AWM AND Insane:00:14:970 (6) - ! Circle has no sound to follow. Remove. Was filler rhythm, but suppose its fine without.
! This song has many different sounds in it, which opens up a lot of opportunity for creativity, but the jumps as they are now feel very rigid and uninteresting, as most of the sounds are mapped almost exactly the same as one another. This makes the mapping feel rather boring. I would suggest creating more unique patterns for each unique sound, as to make the map(s) feel more interesting and follow the rhythm better.
(Theres about 3 different sounds in the kiai that make jump patterns).
(I.E, AWM Diff: - 00:21:270 (1,2,3,4) - 00:23:670 (1,2,3,4) - 00:26:070 (1,2,3,4) - All these sounds are different, but mapped identical apart from angle differences and slight spacing increase) Changed up the second pattern as its pretty clearly different, but the first and third are close enough to map them similar.
(I.E, Insane diff: - 00:21:270 (1,2,3,4) - 00:26:070 (1,2,3,4) - Although not as much on the insane diff as AWM, it still occurs.) The only thing that seperates these two is a slight pitch change, I think its fine to map these two with the same sort of pattern
! The NC's between AWM and Insane vary, even when the basic rhythm does not. this should not occur except in special cases. So I would recommend looking through them and fixing the inconsistencies. Went through and normalized the NCs between these two diffs.
- 00:19:470 (2) - ! This slider does not represent the sound very well. Consider 1/6 or 1/8 buzz slider, whichever one works better. (Especially considering how noticeably unique the sound is.) The 1/6th buzz could work, but Imo the slider thats here is fine as is.
- 00:58:470 (1) - ! This is more personal opinion than anything, so feel free to disregard it, but I find the spacing and placement of these circles rather annoying and unnecessary.
it would feel better to play if it were placed in the center of the screen.
HOWEVER: I'm not sure if this was intentional or not, but if the placement of the circle is meant to imply pulling the trigger of the rifle on the background, it's an interesting little touch, but I still think it's weird to play. Yeah this is intentionally on the trigger of the rifle in the background. In the AWM difficulty, the 1-2 jump notes at the end are also circling around the end of the scope in the background, sort of a "zeroing in" sort of implication.
AWM SPECIFIC:00:08:070 (1,2) - ! These sounds are distinctly different to the following sounds, but are mapped in a virtually identical way, making it feel somewhat awkward to play, even with the NC there to show the change. (some players don't have NC's on their skins, remember.)
Consider varying them in some way. IE: make it a slider like in insane, or just change the pattern to make it obviously different. The reason I make a big deal out of it is because it also clashes a bit with the rest of the mapping. Figured out a way that works with the map and looks good.
Best of luck with the map. hope the mod was at least somewhat useful.