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.
Child of Eden is a Music, Rail Shooter, and Single-player video game developed by Q Entertainment and published by Ubisoft for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It is the spiritual successor to Rez and the game sees the player to shoot at different targets that produce different sounds upon smashing.
The story revolves around a girl named Lumi, who served as the first human to be born in space. Throughout her life, she dreamt of exploring the planet Earth, showing her sweet feelings into the song that she sent to people of Earth.
The primary gameplay focuses on smashing different objects that appear on the screen, which causes them to produce musical effects upon breaking. There are five exciting levels, known as Archives and each level introduces a different visual theme to explore.
The names of levels are, such as Beauty, Matrix, Journey, Passion, Evolution, and more. Experience the music gameplay while completing a set of levels to generate beats to earn points. With exciting graphics, superb mechanics, and smooth controls, Child of Eden is a beautiful game to play.
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 is a Single-player and Multiplayer Shoot ‘em up video game developed by Bizarre Creations and published by Activision for Xbox 360. The game brings you the Multi-directional Shooter gameplay full of vicious enemies and challenges to complete.
It serves as the sequel to Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved. In the game, the player finds himself controlling a small ship from a top-down perspective to score the best points by smashing enemies. During the gameplay, the player’s ship can move indecently in any direction to complete the tasks offered by the game.
While playing the game, you need to avoid crashing with the said shapes to survive longer. If this happens to you, your ship will destroy and you lose a life. Depending on the game mode, both bombs and lives can gather upon earning a specific number of points.
Using the bomb, you can quickly clear the space filled by enemies, although no points will reward you for doing this. There are six exciting modes, such as Deadline, King, Evolved, Waves, Sequence, and more. Each mode will let you experience unique gameplay with a set of objectives to complete. Both cooperative and competitive game modes are available and support two to four players together.
Panzer Dragoon Orta offers you a Rail Shooter video game developed Smilebit and published by Sega for Xbox. The game serves as the 4th and final title in the main series of Panzer Dragoon, offering an excellent storyline that follows the protagonist, a teenage girl named Orta, who rescues from a lifelong prison by a strange dragon and must defend herself from vicious forces of an opposing empire.
The rail shooter gameplay allows the player to control the position of the on-screen dragon. The game lets you polish your shooting abilities and jump into the game to battle against vicious enemies. During the gameplay, you explore the world from a third-person perspective, and your ultimate task is to earn points by destroying enemies.
There’s a small map featured on the right corner of the screen, which displays the number of enemies. Control a female protagonist who can ride on a dragon to explore the world and battle against unknown enemies who are invading the world for an unknown reason. Three different difficulty levels are available, such as Easy, Normal, and Hard. With superb graphics, cool gameplay, and brilliant soundtracks, Panzer Dragoon Orta is an awesome game to play.