Review by maxerAA

"DDR, Upgraded"

If you didn't know, ITG is just like DDR. you have 4 arrows at the top of the screen, and you have to hit arrows as they come up. DDR started this, and ITG made it better.

I already described the simple gameplay, and now I'll go in depth a little with it. Even though it sounds simple and hard to expand upon, you can actually do a lot with it. There are jumps. where you hit two or more arrows at once, hands, which is either hitting 3 or more arrows at once or holding a freeze and having to hit two more arrows, and mines, which are things that penalize you if you hit them. There is also different timing for the arrows, which affect your score. you can also switch the arrangement of the arrows at the top, like having them at the bottom or having some on the top and some on the bottom. you can also space the arrows out by having them go faster, make them speed up as they go up, and a lot more. The difficulty is variable, as all people are at different levels, but anyone of any skill level can play this game. There's Novice for beginners, and Expert for dancing masters. And if you don't like to play on your feet, just play with the controller. It makes the game a lot more fun and gives you a feeling of pride when you get good enough to fully combo those 11 and 12 footers.

The sound is one of the best things of this game. Not only is the sound smooth, but it has many very good sounding songs, which is one of the reasons I play it. Some of the songs are just as good as real songs. There's something on the song list for everyone. There's even classical music!

Graphics on this game really don't matter, but they're good nonetheless. Each song has colorful animation backrounds, and the arrows look sleek and shiny, which makes gameplay easier. You can't play very well if you can make out the arrows.

Replayabilty is almost infinite. I play this game to death. I mostly play with the controller, and I never get tired of hitting note after note. it's fun to play really hard songs. It makes you feel good. You are motivated to keep playing so you can better and better to increase your score. And since the songs sounds pretty awesome, you'll never get tired of playing the same thing over and over again. This is a really good game to have in between the times where you're waiting to get other games., either games that are coming out soon or games you're saving up for. It can fill up any amount of time you have to wait.

Reviewer's Rating:   4.5 - Outstanding

Originally Posted: 05/21/06

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