apps.21975.9007199266248749.9414925c-0b88-4e93-a808-b00b8762d13b

Ever since the advent of Windows 10, the Windows Store on PC has been slowly populated with more and more quality games in a variety of genres (thanks in no small part to Microsoft’s effort in bringing over Xbox exclusives); one category that it is still sorely lacking, however, is in rhythm games. or those clamoring for a solid musical gaming experience from the Store, we have good news: critically acclaimed Windows Phone game SongArc has become a Universal Windows App.

The name should be no stranger to Windows Phone enthusiasts, or even just general Windows Phone users of years past: SongArc – from the titular is one of the highest-quality games for the platform, with consistent support from the developers, a shining beacon in the proverbial Windows Phone gaming desert (comparatively). That is not to say SongArc is merely “better than nothing”: the game is a phenomenal rhythm game by itself, with great minimalistic graphics, a touch-optimized playstyle reminiscent of Guitar Hero, and the ability to play with music sheets created from existing songs on your device, share your sheets as well as purchase pre-created sheets with in-game coins (more than 140,000 sheets created at this point).

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From initial impression, the transition of the game to Windows 10 Store has thankfully not cost it any of its luster: the game is nicely optimized for high-resolution big screens, and still look pin-sharp on a Surface Book. The gameplay is just as addictive as ever; the big screen, however, adds a level of easiness or challenge depending on your view it: consecutively notes are spaced out easier to hit, but there’s more ground to cover. The game’s most unique feature, the Sheet Creator, seems to also be working as intended; unfortunately, there were no songs on my computer to test it on, and  from the video tutorial, it looks like a certain level of musical affinity will be needed.

Overall, the app is a great addition to the list of high-quality Universal Windows Apps games, and should making fans of the game on other platforms, rhythm games enthusiasts, or simply gamers with a creative side, happy for some time to come.

apps.16476.9007199266248749.c76a778d-a331-4d05-87ff-8da724cff830 SongArc goes Universal, appears in the Windows 10 Store
Developer: Response
Price: Free*



With greeting of Winbeta.org