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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy – Curtain Call 3DS Review

Final Fantasy Curtain Call RealGamerNewz Review

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is a fairly new series that emerged from Square Enix in 2012 for 3DS and later iOS platforms. Essentially, when boiled down to its most fundamental elements Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is often compared to Rock Band or Guitar Hero for the Final Fantasy universe of music. Curtain Call is second installment and a thank you from SE to the gaming community at large for supporting the first Theatrhythm Final Fantasy project on the Nintendo 3DS prior to this one. The title seems to have been a success with critics taking favor and sales seemingly decent enough. Its success can be easily attributed to the nostalgia and emotional attachment that millions of gamers around the world share for the musical arrangements of the various Final Fantasy video game soundtracks showcased in Curtain Call. If you never picked up the original, you can also view the movies it contained during EMS stages in Curtain Call’s Museum: Theater section.

My favorite songs to play in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy – Curtain Call are definitely the Main Theme on FF1, FF2, and a few others (it’s great to hear that familiar melody), the Final Fantasy VI and VII soundtracks are also personal favorites (I wish they put more tracks from those games). Using my Turtle Beach 3DS XL headphones the quality of the music for a dedicated gaming handheld device is incredible. Most of the songs were composed so well for the classic Final Fantasy series, that listening to them causes one to drift off to another place mentally and spiritually. Very moving musician work indeed makes for an engaging rhythm genre gem.

The ability to play music when you just want to hear it instead of being restricted to gameplay only is a great additional feature to Curtain Call that fans can enjoy. The soundtrack set of Curtain Call has everything to offer for gamers regardless if they’ve played the Final Fantasy series or not. Everything from full symphony music to retro chip-tunes, legit 8 bit stuff, and even modern soundtrack elements from newer titles.

Everything in Curtain Call is unlockable by playing the game. This isn’t one of those, spend money and get surprised by endless DLC later – which I appreciate since this Review is out of my own pocket. The many collectibles in the game are easily organized into a few key sections including CollectaCards and Card Binder: Collection (Normal, Rare, Premium) different designs to each for use in the Model Viewer, touch a card and examine in-game models from your Collection once you get the CollectaCard for that character (such as Cloud Strife Chibi). This game even features Play Records and Trophies for the really serious perfectionists out there.

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Characters:

Main Characters:

  • Tidus
  • Cloud Strife
  • Squall Leonhart
  • Lightning
  • Cecil Harvey
  • Terra Branford
  • Zidane Tribal
  • Warrior of Light
  • Firion
  • Onion Knight
  • Shantotto
  • Vaan
  • Y*shtola
  • Bartz Klauser

Returning Characters:

  • Locke Cole
  • Tifa Lockhart
  • Sephiroth
  • Cid Haze
  • Kain Highwind
  • Yuna
  • Celes Chere
  • Aerith Gainsborough
  • Vivi Ornitier
  • Auron
  • Prishe
  • Ashelia Binargin Dalmasca
  • Balthier
  • Cosmos
  • Ramza Beoulve
  • Serah Farron
  • Hope Estheim
  • Snow Villiers
  • Seifer Almasy
  • Rinoa Heartily
  • Garnet Til Alexandros XVII
  • Rydia
  • Princess Sarah
  • Minwu

New Characters:

  • Barret Wallace
  • Zack Fair
  • Tifa Lockhart*
  • Yuna*
  • Rikku*
  • Paine
  • Edge Geraldine
  • Lenna Charlotte Tycoon
  • Galuf Halm Baldesion
  • Laguna Loire
  • Eiko Carol
  • Edgar Roni Figaro
  • Lilisette
  • Aphmau
  • Jecht
  • Fran
  • Oerba Dia Vanille
  • Noel Kreiss
  • Lightning*
  • Benjamin
  • Agrias Oaks
  • Ciaran
  • Rem Tokimiya
  • Machina Kunagiri
  • Ace
  • Chaos

Downloadable Characters:

  • Gau
  • Vincent Valentine
  • Yuffie Kisaragi
  • Cloud Strife*
  • Auron*
  • Rosa Joanna Farrell
  • Krile Mayer Baldesion
  • Cidolfus Orlandeau

Special Characters:

