Today (October 13, 2023) Sega released the title Samba DE Amigo: Virtual Party compatible with Meta Quest 3 / Meta Quest 2 / Meta Quest Pro. In this work, you can not only play the same songs and game modes as the Switch software “Samba DE Amigo: Party Central”, but also the same songs and game modes as in Meta Quest 3 and Meta Quest Pro.MR (mixed reality) compatible mode.You can also play.
What kind of experience will you have in MRI-compatible mode, and how will “Samba DE Amigo” change? To confirm this, I played it at Sega HQ, so I’ll tell you that.
Even though it’s called MR, the rhythm game is very easy to play. All you have to do is wear the HMD and wave the maracas (a single-shaped controller) at the time that the six rings you see around you overlap with the rhythm of the damas (notes) approaching from the depths of space in front of you.
There are operations like hitting stances that suddenly appear and moving maracas as if following a clue, but even first-time players won’t be confused. Ultimately, you can understand this by watching the video!
The manner in which the notes approach the depths of space makes the arrangement of multiple notes easier to understand and much easier to play than the traditional style in which the notes flow on a two-dimensional plane. However, this is a point where there are individual differences.
Now, the main topic is the MR compatible mode.
“Mr. Multiverse”is an epic saga that treats the mixed reality space as “a parallel world, just like your own room” (can you follow me?). However, what you need to do is very easy to understand. Use the power of Samba to save the multiverse from collapse crisis!
There are three parallel universes, and there are three keywords to memorize. This is courage, friendship and love. Yes, they are all important.
The first song you visit, “Birth of Courage,” selects songs at random, so you may end up playing songs you wouldn’t normally play. It’s infuriating when your room turns into a “burning lava zone,” or the floor and walls suddenly explode and you fly into the sky above a city of skyscrapers, or you get destroyed by a giant friendly robot. position.
If you try to follow everything that comes into your field of vision, you will quickly make more mistakes and end up in trouble. But that’s okay. “Listen to the music carefully and shake the maracas happily.” If you focus only on that, you will have nothing to fear. I think that’s the power that Samba has.
The next trial stage is “Birth of Friendship.” Let’s return to rationality by loudly waving to the “parallel universe audience” approaching through the dimensional wall (the wall of the room). There is too much information, so I don’t really understand the situation, but I have no choice but to try.
If the show also moves the fives according to the player’s movements, it will be an exciting and unique experience for MR. For MR, the atmosphere of viewing the exhibition is also important.
In the final “Love Verse”, the player’s love for Sega will be tested. “Palmtree Panic” from “Sonic the Hedgehog CD”, “Angels With Burning Hearts” from “Burning Ranger”, “Intrusion into the Louvre” from “Rhythm Phantom Thief R: The Legacy of Napoleon”, and “NiGHTS into Dreams” …” Songs like “Dreams Dreams” from Space Channel 5 Part 2 and “This Is My Happiness” from Space Channel 5 Part 2 appear in the medley. You can enjoy familiar songs with Sonic the Hedgehog, so isn’t this more of a “bonus” than an “experience”?
When I completed Love Verse, I was surrounded by tons of Sega game screens and pictures of old hardware. This is a moment that SEGA fans should experience.
After overcoming all three challenges and saving the multiverse, play another song in your “verse” decorated with mirror balls and neon lights. In fact, I was starting to feel a little tired at this point, and it felt like the end as well as the biggest challenge, but this mode involves not only parallel universes, but also “the world I live in is the most important.” Something.” may contain the message “You should”…
When I completed the MR Multiverse program, I did enough exercise to break a slight sweat, and was able to have a very good time.
Plus another“Mr. Party”Now, you can choose and play your favorite songs while enjoying MR’s unique production. If you output photos and music to an external monitor, it will be fun for everyone to take turns playing.
I felt like the world I was supposed to know so well seemed like another world. Even though this time I was in the SEGA conference room instead of my own room, I felt the world completely change when I put on the HMD. Moreover, you will be surprised at how well it blends in with the room.
However, since it’s MR, I’ve become more aware of the shapes and expressions of the people in the gallery watching around me, which creates a more joyful feeling. Don’t just play alone, we want you to play with your family and friends. It has a similar feel to the arcade experience games that are the origin of “Samba DE Amigo”.
If MRI technology develops further, it may be possible to create a truly reality-expanding experience, where popular characters like Sonic and Kasuga Ichiban can seamlessly join in with family and friends and have fun together. I feel like I’ll be an old man by then, but I want to use the power of MR to turn him into “Segata Sanshiro” and give a share to players who don’t play seriously.
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