Right before my exams... oh noes! XD
This game is harder and longer... which is good for those "hardcore" gamers, and I consider myself above average at these rhythm games.
However, I introduced this game to my friend and I can say that this drives away casual gamers. I get your idea of "Play the 2nd one first" as you have the option in your menu but it's next to impossible for someone to go straight to the 3rd game.
I also have another slight complaint, I know that Edwyn Tiong is an amazing voice actor. However, he does not have the same "punchiness" as the voice from the 2nd game. I found myself having to turn off his voice as it's actually offputting (especially of his really depressing tone of "Weeeeak!").
It's also very nice that you've allowed an downloadable version, it assures to me that I won't lose my save file =)
Having the stickman play when you hit notes is a great feature and having other awards (Butterfingers and minimalist (sp?)) also adds spice to the game.
Just another little itty bitty complaint, some of the songs just a little bit louder than others. It's me being a bit picky, but I don't really like adjusting the volume on my speakers alot.
Other ideas that you could do if you wanted to make a 4th game:
-Allow f1,f2,f3,f4 buttons... I'm a young person and my hands are small XD So I can't hold my keyboard like an guitar as displayed in the game
-Do NOT put any backgrounds behind the stickman ever. The purpose of the game is to run smoothly so any more effects would slow down the game.
-Add a career mode... or something of the like. Although there is a HUGE danger of more NewGrounders yelling something along the lines of: "OMFG GUITAR HERO BLAH BLAH BLAH LAWLZ"
-Add a 2 player duet/battle mode. Have the "hit zone" in the middle, and the buttons to press coming from the left for player 1 and from the right for player 2. Do not have both players playing at the same time as some peoples keyboards can't handle more than 3 keys at the same time.
-Have some easter eggs, have some fun of your own! =) Add your own "touch" to the game to make your game "Your game"
This is an amazing game and the first part seems negative but I only wanted to provide critique. Apoligies if it just seems like I'm nit-picking. Thanks for the game =D