Jul 20, 2010

CBVGR: Mad Maestro!

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Welcome to the Clearance Bin Video Game Review by Organized Remains. Mad Maestro for the PS2 is what we are playing today. The cheapest I found it was $4.50 at Half.com.

Do you know someone that will only listen to classical music? Are you that person? Well Mad Maestro shows us the way with a classical music rhythm game. Every note you hit is sensitive. Blue notes you hit softly, green notes you hit with a medium force, and red notes you hit hard. There is a meter to the right that tells you how hard you are pressing down the X button, or the other three buttons (You can choose, it doesn't matter). The left meter is the same meter from every rhythm game, if that turns sour then you fail.

For the story to this game... this fairy can sum it up for us. *Fairy*

What makes a rhythm game great is the music, does this have to music to back it up? If you like classical music then yes! I'm not the biggest fan of the genre, but all the songs in this game were great.

I've read that the controls are some people's biggest complaint. I have to disagree with that though. Until you get use to it you're going to have a hard time, but every rhythm game is like that. My biggest disappointment was that I got bored after only retrieving half the songs. After that I was just playing it for the purpose of beating it. There's replay value to the game because it features bonus games, but I can't find myself coming back to this game.

Final Say: For people that love classical music you have a fine rhythm game. If you don't like classical music, this game isn't for you. For people that are alright with classical music, and like rhythm games if you see any interest in playing this then go for it. I don't think you will be playing this for hours upon hours though.

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