Yea, I hate when people talk like that, but it’s about all that came to me for a title. Partially because I’m a bit brain dead, and most because I’ve been playing a new DS game like a mad man. Well it’s not really a game. More like an application so to speak. But it’s far from boring. What goodness do I speak of? Korg DS-10 for the Nintendo DS of course!
I knew this game came out in Japan sometime back, but it was never slated for a Stateside release. Thanks to the boys at XSEED, publisher of the recently released Retro Game Challenge, we Westerners get a crack at it. And man is it good crackin’.
I could go into lengthy detail, but needless to say, it is quite an amazing game, er, application. The last great music creation program was MTV Music Generator for the original Playstation, in my humble opinion. Though other music creation games have come out since, nothing really came close to that level. Now I can officially say after almost 10 years on the throne, MTV Music Generator has been dethroned. The customization of each tone, beat, hit, and sound is overwhelming to say the least. You can spend hours just on one tiny section of a song. I myself got lost in a beat last night.
It does have a bit of a learning curve. The instruction manual is over 40 pages, but thankfully it only takes a short amount of time before you get the hang of things making your own songs. Best of all, it’s portable, so if an idea comes to you, or you have a few spare moments, you’re good to go.
And I haven’t even scratched the surface on all this game has to offer. Needless to say this game will be getting a full review in a future episode of Substance TV. So why did I mention it now? Mainly because games like this are few and far between, and publishers like XSEED deserve support for taking the risk and publishing this masterpiece. So what can you do to help? Simple, buy the game. It’s the best $30 you’ll spend in a long time. For the cost of a DS game, you get something that would take a few hundred bucks to replicate otherwise.
Alright, enough banter, back to the business of beats.
Brian is the Managing Director here at Substance TV. He is the host of Substance TV, Game Grief, and co-host of Substance TV LIVE. A graphic designer by trade, his other love of 15 years is the bass guitar. Though he shares his love with his family as well. Luckily he has a wife who supports his video game game addiction, and his two amazing children. You can find him on Google + or via his Twitter @fortressfruit.