Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2
Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2
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DDR's newest best seller, Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2, has EyeToy USB Camera so you can compete head-to-head with others from around the world. Featuring popular artists, smash hit songs and more unique modes, DDR Extreme 2 pumps up the volume with over 100 minutes of energetic dance music. Get in shape with the popular Workout Mode Customize your own dance steps in the Edit Mode All movies and cutscenes are newly created adding fresh flair to the DDR universe
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|Product Length:||7.5 inches|
|Product Width:||5.5 inches|
|Product Height:||0.75 inches|
|Product Weight:||0.31 pounds|
|Package Length:||7.4 inches|
|Package Width:||5.3 inches|
|Package Height:||0.6 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.35 pounds|
|Release Date:||September 28, 2005|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 80 reviews|
All-new online support lets players compete online and chart internet rankings
More than 100 minutes of energetic dance music, including exclusive dance hits by popular artists as well as smash-hit songs, such as Genie In A Bottle and Oops!. I Did It Again
New modes appeal to everyone from beginners to competitive dancers
Support for the EyeToy Camera creates a whole new level of interactive dancing use your hands and feet and watch yourself dance on TV!
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294 of 300 found the following review helpful:
This is what "Extreme" was always meant to be Oct 14, 2005
I'm an enormous fan of Konami's Dance Dance Revolution series, and play the game almost every day of my life. The concept is so simpe - just hit the arrows once they're at the top of the screen, yet once you get going, it's a lot more addicting than you'd expect. What's incredible though, is that doing this for a long enough time can burn up some calories and tone up your calves. It was life-changing experience for me that out of nowhere got me from being lazy to athletic. It's getting bigger and bigger every day in the US, but too bad it still isn't as appreciated as it should be, thanks to monster franchises such as GTA and Halo.
DDR Extreme 2 is the sixth installment that Konami has released in the United States (seven if you count the Disney Mix), and it's by far the best one, and it proves to be a great comeback after the largely disappointing Extreme US (although that game is still the recommended one for beginners).
Hardcore fans of DDR will be most pleased to see not just the menu interface returned to normal (with the songwheel, groove radar, etc., that were removed for DDR Extreme US), but also a significantly better list of selectable songs. Such classics as "Cartoon Heroes", "Sakura", "Colors (For Extreme)", and a whole lot more, all made the cut and should not disappoint any true long-time lover of the series. By the way, instead of "Max Dot", the "boss song" in Extreme 2 is "PARANOiA Survivor Max" (which is acompanied by the original "PARANOiA Survivor"). Also worth mentioning is that US players finally get a taste of the popular song "Butterfly" with the upswing remix as well as "Boom Boom Dollar (K.O.G. G3 Mix)", also an old favorite. The selection of songs that everyone will recognize is also chosen much more cleverly. Instead of a bunch of songs from like 25 years ago like "Kids in America" and "Like a Virgin", we get some recent electronica/dance hits from the likes of Sean Paul ("Get Busy"), Fatboy Slim ("Wonderful Night"), Delerium ("Silence"), and more, although I don't understand what a horrible cover of "Oops I Did it Again" (not the one from 5th Mix AC) is doing on here (it's not the year 2000, Konami, and almost nobody even cares about songs like that anymore). The choices for repeats from older DDR games is also great. One big problem that Extreme US had was that it overrepeated stuff that already made appearances, which hogged up a lot of room for better stuff. This time, there are less than ten repeats, and almost all of them are from PS1 editions, which gives a chance for old fans of those songs to play them with much better graphics and a much better scoring system. I must admit, playing songs like "Dive", "Dynamite Rave", and "PARANOiA" is much more enjoyable to do on Extreme 2 than it was on Konamix with that slow transmission and poor scoring system.
Also worth noting are a few new features. Instead of simply playing songs over and over again to unlock new ones, you need to clear different stages in the all-new Dance Master Mode. Replacing Extreme US's Mission Mode, Dance Master Mode is loaded with several different scenarios with certain songs and a certain task to clear in order to advance to new stages. Along the way, you'll discover some unfamiliar songs on areas and must clear them. If you do that, they'll appear in the shop for you to buy with your credits (received for clearing songs, DMM or not). This is a wise strategy that adds a plot to the game and allows players to choose which songs they want at the same time.
