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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Chrystalize Preview: Missions

One of the things we're pushing for in TrotMania Chrystalize is a mission mode. Now, we don't exactly have the plot or organization done yet, but we are starting work on the missions themselves. As TrotMania: RIM content is mostly constant in terms of fine tuning at this point, they are considered safe for making missions for, since, as you'll see, there are some dastardly tricks these missions throw at you.

This one is called Follow Me, and it uses the song Radio Song / Superbus from the in-progress 1.60 patch. Now, the inspiration for this mission is the Pump it Up NX2 mission, Short Term Memory. If you've played that game or the Fiesta series, you know what the gimmick is. For those who don't, it's basically a complex game of Simon Says. For one measure, fake notes play on the screen showing a pattern. Then, the screen fades away, and you step the pattern you just saw in the next measure. It's easier than it sounds, and is definitely easier than Short Term Memory, since you see for a whole measure and you're only playing on single. However, the premise takes some getting used to, so it gets a level 3 out of 5.

Here's a gameplay video, courtesy of new resident videographer Berry Punch!