Melody's Escape 2
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If you enjoy rhythm-based games, Melody's Escape 2 is a 2022 release that may very well interest you. I thought that the original game was ok, but it felt like the button prompts that I was seeing on the screen were not matched all that well to my music. When it was going its own thing, it was great, but when using your own music library, it felt a tad off. Thankfully, this sequel has fixed most of the issues the original had (which was still a fun game in its own right to be fair) making this one of the best and most interesting rhythm-based games to be released this year.
Running Through The Stars!
The whole premise of Melody's Escape 2 is that we control Melody as she runs, jumps, and slides her way to freedom. There is not much of a plot here, but it is very easy to get into and the kind of game that will keep you playing as it is all about using your own music library to make things happen. The way this game works is very, very clever and it kind of reminds me of this old PS1 game I used to play called Vib Ribbon which was a similar 2D rhythm game, but you had to actually put a CD in the PlayStation to use your own music, this game just accesses all the music off your computer.
Dancing Your Way To Freedom
The control scheme of Melody's Escape 2 is very simple to figure out. The clever programming of the game takes your songs and then builds levels around the songs. The levels are much more fitting to the songs than they were in the first game. You will have to press certain keys to make Melody jump, run, move to the side and even slide on her feet and on her back. It is fun stuff and the kind of music you are listening to will ultimately determine what the level will be like. For example, if you were to listen to Kickstart My Hear by Motley Crue, the level would be vastly different from a level based on Kiss By A Rose by Seal. The game does support a wide range of music files such as MP3, iTunes, OGG, Flac, and more.
Funky, Funky Beats!
While the music of the game is provided by you so Melody's Escape 2 in terms of its soundtrack is really only as good as your taste in music. However, the game's visuals are very well designed and have a kind of funky, futuristic vibe going on. It kind of reminds me of a smash up between Tron and Beat Sabre and that is a pretty cool combination. I like how bright everything is and the prompts for the buttons you are supposed to press have this kind of neon look about them which makes them easy to see.
If you like rhythm games then I am pretty sure that Melody's Escape 2 is going to be a game that you have a lot of fun with. While the story may not be the strongest, I do actually really like the premise here. However, it is the gameplay that will make this a game I fire up frequently, it is all based around your music library which is going to make this a fun experience each time you play.
- I love the way it turns your songs into the levels
- The controls feel nice and tight
- It is fun, but also quite challenging as well
- It supports the majority of music files that are out there
- There is not much of a story going on here
- You will need to have a decent amount of music on your computer to get the best out of this