Another addition is the Online Mode. This will allow players from around the world to go head to head with one another online, and yes, I'm sure that the population of onliners almost entirely made up of the masters that can receive an AAA on "PARANOiA Survivor Max Oni" with relative ease, but this is still a great way for those people to go seriously competitive without having to enter a tournament.
There were only a few noticable flaws. One is that the Training Mode was made less intuitive, as it takes a longer time to set up your song, although I am pleased to see that Konami brought back the feature of slowing down difficult songs to practice. The Party Mode (a feature that was full of many different mini games) has been entirely removed from DDR, and while I won't cry about that, the usage of the Eye Toy Camera is much lower, as the only time you actually use it is when you are playing the Hands and Feet Mode. One more thing, "Love Love Shine", one of DDR Extreme AC's most frequently selected songs (also one of my favorites), did not make the cut, but the similar "Candy*Heart*" is on, which also symbols that "Love Love Shine" is practically guaranteed to be on next year's installment.
With all things said, DDR Extreme 2 is easilly the best overall home version that the US can get their hands on so far. With an excellent song list, great new features, and excellent graphics, this game is a true winner. If you were unhappy with DDR Extreme US from 2004, you won't be with this, so buy it now if you're interested at all and start dancing the night away!
Two more words of advice:
1. I know that I said that DDR Extreme US was a disappoint among many people, but I also said that it was great for hooking new players. I highly recommend you to buy that game first, and then get this. Trust me - the layout is much friendlier to beginners.
2. If you are a novice player, stick with the plastic pads available in the stores (since they're easy to use and don't cost much), but be sure to use the metal arcade-style mats that can be ordered online if you're an expert (they're harder to get used to, but are more sensitive than soft pads and don't slide around to heavy usage). I recommend the ones from Cobalt Flux because they've held together for months and work marvelously.
35 of 35 found the following review helpful:
Great songs, annoying "game" plot to unlock them initially Feb 13, 2006
By Gen of North Coast Gardening
This is a great game for exercising; nearly all the songs made me want to get up and move! I own DDR Max 1 and 2, Extreme 1 and 2, Flow (the rap DDR!), Pump It Up, and Into the Groove, and this is one of my most-played DDR games because of the awesome songlist.
I love how modern and danceable the songs are, and I love that so many of my old favorites are on here (Afronova here I come!). I embarassingly enough love the silly pop songs like Oops! I Did It Again, Crazy in Love, and Genie in a Bottle, and then there are others that have become favorites to dance to like Butterfly (a fast remix), Spin Spin Sugar (in which the arrows get you to turn around, which is fun!), Block Rockin' Beats, Get Busy (Shake That Thing), La Copa de la Vida (a great salsa-y track that gets me shimmying along), Pump Up the Volume, I Will Survive, Play that Funky Music, and Boom Boom Dollar.
There is a huge selection of background dancers to choose from (which I don't use, as the dancers don't really dance along with the music or keep to the beat - I prefer to just see the background animations on their own), and loads of videos.
The one thing I dislike about this game is that you have to play their rigidly-structured "game" in order to unlock songs, where you have to start dancing on a super-easy mode and pass lots of songs, while the songs you are given get harder and harder. There are some levels that have songs where the arrows come from the wrong direction or you have to hit the dance pad as many times as possible *without* hitting any arrows. This wasn't fun to me; I really wish I could have just unlocked all the songs and special additions by playing the normal old way - selecting my own level and passing new songs. It would have been fun as an additional option but I didn't care for being forced to play it to unlock all the songs.
Even with this complaint, this title is well worth adding to your DDR collection. The songs are varied and fun enough to keep you playing for a long time.
Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) - Deja Vu featuring Tasmin
As The Rush Comes (Sweeping Strings Radio Edit) - Motorcycle
Block Rockin' Beats - Chemical Brothers
Boom Boom Dollar (K.O.G G3 Mix) - King Kong & D. Jungle Girls
Butterfly (Upswing Mix) - smile.dk
Captain Jack (Grandale Remix) - Captain Jack
Cartoon Heroes (Speedy Mix) - Barbie Young
Crazy In Love - wg feat. Indra J
Genie In A Bottle - nc feat. NRG Factory
Get Busy - Sean Paul
I Will Survive - Akira feat. Daline
In The Heat Of The Night - E-Rotic
Irresistiblement - Wildside
La Copa De La Vida - Patrick Victorio
Look At Us (Daddy DJ Remix) - Sarina Paris
My My My - Armand Van Helden
Oops!... I Did It Again - Akira feat. Susan Z
Play That Funky Music - wg feat. Tony L
Pump Up The Volume - M/A/R/R/S
Silence (Airscape Remix) - Delerium with Sarah McLauchlan
Speed Over Beethoven - Rose
Spin Spin Sugar (Armand's Dark Garage Mix) - Sneaker Pimps
Wonderful Night (radio edit) - Fatboy Slim
1998 - Naoki
Absolute (Cuff -N- Stuff It Mix) - Thuggie D.
Air - DJ Simon
Be Lovin - D-Crew
Can Be Real - Vision F
Candy♥ - 小坂りゆ (Kosaka Riyu)
Colors (for Extreme) - DJ Taka
Daikenkai - Des-Row feat. Tsuboi for Alpha
Happy Wedding - Aska
Heaven Is A '57 Metallic Gray (gimmix) - Hiro feat. Sweet Little 30's
I Need You (Insideout Door Mix) - Supa Fova
Infinite Prayer - L.E.D. Light feat. Goro
Injection Of Love (Hina Mix) - Akira Yamaoka
INSERTiON (Machine Gun Kelly Mix) - Thuggie D.
Inside Your Heart - Akira Yamaoka
Keep On Movin' (DMX Mix) - N.M.R-typeG
La Bamba - Mexican Folk Song
L'amour et la Liberte (DDR Ver.) - Naoki Underground
Love Is Orange - Orange Lounge
Make A Difference - Lala Moore with CoCoRo*Co
Maria (I Believe...) - Naoki feat. Paula Terry
Miracle Moon (L.E.D. Light Style Mix) - Togo Project feat. Sana
Passion Of Love - Naoki feat. Paula terry
Polovtsian Dances And Chorus - Naoto Suzuki feat. Martha
Quickening - DJ Taka
桜 (Sakura) - RevenG
Sana Molette Ne Ente (BLT Style) - Togo Project feat. Sana
Saturday Night Love - Sota feat. Brenda V.
Seduction - nc feat. Finalforce
Sexy Planet - Crystal Aliens
Sweet Sweet♥Magic - jun
sync (Extreme version) - OutPhase
Tomorrow - nc ft. Dreamscanner
Twinbee (Generation X) - Final Offset
un deux trois - SDMS
You gotta move it (feat. Julie Rugaard) - Yuzo Koshiro
Afronova Primeval - 8bit
Brilliant2U - Naoki
Burnin' the Floor - Naoki
Dive - BeForU
Dynamite Rave - Naoki
Look to the Sky (True Color Mix) - SySF. feat. Anna
PARANOiA - 180
Afronova (from Nonstop Megamix) - RE-VENGE
Brilliant2U (K.O.G G3 mix) - Naoki
Burnin' the Floor (Blue Fire mix) - Naoki
Dynamite Rave (B4 Za Beat Mix) - Naoki
Look To The Sky (Trance Mix) - SySF. feat. Anna
Sexy Planet (from Nonstop Megamix) - Crystal Aliens
PARANOiA Survivor - 270
PARANOiA Survivor MAX - 290
39 of 43 found the following review helpful:
Somewhat interesting but... Nov 25, 2005
This game is lacking in adaquate fun songs to play. If you keep playing old songs like "My My My" and "Play that Funky Music" it just get very annoying. Also, there are some new Rap (or R&B whatever...) that just take up space because they have odd rythems and I don't believe they belong in a ddr game. Another addition is the whole shop mode scene (Which is also in DDR Extreme). I found this to be very tolling because of the required game time to buy all the songs you enjoy like Dive and Absolute(MANY HOURS OF PLAYING!). The whole clothes for characters and arrow changers are honestly...a waste of time. I believe sticking to simple and sweet with perfect arrow registering and FANTASTIC SONGS are the key to a good ddr game, not adding more and more modes and details.
