Summary: I bought this for my 11 year old daughter as she had the same for her PS2 many years ago, thinking that she would take to this one with the same enthusiasm, much to my horror she said it was too hard, and to date only played on this about 3 times in total, maybe its the coordination (hands and feet) and she may just get into it in months to come, but from a parent perspective its a bit difficult, other than that the product is good, the mat i have to say is a little low...
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.