Blitz with a DDR pad or fight stick?

horsepastriesahorsepastriesa Rising Star
edited August 2012 in Rock Band Blitz
That would be pretty fun. I wanted to play Amplitude with a DDR pad, but the game only functions when the controller has an analog stick :( Blitz should totally work without analog sticks. My DDR pad hasn't had a lot of love recently, and I'd probably get some good-ass cardio playing Crazy Train. I kind of want to invest in a fight stick just to play Blitz (and maybe Tetris and Pac-Man too). What would be some other good controllers to play Blitz with?

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  • www1221www1221 StackOverflowError
    edited August 2012
    The first thing Im going to try is my guitar controller. I mean the buttons are pretty much the same just dont have the triggers.
  • horsepastriesahorsepastriesa Rising Star
    edited August 2012
    www1221;4851330 said:
    The first thing Im going to try is my guitar controller. I mean the buttons are pretty much the same just dont have the triggers.

    Seems kind of hard to comfortably map.
  • crash13crash13 Jiminy jillickers!
    edited August 2012
    horsepastriesa;4851329 said:
    That would be pretty fun. I wanted to play Amplitude with a DDR pad, but the game only functions when the controller has an analog stick :( Blitz should totally work without analog sticks. My DDR pad hasn't had a lot of love recently, and I'd probably get some good-ass cardio playing Crazy Train. I kind of want to invest in a fight stick just to play Blitz (and maybe Tetris and Pac-Man too). What would be some other good controllers to play Blitz with?

    It would be really fun. Also, Crazy Train won't be playable in Blitz as Rock Band 3 doesn't export.
  • firedoom666firedoom666 Headliner
    edited August 2012
    MagicMurderBag7;4851417 said:

    good luck getting that to work with with the PS3 or 360 :p
  • Bront20Bront20 The Writing's on the Wall
    edited August 2012
    A steering wheel would be fun.

    The guitar won't work because the shoulder buttons are what you use to change lanes.
  • metalkornmetalkorn Rising Star
    edited August 2012
    Bront20;4851530 said:
    A steering wheel would be fun.

    The guitar won't work because the shoulder buttons are what you use to change lanes.
    There are different controller configurations, one is bound to not require the shoulder buttons to switch lanes.
  • HMXLachesisHMXLachesis Harmonix Alum
    edited August 2012
    I love DDR, but I can't conceive of playing Blitz on a DDR pad. I would break.

    DDR songs are ~90 seconds for a reason....
  • PankrazzoPankrazzo Road Warrior
    edited August 2012
    Stearing wheel sounds like an awesome idea, will definitely give that a shot.
  • horsepastriesahorsepastriesa Rising Star
    edited August 2012
    crash13;4851374 said:
    It would be really fun. Also, Crazy Train won't be playable in Blitz as Rock Band 3 doesn't export.

    Aw crap, I forgot that :(
  • Lowlander2Lowlander2 FaIling Star
    edited August 2012
    With the fighting stick, you could probably configure it as such you have enough buttons to fit every input. It would probably be a bit unnatural, but you could try.

    DDR pads, I don't think so.
  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited August 2012
    Lowlander2;4851584 said:
    With the fighting stick, you could probably configure it as such you have enough buttons to fit every input. It would probably be a bit unnatural, but you could try.

    use the stick for switching lanes, buttons for hitting notes. It seems like the best type of controller for this game to me.
  • thatmarkguythatmarkguy Road Warrior
    edited August 2012
    firedoom666;4851498 said:
    good luck getting that to work with with the PS3 or 360 :p
    It would likely be a trivial rewiring job (after gutting a cheap wired PS3 or 360 fightstick). The problem would be that, with your entire hands dedicated to the bongos, how would you control things like lane/track changes? Blitz isn't a simple two-button game.
  • metalkornmetalkorn Rising Star
    edited August 2012
    you only need 2 buttons plus a mechanic to move left or right which is simple on a stick - for a steering wheel it could be the brake and accelerator for buttons. You'll be a double bass kicking machine!
  • horsepastriesahorsepastriesa Rising Star
    edited August 2012
    metalkorn;4851590 said:
    you only need 2 buttons plus a mechanic to move left or right which is simple on a stick - for a steering wheel it could be the brake and accelerator for buttons. You'll be a double bass kicking machine!

    Blitz...in a Playseat?! That would be the best
  • edited August 2012
    thatmarkguy;4851589 said:
    It would likely be a trivial rewiring job (after gutting a cheap wired PS3 or 360 fightstick). The problem would be that, with your entire hands dedicated to the bongos, how would you control things like lane/track changes? Blitz isn't a simple two-button game.
    It has sensors on the sides iirc. Those would work well for switching lanes. Only problem would be deploying power ups.
  • horsepastriesahorsepastriesa Rising Star
    edited August 2012
    MagicMurderBag7;4851602 said:
    It has sensors on the sides iirc. Those would work well for switching lanes. Only problem would be deploying power ups.

