Just in case youíve been hiding under a rock for the last several years and have never heard of the Dance Dance Revolution
series, Konami has now released yet another edition to introduce you to. DDR Ultramix 4
is the latest in the series. For me, itís the first one Iíve played on the Xbox, so I was pleasantly surprised at how much better the graphics are compared to the PS2 versions. The characters still look animated, but instead of looking slightly robotic as they do in the PS2 versions, they move fluidly and look much more like theyíre dancing. The backgrounds are pretty much the same as theyíve always been, simplistic animated images that are sometimes distracting from the arrows, but overall you really donít notice them. There are also a few songs that have a music video instead of the normal backgrounds.
Letís face it, the real reason we buy new versions of DDR are the songs. DDR Ultramix provides several of the classic DDR songs that weíve come to expect on every DDR release like Paranoia. And it provides many new songs from current pop artists such as The Pussycat Dolls. There are also songs available for download on Xbox Live, for a price of course.