I never expected to be playing a rhythm-action brawler/platformer, but here we are. Klang’s ultra-stylish aesthetic and tunes mesh with the gameplay to provide something not quite like anything else I’ve ever played before.
It’s an absolute treat to look at, with contrasting neon blues and oranges accenting everything in Klang’s world as he fights a musical battle against… something. I’m not really sure what the plot is, being conveyed in wordless cutscenes dripping with style. The combat is the most satisfying part of Klang, but you definitely want a controller with analogue sticks for it.
All the tunes are electro dancey type stuff, the genre of which I’m not sure of (and is probably a nebulous thing to try and define regardless), by reknowned EDM artist bLiNd. In the screenshot above, Klang is being attacked by a dubstep cannon. It’s awesome.
Fin or Bin:
Fin, and highly recommended to others who are interested. I’m having a great time so far. Reports are that it’s kinda short (3-4 hours) but there’s score attack achievements for people who want to push for a perfect game.