I'm playing BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, a running platform game by Gaijin Games.
Challenging levels are presented in a linear order, although some branching options are available. A midway checkpoint alleviates some tedium in repeating sections of each level. In addition to simply progressing through the game, you can aim for high scores while unlocking retro challenges, keys, outfits, and characters. The controls are designed for the gamepad; while the character always moves at a fixed speed, you can jump, slide, spring, kick, block, loop, or dance. More advanced combinations are introduced slowly, such as gliding, slide-kicking, and slide-jumping. While the difficulty is quite high, the game never seems unfair (just unforgiving). The slick, colorful graphics and catchy soundtrack work well with the approachable theme. While the layouts can be frustrating, BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien offers fluid gameplay and a memorable presentation for fans of the genre.