Dance Dance Revolution Freedom – Review

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On February 16, 2011

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Dance Dance Revolution Freedom – Review

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By: Konami Digital Entertainment

Version #: 1.0.4

Date Released: 2011-02-10

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Price: 0.00

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This is a most clever way to promote a game, Konami. Offer it for free then support it will ads and in-app purchases. Personally, I’d prefer an in-app purchase to get rid of the ads, but such is life. You can also purchase songs in the app to "dance" to.

It’s a pretty good port of the game. The overall look is very similar to other versions found in the arcade. There are instructions of use and, as with other version, the game simulates a club atmosphere and is darned loud.

Sadly, the game isn’t perfect. The biggest problem is that the times I played it, the steps didn’t sync up with the beats of the songs, so playing it was kind of awkward. It’s also difficult when you have to hit two arrows at once during a step. Usually you’re only tapping with one finger. Still, when this is a fundamental concept of the game, it’s difficult to ignore this sort of issue.

There is another version of Dance Dance Revolution in the App Store, but it costs $.99 (although from what I can tell there are fewer problems with the synchronization of the songs). I guess since this version is free, we know where the "freedom" portion of the title came from.

On the other hand, it’s difficult to beat the price of "freedom". You can download it and finding out for yourself and find out if the price is worth it.

Quick Take

Value:Medium.

Would I Buy Again:Maybe, maybe not.

Learning Curve:Low.

Who Is It For:Dance Dance Revolution junkies who don't mind a malfunctioning machine.

What I Like:Good port of the concept.

What I Don't Like:Songs don't synchronize with the steps properly.

Final Statement:Decide for yourself if you have the freedom to dance.

Read the Developer's Notes:
Dance Dance Revolution Freedom is the hit game from the makers of the arcade classic Dance Dance Revolution!



Get ready to feel the rhythm as you tap your touch screen!

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