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Post #21 · Posted at 2022-05-06 05:12:48pm 2.1 years ago

Offline SocialDragon322
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I reckon you should just stick to Dancerush Stardom. This playtest was a failure for sure, and some people want to play other games like this one.

Post #22 · Posted at 2022-05-06 06:57:34pm 2.1 years ago

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Post #23 · Posted at 2022-05-06 08:03:19pm 2.1 years ago

Offline hollandaze
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Quote: DJjeff2010
Sadly, from reviews from Bemani fans and what I've seen of the game overall since release, the game is a let down. The games body tracking is terrible at best, the expensive camera system on this game has to make a 3D model of you before every stage based on triangular body shapes and it misses the mark with any sweeping or off center body movements(even with the body tracking problems, it's extremely easy to perfect play anything so there is very little challenging incentive to wanna keep playing), the songlist is small, the setlist is catered to younger audiences like Old Macdonald and If you're happy and you know it, the dances are not very creative, memorable or fun, and you can tell Konami is catering this game to the changing arcade scene in japan right now with arcades converting to all crane games and a more casual gaming atmosphere with games that cater to everyone. So far this game is a huge let down to the core Bemani fan base and I forecast this game doesn't even last a year before it fades into obscurity, not necessarily dying, but no hardcore Bemani players will touch this game again after playing it once out of curiosity. I wanted this game to do well and I thought it would be a spiritual successor to Dance Evolution, but I was wrong.

God, this was bleak to read. But I believe it. I can't imagine the money Bemani sank into this game and it's tech, only for it to flop horribly.
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Post #24 · Posted at 2022-05-06 10:24:50pm 2.1 years ago

Offline DJjeff2010
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Quote: hollandaze
Quote: DJjeff2010
Sadly, from reviews from Bemani fans and what I've seen of the game overall since release, the game is a let down. The games body tracking is terrible at best, the expensive camera system on this game has to make a 3D model of you before every stage based on triangular body shapes and it misses the mark with any sweeping or off center body movements(even with the body tracking problems, it's extremely easy to perfect play anything so there is very little challenging incentive to wanna keep playing), the songlist is small, the setlist is catered to younger audiences like Old Macdonald and If you're happy and you know it, the dances are not very creative, memorable or fun, and you can tell Konami is catering this game to the changing arcade scene in japan right now with arcades converting to all crane games and a more casual gaming atmosphere with games that cater to everyone. So far this game is a huge let down to the core Bemani fan base and I forecast this game doesn't even last a year before it fades into obscurity, not necessarily dying, but no hardcore Bemani players will touch this game again after playing it once out of curiosity. I wanted this game to do well and I thought it would be a spiritual successor to Dance Evolution, but I was wrong.

God, this was bleak to read. But I believe it. I can't imagine the money Bemani sank into this game and it's tech, only for it to flop horribly.

That's the tough part about all this. Konami sank quite a bit of money into development, marketing, whathaveyou into this game, a brand new Bemani entry that quite a few were looking forward to, only for it to be an expensive cash grab for families and kids and not for any hardcore and casual fans of Bemani. I wanted this to be a successor to Dance Evolution because I loved that game and during promotion I thought I would be hopeful about it, and for the end result to be something this mediocre and a let down, I'm upset. It also has to do with the growing disdain of hardcore arcades in Japan. They're dying at an alarming rate and arcade owners are scrambling to hold on and most aren't taking gambles anymore with hardcore games for the fans. Most have turned to casual experiences like Dance Around, crane games, redemption and stuff for families which has been reported recently. it's a really sad state of affairs over there and I don't like the look of it. And when you hear that arcade Bemani games you love like Jubeat, Pop'n music and others aren't seen as viable as they once were anymore, it's really disheartening, and you can see it in the content updates too for some games.

Quote: SocialDragon322
I reckon you should just stick to Dancerush Stardom. This playtest was a failure for sure, and some people want to play other games like this one.

I love Dancerush I played it a lot when I used to frequent Round 1 before the Pandemic hit. But even that game is waning too. With the lack of major content updates or even a new version at this point because the game is starting to look a little dated, the popularity has tapered off quite a bit from when it was at it's high point a few years ago. I still support it, I just wish Konami cared enough to give it a lot more content to keep it fresh and even a new version wouldn't hurt either. But it is what it is.

Post #25 · Posted at 2022-05-27 09:15:58pm 2 years ago

Offline lomonix
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"GET IT?!?!"

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Round1 in Burbank, CA had 2 cabs if anyone in Cali wants to try it.