  • Chocobo
  • Moogle
  • Fat Chocobo

Key = * indicates special alternate version of character

Graphics / Art Direction in the game are above standard for the Nintendo 3DS as a platform overall, showing that this is a game Square Enix teams really care about. Great work to the development team who seem to have mastered the 3D effect for players’ eyes as well even in a lit setting. (3DS XL used in testing this, your device may not get same result depending on the amount of glare and the model of Nintendo device being used)

  • 221 Final Fantasy Songs in total (10 from FF7, 14 if you grab the DLC and 10 from FF6 or 12 if you grab the DLC).
  • FF games represented through song in Curtain Call:
    • Final Fantasy
    • Final Fantasy II
    • Final Fantasy III
    • Final Fantasy IV
    • Final Fantasy V
    • Final Fantasy VI
    • Final Fantasy VII
    • Final Fantasy VII
    • Final Fantasy IX
    • Final Fantasy X
    • Final Fantasy XI
    • Final Fantasy XII
    • Final Fantasy XIII
    • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
    • Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
    • Final Fantasy Tactics
    • Final Fantasy X-2
    • Final Fantasy Crystal Chroncles
    • Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
    • Crisis Core – Final Fantasy VII
    • Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon
    • Dissidia Final Fantasy
    • Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy
    • Final Fantasy Type-0
    • Final Fantasy XIII-2
    • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
    • A few other Final Fantasy Spin-offs
  • Over 65 Playable Characters
  • Replay Ability: Excellent
  • Engine Performance: No glitches were encountered during our play-through of this game.

Final Verdict:

Curtain Call brings back the great concept that is Theatrhythm Final Fantasy on Nintendo 3DS. Essentially waving the stylus around as if you’re the composer to some of Role Playing Games’ most inspirational tracks is bad-ass. If you’re a fan of the series, this is a must have for your collection. This packaging in particular sequels the original quite well and provides plenty of content to justify the purchase. As always, if you absolutely hate all rhythm games – you might not like this one either. But if you’re open to what awaits behind the curtain, take a spin with this 3DS Exclusive this holiday season. It should be around at a decent price by now as it released on September 16th, 2014 in the United States and September 19th, 2014 in Europe after the initial release which occurred in Japan on April 24, 2014. Although this is an almost perfect release, there’s still some improvements that players can expect in future installments of the series – presumably compatible with New3DS hardware. There is also a limited edition Nintendo 3DS XL for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call available only in Japan.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 9 / 10

RGN Rating: Gold Game

Developer: Indies zero Co., Ltd

Publisher: Square Enix

Available On: Nintendo 3DS Exclusive

Review Copy Info: A physical copy of this game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this Review.

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Jon Ireson on 20141201 and was last modified on 20150423 .

Just Dance 2014 Song List Revealed by Ubisoft

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Family game Just Dance 2014 has had its full track list revealed today officially by Ubisoft. Take a look at it for yourself below if you were on the fence about this title.

  • Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) – ABBA
  • Dançando – Ivete Sangalo (NCSA-only track)
  • The Way – Ariana Grande Ft. Mac Miller
  • Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley
  • Isidora – Bog Bog Orkestar
  • Fine China – Chris Brown
  • Limbo – Daddy Yankee
  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk Ft. Pharrell Williams
  • Moskau – Dancing Bros.
  • She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) – David Guetta Ft. Sia
  • Prince Ali – Disney’s Aladdin
  • It’s You – Duck Sauce
  • Turn Up The Love – Far East Movement Ft. Cover Drive
  • Signorini (Eroe Nazionale) – Fedez (EMEA-only track)
  • The Love Boat – Frankie Bostello
  • Careless Whisper – George Michael
  • I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  • Rich Girl – Gwen Stefani Ft. Eve
  • Feel So Right – Imposs Ft. Konshens
  • Wild – Jessie J Ft. Big Sean
  • I Kissed A Girl – Katy Perry
  • C’mon – Ke$ha
  • The Other Side – Jason Derulo (US-only track)
  • Applause – Lady Gaga
  • Just Dance – Lady Gaga Ft. Colby O’Donis
  • Just A Gigolo – Louis Prima
  • Blame It On The Boogie – Mick Jackson
  • In The Summertime – Mungo Jerry
  • Pound The Alarm – Nicki Minaj
  • Starships – Nicki Minaj
  • Troublemaker – Olly Murs Ft. Flo Rida
  • Kiss You – One Direction
  • Feel This Moment – Pitbull Ft. Christina Aguilera
  • Gentleman – Psy
  • Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr.
  • Maria – Ricky Martin
  • Where Have You Been – Rihanna
  • Candy – Robbie Williams
  • Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke Ft. Pharrell
  • 99 Luftballons – Rutschen Planeten
  • Miss Understood – Sammie
  • Nitro Bot – Sentai Express
  • Danse (Pop version) – TAL (EMEA-only track)
  • Flashdance…What A Feeling – The Girly Team
  • Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In – The Sunlight Shakers
  • Y.M.C.A. – Village People
  • #thatPOWER – will.i.am Ft. Justin Bieber
  • Follow The Leader – Wisin & Yandel Ft. Jennifer Lopez

