More Reviews
REVIEWS Natural Doctrine Review
This actually might be "your dad's" Japanese TRPG, and for those with a hankering for it, that can be a very good thing.

Pokémon Art Academy Review
Nintendo’s handheld gets new drawing tools and lessons for fans of a franchise that has slowly grown into incredible popularity through its richness in character.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved
Release date: Out Now

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Release date: 11/04/14

Far Cry 4
Release date: 11/18/14

Dragon Age: Inquisition
Release date: 11/18/14


LATEST FEATURES 7 Problems With Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX [Hands-on Preview]
For the last time, Aqua, NO I will not go out with you! (Yes, yes I will, actually.)

Xbox Downloads October 2014 - Updating Each Week
Microsoft's Xbox One console continues an Xbox Live revolution started over a decade ago. Here's hoping Summer of Arcade makes it to the platform next year.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
I Don't Want to, but I Have To...
By oblivion437
Posted on 10/20/14
Well, Gamergate has spilled over into the mainstream media and the coverage appears to be nearly uniformly dreadful. Take " What is Gamergate, and What Does It Say About Gender In Video Games? " by David Konnow as an example.  It appears that the writer has done little to no...

Dyad Review

danielrbischoff By:
danielrbischoff
07/25/12
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Arcade 
PLAYERS 1- 1 
PUBLISHER Sony 
DEVELOPER Right Square Bracket Left Square Bracket 
RELEASE DATE Out Now
E Contains No Descriptors

What do these ratings mean?

Synesthesia.


"Noun. The production of a sense impression relating to one sense or part of the body by stimulation of another sense or part of the body."
 
Many downloadable arcade games try to match the colors on screen to the music and gameplay. Geometry Wars and Rez HD kicked off the trend on the Xbox 360, but the PSN is not without its contenders, Dyad among them. Does the sensation hold up?


Dyad is a music-action-puzzle hybrid, providing the nimble-fingered an opportunity to strut their stuff. In the early stages you utilize the game's core mechanic: "hooking" pairs of enemies in order to gain speed. As your avatar races down the tube of kaleidoscopic colors, orange and blue enemies will scroll towards you. Tagging like-colored enemies gives you speed, while mismatching breaks the string and slows you down.
 
Accurately matching pairs will send you flying at breakneck speed and the music accelerates to match. Later levels add modifiers and the ability to lance through enemies after avoiding enough of them to power up your avatar.


Many of the challenges require players to match a specific number of pairs of enemies or lance a specific number of obstacles. Other challenges will have you race against the clock or make it to the end of a track under certain conditions.
 
All of these levels have leaderboards filled with amazing times and exceedingly high scores, but even if you fail to place a three-star score, comparing results against your friends list is worth playing again for those few extra points.
 
Perhaps the best pieces of each level are also the most challenging. Once you've completed the base objective, you can replay them under trophy objectives that inspire even faster reflexes and higher scores.


While Dyad offers quite a bit of gameplay for $15, it can be seen as a one-trick pony. By the time you've beaten every level, you'll probably be fatigued and bored with its gameplay. What's more, it doesn't have the endless replayability of other arcade games.
 
Despite those drawbacks, the highly stylized Dyad is well worth your time and money. Once you get in the zone and start hitting enemies in succession, the blistering speed, graphics, and sound can put you in a trance. Pretty soon you'll hear colors.
 
Code not provided by publisher.
Dyad
fullfullfullfullempty
  • Wondrous music
  • Moves
  • Adding layers of gameplay
  • Shallow and repetitive
  • Hyper-stylized
Reviews by other members

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.

More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

 


More information about Dyad
Also known as: dyad,dyack


More On GameRevolution