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4.0 out of 5 stars Konami tries something different for a change. . ., October 12, 2011
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: DanceDanceRevolution II - Nintendo Wii (Video Game)
Guess what's that? MAKE A GOOD DDR GAME FOR THE WII, OFCOURSE! DanceDanceRevolution II sets itself apart from previous home DDR games by aiming high with a high quality release full of content that matters. Gone this year are small set lists, gimmick modes, and all the other useless fluff that Wii DDR games suffer from. In favor is a straight out DDR game a basic progression system, classic DDR gameplay with the addition of double mode for the Wii, and a set list of 80 plus songs that will rock your world!

The main star in this one is the music list which consists of the typical licensed pop songs from the likes of Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Bruno Mars, Natasha Bedingfield (she probably gives Konami favors to put her songs, catch my drift?), Donna Summer, Ne-yo, etc. Compared to last year's game, it's a hell of a improvement with a higher focus on today's high energy pop songs than 2010's DDR full of songs you'll find on a soft rock radio station. The new songs from Konami's house are your typical entry of songs from the usual suspects such as NAOKI, jun, DKC Crew, Bill Hamel, TAG, TOMOSUKE etc. The rest of the list, which encompass about half of the game consists songs that players wanted from last year's DDR game, DDR X2 songs. These songs are Konami Originals as well as the BEMANI crossovers.

About 30+ of the set list has a full version playable song. Now Konami would have artificially increased the 80+ song count by counting a song's short and full version as two separate songs, but no, they didn't. The long versions truly test your ability to stay on the dancepad by playing a 3-5 minute song with no break at all. It's been done sparingly through the franchises' history and here they went all out and included them liberally. Songs in the 15-20 range have some full version songs as well and these are designed to destroy your plastic Wii dancepad.

If there's one negative thing to say about this game is that the recommended way to play, the Wii dance pad is simply not suited for about 10 songs in this game. Technically there are no other decent pad choices on the Wii with atleast an inch foam insert for support and stability and I'm looking for adapters that will allow my Ignition 2.0 PS2 pad to work on the Wii. Other than that, go get this game NOW! It's the best home DDR game in years and the song list will keep you dancin' till the morning sun rises!
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Initial post: Jan 17, 2012 8:41:26 AM PST
Paula says:
Wii/GameCube Converter PS/PS2 to Wii/GameCube w/ Dance Pad Support

I haven't tried this wii - PS2 converter, but it got good reviews. That might be a solution to your dancepad problem.
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