Documented on 2/17/21
You stand stage-left, beneath a shadow meters away shielding you from the hot spotlights of the stage. You just challenged your chick's father to a beebop-bapbattle, a culturally common process in Philly between boyfriends and opposing fathers (trust me on this one). Your voice's echo runs along the corners of the auditorium, and finally the silence ends with the beginning noteset of a lyrical rivalry between future son-in-law and Daddy Dearest for the sake of her.
Think you got what it takes to beat my best scores of my favorite songs? Email me with your name, site, and proof you beat just one of them and maybe I'll give you something cool...
I. Game Story
The premise is simple: you are introduced as the boyfriend of a sing-off hostess, but her parents kinda wanna kill you. I mean, you're a 19 year old college dropout punk (a walking red flag in the eyes of most parentals), but not even Moses's fatass can keep you from scoring that totally cute brunette chick. If you never got the chance to play rhythm games like Dance Dance Revolution because arcades were never in your reach, Friday Night Funkin' is perfect for beginners new to the stepchart scene. This girl's dad may not like you, but there's a chance you can prove yourself worthy with the power of music, love, and intense beebop-bapbattling. Better start polishing those eye-hand coordination skills, kid!
II. Bringing the Message of Newgrounds Back Into 2021.
Friday Night Funkin' has a pretty wide range of difficulties each "Week"... to an amateur. To be honest, this game is probably not for anyone who's seeking for a challenge. In fact, the REAL appeal of Friday Night Funkin' is the passion for creation amongst both the developers and the community. You'd probably recognize this when you figure out the few NG cameos made just a few levels in (Pico made his comeback from the dead and is THRIVING on the web 2.0, can you believe it?) Even before the release of a full game, a community of "modders" sprouted and everyone wants to insert themselves into this world. You could even call this game the embodiment of "Everything by Everyone."
III. Recognizing Nostalgia's Melody
If you're a frequent rhythm gamer AND a Newgrounds fanboy, then this is just right up your alley. Gameplay-wise, you'll notice rather than hitting notesets to a variety of instruments, you're just following the lead (literally!) And as you fully immerse yourself to the many flavors of Friday Night Funkin's OST (shout-out to Isaac) and vocalize with your girlfriend's hot mom, you'll begin to follow the music and feel like you're actually dueting with real genuine personalities. If the charming chibi-style didn't totally win your heart, I know for sure the soundtrack did.
Mods have so far been the most popular medium around the Friday Night Funkin' community. Here's a list of the ones I personally like.
If you're familiar with Madness Combat, this is one of the better developed mods with two extra songs that aren't created to be a keyspam, but ACTUAL songs that you can listen to outside of the game. It's pretty much the perfect twofold fancreation I've played.
Doesn't the antagonist look a little out of place? Now's probably your chance to check out the Madness series (OPENS AN EXTERNAL TAB), then maybe come back and play the mod so some design choices make a little more sense.