Tap Tap Revenge 3 Out Now, Issues Galore

The DLC powered iteration of the Tap Tap series has just gone live: Tap Tap Revenge 3, and it’s available for $0.99.  If you’re wondering why the price isn’t free this time around, Apple’s rules require any games that serve DLC to not be free.  Tap Tap Revenge 3 brings a fully redesigned interface, new music, and DLC available to buy through their store.

Those familiar with the track list for Tap Tap Revenge 2 will find lots of new songs.  Here’s a quick overview from Tapulous:

Blink 182, Fall Out Boy, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, No Doubt, Tiesto, The Killers, (deep inhale), Korn, Megadeth, QOTSA, Weezer, AAR, AFI, Keith Urban, Crystal Method, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, to name just a few of the over 40 premium, specially themed premium tracks available for download.

Track packs of two songs sell for $0.99, and six packs go for $2.99.

Unfortunately, any fun you might have never gets a chance to begin.  Song DLC is currently not working at all.  I’ve bought and rebought DLC, only to have none of it appear in my track listings.  That’s a shame, since there’s only three songs packed in with the game.  I’ve found no way to import all those DLC packs I bought earlier, like in TTR2; Tapulous only provides me with a convenient link to iTunes to buy the games again.  And remember being able to download all free tracks with a quick tap?  Gone.

To download songs, you need to browse through and individually download them from the free song list.  It’s an absolutely frustrating design choice, especially since this feature was already implemented in TTR2. Lastly, during my first ten minutes of playing the game, it froze three times, including the first boot screen.

With all the current problems plaguing Tap Tap Revenge 3, I’m going to recommend staying away for a bit.  There’s no doubt that Tapulous’ servers are getting hit hard with this new release.  You’re best bet is to wait and grab the game tomorrow, and hope it’s working then.

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