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Audiosurf 2 released recently. Is it good for $15?

#1Tony_Biggie_PunPosted 10/8/2013 8:41:45 AM
I already have Audiosurf 1 and I loved it. Is the new version any good? Is it worth the upgrade from 1?
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#2zxelmanPosted 10/8/2013 8:43:25 AM
Tony_Biggie_Pun posted...
I already have Audiosurf 1 and I loved it. Is the new version any good? Is it worth the upgrade from 1?

It's in Early Access. I'm not certain what it is lacking, but I'd research on that.
#3MonkeymagePosted 10/8/2013 8:44:32 AM
According to Rock Paper Shotgun, it's missing a decent browser for music, which you'd think would be the first thing they focused on.
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#4ThePCElitistPosted 10/8/2013 8:44:57 AM
The options menu is missing. Literally it says not available when you click it. The only graphic options you get are when you first start the game it says which do you have "Old PC", "Modern PC", or "Gaming PC" and you pick one and then a resolution.
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#5cody4783Posted 10/8/2013 8:51:54 AM
It's not bad. A decent improvement on the first, but would I say it's worth $15 as a "New" game if you played the first? That's kind of iffy. Granted, take my opinions from someone that played Mono for probably 90% of the 30-40 hours I put in AudioSurf 1. (Because I NEVER could functionally play Connect 4 at light speed)

As it is now, it caters more to the Mono playstyle. With most modes currently being in the "Collect colored blocks, avoid black orbs", but now they've added in trick and stunting mechanics. Launching off waves at optimal times (You're actually on a Wakeboard this time) to get more air and perform bigger stunts.

There's still a couple modes that resemble the Pointman or Pusher roll from AudioSurf 1, but they currently seem to be less of a focus.

Also it has quite a lot of Mods and full Steam Workshop integration. One mod I've already played around with adds a new local "Party" mode where you jump/side to dodge obstacles as the song plays out. Lot of reskins and other game modes as well, so it's already showing potential to have a good mod following.

Just keep in mind: As the above poster said, it's in ALPHA stages, and as such there's no certainty there will be more content added, or how far from being finished out it is. As it stands, it doesn't even have a proper options menu in-game, and in my experience it bugs out a bit with the Steam overlay. So there's a lengthy road ahead of it.