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  • Summary: Over 70 songs, featuring old favorites and brand new ones. All the best songs from the arcade in your home. New for PS4: Friend Session, Guest Session, Ranked Match, and more.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Nov 5, 2018
    81
    Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! is focused on what makes the franchise enjoyable: its distinct take on rhythm gameplay. It may not have all sorts of extra mini-games and such but what's here is still a stellar entry in Namco's long-running series.
  2. Nov 9, 2018
    80
    Taiko is one of the greatest rhythm titles to ever exist, and although playing on a controller doesn’t quite replicate the true drumming feeling, Taiko No Tatsujin: Drum Session! is a masterful rhythm title that will hopefully continue to reach all fans for years to come.
  3. Dec 27, 2018
    80
    Despite the lack of a physical Taiko drum controller, Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session is a great game for rhythm fans. The songs are excellent, and although the amount of available DLC songs is overwhelming, there are more than a handful of tunes anyone can have a good time with. Better yet, the challenges presented by the bingo cards and online play give you plenty of incentive to start getting better at the whole soundtrack, and it's something you'd like to see utilized in other rhythm games. In short, Drum Session is well worth checking out.
  4. Nov 5, 2018
    70
    Without having the drum to test out, it is difficult to tell if Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! is an inferior game without it, but it is still most definitely a fun rhythm title in its own right with the regular controller. With only a few note types - and, therefore, buttons - to remember, this is simple to pick up, and the support options make it highly accessible to rhythm casuals. The higher difficulties and plentiful options to add handicaps allow experts to test themselves freely, too. For a very Japanese themed rhythm game that is chock-full of tracks, Drum Session! is well worth a beat.
  5. Nov 5, 2018
    70
    Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session achieves its goal of being incredibly simplistic but wonderfully addictive.
  6. Jan 23, 2019
    68
    When you get down to it, Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session is a two-button rhythm game with an obscure soundtrack. It certainly has a lot of personality, but there's just not enough to the game to hold your interest once the novelty wears off. Perhaps it would be different if you had the opportunity to play it with a drum controller, but we're not being given the opportunity to find that out for ourselves.
  7. Nov 6, 2018
    56
    The song selection is quite huge, but also very “special”, while the mechanics are merely solid and depending on the presence of the Taiko-Controller.

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
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  1. Apr 23, 2019
    8
    If you like rhythm games and games based on push the button at the right time, this game is a delight. The art is totally kawaii, the music isIf you like rhythm games and games based on push the button at the right time, this game is a delight. The art is totally kawaii, the music is great, and the game is totally addictive. You can play two players, has an online mode based on ghosts that is very fast and fun, there are hundreds of objects to unlock, no micro transactions, the level of difficulty is medium / high, but the learning curve is low , so in a couple of days you can learn to play it decently. This is a game made with love and I recommend it totally. I wish you could try it, I bought it and I have not stopped playing it. Among the songs come several of anime series and even the Japanese version of LET IT GO. I bought it in digital at PSN Store USA and it's located, on my PS4 it appears in Spanish, so I assume it's also in English. From now on I am a fan of this game !!! Sadly, RockBand 4 Drums don´t work (I hope Namco patch it), but playing with the normal controller is fine, but I want to try the drum controller that Namco made for this game.
    8/10 but when Namco add support for Rock Band Drum I will score it 10/10
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