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  • Summary: With more than 50 songs to choose from, MUSYNX is the next destination of choice for rhythm game fans to rock out and stretch their rhythmic fingers! The simple, organic game mechanics will put players to the test with rhythms and beats like no other. With multiple difficulty levels and aWith more than 50 songs to choose from, MUSYNX is the next destination of choice for rhythm game fans to rock out and stretch their rhythmic fingers! The simple, organic game mechanics will put players to the test with rhythms and beats like no other. With multiple difficulty levels and a huge range of genres to choose from (pop, classical, trance, vocaloid, R&B, and more), players will be glued to their Nintendo Switch for hours and hours, whether at home or on the go. Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 80
    Musynx is as no-frills as rhythm games get. That's not necessarily a criticism, because the music - the most important feature of the genre - is a stand-out delight. I will play this one a lot more than I play DJ Max or Superbeat Xonic, for example. And yet, while the promise of plenty of DLC music to come is exciting, Musynx also lets itself down by being far too easy, and limited in features, to hit those high notes as one of the best examples of the genre.
  2. 80
    The rough edges stand out mostly because the game can otherwise become an engrossing way to evaporate free time. Mileage may vary based on your ability to enjoy the game’s music, but with its highly customizable difficulty and excellent representation of the tracks as note patterns, this game will welcome in anyone who can find themselves lost in the music.
  3. Jun 25, 2018
    80
    Barebones in organisation and structure but absolutely joyous in its presentation, Musynx is pure rhythm game fun. Excellent, upbeat music that focuses on lesser-exported areas of Asian pop, charming, cleverly creative visuals, and rock-solid gameplay in both button and touch modes all come together in a lovely, personality-filled package.
  4. Jun 26, 2018
    80
    This is one of the easiest games to recommend to rhythm game fans. I still think Superbeat Xonic is a better overall game for newcomers to the genre, but rhythm fans are likely going to get all the games anyway and this is well worth the money.
  5. Jul 3, 2018
    80
    Musynx is a light, quick, and challenging music game with plenty of reasons to keep you coming back for more. It may be devoid of endless options, additional difficulties, and all the window dressing that comes with the "bigger" rhythm games out there, but it's well worth taking for a test drive.
  6. Jun 21, 2018
    75
    Musynx is a solid addition to music games on the Switch, with some infectious songs and slick presentation. While limited in other aspects and not too beginner-friendly, this is a game that veterans and those wishing to improve their music game library should try.
  7. Jul 10, 2018
    70
    MUSYNX is an excellent entry point for anyone looking to get into rhythm games, but the difficulty can ramp up early on, despite the fine-tuning and customisable controls that are available. With over 90 tracks here, it certainly isn't light on content, but there really needs to be improvements made to the presentation to make it a little bit more accessible.
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  1. Jul 13, 2018
    9
    A bare-bones keysounded rhythm game with basically nothing but the one thing that matters: great music. It's not incredibly difficultA bare-bones keysounded rhythm game with basically nothing but the one thing that matters: great music. It's not incredibly difficult (although the Inferno difficulty is coming soon in a free update) and playing via touchscreen feels a little bit laggy, but it's absolutely worth it for anyone who considers themselves a fan of this genre.

    The various themes are all nicely done (I especially like the intentionally bad "kuso" one), but some of them can kind of obscure the note field unfortunately. Never badly enough to be frustrating but the darker themes tend to be harder to read. Apparently a theme selector is coming soon though apparently so that should be remedied for anyone who dislikes certain ones.

    The music itself covers a huge breadth of genres, but a good chunk of it is East Asian Vocaloid stuff, whether metal or pop or EDM. There is a lot of Mandarin in this game, and several songs that lean heavy into the more traditional Chinese side of things even. For me this is a real treat because I love that sound, but if you're put off by stuff like that then this game might not be your style.

    Overall it still feels like a mobile port, but it's a port of a great game at the right price. The fact that keys can be remapped is great and lets you use something like a fightstick if you want (way better than controller or touchscreen). Recommended highly to hardcore rhythm game fans, but for those who want something more than just raw charts to chew through this is not your spot. Casual players should wait for "Taiko no Tatsujin" later this month and they'll be happier since that has party games, multiplayer, unlockables and a little story-ish thing, as well as a dedicated drumcon.
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