Posted 15 January
Orgarhythm dances onto PS Vita this week
Orgarhythm, the unabashedly weird new rhythm strategy game from XSEED, is on its way to Europe! Slated for release in PlayStation Store on 16th January at €14.99, it’s just the game for the budding strategist with a song in his or her heart.
Music! Strategy! The unholy union of rhythm and little tribal guys that you can send into battle! Orgarhythm is a hybrid rhythm/real-time strategy game where you direct your own personal army by using the touchscreen to keep the beat. Destruction and creation vie for dominance on this fledgling world. You play as the God of Light, boogieing through each level in your quest to take down your brother, the God of Darkness, and you do it with style.
Orgarhythm employs a flawless use of PS Vita‘s sweet touch screen. The controls are very simple, the interface beautifully responsive, and your ability to direct your soldiers, absolute. Step one: tap the screen; Step two: tap again to select an elemental soldier; Step three: tap to choose an attack; and step four: drag your finger to send him out into the field to do a dance-off with the enemies trying to bar your way. Remember that: Tap > Tap > Tap > Drag. Easy!
This also wouldn’t be a rhythm-strategy game without some tactics. Those come into play with the game’s color-coded troops (on both sides), who employ a paper-rock-scissors system.
Earth (yellow) > Water (blue) > Fire (red)
Using this system, you’ll want to send off the appropriate troops to tackle the appropriate enemy. The type of attack you select is also pretty important (getting into complicated-sounding territory again, I know…), but once you get the hang of the battle system you’ll feel the joy of what it’s like to be the conductor of a very violent orchestra. And if you can keep the beat you’ll also power up, build your army and add new layers of music as you play.
Overall, you’ll dance through 12 stages with insane bosses, ranking and online leaderboards, extreme data tracking that records every possible detail of your play in the game, ad-hoc co-op and versus modes (two players), and a mean AI that will switch up enemy tactics when you replay levels.
Bottom line – if you like rhythm games, are into music at all or appreciate quirky gameplay, then I think you’ll want to give this one a spin.
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