    Clapping?
  • edited August 2012
    Lets see if we can get Doc to make a modded bongo controller.
  • horsepastriesahorsepastriesa Rising Star
    edited August 2012
    I think I want to get a Gamecube solely for Donkey Konga
  • edited August 2012
    horsepastriesa;4851660 said:
    I think I want to get a Gamecube solely for Donkey Konga

    It was a cool game but the songs cut out in the middle.
  • firedoom666firedoom666 Headliner
    edited August 2012
    MagicMurderBag7;4851664 said:
    It was a cool game but the songs cut out in the middle.

    yeah it was ok... now Donkey Kong Jungle Beat was an awesome game
  • TheMuralsTheMurals Unsigned
    edited August 2012
    Well, back to the original question, would a DDR pad work in-game? There was one released for the PS3 in 2010, and I already can guess the control setup:
    left arrow: left hit
    right arrow: right hit
    b (or whatever was the upleft arrow) - Swap lanes left
    a (or whatever was the upright arrow) - Swap lanes right
    Diagonal left or right: Activate power-up

    I'm a seasoned DDR'er. I'm ready for a full song challenge! I just don't want to get my hopes up...
  • horsepastriesahorsepastriesa Rising Star
    edited August 2012
    Yeah, my biggest peeve with DDR is how short some of the songs are. It especially bugs me when they stop in the middle of the best part of the song. If a DDR pad works, I'd be super stoked, and I'd end up with the leg muscles of a porno star at the Tour de France in a good 3 weeks.
  • metalkornmetalkorn Rising Star
    edited August 2012
    not sure how porno star works into that.
  • 88sBand88sBand Road Warrior
    edited August 2012
    HMXLachesis;4851552 said:
    I love DDR, but I can't conceive of playing Blitz on a DDR pad. I would break.

    DDR songs are ~90 seconds for a reason....

    Get that INSANITY **** yo...it WORKS! :P
  • cwilburcwilbur Opening Act
    edited August 2012
    I know I've seen an article somewhere with details of both controller layout options, but I can't find it now. This is a seriously good idea but I'd want to think through whether one of the layout options would give you a reasonable experience on a DDR pad before I go nuts and order one for my xbox...

    Edit: The DK bongo idea is also amazing, but I'm not feeling the gear and workbench time expense just to figure out if it would work. I'll leave that to one of the modding jocks like Doc...
    HMXLachesis;4851552 said:
    I love DDR, but I can't conceive of playing Blitz on a DDR pad. I would break.

    DDR songs are ~90 seconds for a reason....

    My wife plays DDR for 1 1/2 to 2 hours at a stretch to get in an hour of actual dancing since you have to pick new songs so damn often. She would LOVE having a game like this with full-length songs.

    (Before anyone brings up DC, my Rock Band room would have barely enough room for a DDR pad so a kinect is a non-starter, sadly)
  • SirDavidTLynchSirDavidTLynch Headliner
    edited August 2012
    Too bad they couldn't get a setup working for pro drums: yellow and blue pads hit notes, green and red pads switch tracks, use the pedal for sustains kind of like a piano, and cymbals for items. But that probably would have been too much work for something most people would use only a few times because they can.
  • horsepastriesahorsepastriesa Rising Star
    edited August 2012
    metalkorn;4852286 said:
    not sure how porno star works into that.

    I should have specified: male porno star. They're usually either muscular or Ron Jeremy.
  • MegamanZMegamanZ Unsigned
    edited August 2012
    HMXLachesis;4851552 said:
    I love DDR, but I can't conceive of playing Blitz on a DDR pad. I would break.

    DDR songs are ~90 seconds for a reason....
    Funny, I remember having to either do 500 songs over a long period of time OR do 18-ish minutes of strictly judged high-level play without breaks to finish unlocking everything on one of the US releases... and the 18-minute rush wasn't happening for me because of MAX 300 on heavy (I could barely clear it as a normal stage at the time). I've also seen songs that go past the 2.5-minute mark that's typically the cutoff for normal-length DDR songs.
    cwilbur;4853321 said:
    My wife plays DDR for 1 1/2 to 2 hours at a stretch to get in an hour of actual dancing since you have to pick new songs so damn often. She would LOVE having a game like this with full-length songs.

    (Before anyone brings up DC, my Rock Band room would have barely enough room for a DDR pad so a kinect is a non-starter, sadly)

    2 suggestions:

    First, Nonstop mode. If the DDR you're playing doesn't have that... you may want to get one this side of DDRMAX US's release.

    Second, look into StepMania.
  • cwilburcwilbur Opening Act
    edited August 2012
    MegamanZ;4859568 said:

    2 suggestions:

    First, Nonstop mode. If the DDR you're playing doesn't have that... you may want to get one this side of DDRMAX US's release.

    Second, look into StepMania.

    Awesome, thanks. Though if it matters she does DDR on the Wii upstairs.

    Back to more on topic, now that Blitz is out has anyone tried alternate controllers? After playing a bit I'm thinking one of these racing wheels would be awesome. Turn the wheel to change lanes and hit buttons for notes/deploy. It'd be like driving down the road, tapping the steering wheel to your favorite song....
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