Musynx is an impressive rhythm game with Chinese game songs
Imagine Guitar Hero, but with theme songs of many Chinese games
It warms my heart every time I discover a new Chinese indie game.
Chances are you probably won’t know those songs. But I do! And as a Chinese gamer, it means a lot to me to see I-Inferno bringing those different universes together in one game.
But the game is more than just a nostalgia play. It’s a straightforward, no-frills rhythm game that feels very complete in every way. There’s a 4-keys mode and a 6-keys mode, with two levels of difficulties to choose from -- Easy and Hard.
On the Switch, the game can be played with the touchscreen as well as with Joy-Cons. I imagine playing it on the touchscreen would be much easier. But when it comes to rhythm games, I like the tactile experience of hitting something.
But what matters for rhythm games at the end of the day is its music selection. Musynx has a rather eclectic selection of songs in a rather large quantity. Anything from classical, 8-bit gaming soundtracks, EDM and vocaloid songs sung by anime girls -- this game has you covered.
The only frustration I had with this game is with the navigation. With that many songs available, it’s hard to find the songs that you like. While the game lumped about a dozen of songs into a playlist, and you can switch between playlists, there are no labels for easy searching.
Last but not least, although we only played the game on the Switch, it feels extremely at home on the system. The fact that I can be completely absorbed in a rhythm game (and get to tap physical buttons) for about 2 minutes at a time on the subway makes this game a very attractive title to have in my portable gaming collection.
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