Summary: First of all, DDR of any kind is amazing, and this game is no exception. I also love this music compared to previous versions--tons of new songs, and wayy better remixes of old ones. The pad included is much higher quality than pads that I have seen for PS2 versions of "Supernova" etc. However, even though I love the music and DDR in general... this edition is missing a ton of features.
Summary: Overall, it's pretty fun; however, it's hard to get the timing down at first, especially with the hand controls, which can be very frustrating. I don't drag the pad out as much as I thought I would, but it still is something different to do with the Wii. I recommend playing it at a friend's a few times before committing to ordering it.
Departs from previous DDR titles, but not in a very impressive way
Jessica Austin, Amazon
6 October 2007
Summary: Wow, DDR for the Wii! I was so excited when I first heard about this game. Unfortunately, after buying it the first day and then playing it for a few weeks, I'm sadly disappointed. In general, the game sticks to the usual formula: you play songs, get a score, and if it's good enough, unlock more songs. There's a circuit mode, and free play mode, and a workout mode. However there are some new features, and plenty that have been taken away...
Summary: Though I love actually being able to get a DDR game for the only console that I actually have, Hottest Party is really only good for the casual player. I found it seriously lacked the challenge - and speed! - of other games in the series, and so anyone who expects to actually have to WORK at it should look elsewhere. While fun as a diversion, Hottest Party lacks the staying power (and music!) of other DDR titles.
Summary: This game may be okay for people whom are unconditional fans of the "genre" but the performances and the choice of soundtracks really are a let down. I had more fun playing with Raving Rabbids 2 in the music modes than this game. Still, the execution, graphics sound quality are all up to par. Hope they can make it up by finding some real party tunes as were present in the Raving Rabbids game.