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DanceDanceRevolution

 

 

SCORE: 84

 

DanceDanceRevolution 

 

When Family Friendly Gaming received a reviewable copy of DanceDanceRevolution for the Xbox 360, I thought I was burned out on DanceDance games. Then I started to play DanceDanceRevolution. WOW! Konami has improved upon the franchise in a wide array of ways. First off the beginner mode in this Xbox 360 video game is an actual beginners mode. If you just ate, or are not that coordinated - you can still play this game.

The visuals are very active in DanceDanceRevolution. They shift around and rotate in shiny colors. The arrows come up the middle of the screen, and can be tricky at times. I mean that literally. There are some images this game could have done without. I look around in the options screens and did not find a way to remove them. That kind of adaptability would be great for families. The Club Mode strives to give players the club atmosphere without all the smoke, alcohol, and shallow people.

I found so many songs in DanceDanceRevolution that I know and enjoy. This song track is the safest for the family that I have seen in this franchise. With that said there are some songs with lyrical issues. The music is loud in DanceDanceRevolution. This can be turned down in the options and of course on your television set. Since I liked more of the sound track in DanceDanceRevolution it was more of an enjoyable experience for me. I would suggest that you check out the track list to see if you like it or not.

Up to four family members can enjoy DanceDanceRevolution which is a neat thing. Songs can also be downloaded. One item of note is the ESRB has not rated those songs. So you better know what you are downloading. There are enough songs, and they are diverse enough to warrant a look see. I enjoyed the Club Mode which let me pick four or more songs to dance to in a row. The Work Out Mode is another good one.

DanceDanceRevolution includes enough different modes to keep you moving. Exercise is one of the cool aspects of DanceDanceRevolution. It would be great if there were a majority of Christian songs in this franchise, but maybe I am asking for too much. After all the super majority of Americans claim to be Christian, and it makes intelligent business sense to try and reach them. The pros and cons of the dance pad continue. They always seem to move around while playing, but they feel great under my toes.

We have debated here at Family Friendly Gaming about the DanceDanceRevolution franchise. With Kinect dance games following the entire skeleton we have wondered if DanceDanceRevolution has become obsolete. In some ways it has. On the other hand it is nice to have a game like this that does not require the Kinect Sensor. DanceDanceRevolution costs a lot less than that Sensor and one of the other dance games. I believe there is still a place in the gaming world for DanceDanceRevolution. I love how it encourages us to get up off the couch and get some exercise.
- Sam

 

Graphics: 82%
Sound: 78%
Replay/Extras: 86%
Gameplay: 89%
Family Friendly Factor: 83%
System: Xbox 360
Publisher: Konami
ESRB Rating: 'E10+' for Everyone 10+
{Mild Lyrics, Suggestive Themes}

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