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  • Summary: Dance Dance Revolution celebrates its 10th anniversary with an all-new game for the Wii. The hottest selling dance game returns, with an entirely new soundtrack, game modes and interactivity. Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 2 enhances the series’ trademark interactive gameplay by combining the physically engaging, innovative and easy-to-pick-up-and-play mechanics of the Wii platform. Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 2 is sure to be the life of the party with 4 player multiplayer, Wii Remote and Nunchuk support, smash hits taken from the last 4 decades of music, entirely new modes and more. [Konami] Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Try it out with some friends and you won't be disappointed. [Nov 2008, p.106]
  2. Dancing fans will lap it up. [July 2009, p.93]
  3. 75
    With a long-running series like DDR, it's a risk to mix up the core gameplay that made the franchise a success. But with this year's tweaks and music refresh, DDR Hottest Party 2 is definitely stepping in the right direction.
  4. The new features breathe some life into the stagnating DDR formula, but so little of it is actually fun that it quickly devolves into plain old DDR with a few gimmicks — the game even calls them gimmicks.
  5. An above-average dancing affair for the Wii that delivers familiar graphics, forgettable songs and no online options. If you liked the original, you might dig this one, but it's not worth our time.
  6. Definitely a disappointment. The original Hottest Party did a lot for the franchise by adding the hand movements, and it would have been nice to see some more innovation implemented in the sequel. As it stands, however, Hottest Party 2 is almost exactly the same as its predecessor, just with different songs. Since the majority of those aren't even that good, it's better to just pass on this party.
  7. Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party 2 isn’t the hottest party on the block. Gamers who own another console besides the Wii should consider one of the many other versions that have been released.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. AnonymousMC
    Sep 20, 2008
    This game is really really good. Don't listen to the crap review CheatCC just gave. The reviewer is ignorant and she makes many claims that are not correct. Konami really outdid themselves this time. Give it a try if you loved HP1. I have HP1 and I absolutely loved it. My only complaint from HP1 is that the KO's could've been a bit better. And HP2's KO's are downright AWESOME!! There's so much to like. Even if you don't like the licensed covers that much this time around (which I do for the most part; some are really well done, others like Makes Me Wonder... not so much), HP1's licenses were really good so if you have HP1, HP2 is truly worthwhile, imho. Some may disagree but I'm really enjoying the game and I'm glad I didn't let some review deter me from getting it. I wanted it so badly and now that I have it, I'm more than pleased. DDRHP2 is awesome. :D Expand
  2. richardwagner
    Jan 22, 2009
    This game is by far the most uninteresting game of the series. In fact it may be in the ranks of worst DANCE game of all time; along with the IN THE GROOVE games.
    The song selection for this game is very poor, to the point that I pitty any party which hosts this game. A vapid selection of remixed "classics" and a plethora of even more disappointing newly released songs will put a bad taste in any true DDR fan's mouth.
    If it's a challenging and tournament worthy song you want you are better off getting one of the more pathetic titles like "Cutie Chaser" from Extreme.
    Anyway, if you're a fan of any of the other DDR games I suggest bypassing this waste and getting one of the DDR Universe for the xbox 360.