ReRave: Written & Video iPad Game Review
As an avid music enthusiast, I’m always excited to learn about music games that are available. The days of Guitar Hero and Rockband really set the standard for how future rhythm games would be designed, and it’s about time that a revolutionary game came along and broke the mold.
Concept and Gameplay:
ReRave literally puts a new spin on the music game genre. The concept of the game is to tap various symbols on the screen at precise times to match the beats of songs. Some symbols require single taps, while other times you’ll be required to complete more complicated moves based on difficulty level. Those of you who are familiar with games like Guitar Hero will definitely enjoy playing ReRave.
Each song can be played on three difficulty levels: Easy, Hard, and Master. ReRave allows you to anticipate how difficult the song will be to play by showing you a preview of the number of beat moves you’ll have to perform. While songs were a breeze to play on Easy mode, Master mode certainly isn’t for the faint of heart. Once you’ve completed a song you’ll see performance stats such as accuracy, max combos, final score, and grade.
As far as actual gameplay, I found ReRave to be extremely accurate and responsive to input. However, the background is fairly flat while playing songs, occasionally showing a photo of the song’s album cover. I feel like ReRave’s graphic should be a bit livelier to match the music while playing. This would include multicolored backgrounds and various animations.
For those of you who love achievements, ReRave offers over 100 awards to earn while playing. You can even create your own profile with a fully customizable avatar. Each song you complete will give you experience points, helping you gain levels and rise through the ranks to ReRave glory.
ReRave is also beginner friendly thanks to a very comprehensive tutorial. You’ll learn all about special beats and how to perform them. The tutorial isn’t long-winded, though, so you won’t get tired of the game before you even play it. However, I wish the tutorial was interactive so you could get a bit of practice in before playing actual songs.
The genre of music included in ReRave is very true to the game’s name. I was very happy to learn that the songs were recorded by real artists and not created on a computer for the game. You’ll start out with three free songs and the option to download many more song packs from ReRave’s song store. These song packs vary in price from free up to $2.99.
ReRave can be downloaded from the App Store for only $0.99 and is universally compatible with both iPad and iPhone. If you’re a fan of rhythm games and you’re not afraid of a challenge, this game is a must-have.
ReRave is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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