Published on Sep 5, 2012
Some people ask me to provide commentary for this game. Nevermind the fact that I consider it distracting and annoying, it makes absolutely no sense to do it for a game like this, where hearing the audio is absolutely crucial to playing it properly, with no exaggeration.
You'll see "Tap Troupe," "Shrimp Shuffle," "Cheer Readers," "Karate Man," and "Remix 7" in Set 7.
This was another one of those stages that I thought would be one of the last ones I'd get right, because I messed up numerous times when I first went through this, and seldom did I ever sustain the Perfect past the first 40 seconds. Rather, it was my 34th Perfect, as one time, I just played it and somehow got to the end. Let me tell you that I was quaking near the end of this. (I do like how much they celebrate when you get it all done right though.) "Tap Troupe" is so difficult for me. In fact, while I know how the TAP-TAP-TAP part works, I got through this by memorizing the entire sequence instead. I heard that it's one of those stages where you're either good at it or you're bad at it though, which leads me to my next stage...
This was my 9th Perfect. That's right, this stage is infamous in some circles, and this wound up being the second stage in this set I Perfected. It really all comes down to if you can get the 1-2-3, 3-2-1 timing down. The whole stage is based on that pattern, and it never deviates from that. The hard part is solely being able to do that pattern, and once you do, you have mastered it. This stage is more lenient than most with the timing too. You'll see that I was sometimes 3 or 4 frames off-sync, but it's still fine. That is what I believe is ultimately why I cleared "Shrimp Shuffle" so early.
I mentioned in the description for "Cheer Readers 2" that while I didn't actually miss any cues, you'll see my character will sometimes not flip her book all the way. (If you're just tuning in, I am the brunette with the slightly messy hair in the lower right corner.) That's fine in the regular stage, but it will destroy your Perfect. If the little pink "P" in the corner was okay with that, I would've Perfected this very early on. Between that and the second "Lockstep" picture (the marchers against the pink background), at least. The reason is because the next cue comes in before you can even finish the current one, and I often forget the game would do that to you. (This is at 5:01.) It messed me up in the normal playthrough video, and it messed me up all the way until this run you see here. This was my 29th Perfect, which was far later than I would've liked.
Song: "Lonely Storm"
"Karate Man" was the 3rd stage I Perfected. By the way, a general rule to stages whose songs have lyrics is that once you get the Perfect rank there, you will unlock the song lyrics. The exceptions are "Karate Man 2" because it has the same lyrics as this and, well, the stage you'll see right after this one.
"Remix 7" is the other exception, where you unlock the lyrics for "Dreams of Our Generation," as the game will never ask you to play that one perfectly. Again, I apologize for the sound corruption here, but the video seems to have remained unscathed. That's because this was during the same recording session as with "Donk-Donk," so the unstable audio persisted through that. Luckily, these two stages are the only instances of this happening, as far as I know. This was my 36th Perfect, shortly after "Tap Troupe." The Tall Tappers were the main thing stopping me from unlocking these lyrics sooner. "Tap Troupe" is so difficult for me.
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