This is going to be a quick review. I blogged about DDRMAX Dance Dance Revolution about a month ago, and I'd mentioned I would be checking out its immediate successor, DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution, next. The game ended up being even less unique than I'd expected, as aside from a small increase in the variety of music, basically the only new features are the inclusion of a handful of actual music videos and the return of the dancers from previous DDR games (a feature that was absent from the first DDRMAX game).
My enjoyment of the game and series continued, though, since my DDR skillz continue to improve. I'm now able to get through a fair amount of the "Standard" difficulty tracks, although mastery of any of the songs at the "Heavy" (i.e. "Hard") level continues to be tantalizingly out of reach. My progress was hampered by a dance mat that started being really flaky (casualties of exergaming), but I've ordered some replacements and I'm sure with enough practice I'll get there eventually. It looks like the next one up is Dance Dance Revolution Extreme, although I think I'm going to have to take a break from those games for a bit to exercise other parts of my body (and brain).