Innovation is one of the main factors that will draw people to maps and often that innovation will be built upon to create even more polished maps in the future. I have a deep appreciation for maps like this and see that there is a “map converter” which is presumably a program that would be able to create future charts in this style.
While I welcome all kinds of innovation into this game, it’s important for creators to remember that this is not like guitar hero. There are directions used in Beat Saber mapping to create flow and maximize comfort while striving to engage the player. Many different elements come together in order to create a “good” Beat Saber map.
This map is true to the style of Guitar Hero, but it does not translate very well into actual Beat Saber gameplay. I would have preferred to have all notes as dot notes so that players can swing back & forth rather than rapidly drumming to the patterns. If there is anything that 2018 maps & novice mappers have taught us, it’s that “drumming” or “all down notes” does not play well in this game. While these notes are not all down notes, the resets are frequent enough that it plays much like a drumming simulator.
If there is a program creating this style of mapping, I highly recommend the author of that program to ensure that all notes are dot notes in the future. This map would have played a thousand times better with that in mind.
Innovation is incredibly important and this map is neat. But fun factor is truly the most important aspect of a chart and this chart is lacking in it purely due to the forced resets repeatedly scattered throughout the map often in rapid succession.
This is an excellent idea that did not work out as well in practice. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be refined for future maps. I am looking forward to future maps in this style, but I can only hope that they play nice with the rules of Beat Saber in order to maximize fun and protect players’ wrists.
Heyo, first map to use my new beat saber to guitar hero style map converter. Showcase video:
Basically, it can turn pretty much any map into this style And of course, I had to make TTFAF as the first map using this. You know since it is the most iconic chart from guitar hero. Thanks to Nuketime for letting me use his map for conversion: https://beatsaver.com/beatmap/20c8
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