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  • Summary: Packing in a fully-fledged story mode with a colorful cast of musically-empowered heroes and villains, The Metronomicon sees you take control a party of eight newly graduated masters of the rhythmic combat arts to wage musical warfare against a multitude of dance-mongering fiends.

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    Packing in a fully-fledged story mode with a colorful cast of musically-empowered heroes and villains, The Metronomicon sees you take control a party of eight newly graduated masters of the rhythmic combat arts to wage musical warfare against a multitude of dance-mongering fiends.

    By switching between four concurrent hero-controlled tracks on-the-fly, youll select and activate a wide array of abilities and spells, buffs and nukes, with your performance and timing all-important in ensuring the effectiveness of your moves. In the RPG spirit, youll need to improve your characters stats, hunt down powerful equipment, and combine a multitude of newly-learned abilities switching between tanking, healing, buffing, and damage-dealing classes as required in real time.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Sep 1, 2017
    90
    If you’re looking to unlock your inner D&D dance machine, look no further than The Metronomicon: Slay the Dance Floor. If you’re feeling really ambitious, you can whip out your old DDR dance mats or Rockband 4 guitars. You know, really get immersed in the whole party style. Just be prepared for some humbling gameplay and to come away singing the songs for days on end.
  2. Aug 28, 2017
    90
    The Metronomicon: Slay the Dance Floor is one of the most infectious rhythm games this year. Its perfect blend of music gameplay and RPG mechanics is an ambitious one that sticks the landing, and the addictive soundtrack will have your toe tapping long after you turned it off. Just stay away from the dancing bears if you’re not shaking it like a Polaroid.
  3. Sep 1, 2017
    83
    The Metronomicon: Slay the Dance Floor went from being a game that wasn’t on my radar, to being one of the more engrossing blends of video game mechanics I’ve played all year long. The stellar soundtrack combined with a solid base of RPG trappings makes for a really enjoyable time, and something that I doubt many developers could stick the landing on as well as Akupara Games and PUUBA have done here.
  4. Aug 28, 2017
    80
    The Metronomicon: Slay the Dance Floor is a lot of fun if you’re into rhythm games. I do wish that each of the levels were a bit more different, but what it lacks in variety, it makes up in solid gameplay. I don’t think any other game quite like it is out there.
  5. Aug 28, 2017
    72
    The game manages to do something different fusing rhythm mechanics with turn based battles, but the awkward controls made it difficult to completely enjoy. While the addition of multiplayer, a new character, and a brand new game mode might tempt some toward the console version, the game is clearly best suited to the PC. As all of the upgrades are coming to Steam as well, there's no real reason for existing fans to try out this new port. If you like RPGs, music, and rhythm gameplay, and prefer console or handheld gaming, I'd recommend Theatrythm: Final Fantasy any day.
  6. 70
    Taken exclusively as a rhythm game, there is so much to appreciate about Metronomicon. It does bring some new tricks to a genre that often feels quite stale for ideas, and has a truly killer soundtrack. But, this was meant to be a mix of RPG and rhythm games, and Metronomicon did let me down with the former.
  7. Oct 3, 2017
    70
    The Metronomicon successfully blends the mechanics of rhythm action games with the battle system of JRPGs. As such, it is well worth experiencing, although I am not sure how big a crossover market there is between those two genres. Unlike Persona 4 Dancing All Night, for example, the main element borrowed from RPGs is in the battling. If the concept intrigues you then there is much to enjoy, but only the most freakishly dextrous should try playing at the harder skill settings.
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  1. Sep 2, 2017
    8
    The Metronomicon: Slay the Dance Floor
    The Greatest Rhythm RPG game of all time
    Slay the dance floor is a rhythm role playing game featuring
    The Metronomicon: Slay the Dance Floor
    The Greatest Rhythm RPG game of all time
    Slay the dance floor is a rhythm role playing game featuring a 6 hours long story mode that can be played single and local multiplayer, a freeplay mode, and once you complete the story an undless mode…
    The game tells the story of 8 newly graduated master of the rhythmic combat arts who set out to take down these fools that dare try to step to you on the dance floor
    youre here to slay
    the game sort of mixes jrpgs with rockband…
    you start out with 4 characters but youll unlock the other 4 as your progress through the story…
    You start by choosing a song and you get to slaying the dance floor in 1 of the 3 difficulties..
    playing the game is actually a bit tricky..
    you have to move back and forth between the 4 characters to pull of their different movesm but you have to use the directional pad or the shape buttons to pull of directions and combinations of directions..
    And combinations just don’t work on a d pad.. so youre either going to have to assign the dpad 2 rections in your head and give the other 2 to the shapes I ended up holding my controller on a weird angle and using just the shapes and switching characters with my middle pinky finger
    that’s what worked for me…
    switching is so important because there are different character classes here, you have characters that can do magic attack, protection for your team, healing, taunting, or tanks with tons of strength, but you cant use the same enemy over and over because they go on a cool down before notes will start dropping..
    as you progress the game youll end up unlocking 3 different moves for each character in your party, these moves all have an element attached them like pokemon and enemies do have a weakness…
    so its also important to have a balanced mix of elements to pick at an enemies weakness… and to make things more interesting you can order the amount of notes needed in a row to pull off an attack with those attacks getting a bigger boost the longer they take to activate..
    so you can make a weaker attack a little stronger by putting it on top, or make a strong attack even stronger.. and rearrange them for a boss battle…
    every song has a boss attached to it, but youre only required to beat a stages final boss to move on…
    you have to defeat them before the song is over or you have to restart.. this again is why its important to keep an eye on elements and arrange them strategically..
    characters will unlock multiple moves so you can swap in new ones if a boss is giving you too much trouble..
    bosses and sidequests which is basically a song you’ve already completed with a challenge attached to it will drop items and gear you can assign to your party to increase their stats or make them immune to certain enemy effects
    I had tons of fun just sticking to the story and swapping my characters and their moves, leveling them up, filling up my team attack meter and waiting for the perfect song and moment to unleash it on enemies giving me trouble
    but theres plenty here for those that want more, there are leaderboards and again multiple difficulties for you to play on and become a dance floor slaying legend…
    Slay the dance floor is easily one of the most fun rhythm games ive played and of course it has great music that will be stuck in your head for days
    I give The Metronomicon: Slay the Dance Floor
    an 8/10
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