Almost nothing new here if you already try playing several rhythm game, since the UI is easy enough to navigate. It's simple and easy to use. But, what makes this game unique or unusual is there's a 2 way to play the game. "PICK STYLE" and "HUG STYLE".
Pick style is the same as another rhythm game, you tap/hold/swipe the notes when it reach the judgement line. You can choose between a 5 line and 7 line notes, the difficulty range from easy, normal, hard, expert.
Hug style is new for me, i don't know if there's any rhythm game with this same gameplay or not, but this one is the first for me. How to play this mode is you only need to hold the judgment line and slide your thumb/finger/whatever you use to play, to exactly where the notes fall, from start to the end that's he only thing you need to do instead of tapping. This mode is the easiest imo, range from easy, normal and hard. No expert for this style. This mode is a big plus for me, since this is a first time i'm playing rhythm game like this, which is very fun.
Another interesting part is you can give a headpat after Live, so far it's happen randomly for me, i don't know if it's really random or have a certain condition to trigger it.
The music, i really like it, it's enjoyable and interesting. They also have a wide range of genre (kinda), i hope more good song will be added in the near future since all of their music is nice to hear.
The story, honestly i only read some at the beginning and skipping the rest of it since i tend to reread the story later when i have a lot of time. In general, it's almost have the same vibe as those other idol rhythm game but this one have fantasy theme on it.
The visual, i like the color pallete, it's colorful and not overusing graphical elements which make it simple, yet contrast and vibrant. The only minus thing for me is, the art style for characters. Since this game keeping the artstyle from each artist as it is instead of going into one direction of artstyle, each characters have a different style which i found kinda out of place and feels inconsistent at some part like story.
Also this game doesn't have a Live2D and even though the quality is good, compared to other idol game, this game is just feels good but not have that "Wow" feels when you looking at the visual.
The gacha, honestly i want to say the gacha is bad, but maybe i just unlucky. The reason is, highest rarity is 4* with 2.5% chance and 3* with 9%. But getting a 3* is already hard enough that it doesn't feel like 9% drop chance but lower, well you can get at least 1 3* with 10 pull which cost you 2500 gem. The good part is you get a free 10 pull from tutorial with infinite chance to reroll the gacha.
Overall, this game have a good quality for a rhythm game and i don't have any technical issues either even on highest graphic setting. The music is good and navigating through the game or playing feels really smooth. Maybe not all people like the theme and music, but for me this game is worth a try. Especially for those rhythm and music lovers.
Another one ehh.. What's the title?
Please Don't Bring Me Back to Reality! Sinfonia Stage.
Oh! I've played it already.
*Slaps kid* What is that for Sei?!
It's not like Bandori. Ok, listen here, I won't mention the title anymore because it's absurdly long but the game is not like Bandori. Shocking right? All of these JP Rhythm games I've played followed the same format yet this one strayed a bit out of it. How you may ask?
Introducing! The Hug mode! For people that like to play rhythm games but are lazy to tap their screens! Hug mode will just let your fingers stay pressed on the screen as you slide it along just to hit the notes. Kinda like Arcaea but more simplified.
Oh! For added bonus? Hug mode makes your thumbs hotter than the sun on the highest difficulty of songs! Nifty hand warmers! Just kidding.
It als has Pick Mode! Which is your boring, regular, bandori-like style of gameplay.
So what makes this different from the other games Sei? Of course aside from the hug mode.
Well, This is just based on my experience but I'll list it here.
1. It doesn't have the chibi talk stuff on the background on menu screen.
2. The gameplay screen is kind of the same except when your waifus react on the song, it doesn't distract you that much. Which is a good thing.
3. Waifus have different art styles. Probably because it's from dengeki bunko illustrators? It also makes them distinguishable unlike on some idol games.
4. Some fantasy isekai feel to it. You have magic circles, cat girls, magic girls, and elves? It's something new.
So how was your overall gameplay Sei?
As usual on games, beginners are greeted with tons of rewards so there is nothing new there. Although, it is worth note taking that menu navigation, song selection screen, the gameplay stage, and the art is really refreshing compared to the ones I've already played. Also worth note taking that this game also runs the worst!
You've read that right! It runs the worst on my device. This is a Snapdragon 865 and Bandori runs perfectly even with 2D MV so I'm not sure what was the problem really. I even waited for this new update before I write a review to see if it will get fixed.
I can't really say I've enjoyed the overall gameplay because it stutters a lot! It's a shame because I really like some of the songs here.
That's it! The game proposes a different style of gameplay for JP Waifu rhythm games which is up to you if you will play it that way. I honestly just used Pick mode because as I've said, hug mode makes my thumbs really hot and both of it stutters anyway so subjectively, it's not an enjoyable experience. But please do try it! Others are able to play the game well. Maybe it will also do well on yours.
