I don’t know why Fuser works, but I can’t help but nod. Maybe because I strongly endorse Whitney, who has been singing his dancing mood in freestyle mode of the new DJ game of Harmonix for 15 minutes. It just makes you want to dance, no matter what style of music you’re into now.
After their experiences with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, Daniel Sussmann and his Harmonix colleagues were very worried about whether there was a passion for dance music and about being a DJ similar to the dream of a long-time traveling rock star. . Harmonix had no less than the official aerial guitar playing on the score. Was there no equivalent in the area of dance hall rhythms – or was there?
As I must admit to Fuser after three or four hours, there are. And it’s the dance itself. How you become one with music is almost irrelevant. And I admit, even more than in a rock band, whose music that I would basically like better on paper than what I do here, after a little practice it hardly remains in my chair what happens at Fuse.
In short, Fuser has four turntables in front of you, each symbolizing a soundtrack. At the top of the image, you scroll through three boxes of songs, a total of thirty tracks, each of which has been broken down into four sound tracks and comes from all possible genres. Rock was less represented, with the exception of The Clash and Smash Mouth, but Sussmann promised me that there would be things coming from noisier directions during the launch.
So you move the cursor to a song and press the corresponding key to “drop” the drums, guitars, keys or voices in a manner appropriate to the rhythm and watch people go crazy. Here and there, the requests come from the public to mix in certain genres or songs, you vary the tempo and the pitch without the songs coming to the silly versions of Mickey Mouse or satanist – the respect of sound engineers – and you wonder how it all works.
And almost nothing more can be said about it, except that it really surprised me how much you can appreciate the individual elements of a song. I usually felt the low killer line of Warren Gs Regulate, but I never really realized it. I made a phenomenal spooky mix of Don’t Fear the Reaper, Billie Eilish’s Bad Guy bass and clips from Imagine Dragons that I never imagined possible. I accelerated the pace, queued Panic’s guitars at Disco and Macklemore Samples, and came to the rhythm of Nellys Hot at Herre for an almost ridiculous and happy version of I want to dance with someone – and people in the audience went crazy.
I don’t yet know how much this experience will attract the high-score community that has grown over the years, which has come together around a rock band and a guitar hero. But it’s an experience! Although timing is extremely important for affection for the audience, which is also your “life bar” here, I felt less trapped in the view of a highway tunnel filled with buttons and closer to music than never in a music game before.
To keep it with Whitney: “I want to dance with someone who loves me!” And how they dance! And how they love me!
Source : Eurogamer.de