Monday, July 28, 2014

Skin: Biohazard HD Skin [ Osu! Standard ]

Biohazard HD by Meyrink is probably first theme skin that I would recommend for serious playing. This skin is clear and that "biohazard" theme fits in perfectly. Although hitsounds are copied from various skin, that failsound is absolutely amazing, Meyrink is genious.

Cursor doesn't fit in with this red color theme, but I think if red cursor wouldn't be really visible, so I think that cursor is fine.

Spinner works really well, clean background makes it clear to spin.

This skin includes 3 different hitcircles and alternative hit bursts

+ Clear
+ Sounds work well
+ Additional content

- Cursor not in theme
- Sounds copied (doesn't really matter)

This skin is still on development so download link here might give you old version of skin, you will find the newest version at Osu! forum thread

Biohazard HD Skin

Friday, July 25, 2014

Skin: Black Lotus [STD | Taiko | CTB | Mania]

Black Lotus by [cocoa] (banned?!?!) is great skin that could be alternative to default Osu! skin (wink wink Peppy...). As "pro" gameplay skin I wouldn't recommend this because it has those "hit300.png" but if someone likes them it's ok and after little modification you can make this skin perfect for "pro" gameplay.
I will post later how to do that. I really like this interface that this skin gives, it so clear and modern. UI sounds are also nicely made and they fit in perfectly. Cursor is visible above hitcircles but at spinner it is hard to see where the cursor is spinnin, if at all...

Taiko, Mania and Catch The Beat skinnings are nicely made and they are WAY better than the original ones (sorry Daru)

Thing that I really like in this skin is ranking panel, just look at that dollar over there, XD

This skin doesn't include extra elements or PSD files, which is sad.

+ Clear
+ Simple
+ Modern

- Not "pro" skin
- Cursor not visible at spinner

Black Lotus

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Skin: Black 2014 [HD/SD] [Standard]

Black 2014 by Azer and Quanteck is minimalistic skin that is for gaming, so it doesn't have any fancy effects. It's color scheme is very dark so if you like dark color, this is your skin. Hitcircles are made to be clear so it's easy to play with. Hitsounds are (my opinion) best possible for this skin, they are clear to hear and that miss sound isn't annoying like someones. Spinner is visible, but (again) may look weird for new player, because those spikes (I don't hate spikes but still...) make the effects, but that might also be good thing for someone.

This skin doesn't include any extra content and never will because stopped supported but it includes PSD files for those who want to customise this skin (WHO?!)

+ Clear
+ Simple
+ Perfect hitsounds
+ Colors

- No extra content
- Selection bar not very visible


Black 2014

Skin: Phaze - HD/SD [Standard/Mania]

This is my first Osu! Skin Review, so here we go.

Phaze by HazrdMC is simple skin for every kind of player.
Hitsounds are clear and cursor is visible above hitcircles so it isn't hard to play. There isn't any special effects in this skin, so you won't get distracted by them. Spinner might be little bit hard to see if you are beginner at Osu!, because those spikes may look weird for new player.

This skin doesn't (yet) include any extra content like cursors or things like that, but you can download another version of this skin with solid hitcircles.

+ Clear
+ Simple
+ Hitsounds

- Spinner (just for beginners)
- No additional content

Phaze1.5 Solid Hit Circles