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Rhythm gacha games are boring

Rhythm gacha games are a staple in the mobile game landscape nowadays, especially in the East Asian sphere. If a game can overcome the market saturation, it'll make a shitload of money. If it isn't based on an established IP, it might even get enough fans and revenue to support spinoff endeavors like concerts and anime. It's not hard to see why rhythm gachas have taken off to the degree that they have, given that they've married two wildly successful game formats into an endless engagement-farming, money-making machine.

... And despite all that, they're intolerably boring.

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If SIF was so good why is there no SIF2

After almost 10 years online, Love Live School Idol Festival is finally kicking the bucket at the end of March of this year. (Actually, it's not dying as much as it's been slowly strangled to death over the past 3 years, but we'll get to that...) Since I've spent a great deal of time with this game, I'd like to do an autopsy followed by some thoughts about where its replacement is headed.

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