DJ Hero vs. beatmania iidx

Activision has just released the newest US mimic of japanese bemani that has been a popular video game trend ever since Guitar Hero made it big. But unlike Guitar Hero’s japanese predecessor which sports pretty much the exact same control scheme and gameplay paradigm as Guitar Hero except with two extra buttons, DJ Hero decided […]

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when whac-a-mole goes digital

i’ve found that the easiest way to explain Pop’n Music to someone who doesn’t know anything about it is to say, “it’s basically a much more complicated version of Whac-a-Mole.” and on the surface, this seems a decent analogy because you have to hit the nine buttons at a particular time, and the configuration of […]

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a different music video game concept

if you look at the evolution of music video gaming, some of the execution styles may be different (stomping arrows with your feet, playing fake drums or guitar) and some of the judgement granularities are different (guitar freaks gives you perfects/greats/goods/poors where guitar hero is you-get-it-or-you-don’t), but all of them follow a similar model: the […]

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