DJ Max Fever
I Love Every Single Bit of This Game....
"Dj Max Emotional Sense Fever....Doesn't ring a bell..." I wouldn't be surprised...This is a game that was made in Korea and all the other games can only be imported. It is the second in the portable series. It is a game that follows in the steps of Dance Dance Revolution but has a different way of playing. But this game is truly a great successor to DDR. So onto the review:
Gameplay: As I stated before, the game is similar to Dance Dance Revolution but with a different way of playing. The game plays on the buttons of the PSP. Bars will fall down and you will press the button that it matches with. The difficulty level will depend on how hard the song is or how many buttons you use. The levels are Music Videos that are mostly Anime music videos. You have a profile in the game that levels up every time you play a song. When you level up, it gives you items to customize your profile. There are a different options to choose from as in: Arcade Style, Free Style, OST, or Options
Music: This....I love the music so much....Each one is a different genre of music such as: Rap, Metal, or J-Pop just to name a few.
Overall Opinion: As we all know, Dance Dance Revolution has truly played out. This is its successor in all ways. The gameplay is awesome and challenging, the M/Vs are excellent, and the music is just flat-out amazing. I give this game a 10, excellent game altogether. No cons. Also, if you end up buying the game here are a few songs that I recommend playing:
2. End of The Moonlight
A good music game
While the controls are not as tight as guitar hero, I do like the fact that the game helps you with the more difficult song by incorporating the use of a bar that registers any button hit in that area as being correct. This has saved my score on many songs and for $* it was well worth it. The videos alone are crazy and the music is crazy. My one complain is that the announcer is annoying (I often quoted him just to annoy the out of my cousin hehe). Also, it takes a while to level up, requring many replays. Still, it is a good way to kill an hour and the difficulty is just right for those of us who at guitar hero. I hope they release a sequel to this game. It brings back warm memories of Unjammer Lammy (my favorite music game ^^).
DJ "Awesome" Max Fever
Awesome game. At first was a little skeptical thinking it'd be like any other music game but its way harder. From using 4-button to 6-button control? Insane! Its like taking rock band or guitar hero, add another button but then try to play it on a handheld. Plus you can change the speed of the song so you can really put yourself to the challenge. It's also pretty sweet how you can see all the music videos from the game and also hear the music. What I really like is that when you collect things such as images, your actually able to save them to your memory stick and use them as wallpapers. How many games on a handheld actually let you do that? Not many that I know of. I would recommend this game to any music lover, especially if you like asian / techno / hip hop influences. Great buy overall!
Korea's greatest music franchise come to the US
I remember hearing about DJ Max in 2005 when the flash game was released by Pentivision in 2004 (Which was replaced with DJ Max Trilogy in 2008) but I never played a DJ max game until 2007 when I played DJ Max Portable which was only released in Korea. It was to me as the most addicting game on the PSP (and still is to this day). After the releases of DJ Max Portable 2, DJ Max Portable Clazziquai Edition and DJ Max Portable Black Square in Korea, DJ Max finally makes its official debut in the US with DJ Max Fever. DJ Max Fever is mainly a compilation of songs from DJ Max Portable 1 & 2 with a few features from DJ Max Portable Black Square (Most notable feature is the Auto-correct feature). The game mainly to me is a clone of DJ Max Portable 2 but that is not a bad thing. Compared to other DJ Max games (with the exception of Black Square), DJ Max Fever is the easiest game in the series. The modes still exist with the 4 Button, 5 Button, 6 Button and the challenging 8 Button (which can only be played IF you put your Difficulty on Hard) as well as the Xtreme Challenge where you have to complete certain goals to beat the challenge. However, compared to DJ Max Portable 2, Xtreme Challenge in DJ Max Fever is way too easy. Other features in this game is The M/V Edition and O.S.T. where you can watch the Music videos for the songs and listen to the soundtrack whenever you want. Only feature from the Korean DJ Max games that's missing is the Link Disc feature which first started on DJ Max Portable 2 which I can see why it ain't on DJ Max Fever because its the first DJ Max game to be released in the US. There's lots of things to unlock in this game which can make you keep playing nonstop until you get 100% which is really hard to get in DJ Max games Overall, PM Studios and Pentivision did a great thing bringing DJ Max to the US. DJ Max has finally came to the US and with the release of the Arcade game "DJ Max Technika" currently in 3 selected cities in the US and the upcoming DJ Max Platinum crew V.I.P leaderboard system we can expect more DJ Max goodness in the future for the US. Now let's just hope there is a DJ Max Fever 2 in the works.
Greatest Music Game on PSP!
Ok so DJMAX is one of the greatest PSP games of all time. Its not really a well known game to my knowledge so I tell everyone I know about this game and recommend it to them. Anyways, this game is basiclly very simple, just hit the notes to make the music! At first the controls are awkward because it uses Left, Up, Triangle, and Square (at first) to hit notes You get used to it in about 20min maybe even less. As for the music variety, I personally think the majority of the songs are great! All the songs are well set up with the notes that you hit so it sound as if you play every beat in each song. This game doesn't get me bored at all and I play it almost everyday. ITS THAT GOOD. I've been playing for about 6 months now and am only 25% done with it haha. The things I like the most about this game is the music videos they put while you play a song which keeps you entertained when playing. Another positive thing is the fact that its very customizable such as the playing board (called a GEAR) and the playing NOTES. Difficulty is perfect. With most PSP games, you can finish them in maybe hours to a week, But with this game you can play it for a long time and make it more difficult by changing the speed and level if it seems a bit to easy for a challenge. Overall, this is a great game and I highly recommend it to music lovers who own a PSP. Perfect 10 yo.
