OK, so to start I’ll admit that this isn’t your ordinary game and that’s both a good and a bad thing. At a minimum you’ll need to have a microphone with a USB connector to even get started (plugging it into the port in your dock), and a reasonable degree of confidence in your ability to not so much sing as be able to somewhat reliably match and control your pitches. Assuming you’ve got those bases roughly covered, One Hand Clapping is absolutely a unique experience mixing up some puzzle platforming with the use of your voice in a variety of ways. It starts simple, just needing to sing to trigger elements on the screen, but as you move on you’ll need to show some more refinement and sometimes a bit of creativity to solve puzzles that will put some demands on your vocal chords. While it generally works well I’ll admit that every once in a while the game seemed to get confused about whether I was singing a high or a low note, but for the most part it worked well enough to keep things moving. If you’re looking for a new twist on a music and rhythm game that won’t penalize you for not keeping up with the latest hits but still use your vocal instrument this is a great choice to have.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.0]