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Louis Thompson on 20130924 and was last modified on 20130924 .

Saints Row IV Radio Station Track List / Soundtrack Info

Saints Row IV Radio Stations Track List

Deep Silver and Volition have saw it fit to let gamers know about the soundtrack to their upcoming open-world video game Saints Row IV well ahead of release. Frankly, I’m not sure why since most people just complain about things like this. But if you were curious as to what kind of music you can expect, below lies the entire tracklist to Saints Row IV’s radio stations.

89.0 Generation X – Alternative Rock w/ Christopher Daniels

  • Awolnation – “Burn It Down”
  • Beware of Darkness – “Howl”
  • Black Bananas – “Rad Times”
  • FIDLAR – “No Waves”
  • In Flames – “Deliver Us”
  • Lissy Trullie – “It’s Only You, Isn’t It?”
  • Neon Trees – “Teenage Sounds”
  • Papa Roach – “Still Swinging”
  • Terraplane Sun – “Get Me Golden”
  • The Black Cadillacs – “Choke”
  • The Bronx – “Along For The Ride”
  • The Datsuns – “System Overload”
  • The Features – “How It Starts”
  • Walk the Moon – “Tightrope”
  • We Were Promised Jetpacks – “Circles and Squares”

Mad Decent 106.9 – w/ DJ Riff Raff

  • Bonde Do Role (ft. Ce’cile) – “Brazilian Boys”
  • Clockwork – “Titan”
  • Dillon Francis – “I.D.G.A.F.O.S.”
  • Dillon Francis (ft. Simon Lord) – “Messages”
  • Diplo (ft. Nicky Da B) – “Express Yourself”
  • DJ Snake (ft. Alesia) – “Bird Machine”
  • Djemba Djemba – “I Just Go”
  • ETC!ETC! and Brillz – “Swoop”
  • ETC!ETC!, Brillz and Diplo (ft. Whiskey Pete) – “Bueller”
  • GTA (ft. DJ Funk) – “Booty Bounce”
  • Jahan Lennon – “Can’t Ruin My Fun”
  • LIZ (ft. RiFF RAFF) – “Underdogs”
  • RiFF RAFF – “Rookie Of The Year”
  • Three Loco – “Beer”
  • Toadally Krossed Out (ft. RiFF RAFF) – “Cray”
  • Yellow Claw – “W.O.L.F.”
  • Zeds Dead – “Demons”

95.4 KRhyme FM – Newschool Hip-Hop & Contemporary R&B with Andrew Kishino

  • A$AP Rocky – “Goldie”
  • Atmosphere – “Until The Nipple’s Gone”
  • El-P – “The Full Retard”
  • Jerry James – “Donald Trump Walk”
  • Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
  • Killer Mike – “Go!”
  • KOVAS – “Grape Drink”
  • Machine Gun Kelly (ft. Cassie) – “Warning Shot”
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (ft. Eighty4 Fly) – “Gold”
  • Najee The 1 (ft. DB2) – “Elevated”
  • Pause – “Caroline”
  • Quake City Mobsters – “Money On My Mind”
  • Sum – “City Pop”
  • The Cool Kids (ft. Travis Barker) – “Sour Apples”
  • Weekend Money (ft. Heems) – “Yellow”

