Dance Dance Revolution (2010 video game)

Dance Dance Revolution, released in Europe as Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 4 for the Wii version and Dance Dance Revolution New Moves for other versions, is a music video game in the Dance Dance Revolution series, with this entry developed by Konami's American division. Unveiled at E3 2010, it was released for the Wii and PlayStation 3 in North America on November 16, 2010. A port of this version for the Xbox 360 was also released on April 12, 2011. It is also the only game in the series to be released for the PlayStation 3, as well as the final game in the series to be released for the Xbox 360.

Dance Dance Revolution
Dance Dance Revolution PS3.jpg
Developer(s)Konami
Publisher(s)Konami
SeriesDance Dance Revolution
EngineCustom (PS3 & Xbox 360)
Hottest Party series (Wii)
Platform(s)Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
ReleaseWii
  • NA: November 16, 2010
  • EU: May 6, 2011
PlayStation 3
  • NA: November 16, 2010
  • EU: March 18, 2011
Xbox 360
Genre(s)Music, Exercise
Mode(s)Single player, Multiplayer

GameplayEdit

 
Dance Dance Revolution's choreography mode utilizes new hand motions to form dance routines.

WiiEdit

While the Classic gameplay mode remains similar to previous editions, it is also accompanied by a new Choreography mode, which incorporates motions performed using the Wii Remote and Nunchuck alongside foot motions with the dance pad to form choreographed dance routines for each song. Goal-based challenges are also provided, which can allow players to earn points which unlock additional outfits and songs.[2] As with the previous version, a mode is also provided that utilizes the Wii Balance Board.[3][4]

PS3Edit

Gameplay remains similar to previous DDR games but with additional new features, such as "Chain Arrow"—a score bonus for maintaining a combo through a certain section of arrows, and "Groove Trigger", which allows the player to reduce their lifebar by 50% to increase the number of points earned for a period. The PlayStation 3 version also adds support for the PlayStation Move controller, similar to what the Hottest Party series had done with the Wii Remote; in this mode, four targets are placed around the player, which are hit with the motion controller when special diagonal arrows appear. Some songs on the Challenge difficulty also contain routines that also use the corner buttons of the dance pad along with the directional arrows.[5]

MusicEdit

The soundtrack of Dance Dance Revolution featured more mainstream pop music spanning multiple genres, along with the original music characteristic to other entries in the series.

The following music is the song list for the PlayStation 3 version of "Dance Dance Revolution".

Yellow songs represent licensed master tracks, white songs represent Konami original songs, and Red songs represent Boss songs (siren will be heard while highlighting the song in game). Songs with padlock required you to unlock it first

Song Artist Note
"According To You" Orianthi
"Animal" Ke$ha
"Bad Romance" Lady Gaga
"Battlefield" Jordin Sparks
"Celebration" Kool & the Gang
"Crushcrushcrush" Paramore
"Dancing in the Street" Martha and the Vandellas
"Hey, Soul Sister" Train
"I Got You" Leona Lewis
"I'm Yours" Jason Mraz
"Love Like This" Natasha Bedingfield
"Love Shack" The B-52's
"Missing" "Everything But The Girl"
"My Life Would Suck Without You" Kelly Clarkson
"Need You Now" Lady Antebellum
"Plastic Beach" Gorillaz (feat. Mick Jones & Paul Simonon)
"Rio" Duran Duran
"So Fine" Sean Paul
"Venus" Bananarama
"We Are Family" Sister Sledge
"A Geisha's Dream (Ruffage Remix)"  Naoki feat. SMILE.dk from Dance Dance Revolution S
"AFRONOVA"  RE-VENGE from Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMix
"Curry Up"  OR-IF-IS
"DOUBLE TORNADO"  evo-X
"Dreaming Can Make a Wish Come True" Jun & NRG Factory ft. Anna Kaelin
"Ever Snow"  TЁЯRA
"Find You Again"  The W feat. Rita Boudreau
"Flowers"  TЁЯRA from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova
"In the Zone" U1 (NPD3 Style) & Kidd Kazmeo
"Let's Get Away" Naoki ft. Brenda Burch
"MAGIC PARADE" Lea Drop feat. Katie Dellenbach
"On the Night of a Still Wind"  Jena Rose
"One Sided Love"  D-crew with Melissa Petty
"Private Eye" Atomsoak ft. Cerol
"Rescue Me" NAOKI ft. Fracus
"Rhythms Inside" DKC Crew
"Seasons"  TOMOSUKE feat. Crystal Paloa
"Share The Love"  Brenda Burch
"Sweet Sweet (Love) Magic"   jun from DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution 7thMix
"The Island Song" TAG ft. Eric Anthony
"The Way U Move"  Bill Hamel & Derek James feat. Breana Skiles
"TIME" NM feat. Aleisha G
"Top the Charts"  J-Mi & Midi-D ft. Hanna Stockzell
"TSUGARU (APPLE MIX)"  RevenG vs. DE-SIRE from DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution 7thMix
"Until the End"  Philip Webb
"Wicked Plastik"  nc ft. Electric Touch
"Win the Game"  DKC Crew
"MAX 300"  Ω from DDRMAX Dance Dance Revolution 6thMix
"CRAZY♥LOVE"  jun
"New York EVOLVED"  NC underground

Downloadable contentEdit

Downloadable content is only available on the PlayStation 3 version. Each pack consists of 5 songs and costs $4.49, but the Premium pack is free.
DanceDanceRevolution Greatest Hits

