Summary: Not even close to being as good at previous DDR releases. I played the PS2 DDR games obsessively and hoped this would bring back my love for it. But I only played it 4 times at the most. There are hardly any good "dance" songs, most are mild tempo pop songs. The voice over guy is super annoying. And everything is just not set up as well. Missing a lot of good modes the old ones had.
Summary: At around 100$, I can assure you this is certainly not worth the money, at most 50$(that's being very generous). The mat is average, nothing good/bad about it in comparison to previous mats I have had. I have been a fan of the ddr games for a long time, and have a majority of them. I found this one as my least favorite. The entire game just feels like it was half-way thrown together. The songs, even the unlocked ones, are fairly lacking.
Summary: After playing this game, I'm left with the strong impression that the people who designed/developed this game don't play much DDR and don't understand what makes DDR fun or interesting. Licensed song selection is surprisingly poor. Somehow, the developers fail to understand that a dance game should include mostly danceable music.
Summary: My wife and I used to absolutely love DDR. We would play for hours on end into the night. I had high hopes, and was excited to pick this up on the day it came out. Pros: DDR is finally in HD, lots of nice eye Candy Downloadable Content, if it would work that is. Cons: Surprise! Paper pads suck, and there are no decent alternatives. A lot of the songs really aren't "dance" tracks, and only one or two techno songs similar to what made DDR fun in the first place.
Great for beginners, disappointing for longtime DDR fans
S. Meszaros, Amazon
10 August 2011
Summary: While there are some interesting ideas bundled into the new Dance Dance Revolution, the fact of the matter is that, for long-time DDR fans such as myself, this is quite possibly the most disappointing home release EVER. Endless mode is gone. Challenge mode is gone. Doubles mode is gone. Any sort of Mission mode is gone (the included Club Mode is a poor substitute). Edit mode is gone. The songlist is pretty terrible by DDR standards.
A slew of cutbacks hurt this highly disappointing DDR PS3 debut.
C. H. Mauricio, Amazon
10 August 2011
Summary: It took 4 years but DDR is finally on the PlayStation 3! Was the wait worth it? The answer, unfortunately is no. DanceDanceRevolution's debut on the PS3 does a few things that the series has never done before, but at the expense of some massive cuts and other bad design decisions that make it quite a departure from even say the PS2 versions of the last decade. Let's talk about the good. DanceDanceRevolution is one pretty looking game.
Summary: I bought this game on launch day, and have been playing it on and off since then. The premise is probably already known to every one. You have a dance mat, you have to jump on the arrows matching what is going on on the screen. The good: - it is a good exercise. Playing on difficult or expert for a while every day will get you all sweaty, which is nice. - umm... it is different than other games, where you just have to sit on the couch The bad: - The mat sucks.
Summary: Like many other people, I bought this game hoping for some good fun with a DDR game finally released on PS3. My expectations weren't too high (they were somewhat low from the second I saw the cover art), but I'm a big DDR fan so I was willing to pay the significantly high price anyway. However, this game was even worse than I expected.
Summary: I was very happy to the see first installment of DDR on the PS3 to be released after some delay. From a technical stand point, the sound is fine and the graphics are crisp and satisfactory if not a bit boring. There appears to be specific dynamic backgrounds for particular songs which is a rather neat feature, but considering how little is going on I was quite surprised to find the game only rendered in 720p. From a game play perspective, the game is simply DDR.