EDIT: Okay, the game is harder than it looks, but it’s also VERY forgiving. Even when I was doing poorly and just flailing to keep up, I still managed to get 80% viewership to pass. I’m wondering if this is fully an American build, as I noticed the cover of Pretender was missing from the song list.
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Post #26 · Posted at 2022-05-28 04:49:01am 2 years ago

Offline midnightclubx
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Quote: lomonix
Round1 in Burbank, CA had 2 cabs if anyone in Cali wants to try it.

EDIT: Okay, the game is harder than it looks, but it’s also VERY forgiving. Even when I was doing poorly and just flailing to keep up, I still managed to get 80% viewership to pass. I’m wondering if this is fully an American build, as I noticed the cover of Pretender was missing from the song list.

Maybe it's a secret location test, considering no other R1 has the game?

Post #27 · Posted at 2022-05-28 03:38:25pm 2 years ago

Offline lomonix
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"GET IT?!?!"
Maybe, maybe not. I didn’t think of it that way, since they also got Chunithm (offline), Chrono Circle and Tetote x Connect about 2 weeks ago. IMO, I wish Konami would’ve done “DanceRush 2” instead. Outside of needing it for event unlocks (if it happens) I don’t see myself playing DANCE aROUND a lot. One thing I can say, the cabs are MASSIVE!
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Post #28 · Posted at 2022-06-10 09:12:38am 2 years ago

Offline midnightclubx
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Moreno Valley has a cab, much to my surprise, and I can confirm that this is a US version since I found the U in the version number thing, and the warning screen mentioned North and South America.

It was.... awkward to play. XD It kinda reminded me of Eyetoy Groove in a way, and the boxes are a lot harder to see than the videos on youtube make it out to be, but it's very lenient; I averaged around 97% on the songs I played. I don't think I'm gonna play it again, though.

Post #29 · Posted at 2022-07-18 03:21:26am 1.9 years ago

Offline Jaybox
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Just got the game at my Round 1 in NY a few weeks ago. I love the style of the game and I can't get enough of the characters and art. Meguru and Kyo are well designed and the splash screen is great.
But thats about where my positives end. The game is just not as fun as it should be. Calibration takes a while, the tracking is off most of the time, and my co-workers stood in a single pose and passed a song. Really cool concept gone DOA at least here, as minimal guests play it, regulars or otherwise.
It sucks that im spending more time looking for the main artists of the game instead of playing it.

Post #30 · Posted at 2022-07-18 01:51:12pm 1.9 years ago

Offline SupremeX
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The game looks so fun(?

https://twitter.com/i/status/1548761046898204672
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10 years OMG. 10 years in this forum. I can't believe this!!!

Post #31 · Posted at 2022-07-18 06:36:18pm 1.9 years ago

Offline hollandaze
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Oh my GOD LMAO
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Post #32 · Posted at 2022-07-19 06:41:27am 1.9 years ago

Offline midnightclubx
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Dance aROUND? More like Dance aSSERT, amirite?

https://twitter.com/xBryGuy/status/1548865497361530882

Post #33 · Posted at 2022-07-29 02:42:57am 1.8 years ago

Offline gotmilk0112
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Yeah, I played this one time and...it just feels like a worse version of Dancerush. The tracking seems to "work", but it's not really tracking your body, just your hands and feet. So you don't even have to follow along to the dances, you just have to move your hands/feet so that they are within the semi-transparent rectangles that appear on screen. You can PFC most songs with very little movement.

I don't see this lasting more than a year.

Post #34 · Posted at 2022-07-29 04:58:37am 1.8 years ago

Offline midnightclubx
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Dancerush is the better "casual" game, IMO; it's very easy to learn, but it doesn't hold your hand like this game does, and it just works; no calibration needed on the player's part.

Can't wait til this game is in KAC 2023, and the Japanese commentators have to make 2 guys T-Posing motionless sound exciting, complete with canned cheering from the audience. Tongue

Post #35 · Posted at 2022-07-29 04:09:22pm 1.8 years ago

Offline SocialDragon322
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It's a shame that this won't last more than a year like the others did.

Post #36 · Posted at 2022-08-09 07:25:19am 1.8 years ago

Offline _|/-\43D
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New crossover event with DDR!

https://p.eagate.573.jp/game/bemani/darddr2022/index.html
deez nuts

Post #37 · Posted at 2022-08-09 10:57:54pm 1.8 years ago

Offline gotmilk0112
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good news for all 8 people who play this

Post #38 · Posted at 2022-08-09 11:30:48pm 1.8 years ago

Offline eataninja
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Dancer in the Flare should really be in DANCERUSH tbh, it's a wasted crossover on this game. Especially since there's other DDR songs that fit the mo-cap better.
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