Excerpt: Dance Dance Revolution has become something of a cult phenomenon in the past few years. I myself was introduced to it that way. I had tried playing it in the arcade once or twice, but couldn't figure much out - it wasn't until a girlfriend had a DDR night at her house that I discovered the joys of the game. DDR Max is the latest in a series of rhythm games ( Bemani in Japan). It is however, the first one on the PS2.
Pros: Lots of modes, Lots of songs, Lots of replay
Cons: Need to buy special controllers, Difficulty level too high for novice players
Excerpt: For the uninitiated, here is a quick run-though on how one plays DDR. DDR uses a peripheral dancepad controller, which the player stands upon during gameplay. Players select a difficulty, a character, and then a song. A row of stationary dark arrows is located near the top of the screen, representing up, down, left, and right.
Excerpt: Dance Dance Revolution has become more than a phenomenon and much, much more than a simple fad. It’s actually become a total movement. Initially taking Japan by storm, DDR’s slow but steady invasion of the globe has established a solid following of fans. Placed in music videos, commercials and mainstream magazines, as well as spawning numerous dance contests around the country, the game appeals to even the most skeptical observer because it allows players to develop...
Excerpt: Note : Although listed in our PlayStation 2 archives, Dance Dance Revolution Konamix is only available for the PlayStation. Let me see a show of hands (or should I say fancy footwork) for those of you who are dancing animals. Now, when I say that, I don’t mean those people who know routines from MTV, or can pick up steps by watching people perform. I’m talking about those true machines that are so funky, they bust a groove while they’re driving their cars.