gamers (100%) found this review helpful
America fell in love with the Japanese arcade sensation Dance Dance Revolution, and though this is not the first home consol version of the game it is probably the best yet! The game is played with a dance pad (a mat with up, down, right, and left arrows along with the X and circle buttons), or two, that plugs into your regular controller ports. You ‘dance’ to various tunes while plugging the right arrow configuration as they flash up the screen. The game features a wide selection of, yes, somewhat corny, songs with the ability to unlock even more.
It can really work up a sweat! America the fattest country in the world because of video games; ha, not anymore thanks to Dance Dance Revolution, people will just have to find some other excuse for our society. If you’re looking for a fun way of getting that 90 minute a week aerobic workout, look no further. The game even features a great workout mode that tracks your progress and allows for you to set up goals. Also, the game is great for parties with the multiplayer mode you can challenge others with your mad dance skills. This game is a definite buy, then even rent the other versions to play with your new dance pad!
posted by skulydpuck (STONE MOUNTAIN, GA) Apr 19, 2006
Member since Jan 2006
gamers (44%) found this review helpful
Ah, Japanese Imports. Remember when there was a time where American developers tried their best to make sure that games that come overseas are as authentic as the original?
Yeah, me neither, and DDR Extreme 2 is a prime example. As if Extreme's replay value wasn't bad enough, now you can dance to the songs that you're so tired of hearing on the radio and on television everyday. Most DDR fans actually enjoy the international flavor of the DDR series, including Japanese, Euro, and American artists. However, not only is this game lacking flavor, it's also the same game, only more frustrating and pointless to earn more songs. Extreme 2 makes you compete in a Dance Master mode, which is like the Mission Mode (you know, the mode you never played) but more annoying. After clearing these levels, you earn credit to buy more songs that you don't want to dance to. Rinse and repeat. To put it simply, the game is the same as the previous version, and it's pretty clear early on that Bemani wasted their time trying to get song licenses than making a better game. They chose to not use their time making a better, more enjoyable game, so in turn, you shouldn't waste your time playing it. Save your money and go buy previous versions of DDR, or even the imports. Or pay your rent. Whatever's good for you.
Save yourself the trouble guys, cause this game blows.