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Cool But Pretentious
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 06 May 2017, tested on Samsung Galaxy S III (LTE)
Original, great graphics, decent soundtrack
Monotonous, aggressive ads, 30 sec delay before play
Cytus for Android is a unique game with interesting graphics and decent game play. But the highly aggressive ads and 30 delay before play is just tedious and really drags the whole game down. It's good, but not that good to justify how seriously this app takes itself.
In many ways, Cytus reminds me a lot of the Smule music app, but without all the great tunes. The music here is good, but hardly chart-topping hits or dance floor grooves. It's basically electronic techno. I used to create stuff like this with a program called Acid. It creates great grooves, but that doesn't equal musicianship. To quote super cool music man, Randy Jackson, the tunes in Cytus are just a'ight, dawg. It certainly sounds cooler with headphones, but if I'm gonna play while I jam, it's gonna be to Michael Jackson, not this techno remix.
Game play is simple, there's a horizontal line that moves up and down the screen. Then there's a bunch of bubbles that appear randomly. Poke the bubbles as the horizontal line crosses through them to score. You have to be accurate and hit the bubbles at just the right time, and that's the part that reminds me of Smule. In that app, you hit the dots in sequence to mimic playing your favorite tunes by all the top artists out there. Very similar game play to Cytus, but with a better music selection and the satisfaction of actually playing a song you like.
Graphics and animation are very cool, but there needs to be more going on here. It's very 1 dimensional, which just throws more emphasis on the music.
ResumeCytus is a fun enough, but gets boring fast. Top marks for the cool graphics though.