Comments for Jacob and the Magic Piano

avatar for adrin
adrin

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) It would be great if you could compose on the preview screen as well. That way, I don't have to go back and forth so many times just to see which keys I need and which I don't

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blackbaldrik

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) As usual, awesome game, although there is little to no feeling of accomplishment if you only use random, and I'm EXTREMELY bad at composing music... 5/5

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Belian

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) 5/5 for a contest entry, but 4/5 as a kongregate game. If a person doesn't know what they are doing, they will just hit random every time and not be able to finish the game. If a person DOES know what they are doing, having to create up to 32 bars of music for every level takes a long time. Great game for music composers, but not the average gamer.

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Omegnight

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Probably the random cat is too powerful..

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bubblecars

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Thumb if you had no idea what you were doing and pressed random every time. Anyways, great game. 5/5!

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malfeitor665

Nov. 24, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Decent. Would have been nice if the better composers among us could have used more than just quarter notes...

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Aronmight

Sep. 17, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) LOL GREAT GAME. I found out if u want ot win, use the wooden leg, evenind dress, shiny bald head, and skull mask. With those combined i am doing 10-15 dmg a hit to everyone witrhin range, not to meantion all the arrows and stuff that i stacked buffs with to make uber awesome in crits.

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superbillbob

May. 25, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) So, I decided to visit my aunt today. She happens to have a fantastic piano. I asked her if I could have it for a gift, and she said yes. I took it home, excited to play. I open it up, place my fingers on the keys, and I play. It wasn't magical. FML.

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avatar for grayfox124
grayfox124

May. 4, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Oh no! Ghosts invade my house when i play this piano! What do I do? THEN DON"T PLAY THE PIANO!

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Merite

Sep. 16, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I AM SO CONFUSED

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AssassinMaster

Jun. 27, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I didn't press random, I just pressed random buttons.

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ZXLucian

May. 25, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Hey Nerdook, this game is good and all but Simplicity Designs my ass. D:

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ColSanders02

May. 25, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Also, is it just me or did the game seem to just...completely change overnight? o_O

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strikeferret

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I'm afraid I don't have much to add beyond what others have said. Excellent concept, what appears to be fine gameplay, but the system is cumbersome and unless you know how to write music or just really dig into the mechanics and turn your speakers off, it's not really all that fun, it's just random and repetitive. Now, for the musically inclined, this must be really neat, so kudos for making a game for them. It just isn't accessible.

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avatar for Stomo444
Stomo444

Dec. 20, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Cats can compose music better than me. :l

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relo999

May. 27, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Just fully randomed the game, far to easy and no real need for other things.

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ipwnu56

Feb. 26, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) what a useful cat

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numbus

Jun. 11, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Why can't we play the background music?

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Killtastic1704

Jun. 6, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) It would have been nice if you could have used the keyboard for playing the piano as i could have used some of the pieces of music i have been learning in piano lessons but the click by click system doesnt isnt the most practical way of playing.

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destroyer242

May. 29, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Yeah!!!! I'm a bald poor person attacking ghosts with a flamingo while wearing a pink suit and skeleton mask while a cat plays the piano!!!!!! Man my life is messed up..........

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mickol1709

May. 27, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I really liked the game but what about if you could use your keybord to compose, clicking is too tiring x.x

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spw184

May. 25, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Why did all my progress go away?

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Snow_Cat

May. 25, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Play me off keyboard cat.

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Mani231290

May. 25, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I like this game, as far as I'm aware, no other game on Kongregate let's you play the PianoKeyboard (except for a puzzle here or there). My only complaint is that there are about 2 octaves and there isn't much in our control in regards to timing, you either don't wait, wait a bit, wait more or wait longer! If you could do something about being able to hold notes (i.e. beats/second, no. of seconds, etc) and maybe get more octaves and allow more keys to be pressed simultaneously that would be awesome! Thanks. :)

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avatar for Lilariel
Lilariel

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) The concept seems nice enough, but I have absolutely no idea how this works. The tutorial didn't help at all, and relying on the cat to make random songs doesn't get you far, and isn't very interesting either. :(

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michaelm21

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) My parents used to tell me that my love of the music of Billy Joel would never help me to conquer the evils of this world. Well, I've certainly proved them wrong.

