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Video Game Review: Rhythm Paradise Megamix – Play That Funky Music

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  • Nintendo 3DS

The idea of the perfect deserted island game is something that has eluded games for years. The premise is simple, what game would you want to have with you should you find yourself stranded on a deserted island? Now it’s quite natural to (unrealistically) hope to have access to some massive MMO or a massive sandbox where the possibilities are endless. While these are rather noble suggestions, I think there is a very specific genre that people are overlooking. People love music and there will always be use in keeping your co-ordination in check, so why don’t people suggest more rhythm games? Realistically, rhythm games probably make up some of the better games to be lost on a desert island with, but is Rhythm Paradise Megamix so entertaining that you would want to be lost with it?

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Rhythm Paradise Megamix is a bit of an oddball game. It is wacky and zany, with a lot of variety. For most of us, our experience with rhythm games has probably come from games like Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution. While these games aren’t necessarily bad or boring by any means, their gameplay is kept the same throughout the experience. With Rythm Paradise Megamix this does not feel like the case. The activities or stages of Rythm Paradise Megamix are kept incredibly varied and interesting to say the least. You’ll go from practicing your karate to playing badminton between two airplanes, all while trying to stick to a specific rhythm. You’ll be drawn in by the odd looking visuals but the funky tunes will ensure that the game has a firm grip on your attention.

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Simplicity is the name of the game here and quite rightfully so. This is something that is best kept simple in order to keep players going. Rhythm Paradise Megamix doesn’t need to take you long for a challenge or some incredible story, but rather it just needs to make sure it keeps a smile on your dial for the 5-30 minute sessions you’ll find yourself playing for. The best way to describe Rhythm Paradise Megamix is a fun time sink, which is perfect for the 3DS. You can quickly open it up, play a few stages and go on with your day and be perfectly content. One of the most interesting prospects of the game is that so quick and easy to get in to and can realistically serve as some entertainment while you wait for other games to load. It’s something that, at its core, exists purely for fun. You’re presented with simple rhythm challenges that can be challenging at times but ultimately won’t take too long to overcome.

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Rhythm Paradise Megamix is just pure unadulterated fun. It doesn’t take itself seriously at all and that’s probably its greatest strength. You can play this as much or as little as you like and still find yourself with a grin on your face. It’s a pleasure to look at and play and quite frankly that’s all it needs to be to be a worthwhile game.

The idea of the perfect deserted island game is something that has eluded games for years. The premise is simple, what game would you want to have with you should you find yourself stranded on a deserted island? Now it's quite natural to (unrealistically) hope to have access to some massive MMO or a massive sandbox where the possibilities are endless. While these are rather noble suggestions, I think there is a very specific genre that people are overlooking. People love music and there will always be use in keeping your co-ordination in check, so why don't people suggest more rhythm games? Realistically, rhythm games probably make up some of the better games to be lost on a desert island with, but is Rhythm Paradise Megamix so entertaining that you would want to be lost with it? Rhythm Paradise Megamix is a bit of an oddball game. It is wacky and zany, with a lot of variety. For most of us, our experience with rhythm games has probably come from games like Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution. While these games aren't necessarily bad or boring by any means, their gameplay is kept the same throughout the experience. With Rythm Paradise Megamix this does not feel like the case. The activities or stages of Rythm Paradise Megamix are kept incredibly varied and interesting to say the least. You'll go from practicing your karate to playing badminton between two airplanes, all while trying to stick to a specific rhythm. You'll be drawn in by the odd looking visuals but the funky tunes will ensure that the game has a firm grip on your attention. Simplicity is the name of the game here and quite rightfully so. This is something that is best kept simple in order to keep players going. Rhythm Paradise Megamix doesn't need to take you long for a challenge or some incredible story, but rather it just needs to make sure it keeps a smile on your dial for the 5-30 minute sessions you'll find yourself playing for. The best way to describe Rhythm Paradise Megamix is a fun time sink, which is perfect for the 3DS. You can quickly open it up, play a few stages and go on with your day and be perfectly content. One of the most interesting prospects of the game is that so quick and easy to get in to and can realistically serve as some entertainment while you wait for other games to load. It's something that, at its core, exists purely for fun. You're presented with simple rhythm challenges that can be challenging at times but ultimately won't take too long to overcome. Rhythm Paradise Megamix is just pure unadulterated fun. It doesn't take itself seriously at all and that's probably its greatest strength. You can play this as much or as little as you like and still find yourself with a grin on your face. It's a pleasure to look at and play and quite frankly that's all it…

Give Yourself To The Rhythm

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Rhythm Paradise Megamix is a fun way to spend a couple of minutes and that's all it needs to be. It's wacky and weird but enduring, ensuring that it'll keep a smile on your dial for a good few hours.

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