Good game but I have 2 complaints
I am a pretty big fan of music games (guitar hero, rock band, DDR) so i figured this would be a googd game or me. Before i bought the game i downloaded a demo of one of the songs from DJMF(DJ MAX Fever). I played it and it was insanely hard which got me discouraged. However, i then realized that the difficulty modes varied by skill level. There's a 4 button, 5 button, 6 button, and 8 button modes and an easy, normal, or hard mode for each button. The actual game can be anywhere between very easy to frustratingly hard. Never-the-less, the game modes suit everyone. The song variety was excellent as well as the controls and musi videos in the background of each song. The game also has a music video and OST edition so u can listen or watch the song without playing it. The different playing styles included 4B(button) 5B,6B, and 8B mods as well as freestyle which allows you to playany song whenever and extreme challenge where you have to meet the requirements for missions. I have only 2 complaints for this game though. My first being that the load periods are really annoying. going from menu to menu takes about 20 seconds each. same thing for songs and missions.The other complaint i have is the auto-correct system.This corrects your every move you make if you hit the wrong button at the right time. After playing this for a bit i can press any button and still not miss any. Also this made me thing i was amazing atthis game but then i played the korean version and i sucked. Besides this DJMF is an amazing game and i highly recommend buying this game
OMG! FREAKING FUN!
I just recently got this game, and omg it is so fun! It burns time, it's challenging, and has great music, you won't get bored of this game anytime soon. It is kinda like a Dance Dance Revolution or Flash Flash Revolution thing but for the psp and guess what, you don't need a keyboard or pad to play this game! I was going crazy in my car playing this game right after i got it!! It has a really good price tag, only around ***, not much considering when xbox360 or ps3 games or going *** a piece. I haven't played long enough to really give it a really deep review but it is a really really fun game, and if all you have is action or role-playing games for your psp get this game! Change it up! If you don't like it just return it or I'm sure there is someone out there who would buy this game from ya!
Great Start for DJMAX in the US
I have to admit that I am not new to the DJ MAX franchise. I own the other installments from DJMAX Portable 1 all the way up to the newly released DJMAX Black Square and DJMAX Trilogy for PC. Each has its own songs and some from the past as well as new challenges so I was a bit skeptical about buying the American version. However, after I bought the game I discovered that many elements from ALL of the games had been added into Fever to make it my favorite DJMAX game, featuring songs from all of the games up to the newly released DJMAX Trilogy. This game can definitely give anyone a challenge. It features many different modes from 4 button mode all the way up to an 8 button mode. This makes it easy for anyone to learn and for people who want more of a challenge can play with more buttons. My favorite mode to play right now is 6 button mode and the occasional 5 button mode. Some songs also have higher difficulties to unlock for each button mode. There are a max of 3 difficulties per song although not all songs have more than one difficulty. This combined with the different button modes could potentially unlock up to 12 difficulties per song. The challenge mode is what really makes the game fun. Some challenges have you get a certain score while others make you play the game upside down. There are many varieties and combinations for the challenges that make the game really fun and difficult at times. There are also many things to unlock such as different noteskins, gear, characters. Things can be unlocked by either playing the game in Arcade or Freestyle and leveling up or through challenge mode. This definitely boosts the replay value. The graphics and animation for the game are top notch on the psp. There are music videos for each songs that utilize the sharp resolution of the psp. I can't imagine how long it took the people making the game to come up with great videos for each song. The PSP is very responsive, there is no lag whenever a button is pressed and many buttons can can be pressed at the same time without a problem. The only thing people have to remember is to press the right button at the right time. The sound definitely takes advantage of the PSP. It sounds amazing and its really cool that the psp can play so many sounds at once. The sound quality is top of the line. The controls for the game are very simple. There are buttons to press for the beats and then buttons to speed up or slow down the game and finally a fever button. The controls are fully customizable and can be changed to match whatever preference someone has. I like playing default controls but with the fever button as a shoulder button as opposed to the X button. The interface is done very well. There is no trouble navigating through the different menus to get to the mode that someone wants to play. There are other fun options to pick like OST to listen to the songs without playing them and image viewers as well. People can play through an arcade portion of the game or play freestyle. The challenge mode is most fun. The song variety is amazing. It is the best collaboration of DJMAX songs put together just for the american release. People can think of it as a kind of greatest hits collection just for Fever. I couldn't believe it when it featured songs from DJMAX Trilogy as well which just came out at the end of 2008. The song list is top notch. People who like rhythm games and own a psp should go out and buy this game right now. It is definitely a game that will take up a spot in your UMD spot for a very long time.
Cant wait <3
Okay so ive been waiting months and months for a similar game to be released but i looked into it and wont be released for a while but! I came across this earlier this morning and ive been crazy about it. I am a big fan of music games ive been playing DDR since i was about 8 and i love them. The best part about them is the selection of music gets better and better and me, Im a huge techno fan. I cant wait until January <3
Look forward to it!
I already own all the Korean versions (the originals) of DJ MAX Portable: DJMAX, DJMAX 2, and DJMAX Clazziquai. This game just gets better with every version, in my opinion. From what I can tell, DJ Max Fever takes a lot from the first version released in Korea. Most of the music in the game is well-composed, with a few notables, such as Blythe. The difficulty in this game is pretty easy to catch up to, but the more difficult songs can be insanely hard. If anything, the format of the game reminds me of Beatmania IIDX, but the play style is a bit different. For example, score depends mainly on combos not the accuracy of the notes. This game has already been a major hit in Korea, and thousands of copies have made it overseas already by import. No doubt that this will become popular in America too, now that music games are finally on the rise here.