Rhythm games defined by their unique spin. Crypt of the NecroDancer combines tapping to the beat with roguelike elements. Thumper requires your undivided attention as it assaults your senses with speed, light, and sound. Aaero divides your attention between tracing ribbons of light and gunning down enemy ships to the pounding beat of electronic music. It’s a tight, well-crafted experience that will leave you tapping your feet and coming back for more.
Another year is coming to an end and with it comes everyone’s best-of lists, including mine. I’ll only be talking about games that I played this year, meaning some high profile games like Uncharted 4 and Civ VI won’t be on the list. Without further adieu, let’s begin!
I’ve enjoyed music/rhythm games for as long as I can remember: Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero, Crypt of the Necrodancer, and so on. When I saw a “rhythm violence” game by the name of Thumper teased a while back, I was immediately interested. I was hooked from its release a few weeks ago until I finished it last night. No matter how you look at it, Thumper isn’t a game to be missed.