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A Musical Story

Glee-Cheese Studio, Digerati Distribution, Bromio
Mar 2, 2022 - Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC

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No Recommendation
PC Gamer
65 / 100
IGN Italy
7.5 / 10
80 / 100
PlayStation Universe
8 / 10
Push Square
7 / 10
Nintendo Life
7 / 10
Digital Chumps
7.5 / 10
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A Musical Story | Release Date Trailer | PS5/PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, X/S, PC, IOS & Android thumbnail

A Musical Story | Release Date Trailer | PS5/PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, X/S, PC, IOS & Android

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Critic Reviews for A Musical Story


No Recommendation / Blank

Wonderful, lo-fi sounds and hand-crafted visuals make A Musical Story a clear a labour of love, sadly let down by its rhythm mechanics.

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Great music, delivered in frustratingly bitty form. A clever rhythm game that doesn't mesh with its prominent story.

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A Musical Story is a warm, interesting and charming small adventure about songwriting and inspiration with, at its core, an essential, but not shallow, rhythm game. It looks and plays as a 70s rock concept album and lingers through solos, emotional spikes and perfect esecution. Sometimes is a bit unfair, but well, the road to perfection can be harsh.

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A Musical Story seamlessly combines genres to create an unforgettable experience. Its rhythm segments are a refreshing take on conventions, helping it gain its own identity. In addition, the narrative is expertly delivered and takes advantage of its unique art style. Highlighted through its powerful imagery and stellar soundtrack, this sensitive coming of age story is a sumptuous and sentimental observation of a bygone era.

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A unique and finely crafted take on the musical rhythm genre, with lovely animated pixel-art stills and a truly excellent soundtrack telling the achingly heartfelt tale of a group of poor but talented musicians striving for success on their first tour. It's a brief experience and the lo-fi indie sensibilities may not be for everyone, but if you err towards left-field art and music, it's highly recommended.

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What the game ultimately delivers is a charming, unique debut title from a studio we’re certainly interested to see more of.

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In its mission to make you listen to its music, A Musical Story practically hands you a blindfold. The story asks you to relax into its acid-trip jam-session cool, but somewhat harshes the mellow with its insistence on repeating long phrases until they’re perfect. However, it looks and sounds fabulous, and will reward perseverance and repeated plays.

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A Musical Story wants to be an inspired rhythm game but its vibrant soundtrack and pleasant visuals do little to distract from the sole, central mechanic that never evolves, resulting in frustration and obscuring meaningful progression.

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