Making music together
Developers I Love Media have announced that they’re bringing their casual rhythm game, Encounters, to the Switch on July 21st, 2022. Encounters was previously available as a mobile-only experience, but has since been tweaked for Switch release.
Encounters is a new concept of casual music rhythm game. You must pave the way so the characters can advance and arrive to the final encounter platform. Each character plays a part of the song. Perhaps they play different instruments, or perhaps one plays the melody and the other the accompaniment. You can train each character separately but to win a level you must coordinate both hands (or play with a friend).
The path has some visual clues. The dots mark the first beat of each measure. If you keep the rhythm with your foot, the kick will coincide with those points. And if you play in easy mode you will see in yellow the tiles that match raised on both sides, so lower the tiles of both sides at the same time! When you learn a song you should be able to play even with your eyes closed. In fact, we recommend trust your hearing more than your sight. If you keep up the pace but fail frequently, you can adjust the synchronization.
For a more specific breakdown of what Encounters has to offer, check out the game’s official site.