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  • Summary: Sayonara Wild Hearts is a dreamy arcade game about riding motorcycles, skateboarding, dance battling, shooting lasers, wielding swords, and breaking hearts at 200 mph.

    As the heart of a young woman breaks, the balance of the universe is disturbed. A diamond butterfly appears in her dreams
    Sayonara Wild Hearts is a dreamy arcade game about riding motorcycles, skateboarding, dance battling, shooting lasers, wielding swords, and breaking hearts at 200 mph.

    As the heart of a young woman breaks, the balance of the universe is disturbed. A diamond butterfly appears in her dreams and leads her through a highway in the sky, where she finds her other self: the masked biker called The Fool.

    Journey through a custom-written pop soundtrack, chase scores, and set out to find the harmony of the universe, hidden away in the hearts of Little Death and her star-crossed allies: Dancing Devils, Howling Moons, Stereo Lovers and Hermit 64.

    Let’s Pop!
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Mar 16, 2020
    90
    It’s often described as a ‘pop album video game’, but Sayonara Wild Hearts is more than that. It’s a love letter to both gaming and music, perfectly marrying the two mediums together in one expressive package. It’s an art form and one of the best indie titles to hit the Xbox One generation.
  2. Mar 8, 2020
    85
    Sayonara Wild Hearts transcends the simple video game definition, becoming more of an abstract music experience, almost like a long and interactive electropop videoclip. Its great art design, high variety of gameplay styles and memorable original soundtrack only get partially offset by an overly low challenge level and some design problems, but it's undoubtedly one of the best indie and rhythm games of the last few years.
  3. Mar 9, 2020
    85
    Sayonara Wild Hearts is an arcade game full of reverie where you ride a motorcycle, skateboard, dance battles, shoot with lasers, swords and hearts are broken. All this at full speed and accompanied by a unique and wonderful soundtrack and visual section.
  4. Feb 29, 2020
    84
    Even with its shortcomings, Sayonara Wild Hearts is an absolutely mind-blowing experience that gamers of all types must play.
  5. Apr 16, 2020
    80
    Sayonara Wild Hearts is more of a hyperactive dream pop music video than it is a video game, and that’s a great thing when a lot of what is released these days is gritty post apocalyptic shooters. Sayonara Wild Hearts is a breath of fresh air, an absolute joy to play and has some of the most interesting achievements this achievement hunter has ever unlocked.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 19, 2020
    10
    Love this game,
    i fell in love with those amazing music,
    the team behind this must be talented.
  2. Dec 10, 2020
    10
    This game is beautiful, it's got a great music and incredible graphics. And the credits scene makes wanna cry.
  3. Dec 10, 2020
    10
    when you play this game you have fun and that's all you need. and if you're not convinced you get to shoot robot wolfs with a big ol gun
  4. Jul 10, 2020
    8
    This game is unique in many ways. It messes with the concept of what we consider a game. And on top of that it is a bomb of creativity.This game is unique in many ways. It messes with the concept of what we consider a game. And on top of that it is a bomb of creativity. According to the creators this game is "A Pop Álbum Videogame", and I agree.

    The gameplay game is very frantic, fast, diverse, unique and fun. But I personally found that some levels are much lower than others (all Heartbreaks for example). Even though they are mostly good. The archangels (boss fights in the game) are really cool, each one has a very varied and very cool 'fight'. There was an arcana that I didn't like very much, the 'Hermit'.

    The level design and artstyle of this game are very beautiful, stylish and very unique.

    The story of this game is one of very subjective ones that only tells you very few things and leaves many open for interpretation. I don't like it very much so my grade went down.

    The soundtrack is a major part of the game. She gets immersed in the gameplay mechanics and some even complement the story.

    But what makes this game incredible is the combination of all these extremely creative and well thought out aspects.
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  5. Mar 8, 2020
    7
    Sayonara Wild Hearts is a Neon-Dream Rythym Experience Game. Just enough of a game to be called a game, but a definite experience. About aSayonara Wild Hearts is a Neon-Dream Rythym Experience Game. Just enough of a game to be called a game, but a definite experience. About a young woman with a broken heart and overcoming it. This game presents a rhythmic journey with some wild aesthetics. Throughout the game, you're presented with a rhythmic reflex challenge that grows as you progress. The game starts out simple, controlling from side to side and hitting A at the right time. The music is woven into the gameplay, and you should really focus on those beats, as they are a guiding path, along with the trails of hearts. Follow these two things and you'll have an enjoyable experience. The game's mechanics are constantly evolving around you, presenting a slight addition to what's already there, and keeping the gameplay fresh until the end. And end that felt too soon, coming in at just around an hour of gameplay. The hypnotic beats and neon dream appeal kept me drawn in, even though the theme of the game didn't as much interest me. The game is narrated by Queen Latifah. A wild ride, and an unforgettable journey where you battle a Cyborg Cerberus on the back of a motorcycle with Lazer guns while saving the universe and mending your heart. Expand
  6. Feb 12, 2021
    5
    I cannot skip the cut scenes with drops it down a lot for me, but the game play is nice.