Excerpt: Rhythm Zone was released during 2010’s forgettable summer, the crappy time where developers unload their weaker games because they know we have nothing else to buy. No surprise, Rhythm Zone was met with tepid reviews – it just didn’t work that well. Rhythm Zone’s one-up over Guitar Hero and Rock Band was that players could play their own songs instead of the trickle of releases from the small lineup of artists that the bigger titles showcased.
Excerpt: There are so many music-based games out there now. It seems like everyone wants a piece of that pie. Sonic Boom Games is throwing their musical hat in the ring and going for it. In the style of Guitar Hero Rhythm Zone , the game is available on STEAM or as a Amazon.com download. I was looking forward to the game, it has its very brief moment…then it becomes a bit of a disappointment.
Excerpt: We’ve seen quite a few titles in the rhythm genre that use your own music as content. Both Audiosurf and Beat Hazard take your tracks and create unique levels. Both games are more about taking your music and forming unique content for its main gameplay; Rhythm Zone aims to use your music to form playable audio tracks within the band-game framework. While this is a great idea, the game doesn’t quite hit its mark.
Excerpt: If you're going to rip off the Guitar Hero series, you should at least get the basics right, and that's where Rhythm Zone falls short. In Rhythm Zone, like in Guitar Hero, blocks of different hues representing musical notes travel toward the bottom of the screen, and you press the proper buttons as the blocks cross the bottom of the note highway.
Pros: You can import your own music, Online leaderboards let you compare your performance with others
Cons: The gameplay is too disconnected from the music, Music importing is buggy, You can't customize your own playlist
Conclusion: Rhythm Zone é um verdadeiro “ must have ” para quem aprecia música e games. A Sonic Boom pretende melhorar cada vez mais o algorítmo de análise das músicas, e sendo assim, o gameplay melhorará continuamente. Se você procura por um bom e barato game musical, dê uma olhada em Rhythm Zone. Sua demo está disponível no Steam, aliás.