So In the Groove is a Game similar to DDR where you use your feet to step on panels in time or almost in time with the selected song. The problem I find with having competitive ddr tournaments or music games in general, is that there are no gameplay elements that allows a player to surpass his opponent in skill. Once you own a 1:30 long song, it is very likely that many others did the same already. If both players FC the song, who wins?
Then I saw this:
Apparently, In the Groove allows you to import any customs song from Stepmania (a free PC DDR clone). Correct me if i’m wrong, but aren’t most difficult Stepmania songs geared towards keyboard players? So why the hell am I watching some guy tap the shit out of his feet to play about every note in a Dimrain47 song? Remember that this isn’t easy mode Guitar Hero/Rock band where you can hit a note without being scored on 5 levels of precision.
So if the numbers in your score can be broken down into smaller ones (aka 99.23 in this vid) for a 5 MINUTE SONG, why can’t we put 2 dudes on the same machine, have them play for a chance to win money in front of a large crowd, and stream it online in front of thousands more? I just find it very hard to see two people hitting every note perfectly in this game like you see in most online Guitar Hero matches.