While not everything clicks and it feels like you need to read a user manual worth of instructions, it makes for a unique experience
As a general fan of rhythm games and titles that simply forge out in their own unique direction there’s a lot to like with Hexagroove. With its musical styles spanning a wide variety of genres, both more mainstream and obscure, there’s already a great base to start with. Layered on top of that are what amounts to a collection of rhythmically-oriented mini games that will throw challenges at you pretty quickly at times. My biggest beef with the experience is the pretty awkward way it tries to get you up to speed with the rules and how each segment is played. There’s just suddenly a bit of a wall of text spanning multiple pages where it throws quite a bit of jargon and key words at you in the hopes you’ll pick it up. I’d say understanding some of the overlying theory behind the game is interesting, but here it’s a bit of a distraction from simply understanding what buttons to press and why. I’m also not a big fan of the pretty inconsistent difficulty of the pretty simple straight rhythm mini game, which will sometimes be pretty easy but others it will throw quite a bit at you very quickly, but that’s at least manageable for the most part. While it isn’t in the upper echelon of rhythm games on the Switch it’s absolutely a unique take that music fans should at least give a look.
Justin Nation, Score: