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Mon, 21 Dec 2009 19:08:27
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Actually, this is a thread that erupted because of my undying love and nostalgia towards two PS1 games, but feel free to contribute with your faves.

PaRappa the Rapper.

Kickass game that had it all, likeable protagonist, charismatic foes, weird sense of humor, and amazing songs. The bathroom stage alone is worth the entry price. Would DL in a heartbeat from the PSN store.



Um Jammer Lammy


The spiritual sequel to PaRappa (the actual PS2 sequel sucked ass and balls at the same time, apparently), this time with a guitar player going late for a concert and learning her way through rock styles and guitar effects. It shares the same universe with PaRappa, and even a character or two. Again, the trademarks of the series are here, with an endearing cast, catchy songs and weird-ass humor.



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The only Rhythm game I love is Rhythm Heaven, but I guess I would probably like Ouenden, I just want to know what they are saying, but its never been translated.

How far did you get in this Steel?


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Mon, 21 Dec 2009 19:29:08
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PaRappa the Rapper was a totally awesome game with those catchy tunes. "Punch, kick, it's all in the mind ... ".

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gamingeek said:

How far did you get in this Steel?


Not far. The cart went MIA a while ago. I suspect the dog.

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SteelAttack said:

gamingeek said:

How far did you get in this Steel?


Not far. The cart went MIA a while ago. I suspect the dog.

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Mon, 21 Dec 2009 20:08:59
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Parappa goes without saying, and I enjoyed the sequel just as much Um Jammer Lammy.

Gitaroo Man for PS2 and now PSP is a good one:

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many games in the genre are among my all time greats (as you may have seen from steel's other thread and what i listed as prized games in my collection).  ouendan is probably my favourite.  game is pure bliss.  i loved parappa, gitaroo man, donkey konga, dj max, taiko no tatsujin ... you name it

i never had a DDR though, and i always wanted to try that franchise

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My son is getting Donkey Konga for Christmas, so soon we'll have a 3 year's impressions of rhythm games.

If DDR is considered a rhythm game then I love that one.  I don't play it as much as I used to (because once my body hit 30 it stopped liking the game), but if you get a good song list then it's a good time provided you don't mind looking like an ass.  Over the years I've had at least 4 or 5 versions of the game.  Good way to get a work out, and it lets me indulge in my secret fantasy of being a Japanese schoolgirl (that's a different personality from Dark Robio for the record).

As far as others in the category go I'm not a huge fan.  Primarily because I'm white and I really don't have rhythm so I'm at a natural disadvantage.  Oh and just because you're waiting for it, Rhythm Heaven sucks.

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Count me in as another weirdo that hasn't ever tried a DDR game. All people should try it at least once.
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Mon, 21 Dec 2009 23:09:50

They only rhythm games that I have liked are: Ouendan I & II, Elite Beat Agents, and Samba De Amigo (Dreamcast).

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Mon, 21 Dec 2009 23:18:31

I saw the Samba de Amigo for Wii very cheap.
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Mon, 21 Dec 2009 23:22:27

SteelAttack said:

I saw the Samba de Amigo for Wii very cheap.

It's a horrible game on the Wii.  You want to like it when you play it, but the controls are just miserable.  Some of the worst I've ever seen on the Wii.

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Mon, 21 Dec 2009 23:34:17
I'm relatively new to the genre, but I've burned through a bunch of them since starting off with the Rabbids minigame, and a figure-skating minigame in some Olympics game.  Elite Beat Agents, Ouendan, Ouendan 2, Stepmania (DDR clone), various Rock Band/Guitar Heros, Princess Debut, Technic Beat.

For whatever reason, it seems to be a genre at which I'm particularly adept.  For me, it's kind of like a more productive version of dancing -- it gets you into the music and makes that the focus, as opposed to it being background noise.

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Mon, 21 Dec 2009 23:36:34

robio said:

SteelAttack said:

I saw the Samba de Amigo for Wii very cheap.

It's a horrible game on the Wii.  You want to like it when you play it, but the controls are just miserable.  Some of the worst I've ever seen on the Wii.

Yeah, they never should have released it without MotionPlus. Samba De Amigo is too awesome for such poor treatment. Sad

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Mon, 21 Dec 2009 23:38:40

Ravenprose said:

robio said:

SteelAttack said:

I saw the Samba de Amigo for Wii very cheap.

It's a horrible game on the Wii.  You want to like it when you play it, but the controls are just miserable.  Some of the worst I've ever seen on the Wii.

Yeah, they never should have released it without MotionPlus. Samba De Amigo is too awesome for such poor treatment. Sad

Wow, lol. No wonder it was so cheap.

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Mon, 21 Dec 2009 23:46:32

SteelAttack said:

Ravenprose said:

robio said:

SteelAttack said:

I saw the Samba de Amigo for Wii very cheap.

It's a horrible game on the Wii.  You want to like it when you play it, but the controls are just miserable.  Some of the worst I've ever seen on the Wii.

Yeah, they never should have released it without MotionPlus. Samba De Amigo is too awesome for such poor treatment. Sad

Wow, lol. No wonder it was so cheap.

Best . . . Dreamcast . . . controller . . . ever!

It's the only way to play Samba De Amigo. It cost me over $100 back in the day, but it was oh so worth it. Happy

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Tue, 22 Dec 2009 10:32:57
Initially I liked Donkey Konga but the novelty wore off soon. Rhythm games aren't for me, I like Rhythm Heaven because its so different, you aren't waiting for icons to line up on screen like a monkey.

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Tue, 22 Dec 2009 13:52:56

gamingeek said:
Initially I liked Donkey Konga but the novelty wore off soon. Rhythm games aren't for me, I like Rhythm Heaven because its so different, you aren't waiting for icons to line up on screen like a monkey.

well, the difference is so small.  you still have to perform simple actions to the rhythm which come with visual clues except you can't depend on those alone, you have to use the audio clues and the rhythm (so you couldn't play the game without the sound (except a few of the mini games) whereas you could technically play a game like guitar hero or donkey konga with the sound off).

so rhythm heaven is a monkey game as well

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Tue, 22 Dec 2009 17:48:46

bugsonglass said:

gamingeek said:
Initially I liked Donkey Konga but the novelty wore off soon. Rhythm games aren't for me, I like Rhythm Heaven because its so different, you aren't waiting for icons to line up on screen like a monkey.

well, the difference is so small.  you still have to perform simple actions to the rhythm which come with visual clues except you can't depend on those alone, you have to use the audio clues and the rhythm (so you couldn't play the game without the sound (except a few of the mini games) whereas you could technically play a game like guitar hero or donkey konga with the sound off).

so rhythm heaven is a monkey game as well

You can play most of them without sound.

WTH is the advantage of playing Guitar Hero with the sound off?

Damn monkey game telling me I have to press red. It's QTE to a song.

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