Dance Dance Revolution

Lobster Cowboy

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Yeah, yeah, I know I'm about seven years late, but I just got this game for Christmas (Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2, to be exact).

I'm finding this game sorta tough...Beginner seems too easy, Standard is way too fucking hard. I had never played DDR before this, so I'd like some tips. Can any DDR grandmasters offer me some hints on how to dive into the tougher modes? I'm feeling a bit off balance at times with all the arrows!

Also, anyone know of a nicer mat than the standard one? I have a feeling the stock ver. is going to fall apart. I think Icenine knew of one. I'd like to try something different, I think.

Man...I love this Sky song...
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puzzl

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Well, I don't know too much about tips, since It has been quite some time since I've hopped on a mat, but I can tell you that places like Red Octane and Cobalt Flux have nice platforms, or pads, or mats, or whatever you'd like. I have not been to the sites in ages, so I don't know if they're still relatively expensive, but I'd imagine that by this time, prices should be lower than the used to be. (Almost 300 dollars for the top of the line CobaltFlux platform, for example), and that they make more than the metal platforms now.

http://www.cobaltflux.com/Cobalt Flux</a>
http://www.redoctane.com/Red Octane</a>

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packardmelan

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Try Heavy/hard mode. Oddly enough it's sometimes easier than Tricky/Standard mode.
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Audigy

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Yay, DDR. :D

There's a mode between Standard and Beginner called Light.. hang out on there until you can master every single song, then force yourself up to Standard no matter what. Go into game options and set it so Game Over is at the end of the song instead of when your life bar depletes so you can focus on learning to read the arrows instead of hanging on by a thread when your life bar is about to empty. :)

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Kitsune Sniper

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Do yourself a favor and never ever use any speed mods while you're learning. (1.5x speed, 2x, and so on).

If you rely on them at this early stage, you'll never be able to play without them.
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SwampGas

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I have a bunch of PS2/PC mats.
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SwampGas

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Awwwwww you were there the first time I saw someone doing DDR at M3 <img src=smilies/liefde.gif>
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icenine0

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Once your brain remaps itself to the new input peripheral, you'll be smashing out arrows at 280 BPM.

icenine0's Super Beginning DDR Tips

1. Don't "center"! New players will often have a tendency to return to the inactive center of the pad / platform after each hit. Learn to stay on the arrows and move about them as soon as possible.

2. Difficult songs can be made far easier with a technique called the "running man." This is where you plant one leg on an arrow and pivot to hit the other arrows.

If you see an arrow setup like this:
LEFT DOWN RIGHT DOWN LEFT DOWN RIGHT DOWN

...then it's ideal running man fodder. Put your left leg on DOWN in preparation, then alternate between hitting LEFT and RIGHT with your right leg.

3. Slowly learn not to freak out at 8th and 16th arrows. New players will often start crazily smashing buttons as a stream pops up, or choose 2x Speed like weenies.

4. Paranoia Survivor MAX is the hardest part of the game. Even Skip Rogers fails a Paranoia Survivor MAX or two.

5. Overall, learn to position yourself to execute arrow patterns smoothly. Advanced players will learn that most sequences "roll" off your feet if you're in the right place at the right time. Always try to alternate your leg hits, so you're going right left right left right left.

For casual play, any of the chinese pads will do fine. RedOctane's pads are simply branded editions of the metal and soft platforms available to everybody, so if you buy them, you're buying identity and support.

Oh, and if you really start kicking ass and decide you're in the game for the long haul, go after a Flux. I can personally attest that they last years if properly maintained. *cough*Ihavenointerestorbias*cough*
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