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Thursday
Nov012012

Pixelated Playtime: FromPulse (XBLIG)

FromPulse is one of the best Xbox LIVE Indie Games I've played all year. The game comes from Pixel Molotov and is essentially an endless runner mixed with a rhythm game. In the game, you take control of a nice little fella named Vegah and must press one of the four face buttons as Vegah, who turns into a ball, moves over an on-screen button of this color or that color—whichever color button is on screen corresponds to which face button you press—all while wonderful music plays along with you. It sounds simple, and it is, but the game slowly grows more and more challenging at a pace that never throws too much out there too fast.

Since music is such an important part of the game, it's important that the music doesn't, you know, suck. Well, the music I've heard so far has all been fantastic and different enough from level to level to keep the game fresh. On top of that, the visuals are both enjoyable to look at and change significantly from level to level, which made it hard for me to put down the controller when I was always excited to see what the next level looked like. I've only dabbled in FromPulse so far, so everything I say may end up as hogwash, but so far the game has been an absolute blast, and at 80 MS points, it's hard to say no.

Reader Comments (1)

Thanks for the review Marc! I'm downloading this right away, sounds awesome. If not for your review, I would have completely missed it.
November 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMickael Eduardo

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