Song Artist Note
"AM-3P" KTz from Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix
"BRILLIANT 2U" NAOKI from Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix
"PARANOiA" 180 from Dance Dance Revolution 1stMix
"PUT YOUR FAITH IN ME" UZI-LAY from Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMix
"TRIP MACHINE" DE-SIRE from Dance Dance Revolution 1stMix

DDR KONAMIX Greatest Hits

Song Artist Note
"B4U" NAOKI from Dance Dance Revolution 4thMix
"BURNIN' THE FLOOR" NAOKI from Dance Dance Revolution 4thMix
"HIGHER" NM feat. SUNNY from Dance Dance Revolution 4thMix
"HYSTERIA" NAOKI 190 Dance Dance Revolution Solo Bass Mix
"TRIP MACHINE (luv mix)" 2MB from Dance Dance Revolution 2ndReMix

DDRMAX2 Greatest Hits

Song Artist Note
"D2R" NAOKI
"KAKUMEI" dj TAKA with NAOKI
"rain of sorrow" NM feat. EBONY FAY
"STILL IN MY HEART" NAOKI from Dance Revolution 5thMix
"SUPER STAR" D.J.RICH feat. TAILBROS. from Dance Revolution Solo Bass Mix

DDR SuperNOVA Greatest Hits 1

Song Artist Note
"Gamelan de Couple" TOMOSUKE from MAMBO A GO GO
"Mugen" TЁЯRA from Pop'n Music 12 Iroha
"My Only Shining Star" NAOKI feat. Becky Lucinda
"RED ZONE" Tatsh & NAOKI from Beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX
"TRUE♥LOVE" jun

DDR SuperNOVA Greatest Hits 2

Song Artist Note
"CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE (super euro version)" NAOKI with Y&Co. from Para Para Paradise
"Fascination MAXX" 100-200-400
"Flow (True Style)" Scotty D. revisits U1
"INNOCENCE OF SILENCE" nc ft. NRG Factory
"Star Gate Heaven" SySF. feat. Donna Burke

DDR SuperNOVA 2 Greatest Hits

Song Artist Note
"Arrabbiata" Reven-G Alternative from pop'n music 10
"BALLAD FOR YOU" NM feat. THOMAS HOWARD from Beatmania IIDX 6th style
"KISS KISS KISS" NAOKI feat. SHANTI from Dance Dance Revolution Extreme (Japan)
"Music In The Rhythm" nc ft. Electric Touch from Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2
"Raspberry♥Heart (English version)" jun feat. PAULA TERRY from Beatmania IIDX 11 IIDXRED

PREMIUM PACK

Song Artist Note
"dreaming can make a wish come true (Full Version)" jun & NRG Factory feat. Anna Kaelin
"Let's Get Away (Full Version)" NAOKI feat. Brenda Burch
"Private Eye (Full Version)" atomsoak ft. cerol

ReceptionEdit

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
MetacriticPS3: 60/100[6]
Review scores
PublicationScore
GamesRadar+PS3:      [7]
IGNWII: 7.0/10[2]

The Wii version of the game received mixed-to-positive reviews while the PlayStation 3 version received mixed reviews from critics.

IGN gave the Wii game a 7.0 out of 10, noting that while the series was beginning to feel antiquated due to the increasing of realistic dance games such as Dance Central, the core gameplay of Dance Dance Revolution still "worked" in their opinion. Its selection of multiplayer modes were praised as good changes of pace from the classic mode, and the Choreography mode was noted as being fun and not too difficult, but panned for inaccurate motion detection and for not being as evolutionary as its competitors. Its soundtrack was considered favorable, due to its mixture of more mainstream music from the past and present along with the typical Japanese-produced music common to the series, but noted that Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" did not fit with the overall upbeat theme of the game.[2]

Neoseeker gave the PS3 game a 3.0/10, criticizing it for a "broken" scoring system, the removal of mainstay features from recent versions (such as nonstop courses, a mission mode, doubles play, and others), the Club Mode for forcing experienced players to start at easy difficulty levels, a "hit or miss" soundtrack, and its 8-arrow mode for being "shunted" into the game, and being too confusing to play.[8]

GamesRadar+'s Carolyn Gudmundson gave the PS3 game a 2.5 out of 5, feeling that the PlayStation Move support seemed to be a tacked-on gimmick, and required awkward hand crossing to hit certain targets, comparing it to a game of Twister rather than DDR. The soundtrack was panned for containing too many pop songs, some of which unsuited for a dance game; such as "I'm Yours", jokingly believing that not even a Jason Mraz fan would think the song would fit on a dance game.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.warpzoned.com/?p=5604
  2. ^ a b c "DanceDanceRevolution Review". IGN. Retrieved 14 June 2012.
  3. ^ "E3: DDR Wii Entry Officially Announced, Slightly Detailed". Bemanistyle. 15 June 2010. Archived from the original on 15 June 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2010.
  4. ^ "New DanceDanceRevolution Title Showcasing at E3". Bemanistyle. 14 June 2010. Archived from the original on 15 June 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2010.
  5. ^ Wesley Yin-Poole (August 10, 2010). "DDR PlayStation 3 supports Move". Eurogamer. Retrieved August 10, 2010.
  6. ^ "DanceDanceRevolution for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  7. ^ a b "DanceDanceRevolution review". GamesRadar. Retrieved 14 June 2012.
  8. ^ "Dance Dance Revolution (PS3) Review". Neoseeker. Retrieved 14 June 2012.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 3
Dance Dance Revolution
2010
Succeeded by
Dance Dance Revolution II