Well the rhythm genre has always existed, but it seems as if within the last few years they are close to reaching their pinacle. Rhythm games are no longer just a fad, but a genre much like RPG's and shooters with an extremely strong player base.
I think RockBand took rhythm based games ot the next level
I have to go with DDR. This game was played by everyone and I mean EVERYONE while the trend was there. At first there was no playing and hiding the fact that you played this game, because the only way to play it was at the Arcade. So it had to be played in public and nobody cared that is the sign of a great game. DDR started it all, Guitar Hero mainstreamed it and now Rock Band is taking it beyond what was ever expected from this genre.
@kornbeaner - 100% agreed! well put my friend. I think DDR was the first one to put the genre out there and had people watching kids jumping around on pads.
"Beats" for the PSP.
lets just be honest...harmonix has been making the best rhythm games for a while. ps im counting frequency with amplitude since they were technically the same franchise.
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