is that rare invention that feels so inevitable and intuitive that you suspect it must be derivative. There have been loads of music games, from the cutest of cute (think Parappa the Rapper
) to the coolest of cool (think Rock Band
or the like) and everything in between. Music Catch
fills a different niche entirely. It looks visually like a bit of a throwback. Reminiscent of vector graphics from days past, there isn't a hint of excess flash or gloss in the graphical interface. The game is
the interface, really. As you start up a session, you'll get some basic instructions and then you'll see a floating line spewing shapes. You have a visual cursor, the line, and shapes. That's it... Simple bliss.
Commenting on the music in Music Catch is like commenting on the artistic quality of Photoshop documents. What you put in is what you get out, in both cases. Loading music into the game is what creates the content of Music Catch from a sonic perspective. You can play the game according to any MP3 file you load from your library. There are songs created and stored within the game that are fun tunes, well-constructed and challenging to play against. The widest horizons of Music Catch open when you fire up a song file of your own. The personalization is what makes the game really interesting and fun.