Oresute's UI looks simple and clean, although it takes some time for players to navigate and memorize the control of its features (I mean, the buttons). The card art is vibrant and colorful without using unnecessary decorations. Characters are drawn in various art styles by different artists (this reminds me of Magia Record that I used to play long time ago lol).
However, Oresute uses its own art style in 3* and 4* cards (characters are still cute and beautiful without looking too moeblobs-y and sharing the same face syndrome as seen in Love Live, which is a huge turn off and somehow looks creepy or unsettling for me).
Moving on to the next review, we can play in two modes, Hug and Pick. Hug play style is similar to catch fruits mode in Osu, while the latter (Pick) is a play style generally found in Bandori, D4DJ, Prosekai, Honeyprem, and so on.
Leveling up characters in Oresute is easy (using microphones and coins), but upgrading/idolizing them is kinda difficult, as we have to unlock their skill tree using coins, big blue gems, and color slimes that match cards' attributes (getting these stuff isn't also easy tho, mind you).
Another thing that surprises me that we can reroll an infinite initial gacha without clearing the game data. There's no 4* cards in that gacha, but we can get multiple 3* cards, which are good for starting the game. The 4* ones are only found in general gacha banners (limited & permanent). The gacha rates aren't that bad for me. I even got two 4* cards in one 10× pull today.
The initial gacha needs no rainbow gems. However, after securing your account, you surely need them. Remember to spend yours wisely, although farming them is easy. Rainbow gems aren't only used for pulling gacha, but also filling boost points. You know that people will use boost points when an event appears, certainly for grinding freebies faster and easier. That's why I suggest you not to waste rainbow gems.
What about songs? Some fit my music tastes, some don't (*cough* generic cutesy Jpop with screeching girls' voices *cough*).
That's all from me. I hope there's an active English community for Oresute, since I haven't found it yet. Please comment here or message me if you wanna talk and share info about this game.
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otra queja es el gacha, sus rate ups son malisimos 1% que te salga de 4 y encima el personaje que no querías, tambien pide mucho para tirar
otro problema que tengo es que al grabar una canción en medio de la grabación mientras juego se crasheaba y salía pantallazos negros (mi móvil esta nuevo, es un xiaomi redmi note 9S) que muchas veces no atinaba bien en la nota por culpa de los pantallazos
mi humilde opinión es: no esperéis nada de este juego, si meten más canciones con el tiempo estaria dispuesta a volver pero su gacha no merece la pena, quedaros mejor con el Bang Dream! o Project Sekai que últimamente están sacando canciones cover y merecen más la pena jugarlos en vez de este
Ngeralat komen lain yg bilang mirip bandori upss gak semuanya model gim rhythm harus di samain dgn bandori ngab. Menurut gw sendiri ini mlh kek kombinasi dari bbrp gim rhythm hp. Pertama di sediain 2mode permainan satu mirip osu(buah) yg 2 mirip BD(apabila ambil 6not) klo 4not kek piano tiles :v. Kedua metode lvl up chara yg sama dgn LLSIFAS. Ketiga rate up gacha gim ini lebih ampas maybe 11 12 dgn PJ.Sekai.
Tapi yg jls dari gim ini adalah charny yg Waipuable dan juga storyny yg bagus bagaimana tidak udh beda banget kita maen gim lagu tp tema latar yg di ambil gak pasaran kek sekolah/perusahaan idol lagi. Dah itu aja maaf apabila sok tau
Haber cuanto dura este juego porque solo me interesa en el apartado musical.
Gameplay is generic, Hugs mode is like the yellow notes from Phigros or from Catching Fruits in Osu.
Not sure why people wants more global audience.
First, this game is on Japanese, no stüpid non-Japanese speaking people will even bother the game in the first place. Also the fact that it can't be access to western google playstore thus makes it hard to find Global fans.
Also being underrated doesn't make it good.
There's a reason why its underrated, only fools who finds looking down on popular just for the sake of feeling special.
Well if you like this game then sure no problem, but when you start to gatekeep popular ones just for the sake of feeling special for playing underrated games, then you're a piece of shit.
The first one is Pick (pretty much like BanG Dream! but it has 5 keys and 7 keys) and the second one is Hug (basically like osu!catch)
Although the graphics isn't that amazing (the art feels like they hire 3 different artist with different art style to make the heroine) but the main selling point is the gameplay mechanics and the songs
Some of the songs were enjoyable, but the difficulty spikes is damn hard. The 26 songs could be 25 or below with some hard part in some place. Kinda strange and for thumb player, you need a longer thumb to enjoy Pick mode because on some songs in 7 keys require your phone to be played on flat surface. Some of the hard notes were like 3 notes from sides)
For UI, it's pretty simple even it's colourised. But the Option however is kinda confusing. If you didn't understand Japanese Hiragana (or at least didn't have real-time translation) you'll never know which of those were which
But overall it's a good game as a rhythm