WorthPlaying writes: "DanceDanceRevolution has been a staple of gaming consoles and arcades for the last 10 years. It's a miracle the series has survived as long as it has, with virtually no changes made between installments other than some new songs. With the advent of the Nintendo Wii, Konami finally didn't have any excuse to keep rehashing the same game over and over again. DanceDanceRevolution: Hottest Party for the Wii delivered on this, adding several new features to the game. However, Konami seems to have gone into cruise control for the second installment of the DDR offering on the Wii. Back to its old tricks, Konami seems to have gone with some new songs and a few random cosmetic upgrades. The formula is still the same as it was 10 years and dozens of identical installments ago, so Hottest Party 2 has a difficult time standing out among the current sea of music games.
If you've avoided all arcades and home consoles for the past decade, DanceDanceRevolution is a music game where you stomp on arrows on a dance mat - the arrows correspond to four directions: down, left, right and up - in time with on-screen arrows that are set to the beats of a popular song. It's a very simple concept, but it's stuck so far, and Hottest Party 2 manages to change a few things from the standard DDR format."