Pros Interesting song choices, as well as some of the most classic DDR songs
Cons Some unlockable songs are really annoying, gameplay is basic compared to MAX 2 and newer versiona
Summary For those who want to try DDR for the first time, I reccomend this game. I bought it on a whim with a $20 Mad Catz pad and fell in love with the game. In fact, my friends even got hooked and have all bought games and pads.
Songs like Sandstorm, Matsuri Japan, and Healing Vision are weel known in the DDR world. However, beyond Sandstorm and a few other dance club hits, most will not recognize the music or artists featured in DDR MAX. If you prefer to dance to American hits, definately go with DDR MAX 2 (or even Extreme 2). Something interesting to note: "I like to move it" (popularized by Madagascar) is on this version of the game.
Even though I have had the chance to play most of the other versions of DDR out there, I always return to DDR Max because the songs are very addicting.