Synaesthete is a Music and Single-player video game developed by DigiPen Institute of Technology for Microsoft Windows. The game offers somehow similar gameplay to arcade-style music games such as Dance Dance Revolution and Diablo II. However, at first glance, the game seems similar to an ARPG, but with the addition of several differences. First of all, there’s no inventory system, so the player isn’t able to gather or equip items. Secondly, the player actions like attacking monsters and casting powerful spells will appear synchronously with the music to be effective.
Thirdly, the game doesn’t feature any story-driven element like RPG games, and there are Non-player Characters to interact. The main focus of the player is the navigation of a music-driven world, where the music changes the world, and the ultimate task is to approach different parts of the world to modify the music.
In the game, you assume the role of the protagonist named Zaikman, who navigates the world to destroy enemies and advance through different levels. There are many licensed tracks available, including TownHouse, Gearbox, Mountain, Shore, and more. With exciting gameplay, superb mechanics, and brilliant visuals, Synaesthete is a great game to play.
Liberation Maiden is a Shoot ‘em up and Single-player video game developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and published by Level-5. In 2013, a stand-alone version was released for iOS. The game follows the spirits that once guarded the beautiful island found in Japan have been taking over.
It brings you a full-scale 3D shooter gameplay, in which you assume the role of Shoko Ozora, who needs to ride out on her Liberator to defend the world against vicious forces. During the gameplay, the protagonist will face brutal opposition from a massive arsenal of powers, culminating in showdowns with the gigantic enemies.
You navigate the environment from a third-person perspective and your ultimate objective is to take on all forces and reach the end of each mission to win. There are several playable missions available and each one introduces a set of objectives to complete. With engaging gameplay, superb mechanics, and crisp visuals, Liberation Maiden is a perfect shooting game to play.