The international is in the break, relationships are in tatters, and goals are being beaten. How can we help a majority of these humans? According to Elite Beat Agents, it’s through the strength of affection- er, track.
Released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS and advanced using iNiS, Elite Beat Agents is a wacky rhythm game revolving around an unusual solid of characters who want help. Timing is prime while the song begins as you hit the markers properly as the diminishing halos coincide with the numbered circles (a mechanic that jogged my memory of Lost Odyssey’s purpose ring gadget). Phrase markers upload rolling action to the beats, like a bowling ball. You have to comply with your stylus. In mixture with spin markers, a typhoon of tags outcomes in frenetic melody taps that ramp up with every bankruptcy and grow into an annoying sprint of rhythmic chaos to the point an alien invasion occurs.
Yes, it’s an alien invasion. The memories vary from the bizarre to the stranger, and a variety of humor comes from the over-the-pinnacle presentation in comic panel shape. The builders are amusement with subjects just like the cultural angst of the outstanding wealthy who have to war with being abandoned on a tropical island or a “lazy inheritor” who will lose his inheritance if he doesn’t dress up as a ninja and thieve lower back corporate secrets and techniques that have been purloined. The latter, which is ready to Jamiroquai’s “Canned Heat,” has a surreal sprint up a skyscraper, a door being slashed open by way of a samurai sword handiest to come upon a couple having a secret affair, a hallway full of laser beams, and a flow of shurikens being tossed at protection guards.