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Who writes these things? [Feb. 18th, 2007|03:44 pm]
Callicrates
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This is about DDR and will probably be meaningless to almost all of you. Such is life.


So. DDR SuperNOVA, Courses mode, Big Bang. 6 songs.

iFUTURELIST (Standard, 6): No problem at all. I can AA this unless I'm dead tired.

MOON (Expert, 7): Again, no problem. I usually miss a step or two at most.

LOVE <3 SHINE (Expert, 7): The difficulty begins to pick up but it's still nothing to worry about. I don't really like 4- and 5-note streams. Either keep it to triplets or give me something long enough to get a rhythm going. The sudden stop-and-start will drain my stamina very quickly.

Ska Ska No. 3 (Expert, 8): I enjoy this one except for the string of eighth-note jumps toward the end. My body doesn't move quite that quickly but I'm close.

CENTAUR (Expert, 8): Okay, this is just cruel. This is a jazz song where the beat is taken as a mildly amusing suggestion rather than something steady under the rest of the melody. Worse, the steps follow all the off-beat percussion. It's EVIL. I can pass it about half the time when I play this course at the beginning of my workout. After an hour and change when my feet are starting to disobey... yeah, right, who am I kidding?

Flow (Jammin' Ragga Mix) (Expert, 8): This is not an 8-foot song. This should be a 9. Maybe not a very diffricult 9, but a 9 nonetheless. I can do this well enough when it's in game mode and I can rest before, but in courses mode where I've just done 5 other songs without a chance to breathe? Uh... right. Not yet. Maybe tomorrow, but definitely not yet.

How do they come up with the difficulty for these stepcharts, anyway? Just in this mix we've got Matsuri J-Summer mix as a 9, which I find very easy, and then the two Flow remixes, which are 8s but should be 9s.

My ultimate goal is to build up to the point where I can take on 10-footers. This is going to take some doing. Right now I can do most 9-footers after a few rounds of practice and maybe a trip or two through Training Mode to get a feel for the rhythm. The boss songs, though... I don't quite have the stamina for that.

Give me time. I'll get there.
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[User Picture]From: clubjuggler
2007-02-19 03:13 am (UTC)
Yeah, but can you do this? ;-) :-)
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[User Picture]From: callicrates
2007-02-19 04:58 am (UTC)
So Deep on Heavy? Yes, usually. The clubs? I can't even juggle those while I'm standing still! That kid, whoever he is, has some serious skills.
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[User Picture]From: clubjuggler
2007-02-19 05:02 am (UTC)
What? The "SoDeep" part of the filename has meaning?

You can see how much I (don't) know about DDR.

As far as the clubs go, eh he's ok. Once you get the pattern down and stable, moving around with it isn't that hard, even granted that the "moving around" he's doing is fairly complicated. But, the juggling pattern doesn't change so it's not too hard to put that on autopilot. There's even a sport called Joggling that relies on that.
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[User Picture]From: callicrates
2007-02-19 05:15 am (UTC)
Yes. So Deep is the name of the song. To be precise, it's So Deep (Perfect Sphere Remix). It shows up on DDRMAX2 for the Playstation 2 and on various of the arcade versions. It's a bit disconcerting: its Standard mode stepchart is a relatively easy 5 feet, then when you go up to Heavy you get hit with this 9-foot monster. The thing that prevents it from being a 10-foot song is that the steps usually leave your feet exactly where you need them for the next run.

Come visit. I'll show you.
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[User Picture]From: clubjuggler
2007-02-19 05:16 am (UTC)
Come visit. I'll show you.

That'd be fun. :-)
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