns up her nose at those without beat. She judges you harshly

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The Topic

What different kinds of rhythm games are there? What are the history of rhythm games? How have these games evolved and survived differently in different areas? What makes a rhythm game good? What sorts of things need to be prioritized in the design? And how do you balance the fees of licensed music?

The Actual Discussion

We talk about the rhythm games we played as kids, and the rhythm games we’ve played recently. We take a few moments to appreciate the impact of Parappa the Rapper. And then we bemoan his struggles on modern televisions. We go through the different appeals of different kinds of rhythm games and why licensed music complicates things like Rock Band from ever coming back. Finally, Madelyn is unable to understand lack of rhythm

Enjoy the episode! Tell us what you think in the comments or on social media. Make sure to check out last week’s episode and look forward to next week’s where we’re talking about Trine and Signalis.

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