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Cytus Lambda
J-Popping bubbles
by Jon Mundy 9/7/2013
Product: Cytus Lambda
Developer: Rayark
Format: Android, PS Vita
Genre: Music/ Rhythm
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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Getting to grips with Cytus Lambda, the new PlayStation Mobile rhythm-action game from Rayark, reminded me of learning the ropes in an altogether different game.

It wasn't Parappa The Rappa, Rhythm Paradise, Elite Beat Agents or any of the other well-known rhythm-action games we've seen over the years.

It was squash.

Creating a raquet

How does everyone's least favourite racquet sport compare to an abstract beat-matching game? Both are all about getting used to a wall.

When you first play squash, it takes ages to remember that when the ball floats past you, it's not the end of the point. Because of that wall at your rear, you often get a second bite at the cherry as the ball pings back into play - provided you're ready for it. ...
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A decidedly niche rhythm-action game with an eclectic love-it-or-hate-it J-Pop soundtrack and an interesting wall-bounce mechanic
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 7
Value: 6
Innovation: 6
Overall: 7
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