Summary: After playing the first one, I was hooked. This version though(DDR2), I personally didn't like the song set. Be sure you like the songs before you buy it is all I can say. The 3rd one so far is my favorite.
Summary: My daughters LOVED Hottest Party 3, so I thought they might enjoy this one as well. The songs weren't great, and the interface wasn't as "zippy". All in all, I think it got played maybe a day or two, and then they fell back on #3. This one might be more enjoyable if you don't start out with another DDR. Sort of sorry I purchased this, but that is not a reflection on amazon, which had great response time and no issues other than we just didn't get into the game.
Summary: The game has so much potential, with a wide arrange of songs. The gimmicks are not my favorite but they can be easily turned off which is good. My biggest complaint may just be a problem with the mat itself and not so much the game. I have the Konami mat, have it plugged into the first slot, and yet it seems that the mat itself does not always register the steps appropriately.
Not your typical DDR - and that's not necessarily positive
Pearly Geek, Amazon
29 July 2010
Summary: I had DDR Ultramix years ago for the X-Box and loved it. Our X-Box has since been traded in for a Wii. I figured that all DDR games were created equal, but I was wrong. Just dancing with one's feet is fun, but adding in the hand motions with the Wii controller and nunchuck makes it quickly lose its fun factor because I can move my hands to the beat, but the beats registered with the hand controllers aren't consistent. I'm not in love with the music, either.
Summary: I play these games because they're fun. . . I don't care about the quality of the covers or whatever, so long as they're fun to dance to. . . in that sense, this game is great, as expected. There are a bit fewer of the hyperactive Jpop songs that I like, but I'm not sure those had much domestic appeal. One major warning: third party dance mats are not compatible with Hottest Party 2, even if they worked on Hottest Party 1.
Summary: I've owned DDR hottest party 3 for about four weeks now && i was getting sick of the same songs. Plus, I had already beat the tournament in it. So, time for new feats. I bought Hottest Party 1 on the net & haven't gotten it yet. So, while I'm waiting I went to the store & bought Hottest Party 2. HP2 was the lamest most boring thing ever. HP3 was exciting. My bf & I stayed up until 5am many nights battling it out on the DDR mats.
Summary: I never actually owned any DDR game but I've played DDR on other consoles such as Xbox and PS2. I was excited to play it since but was really disappointed at the track list. The songs are mostly bad sounding covers with cheesy background videos. There's also the lack of techno/electronic dance music which is the style I like (i.e. Butterfly or Heaven which are in previous DDR releases are examples).
Summary: I was very disappointed with the mat - I found it very sticky and hard to do the movements because the mat was always sticking to my feet. They say not to use the mat with socks, but that is the only way I can use it.