Unsurpassed is a rhythm game with two buttons and an exploration game that reached its Kickstarter goal on Wednesday – with 30 days left to garner more funding. It’s easy to see why the campaign has so much support; Unsurpassed, from developer D-Cell, looks incredible.
When playing as Beat, a pink-haired singer, players will enter the game with half rhythm and half adventure to create a set list for an upcoming show. You see, music is illegal in this world – and Beat will fix it. To do this requires the arcade-shaped rhythm game driven by the two buttons, mixed with exploration sections where Beat hangs out with the band and plays mini-games.
If I had to Unsurpassed to something, I would call it Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game meet Promar. Said D-Cell Games Unsurpassed “Aiming to look like a long long bootleg 90s VHS recording of the latest anime on the block,”
Unsurpassed will also have an original soundtrack that already sounds incredibly good. “The music is written to accompany important narrative beats and motifs in the game’s story, and there are also a lot of B-SIDES (by RJ Lake) and story-exclusive tracks present in the final release,” wrote D-Cell.
For people who are not interested in rhythm games, Unsurpassed will have an “Assist Mode”, said D-Cell along with other accessibility options – for players who just want to “vibe to the rhythm without being frustrated” by the rhythm (or want / want to adjust the settings to make the game more enjoyable to play). ”
Unsurpassed [white label], an “episodic side story demo”, is available for free on Steam from Wednesday and includes six songs.