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  • Summary: The dance floor kicks into overdrive with DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution. Packed with a smash-hit lineup of licensed music, all-new songs, exclusive songs for the U.S. and cool game modes, everybody will be movin' and groovin' to the pulsating beats. The latest installment of this highlyThe dance floor kicks into overdrive with DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution. Packed with a smash-hit lineup of licensed music, all-new songs, exclusive songs for the U.S. and cool game modes, everybody will be movin' and groovin' to the pulsating beats. The latest installment of this highly anticipated series takes the revolution to the masses. All-new exclusive songs, licensed songs and dance hits. New game modes and graphical interface featuring music videos. Customize dance steps in Edit mode and exercise in Work Out mode. Links with previous games for special features. [Konami] Expand
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. The visuals have been given an upgrade too. Now some of the songs feature the music video for the song playing in the background. It’s really cool and one of the better features to be implemented in the game.
  2. An addicting synergy of videogaming, competition and physical activity, DDRMAX2 is an enjoyable game that can be played by just about anyone. Sure, the core concept is simplistic, but that doesn't mean it isn't good.
  3. 90
    Simply put, DDRMAX2 is the DDR that players know and love, but slightly flashier. Fans won’t be disappointed.
  4. The tunes are crisp and the visuals are interesting to watch from a spectator standpoint; they don't distract from the dance symbols.
  5. Like the annual football fix, it's a killer deal for the money, whether you're a casual fan or a liquid-limbed obsessive. [Nov 2003, p.88]
  6. Nothing in the world of electronic entertainment involves the mind and body quite like this game does.
  7. DDRMAX 2 is still fun and a must for any fan of the series, but it would've been nice to have seen more in terms of new modes of play and improved visuals. [Oct 2003, p.71]

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. PersonMister
    Mar 12, 2004
    10
    Amazingly spectacular. Fun and exercicy. It makes u sweat and u have fun too!
  2. BenT.
    Jan 6, 2004
    10
    This game is just too awesome for words!!!
  3. [Anonymous]
    Jan 17, 2004
    10
    I LOVE this game!
  4. MattD.
    Sep 18, 2003
    9
    (Notes: 9.5, actually, for those who care; and this is a preliminary review, based entirely upon the currently-available songlist.) With a (Notes: 9.5, actually, for those who care; and this is a preliminary review, based entirely upon the currently-available songlist.) With a song selection comparable to the last US release (DDRMax) in size, but many times better in quality (better US exclusives, songs from DDR Extreme, nothing by Slake, and no Secret Rendezvous), DDRMax2 is probably (no, wait, it IS) the best US release of DDR, and proves that Konami (both KCET and KoA) is convinced that DDR has a future in the US. (Now if only they hadn't shut down Konami Arcade of America...) Some people may complain about the loss of Oni mode; I say it's not that big of a loss, especially considering that the Oni mode we were given with DDRMax was, to put it bluntly, lousy. When there are only six courses available, and one of those courses is 21 songs long, how many people (even among the hardcore players who visit their local arcade to play DDR four times or more in a week) are going to play the Oni mode? Very, very few. Give us the Nonstop mode back; if you want to have Oni in there, make it a third difficulty level for Nonstop (so that people can practice the course beforehand without having to worry about failing it because they make relatively few missteps on a song they're not used to) instead. Expand
  5. MysteryMan
    Nov 13, 2003
    9
    Good game for those Music lovers.
  6. L.G.
    Oct 19, 2003
    7
    While the DDR formula is essentially fun, this game does nothing to expand upon it, and features WAY too many songs from previous games. While the DDR formula is essentially fun, this game does nothing to expand upon it, and features WAY too many songs from previous games. What's the point? Assuming you've bought this game and invested in dance pads, you will do one of two things: 1. like it and buy the others in the series, or 2. dislike it and not buy the others. I have all the others, and the last thing I want to hear when I pop in a new DDR game are songs from previous versions. Especially ones that weren't that good to begin with. Thankfully, this version has fewer of the undanceable trip machine and tribal songs that had absolutely no rhythm and were for hardcore DDR dorks who only followed the arrows and didn't care about the music. The addition of more real songs and their videos is nice, but I can't help but think that these edited versions should be a little longer. Expand
  7. joesmith
    Jan 1, 2004
    0
    This game is total bullcrap. The inventers this game were probably bored and had nothing better to do than make this bullshit. They are alsoThis game is total bullcrap. The inventers this game were probably bored and had nothing better to do than make this bullshit. They are also so stupid that even a 3 year old could tell that they didn't even make it past pre-k. Someone needs to put the inventers of this cheese-ass puke-chunk game in their place by taking the cheese-ass puke-chunk game, DDR, and, in front of the inventers, sticking it up thier ass, implying/telling the inventers that that's where this game belongs, in one's ass, and what this BR(Bullshit Revolution) is really all about--fucking, ass-wiping bullshit.

    Yours,

    Joe Smith
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