Quantcast
Destructoid: Videogame News & Community

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist







DESTRUCTOID, EST. IN 2006, IS AN INDEPENDENT NEWS COMPANY. WE ARE GAME CRITICS. OUR COMMUNITY IS RAW, VOCAL, AND HARDCORE <3
Support Dtoid by becoming a Huge Member








Dtoid is...

Hamza Aziz
Chief Executive
Dale North
Editor-in-Chief
Max Scoville
Video Warlock
Steven Hansen
Features Editor
Chris Carter
Reviews Director
Jordan Devore
News Editor
Andy Dixon
Community Manager
Phil Janca
King of the Stream
Spencer Hayes
Defender of Dtoid.tv
Niero G.
Founder

Editors
Meet the team

Our sites
Flixist
Japanator
Tomopop

Contact Us
Suggest News
Advertising
Privacy
Contact Us

7:30 AM on 09.19.2013

I can't wait for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy really surprised me. It was like the perfect combination of good design and extra nostalgia thrown in for good measure. That's why I can't wait for Curtain Call, the follow-up game that looks like i...

Chris Carter





8:30 PM on 09.13.2013

lilt line too is the next level of abstract rhythm action

[Art by Sarah Thomas] Two of my favorite WiiWare games are Art Style: light trax and lilt line (also on iOS). Both have fantastic music, abstract graphics, and easy to learn but hard to master gameplay. Also, they are b...

Jonathan Holmes

10:28 AM on 09.10.2013

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call announced for 3DS

A new Theatrhythm game is coming our way! The latest issue of Japanese magazine Jump revealed that Square Enix has Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call coming to 3DS in spring 2014. Gematsu tells us that it will contain ov...

Dale North



Audiosurf 2 adds more flash and takes it literally photo
Audiosurf 2 adds more flash and takes it literally
by Darren Nakamura

Formerly known as Audiosurf Air, Audiosurf 2 made an appearance at PAX Prime 2013's Indie Megabooth, and the team was really pushing the new wakeboard mode, wearing life vests and adorning the booth with a custom board.

After visiting with the developer and having a go with the wakeboard (on a Björk song, because *swoon*), I can say that a lot of the trepidation that the community expressed after the first trailer showed up was unnecessary. Not everybody will like the wakeboard, but thankfully for those, there is more on offer with Audiosurf 2.

view full story + comments




Tales from the Crypt (of the NecroDancer) photo
Tales from the Crypt (of the NecroDancer)
by Darren Nakamura

We named Crypt of the NecroDancer one of our PAX Prime 2013 games of the show, despite its location in the eternally cramped and sweaty Indie Megabooth, and for good reason. Roguelikes may be in vogue right now, but none until NecroDancer has had the idea to fold rhythm gameplay into the genre.

I spent a bit of time with the title at PAX, and after multiple plays, I'm sold on not only the idea, but also the execution.

view full story + comments


11:15 AM on 09.03.2013

New Fantasia: Music Evolved trailer reveals 'The Haven'

Harmonix has debuted a new trailer for Fantasia: Music Evolved, the upcoming Kinect-only rhythm game for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You'll get a sneak peek at The Haven, a "mysterious and magical" environment that lets you p...

Chris Carter



Review: KickBeat photo
Review: KickBeat
by Chris Carter

KickBeat is an interesting prospect. Developed by a studio mostly known for pinball games, it seeks to combine the fighting and rhythm genres, offering up an experience for new and hardened gamers alike.

It's a tall order, but once you really get going and it takes off its training wheels, KickBeat starts to shine -- you just might have to charge through some repetitive content to get there.

view full story + comments


1:00 AM on 08.27.2013

Score this sweet Fantasia: Music Evolved hat at PAX

Sure, it's not like Mickey's sorcerers hat from Fantasia, but at least this is more practical to wear in public. The Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved hat can be yours at PAX Prime this week. Just hunt down and pin to the ground...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:30 PM on 08.12.2013

Don't miss the Indie Arena at gamescom this year

We have seen the PAX 10 at PAX Prime, the Indie Megabooth at PAX East, and Indies Crash E3 at E3, so it seemed inevitable that something similar would pop up at the upcoming European videogame expo gamescom. The Indie Arena ...

Darren Nakamura

4:00 PM on 08.10.2013

Bread Kitty, Knightmare Tower, Amateur Surgeon, & Nuns

Bread Kitty by developer Bake450 is kind of like Pokemon, except it involves all real world cats. You collect, battle, and train these cats, and part of the battling system involves you equipping various types of bread aroun...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: Dropchord photo
Review: Dropchord
by Chris Carter

It's not hard to be mesmerized by Dropchord's art style. It's equal parts psychedelic and vibrant, and with the combination of an arrangement of electronic music, there's a lot of room for potential here -- especially when Double Fine is involved.

But with Dropchord, a focus on style is exactly what you're getting, with a distinct lack of gameplay variety to back it up.

view full story + comments


1:00 AM on 08.08.2013

KickBeat drops on September 3 for the PS3, PS Vita

Zen Studios is finally ready to unleash KickBeat! It'll be out on September 3 for the PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation 3. Oh, yeah, it's also coming to the PlayStation 3! The game will be a cross-buy title, so you just need...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





4:00 PM on 08.02.2013

A Ride into the Mountains is a great mobile experience

We're back with another round of mobile titles you should take a look at. It's no easy task finding actual good mobile titles as we get a couple of dozen requests A DAY, from indies to major companies. It's no wonder many ded...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:00 AM on 07.11.2013

Play Sonic Lost World at San Diego Comic-Con

Sega is returning to San Diego Comic-Con once again with their pop-up arcade to be located just across the halls of the giant nerd convention. Fans will be able to roll up to the arcade and get hands-on with Sonic: Lost World...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: Rush Bros. photo
Review: Rush Bros.
by Darren Nakamura

Some of the great games in recent history have taken two genres and combined them into one cohesive experience. Henry Hatsworth spliced platforming with puzzle gameplay, Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes combined puzzles with a role-playing game, and Beat Hazard mashed up rhythm and twin-stick shooting. Not only did they take two genres and put them together into one game, but they all did it well.

Rush Bros. attempts something similar by taking a platformer, focusing it on racing, and sprinkling in some rhythm-based game elements to help spice things up. Unfortunately for this dish, the spice is sparse and the resulting experience is far too bland to be engaging.

view full story + comments


10:30 AM on 05.30.2013

Theatrhythm OST finally coming, spans five discs

Theatrhythm is still one of my favorite games for the 3DS, and probably even my iPhone. It would make sense, given the game's focus on music, that a soundtrack album would have be released, but it's eluded us... until now.Whi...

Jayson Napolitano