Thursday, October 21, 2010

osu! - What the hell is Osu?

I wanted to do daily posts here, I really did, but then I played Starcraft 2 instead. Oh well. Anyways...

It's osu!... apparently.

Lately I've been playing this game that's simply known as "osu!". It's a rhythm game that only uses the mouse. You click on circles and follow "slides" to the beat of whatever music is playing. It's a decent game if you're into rhythm games, but it's good for another reason which I'll get into a bit later.

The music and rhythm charts are supplied by the community, and since it has a Japanese sounding name, it attracts similar music. It's not all bad though, it's more along the lines of music you'd hear in Dance Dance Revolution instead of the high pitched anime theme songs. If you're into J-pop then more power to you.

The circles are conveniently numbered so you don't get confused on the order. 

The game play consists of 3 different uh.... things. Circles that pop up that you need to click as soon as the ring surrounding it hits the edge (as seen above), two circles connected with a slider, which work the same say as the circles except you have to follow the slider to the next circle after clicking the first one, and a giant turntable looking thing you have to spin around a number of times before the time runs out. It's pretty simple but it gets fairly hard to keep up at higher difficulties.

So what's the real reason I'm talking about this game? Well, it's the perfect "fun" way to train your mouse control. Weather you play RTS, FPS, or just click in WoW (lolololol) you need to be able to move your mouse quickly and accurately, and you don't always get the high APM required situations needed to repeatedly practice. If you're looking for a different way to increase your mouse skills, try this out. Play until you're good enough to do 4-5 star songs and then tell me it isn't easier next time you go to split your Marines.

Give it a shot, let me know if it's fun. Or don't, that's okay too.


Unlogic said... [Reply]

I don't like games like that :/
but I just can't wait for the black ops :D :D

Dbankai said... [Reply]

I'll look it up. i was obsessed with ddr a few years ago so maybe i'll enjoy this

Stav88os said... [Reply]

Cool Story Bro!;)

razortek said... [Reply]

fullowin 'n' suppin :)


wishbear said... [Reply]

Looks pretty fun, thanks for the reccomendation :)

Copyboy said... [Reply]

My mouse control is sadly lacking, I'll give it a try.

nick said... [Reply]

tried it.haha really fun

Galwarrior said... [Reply]

Got way too many games on my mind i would like to try

Dake said... [Reply]

thanks for the info, gonna try this game now.

Classically Trained Nub said... [Reply]

So this will improve my clicking skills hmm? Worth a shot. said... [Reply]

How is starcraft coming along ?

Fuuuuuuuu said... [Reply]

I might have to try this out

tipster said... [Reply]

interesting game

amidoinitrite? said... [Reply]

I'll check it out

Gansita said... [Reply]

Great game, I used to play a rhythm game called KIU (kick it up) and DM (Direct Move) these kind of games has great music that you don't hear nowhere else. I'll check this game, it seems cool.

The Illest said... [Reply]

Great post!

Swift Love said... [Reply]

I will check this out

SC2 Strats said... [Reply]

lol seems like fun.

KTOTHES said... [Reply]

Osu? OSU!!!! I going to try this out.

MacPCharmony said... [Reply]

I could give this a try

Unlogic said... [Reply]

looks promising :D

thespawnman said... [Reply]

keep up the good work man.... the game is odd... thanks for sharing

gomby said... [Reply]

So this is the secret to achieving high APM.. I'll be diamond in no time

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