Found about this on VGCats a long time ago and decided to give it a try:
Copied/pasted from the official website 'cause i'm lazy.
''osu! is a rhythm game based on the gameplay of a variety of popular commercial rhythm games. While aiming to keep authentic gameplay and scoring, osu! increases the epic factor through online rankings, multiplayer, replay exchange, and a huge community following. Also available is a fully functional built-in editor, allowing intuitive creation of your own beatmaps for the songs you want to play.''
So,yeah,it's a freeware game based on Elite Beat Agents ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtX5bHY0aYA )and the like.
You basically click on ''buttons'' in rhythm in order to get past the song.
When a button appears,a big shrinking circle appears around it and you need to click on the button right as the circle touches it in order to keep the rhythm and make it through the song.
There's also the sliders:buttons that are followed by a ''line'' and when you click on them,a ball appears in the line.You basically need to drag the ball through the line.Sometimes,a repeat symbol will appear at the other end of the line,meaning that you need to drag the ball back to the start point(The symbol can appear more than once on a slider).
Then,there's the spinner,which is a weird disc thing that you need,as the name implies,to spin like crazy in order to rack up points.Most of the time,it appear at the end of a song.
That's all about the basic game mechanics.
I played it a little and i can say that it's pretty addictive(But not as much as that Godammed drug called Left 4 Dead).
Also,when you got the beat,then all of a sudden,you lose it,it's hard to get it going again,resulting in a failure(Dunno,just telling)...
I would play more of it,but for some reason,my PC keeps dieing on me when i play games on it...
You can check out videos of it here:
Well,that's all for my first ''real'' blog post.
It's not flashy and it dosen't have cocks firing lazors,but i hope you find it(At least)a little bit interesting and that it indroduced you to a decent indie/freeware game.
LOOK WHO CAME: