Excerpt: Raise your hand if you've managed to accumulate at least a closet full of plastic guitars and are looking for something new to do with them. I've long considered building a Pee-Wee's Playhouse-styled addition with my unused collection, but I don't think my apartment complex or neighbors would go for it. Besides, zoning laws are a pain. The second option is finding other games that make use of the peripheral like Fret Nice .
Conclusion: There is a cooperative mode that lets two players venture through these levels together, but it doesn't add anything tangible to the experience. And unfortunately, many of the game's problems are not alleviated by the presence of a second player. Still, there are good elements in Fret Nice that make this a quirky alternative to standard platformers.
Pros: Snazzy art design, Killing enemies with your music is a cool idea.
Cons: Controlling your character with a guitar is awful, Movement even with a normal controller is sluggish, Playing through levels repeatedly is tedious.
Summary: Got a bunch of plastic guitars laying around your game room? Downloadable platformer Fret Nice uses your strums and Star Power in a way that you've never seen before. But despite the funky control scheme, Fret Nice doesn't stray too far from side-scrolling conventions.
Pros: Unique control method, Great geek-rock soundtrack, Vibrant, stylish graphics
Cons: Better without the guitar controls, A pretty simple platformer at its core, Replaying levels gets old
Summary: The guitar was created with a singular purpose in mind: to make music. Whether they're of the acoustic variety frequently used to serenade coffee shop patrons or the plastic miniatures used in popular rhythm games, guitars have served their purpose admirably. Fret Nice attempts to expand the guitar's reach beyond merely playing melodies, but it only shows that the guitar is perfectly fine existing in its own little niche.
Pros: Snazzy art design, Killing enemies with your music is a cool idea
Cons: Controlling your character with a guitar is awful, Movement even with a normal controller is sluggish, Playing through levels repeatedly is tedious
Excerpt: Наша аналогия с троллейбусом из буханки хлеба в прошлогоднем превью Fret Nice , как показало время, оказалась пророческой. Разработчики наступили на самые очевидные и потому самые обидные грабли – управление с помощью гитарного контроллера, главнейшая фишка игры, настолько неудобно, что сводит на нет все прочие заслуги.