Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:29 PM
here's the writeup I did on the Whiskeyclone facebook thread:
oh my fucking GOD.
It's so amazing. I really urge anyone who doesn't have a PS3 or a Vita to find someone who does so that you can experience this as a whole. I don't think there ARE complete versions of the songs. The levels and the songs are a single unit. Everything on the screen is creating music, whether it's the things that the bad guys are shooting at you, or just a platform, or just a cloud.
You touch little dot things that add more layers that loop every "bar", like a drum sequencer. Every time you get hit by something, you go back to the last check point (which, I dunno if you hear in the diskobox versions, but it's the "bleep bloop" noise that kind of sounds like the Skype sound? Those are checkpoints. That's why it can sound sloppy- because if you die before the next checkpoint, the layers you added (in most cases, drum beats) reset and you have to get them again. I really suck, haha, it took me like 15 minutes to get past Cities. Touch The People had this one really tough part as well that took ages to get past, plus I felt like I was on heroin during that level. Not that I've done heroin, but how can it be any crazier than that?
Spiral Staircase goes down as another "great last song on a Beck album", and the best part is you can just hang out in your favorite areas and let it go on indefinitely. Easily my favorite of the three on first listen at least. SO: Each screen is like a bar on a sequencer, once you get to the next screen, you get to the next bar of the song, etc. Every time you beat a level you unlock all of it's components to use in YOUR OWN LEVEL EDITOR- which you can use samples and loops but also add your own notes, and change the speed, so you just have an absolutely ridiculous amount of freedom. I am going to try to unlock the other artist samples as well before trying to make my own level but bottom line is this game is AWESOME. My head is literally spinning right now and I feel like I can still see all the weird creatures and colors moving in front of my eyes. If you do drugs, save yourself the money and just get a Vita, and Sound Shapes. If you don't do drugs, good news! you don't need to! just get a Vita, and Sound Shapes!