Songbird Symphony is one of the best games I have played this year. It came from no-where and melted my heart. It's a fantastic blend of several genres that is truly unique. It's a fun, easy-going musical adventure with a touching story. The art style and music is to die for and I cannot find any faults with it whatsoever. I want to play it for the first time all over again.
Now let's get down to the nitty gritty. Is Songbird Symphony worth adding to your collection? If you're a fan of these genres and enjoy niche little games, my answer is yes. The story is cute yet predictable, the puzzle solving fun, and the rhythm challenging. You can finish the game, discover all of the secrets, and claim that platinum trophy in under six hours if you're purely looking to add to your trophy count. Either way, for a game under $20, that's really not a bad deal.
In trying to be so many things at once, Songbird Symphony never truly succeeds at any of them. This is far from a deal breaker, however, as the game is an enjoyable and unique combination of elements. This mix is then paired with the adorable protagonist, funny writing with a lot of childish puns, and a bouncy soundtrack to create possibly the most wholesome game this year.
Songbird Symphony is a well-done rhythm game with adorable graphical style and animations, ear-catching soundtrack and a challenging gameplay. However, some varieties in rhythm battles, along with a lack of a map for better navigation in platforming sections, might lead to some frustrations; especially for the lesser experienced players in this genre
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If you're not turned off by Songbird Symphony's lack of challenge then it's sure to provide plenty of lighthearted entertainment.
If you’re looking for something different and enjoy platforming, puzzles and rhythm games, SongBird Symphony is for you! Each new area and species of bird you meet has its own soundtrack as well as fun and entertaining song-battle for you to take part within. I couldn’t help myself from singing along, cheering for our small protagonist’s achievements, becoming heartbroken when bad things happen, and cheering him on when all hope was lost. I’ve not been this emotionally attached to a video game for a while, I wanted to step into the game and give Birb a massive hug and never let go. I did find some of the song battles a bit overwhelming and borderline unfair, but it didn’t stop progression and there’s no requirement to achieve an S-rank on them for trophies or the in-game narrative.
A solid first-time attempt from Joysteak Studios, Songbird Symphony is a lighthearted, well, symphony of spectacular aesthetics, an endearing narrative, and simple, fun gameplay.