The Killers – Mr. Brightside

Difficulties Expert
56 24

Mapper: calvinisacat

Map showcase: soon (timestamps refer to this video)

Disclaimer: I looked at this map as if it was labelled Expert+.


I love this song and i was so sad back when i looked this song up, there was only a really bad map for it from the very early days. As soon as i saw this in the curation feed i got excited and had to jump into beat saber and play it. And what should i say? I had a total blast. I’m totally biased with this one but that’s how it is if it’s one of your all time favourites.

Lets get to the map :). Calvinisacat did a great job letting the different sections feel actually different. It is mostly relatively basic with high NJS and the occasional precision hit/scissor crossover ( 0:49 ) where the player is forced to swing more carefully to not hit the other block and their controllers if played with more arm (a hit i would expect a Expert player misread very often on a sightread). Or a burst which comes out of nothing ( 2:03 ) and caught me pretty much off guard on a sightread (this is justified, just not in expert). I don’t remember any sideways hits which would open up even more possibilities for variation. Don’t get me wrong, even after playing it for the 3rd time in a row it didn’t feel repetitive or boring at all. Something subjective what bugged me a little bit were the crossovers doubles ( e.g. 0:33 ). Play styles with more arm get dangerously close with their hands here and if misread a little bit the hand clap is not far away. For me this hit plays a lot better (and saver) and make it more clear which hand should end up “on top” if the block, for the hand which should be “on top”, is raised 1 row.

Peeps? Go and play the first good map for this awesome song!!! It has great flow from the beginning to the end and lets you jam out if you’re a little higher skilled player.


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