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Dance Dance Revolution: Ultramix Review
9 February 2008
Conclusion: The downfall of DDR Ultramix can come from only one thing…embarrassment. What does this mean? Well, I know there are a handful of gamers out there who think they are way too cool to play a game of this type, but just get over yourself. Also, the fact that getting good takes some practice may discourage some uncoordinated folks.
Excerpt: Ever since Konami got into the dance business with the 1999 arcade release of Dance Dance Revolution, the game has remained largely the same. More than 10 separate games have been released, and many of these have come home to the PlayStation and PlayStation 2. A pretty standard set of options has accompanied the games on Sony's consoles, so, though the song list changes from game to game, the end result is roughly the same.
Excerpt: There's a great scene in the film Lost in Translation where the transplanted American stumbles into a Japanese videogame arcade and finds gamers who aren't blowing things up with guns, but are instead making music. There's a guy banging a pseudo-taiko drum in Namco's Taiko no Tatsujin while another enthusiastically pops little coloured capsules in time to the beat in Pop 'n Music , and then the black-leather rockstar wannabe standing in front of the Guitar Freaks cabinet...