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  • Summary: Symphonica is an entirely new breed of music game. Its breezy controls and tightly integrated gameplay give you a taste of what it’s like to be an up-and-coming conductor via a wholly unique gaming experience. Give Chapters 0 through 3 a try for absolutely free!Featuring character design by Chinatsu Kurahana. StoryEinsatz, the city of music, founded by the legendary conductor Carlos and his companions and brought to where it is today by its citizens, the Audience. Talented musicians from around the world flock here with dreams of performing in King Hall at the top of Concerto Tower, which stands tall over the city.Takt has come to Einsatz to pursue his own dream of becoming the world’s best conductor. Little did he know that he’d be in charge of the ramshackle Fayharmonic, an orchestra on the verge of collapse. Leaning on Takt as their last hope, the Fayharmonic and their new conductor set their sights on King Hall.Thus begins the tale of Takt and his companions in song! Game Highlights1.Not Your Usual Music GameThe lack of specially designated tapping “hot spots” gives you more freedom, allowing you to feel more of what it’s like to be a conductor.Never-before-seen features like tempo shifts and real-time, control-linked volume changes put a fresh new spin on the music game genre (patent pending).2.Tightly Integrated Gameplay and StoryUnlike games that let you pick and choose only the songs you like, Symphonica puts you in the role of a conductor honing the skills of his musicians. In this novel approach to the genre, the music game portion is organically integrated with the story, so you’ll be drawn in by the gripping plot while performing stunning classical pieces.3.Go Even FurtherPerform at higher score levels to increase your orchestra’s Fame and add new pieces to your repertoire.Plus, once you’ve cleared a given song with a certain number of points, you can test your skill with a more challenging version of the song. It’s perfect for experienced music game aficionados!4.A Treasure Trove of Classical MasterpiecesFeaturing nearly 50 instantly recognizable songs (20 full performances and approximately 30 rehearsal pieces), including Dvorak’s New World Symphony and Beethoven’s Fifth. You might not necessarily know a piece’s name, but once you hear a few notes, you’ll be humming the whole thing!- Pricing -Chapters 0 through 3: FreeChapters 4 and beyond & bonus episodes: $2.99 eachChapters 4 through 7: $6.99 (4 chapters)Chapters 8 through the Epilogue: $6.99 (4 chapters)Set of bonus episodes: $6.99 (4 episodes)All chapters plus bonus episodes: $14.99 (12 chapters) Expand
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  1. Jan 2, 2013
    80
    Far to be fresh or polished as iNiS' previous games, Symphonica is still an excellent rhythm game. A must have for everyone who likes classical music.
  2. Oct 19, 2012
    80
    There are a few niggles surrounding Symphonica: the story's ridiculous, there's far too much cut-scene waffling and the beats are ever so slightly off, but we had a huge amount of fun playing the game. Anyone who enjoys rhythm games should definitely check it out.
  3. Oct 23, 2012
    70
    I'd recommend Symphonica for anyone even remotely interested. It's not the most innovative or engaging music game on the market, but the song selection is pretty unique and is well worth checking out on its own.
  4. Oct 25, 2012
    70
    The enthusiastic shouts that greet immaculate performances may be too generous a reception for Symphonica, but this disarmingly good-natured game is certainly worthy of appreciative applause.
  5. Oct 25, 2012
    60
    On a mechanical level at least, Symphonica is a decent rhythm-action game, with lots to keep your fingers busy across a variety of proven tunes, but the overall presentation and attention to detail lacks the x factor that iNiS is best known for. Yes, it's a comeback, but it's not quite the comeback we hoped for.
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  1. Aug 29, 2013
    6
    The game is very good and has a good storyline, characters, and very good gameplay that is really good on the iPad. But it is really overpriced I played through the entire game in about an hour and that makes it about a dollar for every 4 minutes. Expand