Hi-Fi Rush

released on Jan 25, 2023

As wannabe rockstar Chai, you’ll fight back against a sinister robotics enhancement conglomerate using rhythm-amplified combat where everything – from the motion in the environment to the blows of combat – is synced to the music.

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This game has incredible style and character. The soundtrack is superb and gives combat a super punchy feeling. There are pacing issues at the start and towards the end but it's the ability to create amazing set pieces that draw you back in makeup for it and... 808 being a cute sidekick was a highlight for me!

the first few levels are a touch too long, and something about Chai’s move set outside of combat never really clicked with me. but this was honestly one of the best games ive played this year

An exceptionally unique and stylish hybrid of hack and slash and rhythm games.

Absolutely brilliant rhythm game with amazing soundtracks and hilarious moments. Worthy of playing over and over.

Better than most AAA games these days. It can feel a bit borring the first 2 parts and Chai is very annoying, but all that gets better with the last 3 bosses, they are excellent.
I usually prefer to play games in their original language, but with Hi-Fi Rush I decided to play with Latin American voices (I'm from here) and I really liked the dub because they didn't do the typical shitty Latin American dub that is just shitty Mexican modism (as if all are from Mexico lmao).
Regarding the gameplay it's a hacknslash combined with rhythm gameplay and classic plataform game, but don't worry, you don't need to be a pro at OSU to beat this game, it's really accessible.
Also, Korsica Besto waifu

It's pretty much a 10/10 in every aspect. It's very fluid (playing and looking). It's got a perfect art style for the tone of the game. It reminds me of some of the best aspects of Persona in terms of presentation.
I love the way the combat and traversal works. I'm a very rhythmic person on a day to day basis, I'm literally walking around whistling and snapping my fingers all day - this game feels like it was made for me. When I play games I do things to the beat all the time... and now seeing it turned in to the point of an action game is incredible to see.
Not only that but these are some of the best written characters of all time to be honest. Can't wait to see them return in a sequel (hopefully).
This game single handedly made me a massive fan of Tango. Previously, I played The Evil Within 1 and 2. I think 1 is pretty meh, but 2 is great. Now they're on my radar as possibly one of the best developers around.
It goes without saying... but man the music in this game is just lovely.