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#1 darkslime

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 08:30 PM

If you go here:
http://www.target.co...e groove&page=1

In the groove dance bundle with 2 pads for 19.99. That's a good deal.

You can also get it off target's amazon store for the same price but it takes 2-3 days to ship instead of 1-2 days.
http://www.amazon.co.../dp/B000HMJ8ZY/

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#2 RaPtOrsIII

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:15 PM

total: $24

thanks I needed new pads, and a steal for 2 of em
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Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:20 PM

i am going back to my corner and sulking over the fact that itg3 will never see the light of day...not over Konami's dead body, anyways.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:29 PM

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#5 bordjon

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 10:00 PM

Ok - I haven't played a dance game since ultramix 1 on xbox but really enjoyed it. I have a ps3 and the spiffy pelican brand adapter thats so sought after. My question is how is itg compared to ddr - would I enjoy it if my skill level on the dance mat isn't so great - or a little rusty at the least? And will it work on a 60gb ps3 with that adapter? I realize only one pad will work with the adapter - I'll have to get a second one if the wifey decides to join in.
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#6 WilliamG

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 10:09 PM

Ok - I haven't played a dance game since ultramix 1 on xbox but really enjoyed it. I have a ps3 and the spiffy pelican brand adapter thats so sought after. My question is how is itg compared to ddr - would I enjoy it if my skill level on the dance mat isn't so great - or a little rusty at the least? And will it work on a 60gb ps3 with that adapter? I realize only one pad will work with the adapter - I'll have to get a second one if the wifey decides to join in.


In many ways, ITG is better than DDR, since it calculates scores better etc. Been a while since I played it, but I remember thinking to myself it's awesome compared to DDR, and I'm a fairly hardcore DDR player, with 2x Cobalt Flux pads in my basement. I remember the battle modes being particularly fun, with lots of options/weird stuff that happens during songs. Good stuff.

#7 darkslime

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 10:29 PM

I've never actually played ITG, I just ordered it myself. Even if the game's bad its a good deal for the pads alone.

#8 Veronica Mars

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 10:39 PM

Is the music any good? Never heard of the songs...not one.

#9 YoshiFan1

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 10:51 PM

The music is good, it even has some songs from artists that were in DDR such as Missing Heart and E-Rotic

#10 Eradicator

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 12:25 AM

The songs are a mixed bag. Some are good, some are crap. Same as most of the DDR mixes.

#11 mentos888

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 01:03 AM

this is a cool bundle i got. the pads are kinda sensitive but durable...

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#12 Crunchewy

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 01:05 AM

I have ITG and IMHO, the only way to play this game is from an HDD using HD Loader. The load times are pretty abominable when played from DVD, so much so that I stopped playing it for quite some time (until I "downgraded" to a fat PS2 and installed an HDD). When played from HDD the game is quite playable with short load times. I'd be curious to know if the load times from DVD are any better on a backward compatible PS3. I suspect not. Having said that, I don't like ITG as much as pretty much any of my DDR games. The music just isn't that good. There are some good tracks, but there is a lot of mediocre stuff. Of course that is a matter of taste, so YMMV.

Right now my highest recommendation would go to getting the Japanese version of DDR Supernova 2. It is really fantastic and much better than the US release. If you have an HDD and HD Loader you can play Japanese games via that method, plus you get the much faster load times from HDD, which is especially nice with dance games.

EDIT: I looked into this bundle and though these are Red Octane pads, they aren't the "Ignition" pads, rather a flat soft pad, like Konami's pack-ins. However, for that type of pad apparently these are quite good, so this bundle is definitely worthwhile.

#13 PetriesLastWord

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:37 AM

Got this for my girlfriend, as she's into the DDR games when she's back home, but hasn't wanted to invest in a set-up for our place. At this price, now all I need to do is find a few of the DDR mixes cheap. Anybody know where one might manage that?
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:46 AM

I was always a fan of DDR...and not very big on ITG.

Still, that's a darn good price. If I didn't already own it, I would make the purchase.

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:53 AM

Does it work on PS3?

Probably not, but I thought I'd ask

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#16 neonglow

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 06:18 AM

I just bought this. Can someone tell me which DDR games on PS2 are worth buying?

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 06:56 AM

Can these pads be used for DDR?

EDIT: Yes they can.
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 01:35 PM

Did someone say... Dukamok?


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#19 PetriesLastWord

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 01:48 PM

I just bought this. Can someone tell me which DDR games on PS2 are worth buying?


This. I left the scene for awhile, and don't know between repeat songs and such, which mixes are the most essential. Anyone?
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#20 Rig

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 02:00 PM

This. I left the scene for awhile, and don't know between repeat songs and such, which mixes are the most essential. Anyone?


DDR Extreme 2
DDR MAX
DDR MAX 2

Those are the best on the console, in that order. (IMO, of course, but many people seem to like those the best as well.)

#21 prmononoke

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 09:51 PM

Did someone say... Dukamok?


I just Googled that guy, and holy crap. Did he get famous just for that "DukAmok playing Reach's Air on Pad" video? That's really impressive.

Anyway, In the Groove arrived yesterday, and I'm quite surprised at the difficulty compared to DDR. If it wasn't for the mines and hands, I'm sure it would be much easier. I should probably try turning those off.

I've been playing DDR for at least five years (I started really playing right after DDRMAX came out on PS2), and I would definitely consider myself to be, at the very least, really, really good. But In the Groove is much harder than any DDR I've played.

Oh, and Rig's ranking of U.S. DDRs is pretty much spot-on. Extreme 2 is fantastic. I haven't played Supernova 1 nor 2.

Also, can anyone recommend a particular metal pad (besides Cobalt Flux). My Ignition 2.0 is closing in on its last breath.
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#22 Battousai1002

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 01:13 AM

The Bluesharks are pretty good.

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#23 Rozz

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 01:19 AM

Does it work on PS3?

Probably not, but I thought I'd ask


PS2 only, they will not work on the PS3 at all. There are no converters either.

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 01:24 AM

I just bought this. Can someone tell me which DDR games on PS2 are worth buying?


The one on my ebay auctions!

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 01:29 AM

Did someone say... Dukamok?


Indeed, a good idea. Tons of other good players though, except it all happened in 2006 :(

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 01:30 AM

I would say the best are Max, Extreme 2, and Supernova as far as console versions. Supernova has 6 10 footers, which is awesome.



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Posted 23 March 2008 - 01:41 AM

I would say the best are Max, Extreme 2, and Supernova as far as console versions. Supernova has 6 10 footers, which is awesome.

If you like 10+ footers, then you'll definitely like In The Groove. Almost every song has a stepchart that's 9-13 foot, and I think at least half of the songs are 10-13 footers. (Only 1 13 and like 5 12s)
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Posted 23 March 2008 - 02:20 AM

bought 1 thanks OP

#29 m3talst0rm

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 02:47 AM

I got one as well. I hope the pads are decent, I needed a ps2 ddr type game for my basement.

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 02:53 AM

I got one as well. I hope the pads are decent, I needed a ps2 ddr type game for my basement.


They aren't, unfortunately. The game, however, is probably worth the money without the pads. The pads will be adequate with some mods.
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