Conclusion: Still, the extra button does add one more movement to the player's requirements, which means even more calories burned—and the game certainly is not for the aerobically challenged. The song selection is large and appealing.
Excerpt: I have come to the painful conclusion that I should never, under any circumstances, ever touch a dancing game again. I don’t have broken furnishings in my apartment (though I did nearly fall once) and I don’t have pictures of me dancing on the Internet to prove it (though my wife did put her camera...
Excerpt: For many years, Dance Dance Revolution has been the only choice for people that want a home version of a dancing game. That has finally changed, thanks to Pump It Up: Exceed, the long-running arcade series in the same vein as DDR.
Conclusion: The game's pitched a bit too far towards the hardcore crowd that's already spent plenty of time the arcade version, which adds more replay value if you get really into things, but more beginner tracks would have been nice.
Excerpt: Pump It Up: Exceed Genre: Rhythm/Puzzle Publisher: Mastiff Developer: Andamiro U.S.A. Corp. Release Date: August 29, 2005 Buy 'PUMP IT UP: Exceed': Xbox | PlayStation 2 Konami created the rhythm game genre with their Bemani series of arcade games, with Dance Dance Revolution emerging as by far the...
Excerpt: Funny story. Last week, UPS knocked on my door, presenting me with a large package. I had no idea what it was, and when I brought it inside my home, I found that it was from Mastiff games, who wanted me to review their newest dance game, Pump It Up / Now I’m not a dance gamer.
Excerpt: The graphics in Pump It Up: Exceed are quite well done. All the arrows scroll very smoothly and the background scenes are nicely done. I have found a few songs that made it difficult to see the arrows, due to the background graphics, but that's common in any dance game.
Conclusion: This is one excellent first person shooter. With both an excellent single and multiplayer mode, the only thing holding the game back from a perfect score has to be the absence of the online play.