Nintendega's Review for Bit.Trip Saga
SHORT REVIEW AT THE BOTTOM. I honestly don't understand why there is any hate at all on this game. I mean sure this version doesn't have all of the bonus content that Bit.Trip Complete has for the Wii. But if your looking for bonus content go for that version I bought this verison for the portablity. The 3D effects in the game are really wonderful as well. For those of you who are light of knowledge on the series the series has 6 games in all, originally released on WiiWare, these titles are like a tribute to the old Atari/NES days of gaming. All of the game have a sort of style of rythym in it, for example, in the fourth game, Runner, you jump, kick, spring, slide, and block to the beat of the song. One pro to buying this version, the series on WiiWare costs $40 in all so there is a major price difference. The first game in the series is Beat. This game has the style of "Pong". As the song plays squares come out and you hit them back to the rythym of the song with the Pong style paddle. The second game in the series is Core. In the middle of the screen there is a cross like such, +. Squares come out from all directions and you hit the corresponding direction on the d-pad and press the A button when it gets to the line. Its kind of like Dance Dance Revolution only using the D-Pad and it's also kind of like Guitar Hero with the style of matching the beat with the line. As you can tell it's a lot simpler than it is to explain. The third game in the series is Void and it's a lot easier to explain. You start out as a black, sort of blob, one can call it an 8bit circle. As a song progresses black and white squares or "beats" come out and you must collect the black beats and a"void" the white ones. When you get too big you can pop the circle and grow again. The fourth game in the series, and my personal favorite, is Runner. It's an ode to classic platforming in the 80's and early 90's. Commander Video runs along to a song, you cannot controll if he stops or goes faster, he'll only stop if you run into an obsticle without sliding under it, kicking it, jumping over it, blocking it, or springing over it. All of this you do to the rythym of the 8bit chiptune song playing. The fifth game in the series is Fate. Once again Commander Video himself saves the day by moving along a line called the "Vibe" as enemies jump on to the screen you shoot them before they shoot you. This game is a lot like some of the early arcade shooters. The sixth and final game in series Flux returns to the roots of the Bit.Trip series. Again with the Pong inspired gameplay as beats appear you block them back with the paddle to the rythem of the song. SHORT REVIEW: The series in entirety has amazing visuals, great chiptune/8bit inspired music, great gameplay and really good nostalgic styles to the games. I personally love the series and I can't wait for Runner 2 and I hope it comes out for the Wii U. If you love the glory days of gaming you will love this modern take on the 8bit days. Pick it up.
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bit trip is a popular game that was on wii ware now its on 3ds play all 6 bit trip games that are bit trip beat bit trip core bit trip void bit trip runner bit trip fate and bit trip flux the only one i played was bit trip runner the others i dont know what you have to do bit trip runner i think was the best you help comander video jump slide kick and more and if you dont have a 3ds check out bit trip complete for wii so buy bit trip saga or bit trip complete today
Why Is There So Much Hate? It's Awesome!
I don't understand why so many people are hating this version of the game. You bought it on a handheld, so you could play it on the go. It doesn't have to have HD graphics, and have the best speakers to play the music through. It just has to have it's standard gameplay. And the sound, as long as it's not downgraded, is fine. If you want the ultimate visual/audio experience, go buy Bit.Trip Complete, for the Wii, so you can play it on your HD Widescreen TV, with it's 7.1 Audio Channel. But, back to my point, the game is fine for a handheld. There is nothing wrong with it, graphically, or audibly. (Unless, you count the slight lag there is when you turn the 3D on.)
When it comes to the game itself, I like the old graphic style. It reminds me of the Atari days. And it let's new gamers know what the Atari graphics were like, without it completely being downgrading and making everything boring. Plus, the music to this game is awesome. If you happen to have pre-ordered it, like I did, then you got the Soundtrack Sampler, which let's you experience the music by itself.
The only minor complaint I have of this game, is the fact that in "Bit.Trip Fate," the controls have been made only for right-handed people. (You use your LEFT thumb to move the analog stick, and your RIGHT hand to aim, and shoot.) I, unfortunately, am not right handed. But, I'm glad I'm not. I liked having that extra challenge. I still managed to beat it using my right hand to shoot, even though I'm a lefty.
In conclusion, if you want the better audio/visual experience, go buy Bit.Trip Complete on Wii. But, if you want it, just so you can play it on the go, then this is definitely worth $40/$20.
Simple, challenging, addicting
This game is simple, yet addicting. The graphics are cool and old-school, but the 3D gives it an interesting punch, so to speak. People keep complaining about the sound quality, and I really don't know what they're talking about, as I'm enjoying it just fine. This game is a welcoming break from most of today's selection. No heavy story line to bog you down, no complex controls. And yet, despite it's lack of complexity, it's still fun. This game is perfect for someone who still loves to play the classic 8-bit games.
I had great expectations about this game. Maybe I thought it would be better than it looked. I was wrong.
Who in their right mind would pay $40.00 for an Atari game? That's exactly what it is. Atari age gaming. Please, We are in the year 2011, not the 1970's . When I buy a game, I would like to blown away by the graphics and/or Sound. This game missed the mark by 30 years.
I am not saying that the game was easy, the levels got harder and harder but it was still 6bit,,I mean 8bit gaming. If you like repetitive games that keep going, by all means, this is for you, but not for players expecting great graphics or sounds.
Beyond my Expectations
The game is quite well, the game had all bit trip games and it was great, the graphics is identical to the wii, the controls were easy to use and last the music is freaking amazing specially bit trip runner
From someone who has played these games before hand on my Wii I am pleasantly surprised just how well this compilation is put together. The music and gameplay remain intact with some new control options (thank you stylus controls for beat and flux). If you are interested in truly fun and challenging games give this a try (or bit trip complete if you prefer).
The things that makes these games great are the gameplay and the music. Take away one of those though, and the other can't hold up the experience on its own. Unfortunately for this collection the 3DS hardware takes the music out of the picture.
Headphones are a must for this game, not because it's the best way to hear the game, but because it's the only way to hear the game. Even then the music and beats never have much force behind them, and for a rhythm based collection of games, that's a killer.
If you have a Wii, go for the Wii collection. I wish I had.
If you don't have a Wii, than just pass on the 3DS version. I wish I had.
Trouble Pre-Purchasing The Game
First off -- these 6 games are amazing, ive played them all on wiiware and i want this on day one
however, i'm having difficulty buying it -- 3 of my friends and i have all tried pre-purchasing it and it isn't letting us buy the game? is anyone else running into the same difficulty?
if people dont understand about the bits and all that, i think the 3d will only be used to make the bit person in the front and the objects/stage/enemy or somewhat will be just 3d, i guess.. cant wait for this game to come out