Do you remember Feep?
Okay. Do you remember post 217? Time travelling? Dinosaurs? MOTHERFUCKING ROBOT ZOMBIES?!
Well, Feep's made a game, so it's "support a GAFer" time! Luckily for you, all this really involves is playing a really awesome game!
PRICE: 240 Microsoft Points/practically nothing
RELEASE DATE: May 5th 2011
SYSTEM: Xbox 360
THING TO DO: Purchase it
Sequence is an RPG unlike any you'll have played before. Sure, you've battled monsters and probably even climbed towers before, but have you ever done it to a backdrop of "Stay Crunchy?"
Of course not!
Battles in Sequence are DDR-like affairs. If you find the concept baffling and need a reference point, try thinking about Puzzle Quest. Remember how it took an RPG narrative and put a match-3 game in for the battles? Sequence does the same but its battles are all musical and stuff! I should explain this better, or just get Feep to do it in a handy video!
Okay, I will explain better. There are three "fields" on the screen, representing your defence, your attack, and your mana, and you can switch between them with the triggers. Arrows come down on all three fields (sometimes all at once!) and your job is just to press the relevant button on your controller or your guitar or your dance mat or your toaster at just the right moment to play the note!
DEFENCE: Notes appear in short bursts in this window and are colour coded depending on their strength. This is the enemy, somewhat inconsiderately, trying to kill you. If you press the arrows in time then the enemy's attack will miss, if you don't then the enemy will attack you and you'll lose HP. Lose all your HP and... how long have you been playing games? You know this.
ATTACK: At the bottom is the spell ring, and you use the right stick to point to a spell and RB to choose it. At that point, a pattern of arrows unique to that spell will appear in the attack window and you have to hit them all to cast it. If you miss even one, the spell will fail and you'll lose your MP. You can queue up as many spells as you want, as long as you've got the Mana for it...
MANA: If you haven't got the Mana, it's to the Mana field with you! Missing arrows in this field doesn't penalise you at all, so you can ignore it for the most part. For every arrow you hit, though, you'll restore a couple of MP to yourself.
Fights are about getting a balance between the three fields, with your strategy hugely dependent on the length of a song. If the song finishes, you lose, so sometimes all out attack might be the best option, sometimes you might be faced with a strong attacker and plenty of time and so play more defensively.
That's how you play Sequence! There's plenty to discover outside of battles, but that's for you to find!
The music in Sequence comes from two people, and these bios have been in no way stolen from other places on the internet. Hell no.
RONALD JENKEES is an American composer and musician, best known for his YouTube keyboard performances, coverage on G4 TV's Attack of the Show!, and an appearance in Paste Magazine. His YouTube videos have been viewed (in total) over 46,000,000 times. Jenkees has thus far released two independent albums: the self-titled Ronald Jenkees (2007), and Disorganized Fun (2009).
DJ PLAESKOOL is a twenty-something year old college graduate living in Atlanta, Georgia (USA).
djplaeskool is an African-American, although he's never really been to Africa...
djplaeskool works as a financial operations analyst for Harland Clarke.
djplaeskool is left of center on most political issues.
djplaeskool drives a Toyota Matrix XRS.
djplaeskool makes music,
all for fun.
The cast of Sequence is amazing, and will make you laugh out loud. Here, meet a couple of 'em!
And many more!
Achievement Locked (disclaimer: this is a review I wrote)
Its impossible not to fall in love with Sequence. Even if the combat takes a few fights to get used to, theres so much else to like about the game that by the end, no matter how much you try to fight it, it will have stolen your heart.
Sequence is too sterile a title for this vibrant game, which will become known as one of the brightest lights on Xbox Live Indie Games. The flagship release from Iridium Studios breathes new life into the role-playing genre, taking inspiration both obvious and subtle from rhythm games.
In short, Sequence is an outstanding effort. Not only does it outclass practically everything else on the Indie channel, there's nothing else quite like it out there. For two quid, this has to be the bargain of the year.
Final Launch Trailer!
How to play Sequence.
How serious is Feep about making sure a dance mat works? VERY SERIOUS.
A non-final non-launch trailer
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The game's official website, just in case you need it for any reason.
A convenient link for you to click to download Sequence!
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