Dance Dance Revolution: X - Game Only
DDR might need to retire, or just hold back for a year.
As it goes for most things in life, there comes an end. DDR X is a prime example of this saying. I heard about this game and I was like, “Cool I hope it can beat DDR Supernova." but it was horrible compared to any series. I have played every DDR except the ones on the Xbox system (because it's horrible too). Not to say it was a complete let down there are a couple good songs. What is the deal with the new ranking for each song? It used to go up to ten feet and now there are songs that are fifteen feet. They also added a new feature called Lighting Mode which is supposed to be "fun" but it is outright wrong. I had a hard time with the dance mat to, but that is another story. Graphics were sub-par. One of the character's graphics was just horrible, Zero look like girl. Sound was good and music well DDR X needed a better selection. The annoying announcer was another thing I hated plus you couldn’t turn him off. Stop trying to be a gangster stupid announcer. If you are new to the DDR series I would advise not to buy this game. Try going for DDR Supernova 1+2 or any other DDR except this one, plus you save money by buying used. If you’re a diehard fan like I am, you might just want to wait to get it used.
waste of money and time
I was looking for another ddr version and I came across the ddr x. What a waste. Basically everything about the game annoyed me. The announcing guy was so stupid that I wanted to throw a controller at the screen. There was continual extra background music while trying to decide what song to pick...uber annoying! Then the story format was ridiculous. Who wants to do basic dancing on every song that is boring and still not gain any new songs. My attention with the game lasted only 20 minutes because I was hoping it would get better, but it only got worse. I then took the disk out and put back in my supernova. I guess it is time to get an Xbox 360 with the kinect and the dance central game. DDR has definitely died and it is time to move on.
A DDR with a different style
I am a big dance game fan, so I am always looking for something new in the DDR world. I found this DDR game to be a bit refreshing compared to some of the others, mostly cause it focused on Street Style music. The music is fun and upbeat, even in the menus, which I typically find the menu music annoying on most DDR games. However, the story mode is very lame and leaves much to be desired along with some of the music backgrounds. I like lots of fun and creative videos for backgrounds and I am sad to say this one was lacking a bit. But I did enjoy the change of style that came with this game and the new music styles that were added to the collection.
game is great perfect for partys if you hav any other DDR skip on it tho much of the same al other reviews are quiet biased there's not much you can improve of of super nova and this game is on par with it
"10 Years of Dancing Wonder" - And it really doesn't show.
FORWARD: I'm coming from the point of view of someone who has pre-ordered games from the Dance Dance Revolution series for the past seven years so I think that by no stretch of the imagination, my review is from an "advanced" player's standpoint. REVIEW: First of all, DDR X is pretty much on par with DDR SuperNOVA and DDR SuperNOVA 2. If you own either one of these games, I would finish all the unlocking in those games before rushing out to buy this one. The music selection is about the same: you have one part hip-hop, one part top 40 remixes, one part disco, one part club and of course a fair amount of Bemani originals. There's a lot of selection at the beginning of the game which includes a few songs from the DDR 1st - 3rd generation with re-worked steps such as Hero, Get Up and Move, Boys, Butterfly and Dub-I-Dub. But don't be fooled by the foot rating for any of the songs- someone who can complete up to "9 footers" in any of the previous games could complete DDR X's new "13 footers" with very little difficulty. In other words, the range of difficulty seems to have been spread out over a new scale so presumably, if you are a beginning player, it would be easier for you to build up your skills. Another new feature of DDR X is the "Shock Arrows" which for anyone who has played In the Groove, is a line of mines on each of the directional arrows (I was wondering how long it would take for Konami to use this feature since buying out In the Groove back in 2006) These add a fair challenge to the game but are in very few songs. One nice thing about the main dance mode is that after completing the final stage, you're returned to the song selection instead of the main menu (which saves you the hassle of going through the mode selection process) The story mode of the game (Dubbed "Street Master Mode" which correlates with the game's supposed "urban" "vibe") actually follows a vague plot which is pretty cute in itself seeing as in all the DDR games up to this point, you were more or less thrown into a mode where you play through songs and met certain obstacles in absolutely no context what so ever. The character graphics during dialogue are well illustrated and visually similar to most of the trends in Japanese RPGs right now. Despite Street Master Mode's "Advanced" option, the early stages present no challenge to advanced players which you can't get around (For the entirety of Emi's story for example, I don't think that any song you're forced to play is more then 5 feet) All in all, I don't regret having purchased the game as the price was VERY reasonable. But by no means can I see myself playing the game for fun after having completed all the unlocks. If you've yet to experience DDR, I'd say that this is a good starting point as it really seems to facilitate beginner players however if you're serious about getting good or are looking for a real challenge, I'd say its worth hunting down a used copy of DDR MAX, DDR MAX2, DDR Extreme2, DDR SuperNova or even better, In the Groove (if you can find it) COMMENTS ON INDIVIDUAL RATINGS: Challenge: As previously stated, the game's greatest drawback is by far the lack of challenge. Graphics & Animation: The game's visual interface was obviously intended to be "Urban" but came off "Ghetto". Individual graphics aren't unified throughout the game modes and I could pretty much see the steps involved in Photoshopping the individual graphics themselves. To top it off, the animation of clouds in the background seems to have been a total afterthought as it has NOTHING to do with the theme as far as I can see. The only thing saving my rating in this category are the supurb character graphics. These have improved over the years- especially the in-game dancers who present a vast range of dance moves and expressions which are fluid and somewhat realistic. Responsiveness: Pretty stellar. The timing windo