Beat Saber - 20th November 2018

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  1. Jimster71

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    Surprised there is no thread for this. A rhythm game with light sabres, what else do you need?

    It's been going down well on PC (and in VR arcades) so should hopefully shift a few more PSVR units.

    Beat Saber – E3 2018 Announce Trailer |...


    Beat Saber PS VR Gameplay | PlayStation...
     
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    I cant find a release date for this yet, been waiting aaaaaaages for it.
     
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    They are demoing the game at shows like PAX and have said a release date will be announced Soon™.
     
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    Price should be £24.99 and out just after midnight. Download size on the NZ store is 311.75MB.
     
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    Had a quick try of this. It's great fun and the tracking is spot on.

    I think they will need a steady stream of new songs to keep it fresh, but this will definitely be a game that comes out when friends are round.

    The music might not be to everyone's taste, but it does suit the gameplay.
     
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    A quick note on how the scoring works.

    It's based on your swing, rather than hitting the blocks in time with the music.

    There are three sets of points awarded. Most is for the swing before hitting the block (max points for swinging a 90 degree arc), a small amount for how you slice the block (max points for slicing it in equal halves) and then some for continuing your swing, after slicing the block (max points for swinging a 60 degree arc)

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    Beat Saber on Twitter

    PSVR scoring is slightly adjusted from PC, but the principles are the same.
     
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    My arms are going to be so sore tomorrow...
     
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    This looks like another absolute VR must buy, with this and Astro Bot I'm glad to see the support is not subsiding on PSVR and the a reckon the black friday deals will shift some units.
     
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    Had another blast on this tonight. It's such a good game. The campaign is just about to head into expert mode songs, so might take some practice to get further!

    The CEO of Beat Games said that the first song pack should be out before the end of the year. The music is all done, they are just doing the maps.
     
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    There is an update for this with a free new song. The difficulty level is a little bit above the existing songs, hopefully the next song pack is similar. Playing hard on this song doesn't seem to then have as much of a jump to expert on the easier songs.
     
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    Just had a go of this and it is bloody amazing fun ..... after a few Stella's and the headphones on the tunes banging out but the reactions ain't working could be the Stella. :eek:
     
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    I have developed a serious addiction to this game. So easy to lose hours at a time once I've put the headset on. I think I need to enforce a one day on, one day off policy - if nothing else to save my shoulders.

    Not really mastered expert difficulty yet but love playing on hard with the speed up and no mistakes bonuses on. Can't beat the satisfaction of a full combo. Also tried a couple with the 150% speed up you can switch on in practice, great challenge :D
     
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    It is a really good game. The first DLC song pack should be with us shortly too.
     
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    Whch is the easiest “expert” track? I am pretty compentant at the Hard level, but Expert is i possible for me. So i wonder if there is track where Expert is easier than others?
     
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    Apparently Legend is the easiest.

    Edit: I can confirm that Legend on expert isn't that difficult. It's a good step up from hard.

    You can use practice mode to slow down the expert songs until you learn the patterns.
     
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    Bought this today gets tough quick though.
    Stuck on levels with arrows disappearing still fun though.
     
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    Yeah, the difficulty curve on campaign seems brutal, but it's surprising how easy things become that seemed impossible at first.

    Play the same song in freeplay, on the correct difficulty, with the arrows on. Run through it a few times and then try with the disappearing arrows.
     
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    This is a great idea and the gameplay is well executed but I'm not sure this one is worth £25. It seems very shallow and the harder difficulties are going to be near impossible for some.
     
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    £25 i thought was alot but once you play it's worth it tbh.
    It's all about the laugh my mrs was watching this morning whilst i was playing did not know she was there. It gave her a laugh with my arms being flung every direction whilst talking/shouting to myself :)
    I will never beat the experts or finish the game but its going to give me hours of enjoyment.
     
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    Maybe once they add more features, like the multiplayer, it will seem like more value?

    I knew I'd love this game as soon as it was announced and I'm looking forward to see what new music they add.

    I just find it a fun experience and I reckon I will be able to manage a few songs on expert. Not sure about completing the campaign though!
     
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    I'm currently playing this ten cans of Kronenberg in, I cant fault it.

    It's satisfyingly difficult.
     
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    Managed to complete a couple more songs on Expert difficulty. I've got S rank on all the songs at Hard difficulty now.

    Once I clear some more songs on Expert, I might see if I can start getting Full Combos on Hard.

    Also just hit the 100km hand distance trophy!
     
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    I have a question about the leaderboard and high scores.. Is it possible to see your rank in the world for a given song/difficulty.

    I assumed not, as my world view gives the top 10, and my friends is empty.. But I just saw an article on Eurogamer which shows a leaderboard with a number on the left showing their rank in the world.. What am I missing? Have I overlooked something?

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    Where are you looking? I see it as you describe in the Eurogamer article. I see the top 10, with my name at the bottom and a score on the left. Maybe it only shows that when you complete a song?

    I'll have a check in a bit and let you know.
     
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    CHeers.. I will check too.. Perhaps I missed somethign obvious, but after every song I always thought that I would like to know how competitive I had been and never found a way to check.

    I do think something is wrong with the leaderboards.. I only have one other "friend" who is playing and I dont' see a single score in my Friends leaderboard.. I am not sure how much he played and he is off sick from work at the moment so can't ask.. But he must have set atleast ONE score.. But I have checked against every difficulty and song and my friends leaderboard is totally blank.
     
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    What's your PSN ID? I'll add you.
     
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    @Jon Weaver Here's a video showing the name on the high score tables for a song. I also did a quick run through Rum 'N' Bass on Hard

    Beat Saber - High Score Tables and Rum...
     

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