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    Yeah, it should be in stores now. Go get it. This game rules. It gets MUCH harder than Donkey Konga. Oh, and the Taiko March song kicks ass. It's a medley of old Namco music. This has got to be the first time the Sky Kid music has been used since, well, Sky Kid. The drum is nice and big, and comes with a pair of large sticks. BUY IT NOW, PEONS. Look for the very large box with way too many colors.

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    Oobgarm brought this to our get-together last weekend. It was the Japanese version, not sure how much it differs.





    Not a bad game but a little awkward - not nearly as intuitive as Donkey Konga. I do have this on my Christmas list, friends!

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    If the music is the same as the Japanese version, I'll buy it. If it's more pop tunes, bleah.

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    More pop tunes, ala Donkey Konga. It does feature a tune from Katamari Damacy, if that makes any difference.

    Gameplay-wise, they're pretty much identical.

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    Yeah, it's about half Western pop, half classical and Namco originals. I would have preferred closer to 1/4 pop, but it still turned out pretty darned good overall for a game genre that's got very little precedent in the US compared to Japan.

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    Oooh, maybe I'll get it. This is for PS2, right? Much as I loved Donkey Konga, I still don't have a GC, so it'd be rather hard to play

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    Yup, PS2.

    Another song I forgot to mention: Katamari on the Rocks. How can a game not kick ass with that song?

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    I'm gonna pick it up after Christmas, I need to cut back on the game buying till then. The next rhythm based game I'm getting though will be Technic Beat.

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    Oh man, this is finally out? I'm getting it ASAP. Donkey Konga is okay but it got old very quickly. Drum Master looks sooooo much better.

    Is that drum real? I was a bit disappointed when I found out that the DK bongos weren't really bongos. I want a percussion accessory that is going to wake the frickin' neighbors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norkusa
    I was a bit disappointed when I found out that the DK bongos weren't really bongos.
    I haven't played much konga, but the drums are remarkably toy-like, which appeals nicely to the Nintendo userbase- children and fanboys. I would have preferred something a little more... real as well.

    I'm a sucker for stupid music controllers. I need to get me some of them hand waving ones and then some of the guitarmania imports and stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norkusa
    Is that drum real? I was a bit disappointed when I found out that the DK bongos weren't really bongos. I want a percussion accessory that is going to wake the frickin' neighbors.

    It's BIG. That photo should give you a good idea. And it's LOUD. Granted, it doesn't sound 100% like a taiko, but you sure wouldn't want to play this anywhere near people trying to sleep.

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    I didn't play it much at Joes house, but it seemed kinda lame. Like really easy, and the music in Donkey Konga blew it away. Like i would much rather play Donkey Konga. I will probably end up picking it up if I see it drop in price.

    I also am not to sure about what the big drum spits out of his mouth. :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarioAllStar2600
    Like really easy,
    Clearly you didn't spend much time with Hard mode. Holy crap, they aren't kidding.

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    I like both. Especially the graphical art style of Taiko. I will also get this to go with my Donkey Konga. Why can't I have both? I can. And I will.

    Especially for Katamari. Too bad it's only one song, but I can't wait to play it.

    I love both games. I have no preference. Both are neat and unique.

    Taiko is in this months GMR magazine under the "Season Sleepers" article. Along with Paper mario 2 and Katamari Damacy. More magazines need a section like that. MONTHLY. Not just once in a while. If more magazines could post prominent articles about sleeper hits praising them, maybe less games would fall by the wayside. They even mention the "Critically acclaimed" Beyond Good and Evil which was selling at $15 within a few months of release. Sad.

    BTW, technical question. Is the electronics in the Taiko game inside the sticks? Or the drum?

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    I'm going to buy it, but I'm not sure when. If I buy it now, it will be horribly shunned next to GTA:SA and GTA GBA. But I think I should buy it ASAP (meaning, next time I see it) because it could become rare and all that jazz.
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    I just played several rounds, and I like it 100 times more than Donkey Konga. Better songs, and a better controller. I was really debating whether or not to get this game after the huge disappointment I got from Donkey Konga. I'm really glad I did.

    I just got totally schooled in "Ridge Racer" in hard mode. As in, I got ONE bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasoco
    BTW, technical question. Is the electronics in the Taiko game inside the sticks? Or the drum?
    It's all in the drum. The sticks are just two big hunks of plastic. I'm tempted to take them to the arcade and try playing Drummania with them.

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    I played a demo of the game(no drum was available) at C. City. It didn't seem to matter if hit both buttons(one represents the rim, the other the face of the drum) at the same time. I was playing level 3( Beethoven's Fifth was the musical bit). The graphics were funny. $60 seem steep for that game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digtempest
    I played a demo of the game(no drum was available) at C. City. It didn't seem to matter if hit both buttons(one represents the rim, the other the face of the drum) at the same time. I was playing level 3( Beethoven's Fifth was the musical bit). The graphics were funny. $60 seem steep for that game.
    Once you play it with the drum, you'll understand. The game is super easy with the control pad.

    It's going for $59.99 everywhere except for Gamestop.

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