Okay, now, I'm not educated on keyboard or piano, so I'm not going to pretend to fully understand the depth of whats going on here.. But, the argument about the fact that we can't map two hands because of overlap or not enough keys on screen at one time (17 on pro mode from what i can tell)
Watch these two videos
The first is a Japanese game, Beatmania, i think I guess that is a piano/keyboard simulator.. Now, i might not know whats going on, he may only be using 1 hand for that, although I dont think he is, and it does have quite a few less available notes than Rock Band 3
And this is someone playing the actual song from the game.. Again, i might not be interpreting it right
Now, i do understand is SOME circumstances will cause issues where overlap would be a problem and honestly, the chart will have to go looney for a second or two.. It happens on expert drums all the time. Just from what i can tell, its no where near impossible or would even result in a "bad" gameplay experience.
Thats just what im seeing, like i said, im not educated on the keys.
So yeah, that's basically impossible on Rock Band.
It's simply not possible with the number of notes shown on screen at a time, as has been said several times already. To expand that requires you to take a lot more screen real estate, possibly removing the possibility of multiplayer, and even then you only get one octave per hand.
As for that Beatmania video, do you really want to have to play two hands worth of notes with one? It just looks gratuitously difficult to me. While there is nothing wrong with a naturally difficult one-hand part, there is a problem with making a part more difficult by effectively over-charting. I'd be surprised if there isn't a hard rule on the subject.
(Also, wow, could they have made that game any harder to read? Flashing the note track whenever you hit a note and covering the notes with the streak counter is just plain cruel.)
Last edited by Xenigma; 10-19-2010 at 04:59 PM.