Review: Lyrica: A Music-Rhythm Game With Depth And Intrigue
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Lyrica: A Music-Rhythm Game With Depth And Intrigue

By Sean Robbins (SeanBird) Host / Executive Producer of
The J-Pop Exchange

Musicality is a big part of Lyrica. While there are many music-rhythm games on the market that suffer from the problem of not having interesting music or lacking a gameplay dynamic in which you really feel like you are interacting with the music; Lyrica succeeds where others fail and offers so much more.

There are 3 main game modes in Lyrica:

- Story: This mode allows you to play as various Chinese historical figures and experience their individual growth and development. This is revealed through story cinematics which are enhanced by musical gameplay sections that relate to their narrative.

- Songs: This mode simply focuses on the musical gameplay elements.

- Challenge: This musical mode is recommended after having played the game for a while. In this mode, you are presented with relatively difficult challenges (such as maintaining a high rank). One nice aspect of this game is that if you happen to meet one of the conditions to satisfactorily complete a challenge of this mode while playing one of the other modes, you will receive credit for accomplishing the challenge.

In addition to the depth and variety offered in this game musically, you are given ample opportunity to learn about Chinese history and poetry. You are also presented with information about some of the performers of the songs.

Through the integration of an RPG-based level-up system, you continuously have the opportunity to unlock more music (57 songs in all!) and artwork. Thus, no matter how long you play, the game always manages to draw you back in, through the ability to unlock more content throughout.

With such great depth and breadth of material and intuitive musical gameplay to experience, Lyrica is a must-own game.

Review copy provided by Cosen Co. Ltd


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