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Frequency

by LesBeardly

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Original Thread: Rock Band before the plastic instruments: Let's Play Frequency!

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Introduction

Let's Play Frequency!
NOW COMPLETED!




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The Let's Play of Frequency
and the game soundtrack



Just what the hell is Frequency?
You may know Harmonix as the developers who made Guitar Hero, got bought by MTV, and are now making Rock Band games. What many people don't know is that they started out with Frequency, a humble little game you play with just three buttons on a regular PS2 controller. You may recognize it as being similar to Rock Band: Unplugged or the iPod game Phase. The 42 people who actually bought a PS2 online adapter might remember its online demo, and it was successful enough to spawn a sequel named Amplitude. There is also a really awesome feature to remix any song in the game!

But what's so great about this game?
IGN's review describes it as "digital crack in the purest sense." If you enjoy Guitar Hero or Rock Band, you're likely to enjoy this game, and it's very similar to Rez, both visually and musically. This article does a great job of describing how amazing it is.

quote:

Upon reaching Expert mode, Frequency becomes less a game and more a fluent conversation between itself and the subconscious registers in your brain.... The rush that comes when a phase is captured and as the music unfolds behind a crashing wave of light - that's the anticipation/fulfilment response of your brain.

All right, you've convinced me. But why are you LPing Frequency?
Because I'm a huge fan of Harmonix, this game in particular, and I want to show it to the world (or at least a bunch of goons). I used to be extremely good at it too, setting many high score records that nobody (to my knowledge) has beaten. LPing it will give me a chance to play it again, as well as entertain you!

Ok, how is this LP going to work then?
I will play through the levels one at a time on Expert mode (the hardest difficulty), providing commentary and trivia with subtitles. In between the game's five stages, I'll also show off its unique remix mode.

Isn't is stupid to have to spoiler tag shit from a music game?
Yeah, you're right. Feel free to talk about the later songs! If you have remixes uploaded anywhere I can link to them in the OP once I reach that song in the playthrough.



VIDEOS
Viddler really rapes the video quality, if you're watching there I suggest downloading the original file.


Game Intro



Stage 1-1: The Crystal Method - The Winner
(Viddler mirror)
Remix: Buried Alive by Austin (LesBeardly) (Viddler)
Listen to the full song


Stage 1-2: Akrobatik - Exterminator
(Viddler)
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Stage 1-3: No Doubt - Ex-Girlfriend (Remix)
(Viddler)
Remix: Why Me by Austin (LesBeardly) (Viddler)
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Stage 1-4: Orbit - XLR8R
(Viddler)
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BEST SONG EVER

Stage 1-5: Freezepop - Science Genius Girl
(Viddler)
Remix: Sci-Broad Returns by Aeneman (Viddler)
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Stage 2-1: Dub Pistols - Official Chemical
(Viddler)
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Stage 2-2: Lo Fidelity Allstars - LoFi's in Ibiza
(Viddler)
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Stage 2-3: Fear Factory - Frequency
(Viddler)
Remix: Edgecrusher by DJ Elemental (Viddler)
Remix: Nothing Close by Modo and DJ Devil (Viddler)
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Stage 2-4: Paul Oakenfold - See It
(Viddler)
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Stage 2-5: Ethan Eves - Selecta
(Viddler)
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Stage 3-1: Powerman 5000 - Danger Is Go
(Viddler)
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Stage 3-2: Orbital - Funny Break (Weekend Ravers Mix)
(Viddler)
Remix: Easter 2005 by Austin (LesBeardly) (Viddler)
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Stage 3-3: DJ QBert - Cosmic Assassins
(Viddler)
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Stage 3-4: BT - Smartbomb
(Viddler)
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Stage 3-5: Curve - Worst Mistake
(Viddler)
Remix: Psychopath by Austin (LesBeardly) (Viddler)
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Stage 4-1: Jungle Brothers - What's The Five O
(Viddler)
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Stage 4-2: Funkstar De Luxe - Ignition
(Viddler)
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Stage 4-3: Roni Size & Reprazent - Railing Pt.2
(Viddler)
Remix: Creepy by Austin (LesBeardly) (Viddler)
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Stage 4-4: Meat Beat Manifesto - Dynamite Fresh
(Viddler)
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Stage 4-5: Juno Reactor - Higher Ground
(Viddler)
Remix: Ethereal by Austin (LesBeardly) (Viddler)
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Stage 5-1: Tony Trippi - Motomatic
(Viddler)
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Stage 5-2: DJ HMX - Ibiza Dreamz
(Viddler)
Remix: Forgotten Dreamz by Austin (Viddler)
Remix: Forgotten Memories by Austin (Viddler)
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Stage 5-3: Symbion Project - Funky Dope Maneuver
(Viddler)
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Stage 5-4: Komputer Kontroller - Control Your Body
(Viddler)
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Stage 5-5: Symbion Project - FreQ Out
(Viddler)
Remix: FreQ'n Nutz by Squishy (Viddler)
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Stage 5-6: SurgeCore - Luge Crash
(Viddler)
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Stage ???: MYSTERY SONG
(Viddler)
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Stage 5-7: Robotkid vs. Inter:sekt - End Of Your World
(Viddler)
Remix: Game Over Mix by HMX-ROBOTKID (Viddler)
Remix: Inhumane End by Coma (Viddler)
Remix: Final Frequency by Austin (Viddler)
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BONUS VIDEOS


AMPLITUDE: Mekon feat. Roxanne Shante - What's Going On: 8189 points (Viddler)
Beatmania IIDX 7th style: Burning Up For You, Colors, and V (Viddler)
Another freq plays Reeload - Why (PAL only song)
Technic Beat (Viddler)
Guitar Hero "2" (Viddler)
Me playing THE WORST REMIX EVER MADE (Viddler)


MY HIGH SCORES
These are here because I'm a huge fag, LP video scores in parentheses
code:
Stage 1:  2230   1937   2495   2241   2882
         (1882) (1785) (2159) (1923) (2660)

Stage 2:  1603   1502   2421   1775   1558
         (1369) (1302) (2230) (1647) (1410)

Stage 3:  1945   2960   2358   3505   1539
         (1746) (2852) (2120) (3133) (1407)

Stage 4:  2280   2390   2198   2511   3131
         (2280) (1974) (9999) (2511) (3007)

Stage 5:  3086   1932   1989   2490   2946   2577   2016
         (3086) (1780) (1917) (2490) (2626) (2577) (1755)
THANKS FOR WATCHING! FREQ OUT
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