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Dance Dance Revolution CLUB VERSION Dreamcast Edition (Dreamcast)

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Written by  :  big_brother (7)
Written on  :  Oct 03, 2004
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Summary

An extremely unique, original, and addictive game.

The Good

It's hard to even start writing a review for a game such as Dance Dance Revolution. It's something that to truly understand, must be played. In Dance Dance Revolution, you choose a song, set a difficulty, and play the game. Seems easy enough right? Well, not really. DDR is a game truly only for people who have a good sense of rhythm, and foot/eye coordination. The game displays four arrows across the top of the screen, up, down, left, and right. Then, arrows come up from the bottom of the screen, and when they reach the arrows at the top, you have to hit the corresponding arrow on the mat controller. At first, you will flail around and look like a moron, but with enough time playing, you can awe anyone. This game has a few of the best songs and remixes in the DDR song bank.

The Bad

The downsides of the game are rather few. One major one, is that since this game wasn't released in America, you have to import it, and another downside, is that the game doesn't always include the mats. So you'll either have to buy a Playstation-Dreamcast controller converter, or hunt down some third party Dreamcast mats. If you play enough, like I do, the mats will die in a very short period of time. I bought two of the third party Dreamcast mats. One of them is pretty unusable, due to the arrows wearing out from playing so much, the reaction time is much decreased. I fear the other one shall soon reach the same state. Your best bet would be to get a Playstation-Dreamcast controller converter, another plus to having one would be the ability to use a PSX controller when playing with Bleem. Since Playstation DDR mats are sold in America, the converter will be a great convenience. Aside from the awesome songs in this game, the game has quite a few really slow songs, and some other downright lame songs.

The Bottom Line

This game is a truly unique experience. If you're the active type, this game is definitely for you. If you're not the active type, try it anyways. If you've never played this game, you must try it before you buy it. Go to a mall, find a DDR machine. The only difference between the versions is the songs. If you've got some cash, and a good import source, this game will be worth your money.