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Joystiq: Boogie a 'casual, unfocused Elite Beat Agents'

Joystiq spent some time with EA's handheld-ized version of Boogie, and found that it's still directly targeted at casual gamers, and that rhythm gamers spoiled on the difficulty of Elite Beat Agents may not be interested.

While Zack Stern found the dragging motions more natural as simulated dance moves than, say, the button presses of EBA, he hinted that the difficulty wasn't there, saying that "Boogie's lower risk and lower reward pitches it to new players." One mode in particular, Copycat, rewards accurate imitation of dance moves, without regard for rhythm. There are more traditional timing-based game modes as well, however.

Some of the ancillary features, like drawing decals on character clothing, might help give the game some longer life, as could the multiplayer. Overall, the impressions seemed positive, with the constant reminder that it's for casual audiences only.

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1. Is there a track list out for this game? I've been craving another music rhythm game other than Elite Beat Agents. Any suggestions?

Posted at 1:53PM on Sep 28th 2007 by sketchampm

2. I have to say that I am actually getting kind of sick of how many Wii games have childish graphic styles. I'm not one to shy away from those games when they are good, but it seems Nintendo and their developers are living up to the cliche that N games are for kids.

I'm not saying we need a bunch of Bioshock's, but there's no reason so many of these games need to look like the stuff my 3 year old watches.

Just my $.02.

Posted at 2:02PM on Sep 28th 2007 by Donna

3. I've been slightly miffed lately that Joystiq has been ignoring all the good DS releases and focusing on obvious shovelware like Boogie and Playground. I'm not accusing them of intentionally portraying the system as a repository for casual games, but the Wii's reputation has definitely been rubbing off on the DS as of late, which is, I have to say, a bad thing. Boogie doesn't help this at all, and I hope it sells as poorly as the Wii version has.

Posted at 2:10PM on Sep 28th 2007 by Orville the Unfathomable Time Walrus

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