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[Switch] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! $22.75 + More @ Nintendo eShop

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It’s now 4 cents lower than the previous low!

Also the following are on sale for the first time:

Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack - $49.66

https://ec.nintendo.com/AU/en/titles/70010000032291

Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure 1 - $29.69

https://ec.nintendo.com/AU/en/titles/70010000035118

I know nothing about the last 2 entries, it will be much appreciated if someone can tell me whether they are worth buying.

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    Does it play well with joy cons?
    I tried the demo on PS4 using a fight stick and that was pretty good

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      Avoid the motion controls like a plague. The button controls work great with the joy-cons though.

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        I just use the buttons on my pro controller, happy days.

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          Give the joy-cons a try. I much prefer them for rhythm games because of the separate d-pad buttons.

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      joycons are terrible. a crapload of missed beats

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        Calibrate?

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          Maybe it was just my joycons. Maybe it was just me. But i can't recommend it after playing the arcade version in japan. It's a crappy home solution

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        I loved playing it with the Joy Cons! It works better with faster beats than slower beats though.

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    OP, I think https://ec.nintendo.com/AU/en/titles/70010000032291 includes both Rhythmic Adventure 1 and 2

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      Yes that’s the first link in the description :)

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    thanks! been waiting for this to go on sale

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    The rhythmic adventure games have more songs than drum and fun, as they're not hidden behind dlc

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      Yes but it is rated as M for mature theme, would this be okay for a 10 yr old?

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        Possibly because it has a story mode, which is about as kid friendly as it gets, but maybe it has a dark twist at the end?

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          Thank you buckster

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    Here's the song list in Drum'n'Fun (the $22.75 title): https://twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS/status/1027555101500534784... (does not include DLC which can easily add up to well over the cost of the base game unfortunately, like any game DLC music packs really).

    Found a blog post which lists how many more songs you get in the Rhythmic Adventure pack ($49.66) compared to Drum'n'Fun (and the overlaps): https://taikotime.blogspot.com/2020/10/console-taiko-gaming-...

    I own Drum'n'Fun but haven't played it too much so I can't comment on its value compared to the Rhythmic Adventure pack. Go for the pack which has the songlist you enjoy more, or if you just want a Taiko no Tatsujin game with a fair selection of songs then just get the cheapest one (ie Drum'n'Fun).

    Edit: Actually the big difference to note is that Drum'n'Fun has multiplayer (local and online) whereas Rhythmic Adventure is strictly a single player experience.

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      Would you recommend it as a party game? Something you can pick up and play? Checked the song list and not familiar with any of them lol

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        If you're playing casually as a party game you can do two players using the joycons (one pair per player) - yes those controls are not great but the gimmick would surely make it enjoyable at parties.

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    Just get Friday Night Funkin’ for PC for your daily fix with rhythm games. Free at the moment and no DLC.

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    Just need the drums to go on sale now!

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    All these DLCs and it's price scares me.

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      That's pretty typical for rhythm games. Groove Coaster on the Switch is far worse in that regard, though.

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    Cheers for posting, OP

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    If you're looking in as a new player to the series then I reckon Drum N Fun is probably more recommended.

    Despite not having as many songs as the RPG ones combined it's probably the more cohesive package. It has the main game mode I think up to 2player, a battle VS mode similar to how the RPG plays (ie bad notes you don't want to hit, special attacks activated from hitting special notes, etc), online score battle, esport tournament mode for 8 players (not widely played but you will get games on the weekend pretty easy) and also a bunch of, frankly pretty damn fun mini games for up to 4 players on the one console. Some of the mini games definitely channelling a bit of Rhythm Paradise/Heaven.

    Admittedly didn't really play much of the mini games outside of trying them all out but I don't do a great deal of local gaming much any more.

    Anyways, if you do enjoy it then the DLC is there as an option to expand your song list. No one is pressuring you to buy the entire catalogue. Although clunky, if you end up keen for DLC, my best recommendation is see what genres have appealed to you and note the song names and then YouTube them to hear what they are like first before dropping the cash. A good deal of the songs have been in previous games so you'll likely find a vid of someone showing it in Taiko.

    Conversely the RPG games although a bit more varied in that it's an RPG, also has the regular taiko game, but there is no DLC for these games (originally when on 3DS there were DLC songs) and the song list is split between the two games, so if a song you're keen to play just happens to be on the opposite RPG game to which you are playing you've got to back out of the game and boot up again and select the opposite game. Maybe not a deal breaker but a bit of faff.

    That said I've been waiting for a sale on the RPG games! Given some Bandai Namco games RRP on the eshopit wasn't out of control expensive before ($70) but knowing it had been cheap on the US eshop decided I could happily wait on a bargain.