A fun, and occasionally inventive rhythm-action game, but the IAP system leads to repetition and feels distinctly like gouging.
Demons’ Score Review
by on December 28, 2012
Demons’ Score is a rhythm-action game about a woman (Serenity) and a teddy bear who used to be a man (David) searching Salem Asylum for Serenity’s scientist father, who appears to have inadvertently unleashed the forces of hell. The good news is that the demons are extremely well choreographed, and you can defeat them by tapping and swiping the icons that appear on-screen to the beat. Each demon you fight has a different style, and once defeated can be harnessed by Serenity to give her extra strength (which she controls from her smartphone, using the Demons’ Score app her father created before disappearing…).
The rhythm-action part is a lot of fun on iPad, but is too small for our liking on iPhone. There’s repetition between the boss fights, but each one makes increasingly good use of the tap and swipe options in the game (especially as you progress through the difficulty levels).
The biggest problem with the game is In-App Purchasing, to no one’s surprise. The only demon you get to use for free is the first one, but all others need to be paid for individually to activate – even once you’ve unlocked them. For a game that costs £4.99 to start with, this is utterly ridiculous.
You can still play through all the game without buying the stronger demons, which is why it still scrapes a recommendation. Without each demon’s different music, there’s a lack of variety, but there’s still enjoyable rhythm action at its core. It’s a bit of a looker too, though the increasingly fetishist demon outfits for Serenity will raise some eyebrows, and the voice acting is just hellish… appropriately enough, we suppose.
Download this app: Demons’ Score for iPad
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