Marvelous Music Mayhem

The game Frequency was cast aside by many gamers amidst the holiday buzz of November 2001. The game was praised by many reviewers, deservingly so, but was lost not unlike games such as ICO. It featured a new spin on the Dance Dance Revolution and Parappa the Rapper-style games. The easy to learn, hard to master gameplay featured many popular artists, as well as some underground techno DJ’s. However, it succeeded well enough to spawn the sequel Amplitude that was released in March 2003. The game follows the same pattern that Frequency laid out: hit buttons to a beat to … Continue reading Marvelous Music Mayhem

The Axe strikes a blow for armchair musicians

Air guitarists and musician wanna-be’s everywhere now have an outlet for their musical aspirations and frustrations. Harmonix has developed The Axe – Titans of Classic Rock just for this purpose. Music enthusiasts can jam out to some of their favorite classic rock tunes by using a joystick, mouse or computer keyboard as their makeshift axe. This program contains twelve songs from bands that include The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jefferson Airplane, Jethro Tull, Jimi Hendrix, Peter Frampton, Pink Floyd, The Kinks and The Who. For the player to accompany these tunes, a variety of instruments … Continue reading The Axe strikes a blow for armchair musicians