GamingReview: A Musical Story

Review: A Musical Story

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A Musical Story is a game that takes place in the 1970s where we follow the journey of a young man named Gabriel, a factory worker with a dream. His life, working in a canning factory, day in and day out can get a bit tiresome, undesirable, and it just feels like it’s taking him nowhere. So Gabriel decides to push onwards, towards his dream to build a band with his 2 other amazing friends, and the three of them try to build something more for themselves!

The main goal of this game is to complete the story and make the dream of these three friends in this band come true. All by playing the music through each gameplay, hitting the beats or marks around a circular designed game board, making sure to get it at the right time. Each one must be correctly done to move forward and the story can also progress, getting the friends in this band to their final destination Pinewood. This is their goal and where they want to give the best performance they can.

Play Your Hearts Out!

A Musical Story is just that, a story that shares a few artistic graphics of what is going on after each performance; the little game portion we have to play. I can totally appreciate that the game is very well designed, simple and easy on the eyes. There aren’t much crazy, blazing, and bright colors, but it does have that classic 70’s vibe in style and appearance. This includes the hair, clothing, the vehicle we are taking, and even just the entire scenery.

Plus the music that is playing, which is mainly our own creation, while the story progresses isn’t that amusing or entertaining, but it’s something and sort of fits the game’s theme. Additionally, each portion of the gameplay is very easy to play with simple button mapping makes it easy to play. The only problem I find is that it can be hard to know when to start with the first beat or the next ones afterward. It takes a few times to get it right, but soon it gets easier to get a hang of the gameplay. Especially, the way each stage goes in around like a circle and requires just two buttons left and right buttons on the controller to use to play the music.

Again, it’s not like the most music-filled game I’ve ever played. Yet, the gameplay is basically a repetitive action, using two buttons and aiming to hit the beats at the right time, even if the sound doesn’t really pick up or does it ever sound anything more than just a slightly unappealing music game. So it’s not something I was expecting when thinking 70s, it just feels a bit less of the exciting disco or anything that might be danceable or make you want to dance while playing. However, with the gameplay and the part, we have to do as the player, it’s just all about the right timing. Plus, no fear of losing the level or stage because even if you mess up, you can easily replay it while it goes around until you get it perfect. So don’t give up, just try, try, and try again till it’s 100% perfect!

After the little gameplay, the story appears. A new part of what is going on before we play again. It’s like a little image of the story that is going on. It isn’t a bad story, it’s quite different and how it plays it is even more original. It is a bit of a nice story and music-playing combination game. So yes, one thing about the game that I do really like and probably mentioned a few times is that it’s easy to learn quickly and not that much exciting.

Final Conclusion

Nonetheless, it’s not such a bad game. Simple, quick, and easy with its challenging features, trying to hit each beat on time. Though with full honesty, I’m not a big fan of music genres when it comes to gaming, but this wasn’t too bad. It’s all about perfect timing, with each little activity and it gets a little challenging, but can be a bit boring for me. However if music games are things you love that is fine too, don’t let me push you away from this game.

Lastly, the game might not take too long, but it does have its tougher parts. Maybe not as crazy as many music rhythm games, but it still will keep you engaged on timing to play perfectly. I must admit, I wasn’t great in the beginning, but after a while, it isn’t as bad as it was when I first started. Therefore, the game is not too bad, maybe a little less entertaining than many others, but for a simple music game, it’s not too bad.

SUMMARY

+ Great 70's Style Graphics
+ Easy Controller Buttons for Playing
+ Excellent Story Blended with Gameplay

- Not Easy to Know When To Start Pressing the Buttons to Play
- Not Too Much of an Upbeat Music Game, even for the 70s
- Not Such a Long Game

(Reviewed on Xbox One)
Natosha M
Natosha M
If it's a game filled with action, adventure, challenges, and a great story, you best believe it; I want to play it! I'm always excited to try something classic or original when it comes to a videogame.

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Review: A Musical Story+ Great 70's Style Graphics<br> + Easy Controller Buttons for Playing<br> + Excellent Story Blended with Gameplay<br><br> - Not Easy to Know When To Start Pressing the Buttons to Play<br> - Not Too Much of an Upbeat Music Game, even for the 70s<br> - Not Such a Long Game<br><br> (Reviewed on Xbox One)