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  • Summary: Get your groove on with the home version of the next generation arcade dance game. In The Groove was designed from the ground up by hardcore dance game fans and represents an incredible leap forward in the genre. While maintaining the same addictive game play of popular dance titles, In The Groove features exclusive, never before seen features like modifiers that make the game arrows spin, change speeds, and boomerang, and move in 3D along with over 60 other amazing effects that create additional challenges and endless customization for dance game fans. Over 70 brand new songs from proven talent and new independent artists, covering a wide variety of genres. Over 550 new step patterns from step artists in the dance community. Unlockable songs and courses. 3 Styles of play: One Player, Two Player, or Double Pad. Up to 5 difficulty levels per song to accommodate all players from beginners to experts. Fast menu navigation and 2 minute songs- spend more time playing. Innovations in step choreography- mines, hands, and quads will have you making new kinds of moves. [RedOctane] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. In the Groove is loaded with original music, modes, and brilliant game design that is targeted toward the more advanced dancer.
  2. They have successfully taken on the giants of the genre, and in all but one area (the lack of licensed music), In The Groove dances circles around the other console dancing games currently on the market.
  3. 85
    The best dance game on the market today, despite its imperfections.
  4. However, if you're already a fan of Dance Dance Revolution and you're looking for some more steps and tracks for your PlayStation 2, In the Groove is a good addition to your hot-stepping library.
  5. Should please dance freaks looking for something a bit more serious than DDR.
  6. The game does have some excellent variety, and it's got a wealthy amount of modes to keep you busy. Still, the product feels like a second-rate DDR wannabe instead of clearly marking out its own territory. At least it's still fun.
  7. Lovingly crafted by aficionados of the genre, but ultimately suffering from feature creeping and a desire to include all things presumably cool. However, in the end In The Groove lacks the professional polish to be anything but mediocre.

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. Oct 14, 2010
    I love In the Groove. I still play it frequently. It's way better than Dance Dance Revolution. The steps are more interesting and fun. And the music isn't the same recycled songs in another games *cough * DDR always recycles songs. Expand

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