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Musical Gaming Bliss: Rez HD and AudioSurf

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I have an infactuation for music games. No, I’m not talking about Guitar Hero or Rock Band. I am talking about games like Rez, Lumines and Everyday Shooter. If you took a look at those videos and were turned off by them — I’m not surprised. Videos do a terrible job at conveying these types of games. Well, I’m not here to entice you folks into playing these games, I’m actually posting to inform you all about Rez HD’s imminent release and AudioSurf, an awesome Indie game.

AudioSurf is absolutely brilliant. It’s like a blend of Guitar Hero + Wipeout + Tetris. Yes, it’s a musical rhythmic puzzle racer. DragonForce’s Through the Fire and Flames is also featured in a video here. What other songs are available? Anything you want. AudioSurf will analyze any song you have and generate a level for it. You can try out a very limited demo from the homepage, but since it only allows you play a handful of preselected songs at the moment, I’d wait for the full release.

As for Rez HD: it’s coming soon. Possibly this Wednesday, even. I’m not going to even bother explaining what Rez is about because this Wiki page does a better job. You can also try to understand the game through this video of a noob playing below:

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I already have this game for the DreamCast, but to have this game in HD with higher quality sound would be too awesome. You can try it out via the expected demo coming out along with the game’s release or you can win yourself a copy when you register at the homepage.

P.S – There’s this awesome “Mega Man Music – Twenty Years of Auditory Excellence (Appreciation Thread)” over at NeoGAF. So if you’re a fan of the Blue Bomber’s musical work; it’s well worth checking out. Oh, and it looks like Nobuo Uematsu and The Black Mages are going to do a third album.

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