Summary: The Bit.Trip titles are some of my favorite games of this console generation. Sadly, the series still hasn't truly found its audience. Sure, the games have a huge following, but I'm certain that the Bit.Trip series has what it takes to go beyond Katamari Damacy -level popularity to full-on blockbuster status. The problem is that so much of what makes the series amazing can't be conveyed with screenshots and videos.
Excerpt: The Bit.Trip franchise is one that hardcore gamers talk about. This franchise has brought old school back into the mix. In the form of new development. Millions enjoy the old styles of game play more than the newer styles. Aksys Games and Gaijin have them covered. Bit.Trip Saga on the Nintendo 3DS contains all six games from the Bit.Trip series. I was personally curious to see how it would transition into 3D, so I purchased it recently.
Excerpt: Beat. Core. Void. Runner. Fate. Flux. The six games in the Bit.Trip series may sound like word salad to the uninitiated, but over the past two and a half years, these games have charted a unique course on the Wii Shop Channel. Each downloadable entry featured a different strain of simple gameplay that quickly grew into complexity to present a formidable challenge.
Pros: Six individual games that provide distinct and engaging gameplay, Your actions mold the excellent electronic soundtracks, Colorful visuals look great on the top screen, Stylus controls offer nice degree of precision
Cons: 3D effect is distracting, No online leaderboards
Excerpt: Editor's Note: The good folks at Gaijin Games have been kind enough to provide 3DS owners with a compilation of the complete BIT.TRIP saga: a series of six adventures that single-handedly gave the WiiWare service its killer apps and gave gamers a modern take on a blast from the past. The differences are pretty minor between the two versions, so most of the content of the two reviews is identical, but we wish to make it clear from the outset that both versions of the game...