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iOS 8 Compatibility (9/24)
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We have confirmed the below bugs resulting from the release of iOS 8's Family Sharing feature. These issues occur when making in-game purchases on dependent devices with the purchase authorization setting enabled.

- Items do not appear properly after being purchased for the first time.
* As a workaround for this issue, access the item again from the item purchase screen. A prompt will inform you that you have already purchased the item, and ask if you wish to obtain it again for free. Select OK. You will not be charged a second time.

- Item names are displayed correctly. (ex. takt_concert_collection_01)
* These items can still be purchased normally.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and ask for your patience and understanding while we work to rectify these issues.

We hope you continue to enjoy playing SYMPHONICA.
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Symphonica is an entirely new breed of music game. Its breezy controls and tightly integrated gameplay give you a taste of what its like to be an up-and-coming conductor via a wholly unique gaming experience. Give Chapters 0 through 3 a try for absolutely free!

Featuring character design by Chinatsu Kurahana.
Supported platforms: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and newer, iPod touch 3rd generation and newer

> Story
Einsatz, the city of music, founded by the legendary conductor Carlos and his companions and brought to where it is today by its citizens, the Audience. Talented musicians from around the world flock here with dreams of performing in King Hall at the top of Concerto Tower, which stands tall over the city.

Takt has come to Einsatz to pursue his own dream of becoming the worlds best conductor. Little did he know that hed be in charge of the ramshackle Fayharmonic, an orchestra on the verge of collapse. Leaning on Takt as their last hope, the Fayharmonic and their new conductor set their sights on King Hall.

Thus begins the tale of Takt and his companions in song!

> Game Highlights
1.Not Your Usual Music Game
The lack of specially designated tapping hot spots gives you more freedom, allowing you to feel more of what its like to be a conductor.
Never-before-seen features like tempo shifts and real-time, control-linked volume changes put a fresh new spin on the music game genre (patent pending).

2.Tightly Integrated Gameplay and Story
Unlike games that let you pick and choose only the songs you like, Symphonica puts you in the role of a conductor honing the skills of his musicians. In this novel approach to the genre, the music game portion is organically integrated with the story, so youll be drawn in by the gripping plot while performing stunning classical pieces.

3.Go Even Further
Perform at higher score levels to increase your orchestras Fame and add new pieces to your repertoire.
Plus, once youve cleared a given song with a certain number of points, you can test your skill with a more challenging version of the song. Its perfect for experienced music game aficionados!

4.A Treasure Trove of Classical Masterpieces
Featuring nearly 50 instantly recognizable songs (20 full performances and approximately 30 rehearsal pieces), including Dvoraks New World Symphony and Beethovens Fifth. You might not necessarily know a pieces name, but once you hear a few notes, youll be humming the whole thing!

Echoseven's comments:



10-17-2012, 04:34 PM
#21
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Philippines
Posts: 752
How many songs for the full unlocked game please?
10-17-2012, 05:32 PM
#22
Looks awesome! Please tell me theres not an abundance of iap, other than the unlocks of course.

The thing that kept me from getting the other rythim game, which name I dont remember right now was the iap only costumes.

If the full unlock is a real full unlock then ill be all over this as soon as it cames out.

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10-17-2012, 07:09 PM
#23
It's not bad! Some nice famous classical music, gets pretty hectic. Far too much story text for my liking... it is dripping in "Japaneseness" but enjoying the actual game part!

I've not got to the paywall yet... not sure if I will go with the rest but what you get for demo is great.

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10-17-2012, 07:13 PM
#24
Quote:
Originally Posted by MeanTuna View Post
Looks awesome! Please tell me theres not an abundance of iap, other than the unlocks of course.

The thing that kept me from getting the other rythim game, which name I dont remember right now was the iap only costumes.

If the full unlock is a real full unlock then ill be all over this as soon as it cames out.
Yes it's real full unlock.Get this game because its great.
10-17-2012, 10:58 PM
#25
I like this - currently um-ing and ah-ing over buying the full unlock - although it is slightly annoying how it's yet another music game where the timing seems to be a fraction of a second off (as opposed to Demon's Score which for all its faults was absolutely rock solid with what you had to tap and when). Like... the timing is consistent, but you have to constantly hit the screen maybe half a beat before you ought to be doing it. But it is still fun. The music is very, very impressive quality (I think it's all synths and/or samples, but they're damn good) and the full tracks are long (the proper concert performances in each chapter, as opposed to the two or three 60-second rehearsals you get as well). Story doesn't seem like much, but it's competent at least, and the art is pretty nice (that artist seems like a talented lady).
10-17-2012, 11:34 PM
#26
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 5,711
This is really wonderful. I think that this will be very well received.

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10-17-2012, 11:40 PM
#27
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Westchester County, NY
Posts: 471
Quote:
Originally Posted by EightRooks View Post
I like this - currently um-ing and ah-ing over buying the full unlock - although it is slightly annoying how it's yet another music game where the timing seems to be a fraction of a second off (as opposed to Demon's Score which for all its faults was absolutely rock solid with what you had to tap and when). Like... the timing is consistent, but you have to constantly hit the screen maybe half a beat before you ought to be doing it. But it is still fun. The music is very, very impressive quality (I think it's all synths and/or samples, but they're damn good) and the full tracks are long (the proper concert performances in each chapter, as opposed to the two or three 60-second rehearsals you get as well). Story doesn't seem like much, but it's competent at least, and the art is pretty nice (that artist seems like a talented lady).
I think you hit the nail on the head. I just played through the free portion of the game and I enjoyed it. That said, I'm on the fence about spending $15 on the full unlock when there are only 20 songs in the game. I feel like $15 is about $8 too much. On the other hand, as someone that plays classical piano and classical guitar, I thoroughly enjoyed the music and the different tapping, swiping and pinch mechanics.

Hmm. Tough decision. I'll have to sleep on it. I do hope the game gets more challenging.

Good stuff though!

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10-18-2012, 12:29 AM
#28
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Philippines
Posts: 752
If I am not mistaken, there are 20 songs, with around 30 short songs. I haven't played enough to know if the short songs are also part of the 20 full length songs. So far I am just enjoying the gameplay and graphics.

The game really well made, and the music is quite an experience, compared to Groove Coaster and Cytus which are more techno, etc. But for some strange reason, I'm having a hard time concentrating with all those cute musicians and their colors (stroke).

I've save a lot since I haven't been buying games for the past few weeks (after Devil's Attorney, True Skate, nothing really interest me). But I still think 15 USD is way too much for 20 songs. Still deciding... Tough decision indeed.
10-18-2012, 07:09 AM
#29
just tried the HD version on ipad 3.
not bad at all, though it lacks polish for that price.
better artwork on characters and voices instead of plain text would help.
10-18-2012, 07:31 AM
#30
Bought it. Really can't afford it but... ah, what the hell. Sound quality really is great - I think they actually are orchestral recordings, since it's got the Naxos name on the opening screen (big classical musical label) - and I like the art a lot even if the assets are a little fuzzy. 20 tracks is fine by me and after a quick play on Concert mode the different patterns seem sufficiently more advanced to give it some replay value.

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