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avatar for nerdook
nerdook

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) published! enjoy everyone. feedback welcome. this will be my entry for the Child of Eden competition!

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neonights

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I like this game. It's enjoyable like every other Nerdook's games. But nothing more than that. Comparing to the previous game (Orbital Onslaught, which felt more like a demo than a finished game) which was too short, this one seems too long. I mean, even those who hit the RANDOM button to create the music, will feel a bit bored at some time, specially on later levels when there are lots of lines to compose. And I guess that those who know music stuff will get even more bored. Not to mention redudant itens. Please, Nerdook (and other Kong fellows), don't get me wrong. I love the idea of this game, it's simply as original as it gets. It just feels a bit unbalanced.

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avatar for locomania20
locomania20

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) something i would really love is to use the keyboard as a piano so it would be easier to compose

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eeor

Dec. 19, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Press + if you already know thats its a nerdook game by looking at the graphics

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nerdook

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I added an additional tutorial to the composition page. Figured better late than never.

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MysteryRattatas

Oct. 7, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Compose music, taking notes of where the blocks are: 0 stars Mash the key buttons: All of the stars and it sounds like I'm Mozart

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avatar for Scarret
Scarret

Jul. 8, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) i love the face of jacob when his cat is playing O-O xD

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avatar for pbrack
pbrack

Jun. 20, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Noooo!!!!! Too simple composition! I want more bars! I want more notes! I want an aumented sixth chord, or a minor seventh chord with augmented fifth! I want to... Compose! How can I write counterpoint in a game like this?

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noobspwn1

Jun. 5, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) only 3.69, this game deserves about 4.25, considering that you can cheat, but the cheating saves time. And the plot is good, but not Nerdook's best.

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Bluedragon8342

Jun. 4, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) the games weird but the music in the menu screen is really good

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Luadog

May. 30, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Hey what game is this, never heard of it. Wait a sec.... its a Nerdook Game! 5/5

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celo753

May. 25, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Nice lesson jacob learned. "Who needs a diamond necklace when u have a magic piano and a freaking music genius cat!!!"

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MegaPwnman

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) With such promise such as this i really wish there were a full piano option with different lengths of notes like a half note or an eighth note. The lack of these just makes it hard to make complicated music. + if you agree

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avatar for Frostweaver
Frostweaver

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) His eyes bulge so much when random cat plays that it lifts off his eyepatch!

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avatar for HHH555
HHH555

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) This guy is truly amazing.he can play the piano while also fighting off the undead.

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avatar for ableim
ableim

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) terrible terrible tutorial. I didn't get it and it didn't really seem like it had enough potential to justify feeling my way through the game.

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avatar for Rivaledsouls
Rivaledsouls

May. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) A very unique concept, but it didn't make for a great game. I could see a sequel (direct or spiritual) being a hit. However, this game pushes people to simply hit the random button instead of composing, and standing in front of enemies. It's difficult to connect composition and play. Outside of composing, the game feels more like watching than playing. The presentation is very well polished as usual, but the gameplay is lacking. 3/5

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DuckAndCower

Oct. 9, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Kind of limiting only being able to use quarter notes. Still, an amazingly original concept.

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bigbadboom

Oct. 15, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) you have to hate it when your chasing aa ghost and your on the groud n between two blocks and then the song traps with a block on yur head

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alexthepeep6

Sep. 30, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Hm.....*starts clicking the paino not knowing what I'm making*.Okay let's here it.*clicks listen*...Sounds good! 5/5,Lovely game

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jakethesnake2008

Jun. 19, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) the soundtrack is beautiful :')

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avatar for KingOfThePeeps
KingOfThePeeps

Jun. 14, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I'm sure I would have enjoyed this game vastly more if I was gifted with the knowledge of how to compose music, but that aside; as usual your game is beautifully done, it's got a fun, solid concept, gameplay that rarely feels like a repetitive grind, and a fun rewards system to keep us playing even when it seems hard. Very fun. P.S. The song in the opening menu is beautiful.

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avatar for technoshaman
technoshaman

Jun. 6, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) So, I have no musical talent. However, I beat the game easily by letting the cat play the piano and stacking every single item I could to increase my little dude's damage.

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avatar for mastovlox
mastovlox

May. 30, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I wouldn't mind composing if I could have some sort of keyboard controls while doing it. too much clicking!

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