Friday, January 21, 2011

Are you ready for a workout?

Snow's on the ground, but it's pretty warm in here so I think I'll stay here for quite some time while I give to you:


Last week, I gave you some insight into my favorite racing game. Now I'll give you insight into my favorite "dance" game. I'm sure most if not all of you have heard of Dance Dance Revolution by now, but not many people have heard of the harder alternative to this game. It's a little machine called In The Groove 2.

     Sure, it sort of looks like a DDR machine at first, but when you actually start playing the game, you will realize the difference soon enough. If you recall, the highest difficulty there was for DDR (before DDR X arcade) was 10. Well, this machine can kick it all the way up to 15. Some of the songs on here are absolutely insane, but catchy as well. Another aspect of the game that makes it harder are the mines which you have to avoid, and notes which make you repeatedly step on an arrow until the entire thing passes by. Oh, and don't forget the multitude of mods that can be implemented as well as hands, which make you use your hands as well as your feet to hit all the arrows at once.
    But perhaps the biggest advantage over DDR, this machine has the ability for you to bring in your own songs. If you look closely between the P1 & P2 buttons, there a little black rectangle. Those are 2 USB slots. Not only can you save your stats on your own USB stick, depending on what version the machine has been upgraded to, you can bring in your own songs and dance to them as well! There are a bunch of tutorials on how to do this online, so with a little searching you can be on your way to having even more fun!
    However, I'm not content with just leaving a few paragraphs describing the game. I'll SHOW you how hard it is!

Well, there you have it. Freeplay Friday. What do you think about this game?


  1. great game but it has sort of played its way out here stateside. I remember my aunt buy the floormat and everything on her dreamcast....embarrassing...

  2. Yup I also remember this thing on Dreamcast