A visiter over at GoNintendo has discovered a listing for BIT.TRIP SAGA on the Wii U eShop. The game is apparently set to release on the 3DS eShop and will be avaialble for download on the 20th December at the budget price of $14.99. Is there any excuse left not to pick this up?
First off, I'll say that the 3D effect isn't impressive. I expected more.
So far I've played Beat, Core, Void and Runner.
Beat: controls well with the stylus, but I feel it's a little bit sluggish. I still prefer the Wii version. Core: Controls well with the d-pad but turning the 3DS for challenge is harder than turning the wiimote. During the final boss, the beats desynced from the music and it was awful. Prefer the Wii version. Void: Controls well with the circle pad, but I got some lag, even with 3D off. Prefer the Wii version. Runner: Controls well, looks great, but don't turn on the 3D, it will reduce the framerate. Prefer the 3DS version (with headphones).
Seriously? Beat felt sluggish to you? Turn off the 3D and play it...it's much more playable with the stylus (and that isn't saying the WiiWare version isn't playable) IMO and I've beaten both versions.
I bought this on Sunday. Never played one before, but the sale pushed me into getting it. I agree the 3D effect seems to murder the frame-rate, and doesn't look really that appealing (at least on Runner). Beat controlled terribly with the Circle Pad, but stylus was fine. 3D on I couldn't keep up with the game, brain started melting.
@ludist210 Sluggish meaning to movement of the paddle was a bit slower than I expected. On the Wii version it's easy to get into a rhythm, your brain knows just how much to twist your wrists to get to a certain spot. Didn't feel so intuitive with the stylus, but not bad by any means.
I'm with you, the port of Runner is shameful. I already knew that turning the 3D on halved the framerate, but I didn't know the game chugged regardless. Very disappointing. I don't think I'll be playing Saga much, I usually don't have the sound on when on the go (and Runner, the only real pick-up-and-play game of the bunch, not running well, doesn't help), and at home, turning on the Wii U to play these games will always be preferable.
@anon_mastermind@Guillaume Shit! The 3DS version is the only version I've ever played, I wonder if it seemed even harder to me because it wasn't running as smoothly as it's supposed to... there were times where I felt like I was definitely syncopated with the beat but would still die, I chalked it up to human error... but I'm a drummer so I know when I'm off and sometimes I wasn't that off... I just though the game was super duper finicky about the player being an ultra-precise rhythm god. Huh.