Hey folks, welcome to the feature series we call “EXPlay.” A series of feature articles where we share our experience on games we’ve recently played in the form of written views and captured gameplay footage. In this instalment, we are all about Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack by Bandai Namco Studios.
EXPlay Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack: (Nintendo Switch)
It’s time to drum to the beat once more as more Taiko no Tatsujin games grace the Nintendo Switch with their musical presence and this month, there is a lot of variety on offer. It all kicked off with Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! out first on Switch but now we have Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure 1 and Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure 2 and if you’re torn between the two, why not settle for Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack?
It means paying more, but it is true value for money as the pack offers both games and at a price equal to most first-party Nintendo games, the pack offers a lot more content than some of those first-party games. Still, why does Taiko no Tatsujin matter in the first place and why are these games deserving of playing in the first place?
Well, as a series dating all the way back to 2001, Taiko no Tatsujin is a rhythm series that has been around for quite some time and has gone on to have an insane amount of popularity, which in turn has enabled it to go on to have many collabs, featuring tracks from animes, other video game series including those from Nintendo, with Splatoon being one of the latest, but there’s also collab costumes, collab characters and the rhythm-driven combat in these RPG offerings, is brilliant.
Better yet, you won’t even need the taiko drum to play along to these games as you easily pick up a Pro Controller, or just pick up your Joy-Con and use them as drumsticks with the technology inside them doing the rest. What’s more, both games appear to be simple RPGs on the surface, but there is actually a surprising amount of depth to them and colourful and playful art style, doesn’t diminish their appeal either.
What’s more, just in case the pack’s two varied story mode journeys aren’t enough to tempt you, players can earn taiko points for more rewards and stamps, increase their ranks and outside of the story mode, players can access the Taiko Mode where they can play any song they have acquired and with each game having more than 60 songs each, there’s more than 130 tracks to experience in this delightful collection.
It’s twice the fun with two games in one. As long as you love the Taiko no Tatsujin series and are struggling to choose between Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure 1 and Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure 2, then now is the perfect time to snatch up this double dose of musical RPGs. There is a whole host of content to sink your teeth into and tie-ins with so many notable franchises and series’ that its so easy for it to drum its beat into any player’s heart.
EXPlay Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack Gameplay:
Developer: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
Publisher: Bandai Namco Studios
Platform: Nintendo Switch (eShop)
Category: Music, Role-Playing
No. of Players: 1 player
Release Date: November 26, 2020 (JP) / December 03, 2020 (EU & NA)
File Size: 2.5 GB
Thank you for reading our EXPlay on Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack. We hope that you find it useful in your decision in picking up the game for yourself. While there are a lot of hidden gems on the Nintendo Switch and a fair number of duds, we’ll leave it to you to decide whether a game is for you or not.
After all, we can’t tell you what games you might like or not like, only what games we like. So, this condensed overview is simply to shine a light on some games that might have been missed on your radar. If you wish to share your own thoughts with us, please be sure to leave them in the comments below.
Until Next Time, Keep On Gaming!Tags: Bandai Namco Entertainment, Bandai Namco Studios, EXPlay, Nintendo Switch, review, Taiko no Tatsujin, Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure 1, Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure 2, Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack
This post was written by Jack Longman