On the brightside, They finally put in "Speed Over Beethoven", "Butterfly (upswing mix)", and Cartoon Heros (Yay ^^). Also, I found the mission mode to be very beginner friendly (for my friends)and challenging as you progress.
At this point, i'm desperate enough to say, LOOK FOR THE ARCADE VERSON! Sorry Konami, for all the money iv spent i still don't have the whole collection which realllllly ticks me off. (approx $300 in DDR games not inclu. game pads)
Don't get me wrong, I own all the ddr games for the PS2 so I have no regret saying that DDR Extreme 2 fell short of my expectations. If you are not familiar with the DDR series then i suggest trying this one or the old DDR Max (for the PS2).
Don't you think they should vote on the songs on a website or something?
ABSOLUTE Cuff-N-Stuff it Mix
AFRONOVA (FROM NONSTOP MEGAMIX)
BRILLIANT 2U K.O.G G3 MIX
BURNIN' THE FLOOR
BURNIN' THE FLOOR BLUE FIRE mix
Can Be Real
DYNAMITE RAVE (B4 ZA BEAT MIX)
Heaven Is a '57 metallic gray (gimmix)
I Need You (Insideout Door Mix)
INJECTION OF LOVE (HINA MIX)
INSERTiON (Machine Gun Kelly Mix)
INSIDE YOUR HEART
KEEP ON MOVIN' DMX Mix
L'amour et la liberté
Look To The Sky True Color Mix
Look To The Sky (Trance Mix)
LOVE IS ORANGEMake A Difference
MARIA (I Believe...)
Miracle Moon ~L.E.D.LIGHT STYLE MIX~
PARANOiA survivor MAX
PASSION OF LOVE
Polovtsian Dances and Chorus
Sana Mollete Ne Ente B.L.T.style
Saturday Night Love
SEXY PLANET (from NONSTOP MEGAMIX)
SWEET SWEET ? MAGIC
sync (EXTREME version)
TwinBee ~Generation X~
un deux trois
53 of 60 found the following review helpful:
A review for the new video game shopper or gift giver Jan 13, 2006
By S. Kochel
This review is for people who don't really know much about DDR. Us hardcore players have written some awesome reviews of DDRX2, but I thought I would take the time to write a more simple review for people shopping for others or just starting. Here it goes.
Welcome. This game is part of the Dance Dance Revolution series. It's a game in which you really should buy dance pads to stand one first and foremost. Then you plug the pads into the system and play the game. The way the game is played you the player has to quickly match a series of foot placements on a large pad they are standing on, which ends up looking like dancing. I know people who have lost over 20 pounds because they went from gamers who just sat for hours playing games like Final Fantasy to DDR! So in the end you are simply following the prompting on the screen to music so it's, again, like dancing, thus Dance Dance Revolution (DDR). The version is a version with more songs and more advanced features and I would sugguest it to even a new player, it's the best! So, if you have an active child or you yourself want something that will really make you sweat and move, this is the game for you...soon you will be a DDR hero much like the other reviewers here are writing for!!!!! Good luck and hope my review was helpful...it's an awesome game!
46 of 53 found the following review helpful:
Another Konami winner - DDR Extreme 2 ! Nov 27, 2005
By Lee Mellott
I love Konami's latest DDR game - Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2. Though past releases are great..DDR Extreme 2 is tops in being easy to use and fun to play.
The placement of the menu is on the left of the screen so it's easy to see your choices and make a selection. Once you have chosen your playmode you select your style of play (one player, two player etc) degree of difficulty and character. Most of the characters are revealed right at the start and I was delighted to see Lady who was missing from DDR Extreme is back.
Unlike Red Octanes "In the Groove" which I sold because of the unreasonably long load time, songs load quickly and are easy to access.
There are a lot of great songs included in the game including Captain Jack, Play That Funky Music, Boom Boom Dollar, Cartoon Heroes, and more. It should be noted that some of the songs included like Oops I Did It Again are not sung by the original artists.
To increase the fun factor in the game you can earn points to use to purchase new outfits for your characters..(Lady you will be getting out of that cowboy hat soon), songs etc.
DDR is a great way to burn calories and feel like you are playing instead of working out and workout mode is included again with this game.
The game is fantastic and highly recommended for fitness or just plain fun!
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