Thumper Nintendo Switch First Impressions

Thumper Nintendo Switch First Impressions

Thumper was released today on the Nintendo Switch. This is a game that gained high praise when it was released on PSVR and received high scores from most outlets. When I saw it was being released on the Switch, my initial thoughts were that it will be great for some, but not for me. I had heard this was a rhythm game and I’m not a rhythm gamer. What I came to find out is that Thumper is a rhythmic game, not a rhythm game. The difference here being that rhythm games require you hit buttons in rhythm and rhythmic games use your in game interaction to make the rhythm. This means a portion of a song is being played in the background and the rest of the music comes from you overcoming obstacles or coming in contact with the environment. This music style can be seen in games such as Flower and Bit.Trip Runner 2, both of which I have recently fallen in love with.