What do you think? I really like Theatrhythm--it's probably in my top 5 3DS games, and those numbers are super-enticing. By comparison, the first game had about 80 tracks, 29 characters, and 50 more DLC tracks.
I'd bite probably. I enjoyed the first but I never fully "beat" it if possible. I played all the main game songs but then I got distracted. It's not a game I can play without sound very well. I should play more though.
Only tried the demo, but I enjoyed that a lot more than I expected. If this game has a high old-school-to-new-school ratio, I might look into it.
The first game did a surprisingly good job with representing the series as a whole, instead of just focusing on the newer FF games (AHEM KINGDOM HEARTS AHEM AHEM). I think the more popular games in the series got an extra character and/or song, but all games got the representation of at least 2 characters and 5 or 6 songs.
I still haven't played the first one, although I played the demo and it was fun. It seems a tad bit odd to limit it to just Final Fantasy songs though, especially in a sequel... surely they must have gone through most of the big, popular songs in the first game? Why not bring in some Dragon Quest or some other Squarenix franchises? CHRONO TRIGGER?!
Yeah, I wouldn't be opposed to a DQ or CT Theatrhythm for sure. DQ seems a little more built for it due to the number of games, but CT definitely has the music going for it. Maybe we'll get lucky and they'll put in some bonus CT characters/music...? That'd be pretty awesome since they've already used the series' big songs for the first game.
The Dragon Quest series could work, but the Chrono series was what, two games? Three tops if you count Radical Dreamers, but I doubt many have actually played it as intended. Put it on in addition to FF music, but it couldn't be its own game.
Hmmm... probably wouldn't buy it at full price, but I did enjoy the first game well enough. I'll be honest though. I bought it assuming that all of the music would be updated or remixed, so I was always a bit disappointed that it was just ripped straight out of the old games. That's my fault for not doing the research and just blind buying the game though.
@Zero I know nintendo is experimenting with the idea. They just released a sports mini-game in Japan with free-to-play and plan the same for Steel Diver. As a gamer I'm not that interested in games that adopt the f2p model. Free to play games seem like glorified demos with microtransaction for the chunks of game content. I prefer games designed as complete experiences.
I'm just surprised SquareEnix is approaching the same game with 2 separate business models but I guess handheld console & phone/device gaming culture have different expectations.
@TriforceBun Well, as long as the old stuff is represented at least as much as the new stuff, I should be good. Ideally I supposed I'd want a game with songs from the first six or seven games, and nothing else, but yeah, I know that's unreasonable.
I don't think this is a sequel but rather an expanded version. Besides the subtitle making it sound as such, with numbers like 200 tunes and 60 characters then there's no way it doesn't contain the content from the original Theatrhythm. I expect this to contain all of the tracks, DLC, and characters from it.
And I bought this game only a couple months ago, so this sucks. :\
@Zero I wouldn't say so, most Final Fantasy games have lots of tunes in them, so there are plenty more to add. Not only that, but this has some more games added to it, such as Final Fantasy XIII-2 and FFXIV, and will probably have stuff like FFX-2 though it wasn't mentioned. It's probably too much to hope for Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, though...!
@r_hjort No it isn't unreasonable, those are the best!