Thumper is the type of rhythm game I’ve been missing: Savage, relentless, and fierce. This game’ll bite your head off, man.
Since well before Kotaku Melodic, I’ve been writing about and keeping an eye on musical video games. Whenever I talk about “music games,” people tend to think of the same kinds of things — plastic musical instrument peripherals and dance pads, Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution.
Publisher Activision put its Guitar Hero business on ice earlier this year, signalling the end of a genre that was once white hot, but quickly flamed out. Why did Activision just bail on this formerly billion dollar business instead of taking it in a radical new direction?