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Jump Platinum Review
Jump! platinum... check this out!
Review by antifarea
Although Rpgmaker is basically made for making RPG games, if it's up to your imagination and skills, you
can pretty much make anything else with this program basically... and the perfect example of making a totally
different game, could be this one... check the info below...
Jump platinum is a dancing game, although when it comes to the story mode, it's more of a "simon sez" kind of
game... So let me explain... The story mode in Jump platinum, is based on this gang called "the shadows", where the "shadow", the antagonist himself is attempting to steal the rythms of all the possible dancers out there in order to make himself and his gang the only ones with the perfect sound of their music... so, the story starts with characters sei, and suzie, as they start having suspicious about the rhytms not making sense and the arise of the new shadow gang, and so they decide to challenge the shadows themselves in their own game that they are masters at.. the "payo payo"... in order to achieve more information about what this gang is after... and ultimately in order to stop what is causing the problems.
The payo payo game:
In the story mode, like I said above, it's gameplay is based on something similar as simon says game, which involves in your opponents to hit certain patterns, and you have to do the same thing they do in order to win. As you keep progressing you get to find more characters who will join you on your quest on finding about what the true purpose of the shadow gang is about... however, when you play the game in jump mode, you will play songs based on what it seems to be an straight rip off from dance dance revolution... but in a well executed way. In this mode, as you keep beating songs that you select to
play, you will unlock each one every certain time... this mode is more for fun, and has nothing to do with the extra features, nor the extra characters you adquire in story mode.
The dancing mode:
As far as the gameplay goes, Jump platinum it's well executed, and each one of it's modes has been greatly developed... no bugs whatsoever, as well a lot of fun and right balance when it comes to difficulty. The coding is soo smooth, you won't have problems when it comes to make combinations with the keys that are required to press at the right time.
The graphical interface is amazing... considering the limits of the rm2k3... as well it's menu system is fast and fun to use. The characters are well designed, and they have proper design and introduction as well as everything else in the game.
The music, although some of the tunes are taken straight up from DDR games, there are some original ones that you have never seen in those games before, such as "blue", among others. The quality of the tunes are smooth, and it doesn't make the game occupy as much space as anyone would think. The sound effects, they are rip offs from DDR games, which in this case, nothing could be considered better.
There is much more to the game besides it's original two modes... there is much more to unlock besides songs and characters... as well there are extra songs and extra stages of the story that you can unlock after you beat everything else... it will take you a while
before you can actually get tired of playing this.
All in all, Jump platinum is a great example of what can be achieved with the rpgmaker 2003... as well it's a game that will give you the feeling that when you think you are done with everything, there is still much more... needless to say it's a lot of fun to play. I'm personally not the kind of guy who is into DDR games, but this does give me the reason to make the exception to give it a try. Check this game out, you won't regret it!
Reviewer's Score: 9.5 / 10, Posted Sat, 19 Jul 2008 22:56:05 -0700