Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Acquisition #125: Rhythm Heaven Fever

One thing you should know about these "Acquisition #123" posts (as I'm calling them): They're not going to be published in the timeliest manner.

There's a reason for that, of course, and that reason is that I bought way too many games between Christmas and now. Had I decided to tell you about each of those purchases in a timely manner, it's likely all you would have encountered on this blog for long stretches of time would be "Acquisition #123" posts, and that would be a bit boring, don't you think?

So, rather than torture all of you by publishing timely post after timely post about my recent-ish acquisitions, I've decided to spread them out a bit.

With that said, let's move on to what's supposed to be the focus of this particular "Acquisition #123" post, shall we? That being the copy of Rhythm Heaven Fever that recently landed on my doorstep, of course.

Actually, it landed on my doorstep about four weeks ago--the day I headed to Madison, Wisconsin, to be with and take care of my mom and dad--but given what I said above that's really neither here nor there, is it? I'm bringing it up, though, because it helps explain why I've barely spent any time with this particular acquisition thus far.

I've played enough of Rhythm Heaven Fever to have fallen madly in love with it, though. My favorite mini-games thus far: Double Date, Monkey Watch and Tambourine. Oh, and Remix 1. (FYI: I've only played through Remix 2.)

Have any of you picked up this frenetic Wii title? If so, are you enjoying it? Also, what are your favorite mini-games?

See also: Previous 'Acquisition #123' and Rhythm Heaven Fever posts


Viewtiful_Justin said...

LOVE IT! I'm so glad you're enjoying it. That being said, I want to love Monkey Watch, but I'm so bad at it no matter how many times I try it that I'm starting to hate it. But Double Date is my favorite so far, and the only one I've gotten a perfect on.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Oh, yes, Justin, I LOVE it! I'm not sure I'd say that I love it more than the other versions at this point, but it doesn't really matter.

As for Monkey Wrench: I've heard of lots of people having a hard time with it, so at least you're not alone. I certainly don't have an easy time with it, but I have an easy enough time with it that I like it.

I'm going to play the game a bit more today/tonight, I think. I want to get through it by this weekend so I can write a review for it :)

Unknown said...

I have no sense of rhythm so I really stink at it. I didn't really enjoy losing nearly every mini-game.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Oh, sorry to hear that, SuperPhillip. You really can't beat any of them? If so, I'm not sure what to tell you. I am sorry you aren't able to enjoy it, though :(

Viewtiful_Justin said...

SuperPhillip, you're not alone. My fiancé Robb has ZERO rhythm, so he won't even give it a try. I just want to see if he could do it...or if it would help.

Bryan Ochalla said...

This is very interesting to me, Justin and Phillip. I mean, I know there are plenty of people out there without a sense of rhythm, but to not be able to play most of or any of these mini-games? Huh!

It really is too bad, because these games are sooooooo fun. Or at least they are to me.

I'm really going to have to make David give it a try this weekend. He seems to have a sense of rhythm, so hopefully he'll be able to enjoy the experience at least a bit...

Unknown said...

No, I got up to Remix 2. I got a medal on almost of the games, but Remix 2 kicked my butt, took my name, and made me cry. Okay, maybe I'm lying about the crying part, but you get what I mean. :)

P.S. Bryan, feel free to add my blog to your sidebar along with your myriad of links. I have you added in my Affiliates and Friends section, and I will make a post introducing your blog as my newest affiliate. You don't have to do that for me, however.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ah, well, if you were able to get to Remix 2 and got a number of medals along the way you can't be *too* bad, SuperPhillip. My recommendation: Keep trying!

Also, getting medals on the Remix stages is as much about learning when transitions occur as it is about skill or a sense of rhythm. Sometimes you have to play through them a few times before you can become comfortable with the transitions from one mini-game to the next.

Finally, thank you for adding me to your Affiliates and Friends sections. I'll add you to my links section now. Sorry I have so many of them, BTW. I'm planning to clean up that section soon. Don't worry, I'm not planning to get rid of any/many of the links; I just want to organize them a bit, as they've become a bit unwieldy as of late.