There was a certain amount of understandable skepticism when Sonic the Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka announced that his new games company, Prope, had moved on to create a game that took all of the reductivist complaints about the Wii and its controls — that it’d reduced gaming to wild flailing — and reduced it even further.
His Let’s Tap asks players instead to not even hold the controller, instead placing it on a box (included with the game) and rap their hands against it, which, in a sense, isn’t as crazy as it sounds, as it flips the rhythm-gaming staple of costly peripherals on its head.
And, as it turns out, it may have been a step in just the right direction, with no less than Edge magazine giving the collection of five games very high marks, and above is the just released trailer for the Tap Runner segment of the game, which is due for U.S. release this Summer.
Let’s Tap [Sega]
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