DDRMax 2 is part of the Dance Dance Revolution series. For those new to the DDR series, you play by dancing around on a mat, hitting the buttons with your feet. It is quite a workout, and quite fun too!
The songs start out with easy footwork and build their way up to almost impossible. Along the way you build up energy, leg muscles, and burn off calories. They do even have a workout mode where you can track it - but I enjoy just diving into the game. You find yourself playing long after your legs are tired because it's so much fun.
While you can think about the videos that play being the music, really all you see when you're dancing is the stream of arrows that you're supposed to be following. I've found that while graphics vary from game to game, all I really care about is what songs are included.
This set is a mixed bag for me. Some of the DDR games have no songs at all I really enjoy. This one has a few. Now it's important to keep in mind that a song list preference is VERY personal! You might hate the songs I love. You might love the songs I hate! So it's key not to go by what I (or anyone else) says about a given song list. It's important that you look at the actual song list and choose a DDR game that matches your preferences well.
So that being said, there are perhaps 5 or 6 songs in this set that I enjoy. But the footwork on some of them is REALLY cool and I enjoy them a lot. So to me it's well worth it to have the game and play with those. Heck, think of it as having a CD that you love a bunch of songs on. Sure, you like other songs too - and you have other CDs.
DDRMAX 2 Song List:
A Little Bit of Ecstasy - Jocelyn Enriquez
AFRONOVA (B4 ZA BEAT MIX) - RE-VENGE
AFRONOVA - RE-VENGE
AM-3P (AM EAST mix) - ktz
AM-3P - ktz
BRE?K DOWN! -BeForU
Bad Routine - DJ. Spugna
Burning Heat! (3 Option Mix) - Mr.T with Motoaki.F
Busy Child - The Crystal Method
CAN'T STOP FALLIN' IN LOVE - NAOKI
CELEBRATE NITE (EURO TRANCE STYLE) - N.M.R.
CELEBRATE NITE - N.M.R.
CONGA FEELING - VIVIAN
D2R - NAOKI
DESTINY - NAOKI feat. PAULA TERRY
DIVE (more deep & deeper style) - BeForU
DREAM A DREAM - CAPTAIN JACK
DRIFTING AWAY - LANGE feat. SKYE
Days Go By - Dirty Vegas
Do It Right (80's Electro Mix) - SOTA feat. Ebony Fay
Do It Right - SOTA feat. Ebony Fay
Don't Stop! -AMD 2nd MIX- - Dr.VIBE feat. JP MILES
END OF THE CENTURY - NO.9
Forever Sunshine - Chel Y.
GHOSTS (Vincent De Moor Original Mix) - TENTH PLANET
Get Down Tonight - KC and the Sunshine Band
Groove - Sho-T feat. Brenda
HYSTERIA - NAOKI 190
HYSTERIA 2001 - N.M.
Heaven - DJ Sammy & Yanou ft. Do
I Need You - Supa Fova feat. Jenny F.
I Was The One - good-cool
IN THE NAVY '99 (XXL Disaster Remix) - CAPTAIN JACK
Jam & Marmalade - FinalOffset
Kakumei - dj TAKA with NAOKI
Keep On Liftin' - dj nagureo
Kind Lady (interlude) - OKUYATOS
Kind Lady - OKUYATOS
LET'S GROOVE - TIPS & TRICKS vs. WISDOME
LONG TRAIN RUNNIN' - BUS STOP
LOVIN' YOU (ROB SEARLE CLUB MIX) - VINYL BABY
Love at First Sight - Kylie Minogue
MAXX UNLIMITED - Z
PARANOiA (KCET CLEAN MIX) - 2MB
PUT YOUR FAITH IN ME - UZI-LAY
Radical Faith - TaQ
Rain of sorrow - NM feat. Ebony Fay
SO DEEP (PERFECT SPHERE REMIX) - SILVERTEAR
SP-TRIP MACHINE (JUNGLE MIX) - DE-SIRE
STILL IN MY HEART - NAOKI
SUPER STAR (DJ Nikaido & E.Isomura Remix) - DJ.RICH feat. Tail Bros.
SUPER STAR - DJ.RICH feat. Tail Bros.
Secret Rendez-vous - DIVAS
Silent Hill (3rd christmas mix) - THOMAS HOWARD
Silent Hill - THOMAS HOWARD
Spin the Disc - good-cool
THE WHISTLE SONG (Blow My Whistle) - DJ ALLIGATOR PROJECT
TSUGARU - DE-SIRE vs. RevenG
TWILIGHT ZONE (R-C Extended Club MIX) - 2UNLIMITED
Take Me Away (Into the Night) (radio vocal) - 4 strings
The Shining Polaris - L.E.D. feat. Sana
Tomorrow Perfume - dj TAKA
Try 2 Luv. U - S.F.M.P.
VANITY ANGEL - FIXX
Will I? - Ian Van Dahl
feeling of love - Youhei Shimizu
i feel... - AKIRA YAMAOKA
more deep (ver.2.1) - Togo Project feat. Sana
think ya better D - sAmi
xenon - Mr.T