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  • Summary: VOEZ is played by touching falling notes in time with the music.

    Set in a fictional town named Lan Kong Town, which is modelled after Yilan in Taiwan, the story is centred around six high school students who form a band that eventually achieves international fame. Gameplay is simple,
    VOEZ is played by touching falling notes in time with the music.

    Set in a fictional town named Lan Kong Town, which is modelled after Yilan in Taiwan, the story is centred around six high school students who form a band that eventually achieves international fame.

    Gameplay is simple, requiring players to touch vertically falling notes that have hit a bar on the bottom of the screen.

    Depending on the song, the number of lanes for the notes increases and they shift side to side, making the screen look as if it is dancing to the music.

    There are over 100 songs in the library. Three difficulty levels Easy, Hard and Special are available. Players are able to choose difficulty levels according to their skill so they may enjoy all pieces.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 100
    A simply beautiful example of minimalistic elegance and functionality, refined to a near perfect degree.
  2. Mar 13, 2017
    90
    As music rhythm games go, VOEZ is one of the best I’ve ever played, up there with the likes of Parappa The Rapper, Hatsune Miku Project DIVA X and Gitaroo Man.
  3. Mar 6, 2017
    85
    In Switch’s launch lineup, this is the biggest surprise. A fascinating rhythm game that takes advantage of the touchscreen, sports a wide ranged soundtrack of almost 120 songs and an interesting art design.
  4. Mar 6, 2017
    80
    VOEZ is a beautiful rhythm game with a generous supply of songs and gorgeous artwork that makes you want to keep going back for more. The rhythm gameplay feels accurate and fits the songs nicely for the most part, particularly in harder difficulties, with a nicely designed learning curve to allow players to get into the swing of things.
  5. Mar 27, 2017
    80
    A surprisingly strong contender in the Nintendo Switch launch library, VOEZ is well worth its modest asking price for rhythm fans who need to scratch that IIDX itch.
  6. Mar 19, 2017
    80
    VOEZ is an outstanding musical title, but the way the difficulty progresses as the story does can be frustrating for many players. Still, for its price, it's a good choice if you like the genre.
  7. Mar 13, 2017
    60
    Voez makes its arrival on the Nintendo Switch as a rhythm game that features a wide selection of songs and making full use of the console's touchscreen. Those unaccustomed to this kind of games may find it repetitive and it can cause some physical discomfort after long periods of use, which along with a lack of a real progression system makes this a game aimed mostly at fans of the rhythm and music genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Mar 27, 2017
    10
    I'm a project DIVA fan and I thought this game was lame and lazy, but I was HORRIBLY wrong. It's style, music, gameplay, they are justI'm a project DIVA fan and I thought this game was lame and lazy, but I was HORRIBLY wrong. It's style, music, gameplay, they are just perfect. There are over 100 songs! I just love this game and I recommend it to everyone who loves music Expand
  2. Mar 22, 2019
    10
    This is definitively the best rhythm game outside of Japanese arcades that you can buy. It has some problems, first being a lack of aThis is definitively the best rhythm game outside of Japanese arcades that you can buy. It has some problems, first being a lack of a progression system (which fans of this genre should be used to anyways) and the swipe touch controls on the Switch seem finicky at times, but it hasn't stopped me from putting in over 2400 hours on this amazing game. I picked this up before my 12 hour flight to Japan, assuming I would only play it for a few minutes before moving on to something else, but I ended up playing the entire trip there and back and every single day since then. Every few months they add new music for free to keep things feeling fresh. The difficulty ranges from the absolutely boring, toddler level, all the way to the completely impossible to all but the most talented of players and everything in between. The song selection is wonderful, the colors are great, the controls feel great, and everything about this game is just fantastic. The only real problem I have with it is that it has made all other rhythm games feel so vastly inferior that I don't think I could ever play anything else. Expand
  3. Mar 9, 2017
    9
    A beautiful and excellent game, a great atmosphere and who would say that this console with so little time of departure would have games ofA beautiful and excellent game, a great atmosphere and who would say that this console with so little time of departure would have games of tantisima quality a few days after its launch without doubt a great indie and exclusive that you can not miss.

    Very good
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  4. May 2, 2017
    8
    One of the best rhythm games on mobile and you get the whole package at a much lower price.
    My only problem is that there is no online
    One of the best rhythm games on mobile and you get the whole package at a much lower price.
    My only problem is that there is no online feature in the switch version.No leaderboard and likely no regular updates.
    Overall a great game if you are rhythm game fan.The contents are overwhelming consider the $20 price tag.
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  5. May 3, 2017
    8
    I like rhythm games- and this is no exception. The game plays well and the majority of the songs are enjoyable- some are bizarre with prettyI like rhythm games- and this is no exception. The game plays well and the majority of the songs are enjoyable- some are bizarre with pretty dog being a family joke now... However, the gameplay is good- compared to Theatrhythm, HarmoKnight and Love Live School Idol Festival the controls are unique and work well. The graphics, while minimalistic, are fine and suit the game. An online feature would be nice but with the amount of content- there really is not too much to complain about. I love it and Voez will keep me coming back for a very long time Expand
  6. Dec 18, 2017
    8
    VOEZ, as a standalone game, demonstrates a very modern take on the Japanese-born genre. Around 30 songs have been added through softwareVOEZ, as a standalone game, demonstrates a very modern take on the Japanese-born genre. Around 30 songs have been added through software patches, and this was just what I needed in order to 100% the story. As usual with rhythm games, people that aren't good at rhythm will struggle with VOEZ because story progression is tied to performance. Expand
  7. Mar 9, 2020
    5
    Lacking compared to the other treyarch games. Quality of songs is also a little behind the others but that is mostly personal taste.

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