97.6 K12 FM – Electronica with Laurie Hendler as Jane Valderama

  • Alex Metric – “Prophecies”
  • Apashe – “Eat My Apple”
  • Congorock – “Ivory (Bloody Beetroots Mix)”
  • Datsik – “Bonafide Hustler”
  • Datsik and Excision – “Vindicate”
  • Doctor P – “Flying Spaghetti Monster”
  • Flux Pavilion – “Blow the Roof”
  • Gigamesh (ft. Jana Nyberg) – “All My Life”
  • Junkie XL – “Giraffe”
  • Kill Paris – “Slap Me”
  • Nero – “Promises”
  • The Bloody Beetroots – “The Source”
  • The Knocks & Fred Falke – “Geronimo”
  • Vitalic – “Stamina”
  • Watch the Duck – “Poppin’ Off”

102.4 Klassic FM – Classical with JB Blanc as Emperor Zinyak

  • Frederic Chopin – “Grande Valse Brilliante in Eb Major, Op. 18”
  • Georges Bizet – “Carmen Suite No. 1: Aragonaise”
  • Georges Bizet – “Carmen Suite No. 1: Les Toreadors”
  • Georges Bizet – “Habanera (From Carmen)”
  • George Frideric Handel – “Music for the Royal Fireworks”
  • Gioachino Rossini – “Largo Al Factotum (From The Barber Of Seville)”
  • Giuseppe Verdi – “La Donna e Mobile (From Rigoletto)”
  • Gustav Holst – “The Planets, 1st Movement: Mars”
  • Jacques Offenbach – “Orpheus in the Underworld: Infernal Galop”
  • Johann Sebastian Bach – “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor”
  • Johann Strauss II – “Die Fledermaus, Overture”
  • Johann Strauss Sr. – “Radetzky March”
  • John Philip Sousa – “The Liberty Bell”
  • Ludwig van Beethoven – “Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 (Ode to Joy)”
  • Modest Mussorgsky – “A Night on Bare Mountain”
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – “Swan Lake, Op.20: Finale”
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – “The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: Overture”

FOUR-20 103.6 – Reggae with Phil Morris as Mr. Sunshine

  • Jamericans – “Cease & Seckle”
  • Charly Black & J Capri – “Whine & Kotch”
  • Delroy Wilson – “You Never Get Away”
  • Dennis Brown – “Milk and Honey”
  • Early B – “History Of Jamaica”
  • Easy Star All-Stars – “One Likkle Draw”
  • Eek-A-Mouse – “Wa-Do-Dem”
  • Max Romeo – “Juks”
  • Ranking Dread – “Fattie Boom Boom”
  • Super Beagle – “Dust A Sound Boy”
  • Tenor Saw – “Ring The Alarm”
  • The In Crowd – “Mango Walk”
  • Toots And The Maytals – “Pressure Drop (Ska Version)”
  • Wayne Smith – “Under Mi Sleng Teng”

The Mix 107.77 – w/ Kevin Gill

  • Aerosmith – “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”
  • Biz Markie – “Just A Friend”
  • Blur – “Song 2”
  • Cypress Hill – “Insane In The Brain”
  • EMF – “Unbelievable”
  • Haddaway – “What Is Love”
  • Men Without Hats – “The Safety Dance”
  • Montell Jordan – “This Is How We Do It”
  • OutKast – “B.O.B.”
  • Paula Abdul – “Opposites Attract”
  • Robert Palmer – “Simply Irresistible”
  • Stan Bush – “The Touch”
  • The Pharcyde – “Oh Shit”
  • The Presidents Of The United States Of America – “Lump”
  • The Romantics – “Talking in Your Sleep”
  • Thin Lizzy – “The Boys Are Back In Town”

The game is receiving heavy criticism for what fans say is lacking in certain genres such as Heavy Metal. However, the PC and Xbox 360 versions of the game will likely have a reasonably easy workaround allowing players to listen to their own custom music instead. PlayStation 3 rarely gets said feature, so don’t hold your breath Sony gamers. In any event, these are the tracks you can expect when hopping into a car in the new Saints Row IV. For more information about the game be sure to check out our dedicated Saints Row IV section and don’t forget that we will have one of the internet’s first reviews live on August 14, 2013 from our own Deputy Editor Tristan Werbe who has the game in his Xbox 360 as we speak.

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Jon Ireson on 20130809 and was last modified on 20130809 .