There isn’t precisely an abundance of rhythm video games out there on the Change (definitely not lately), so it goes with out saying that Klang 2 stands out a bit from the pack just by catering to this oft-overlooked style. We’re unsure why Tinimations determined to carry Klang 2 over to the Change earlier than its predecessor, however from what we’ve seen this entry is the stronger of the 2. Klang 2 isn’t excellent and it’s fairly brief, but it surely efficiently provides up an pleasing rhythm motion expertise that style followers will wish to find out about.
Klang 2 technically has a narrative, though it’s hardly something that feels significantly price experiencing. From what we will inform you’re enjoying within the position of an amnesiac “rave warrior” named Sonus, who’s being haunted by ghosts which might be by some means associated to his mystical tuning fork-like Tuneblade. A mysterious magical eye being named “A-Eye” thus decides to assist him be rid of the ghosts ceaselessly, however provided that he pledges his timeless allegiance to the attention after he’s achieved.
Or one thing like that; it’s a very weirdly advised story.
All narrative strangeness apart, the rhythm motion gameplay on the centre of Klang 2 hits all the proper beats. There are solely two components you must fear about—your left stick and the ‘Y’ button—and also you get by means of ranges by pointing the stick at symbols in time with the music and tapping ‘Y’ when essential. Easy sufficient, however issues are sophisticated a bit of extra by the truth that all of the rhythmic gameplay is being layered over a battle. Every faucet corresponds to Sonus dashing round and swiping at foes together with his Tuneblade, and this mixes up the gameplay as a result of you must continually concentrate on each Sonus’ place and the place of the subsequent image.
It’s very often that his sprint will drive you to have to vary the L-stick enter on the final second, and this could make for some thrilling sequences. The draw back to that is that Sonus is as brightly neon coloured as all the things else on display screen, so it’s fairly straightforward to lose sight of him within the sensory overload of a track’s climax, which may throw you off and doubtlessly value you the track for those who make sufficient errors. Moments like this occur continuously sufficient that they do are likely to disrupt the move of the gameplay, however there’s additionally nothing fairly like whenever you lastly end up in that zen-like state the place you’re smashing by means of dozens of beats in a row with excellent accuracy. Thus, we’d say the gameplay is satisfying, however Klang 2 may’ve made its extra intense moments a bit of extra readable.
Naturally, a rhythm sport is nothing and not using a killer soundtrack, and Klang 2 thankfully doesn’t disappoint on this regard. This soundtrack is totally full of a litany of pulse-pounding, hard-hitting home and techno tracks that completely match the ridiculously colourful fantasy environments. It have to be mentioned that the music tracks are likely to blur collectively after a bit, however there’s sufficient selection right here that it feels worthwhile.
Although Klang 2 has its points, we really feel that it nonetheless provides up a satisfying and distinctive sufficient tackle the rhythm style to at the very least be price your consideration. This isn’t essentially a title that we’d advocate to anybody seeking to get their ft moist with rhythm video games, however followers will seemingly discover sufficient to like right here that it’s at the very least definitely worth the comparatively low value of admission.