Review: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session!

November 05, 2018 1 min read

It's hard being the drummer. Not only do you generally sit at the back of the stage, avoiding the spotlight and hidden behind a mass of metal, but you are, essentially, the key to the whole performance remaining tight. A guitarist can blow their solo, a singer can forget the odd line, but when the drummer loses themselves, everybody can fall apart. Oh, and you've got, physically and mentally, possibly the hardest, most tiring, and most expensive instrument to learn.

So thank the drumming gods that Namco Bandai's Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! is little more than just mashing a single skin like a lunatic. Less Lars Ulrich and more Animal from the Muppets, Drum Session aims to allow even the most rhythm-free players the opportunity to mess around joyfully with that all-important backbeat.

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